September 1 (Sunday) vs McGill U @Dorset Park (exhibition)
In a battle for first place on blustery Centennial Field Sunday between the UVM Club Team and Franklin Pierce Club Team. In the first game in a masterful pitching performance by Ryan Connor (St. Albans) the young Cats were victorious 5-3. Ryan pitch a complete game 4 hitter with no earned runs. With the win the Club Team tied Franklin Pierce for first place in the NECBA Northwest Division with identical 9-1 records. In the second game Franklin Pierce in a come from behind effort defeated the Club Team 8-5. We now await the seedings for the NECBA 8 team single elimination tournament this coming Saturday and Sunday. You can Google NECBA to find out the pairings for the tournament.
The UVM Club team had the second best record (9-2) of the 21 NECBA teams. We will play Brown University on Sunday in the single elimination tournament. If we win then we will play the winner of Central Connecticut vs Franklin Pierce game. The game(s) will be help at Saint Louis Field on the campus of the University of New England in Biddeford, ME at noon on the 26th. The 2 winners will play directly after with the championship the next weekend in Saugus, MA
Friends, we are still playing!! In 2 dramatic quarterfinal and semifinal games yesterday in the NECBA Tournament in Biddeford, ME the Club Team beat Brown University Club Team 8-6 and the number 1 seed Franklin Pierce 4-3 in 13 innings!! We now play this weekend (Saturday) for the NECBA Championship in Saugus, MA against the Northeast Division Champions Bridgton Academy from Bridgton, ME. More details to follow. The Club Team (11-2) has beaten teams this season from RI (Brown U.), MA (Tufts U. and AIC), NH (Franklin Pierce U.) and CT (Fairfield U)
The NECBA Championship game between the Club Team and Bridgton Academy has been postponed until Sunday, November 9, due to inclement weather in Saugus, MA. this weekend. Game on the 9th will be at World Series Field in Saugus starting at noon.
The UVM Club Team finished the season Sunday in playing for the New England Club Baseball Championship game. Although we came in second it was a "very good year" as we were truly the second best (I feel we were the best) team on the field of the 21 NECBA teams. We had the second most wins, only team to beat Franklin Pierce (twice), had the BEST baseball field (Centennial) to play on thanks to the Lake Monsters.
Off the field we:
started with 19 players only 1 didn't finish.
All the players made it to the game in Saugus yesterday with a leave time of 6:30am.
We were the best dressed team in the NECBA, thanks to the Friends for purchasing the uniforms.
13 of the 18 players are Vermont high school graduates
Over half of our guys donated blood on October 12th.
Our team was present, with uniform tops on, when the Student Government Association voted 32 YES, 2 no, 1 abstention on the Resolution to BRING IT BACK
Our 4 Seniors will graduate on time:
Chris Bernard - Biological Science major, already accepted into the UVM Medical School
Chris Kenseth - Chemistry major, scored 169 out 170 on the Chemistry GRE
Brendan Hackett - Mechanical Engineering major
Tyler Jones - Finance major
These 4 made a special contribution to our team.
Jim Carter, faculty advisor and coach
UVM CLUB BASEBALL ROSTER/SCHEDULE 2014
|6||CONNOR, RYAN||ST. ALBANS, VT
|31||OLAN, LUKE||UNDERHILL, VT||SOPHOMORE
|14||HACKETT, BRENDAN||BELLOWS FALLS,VT||SENIOR
|| S. BURLINGTON,VT
|33||ROBERTS, THOMAS||BRANDON, VT||SOPHOMORE
|10||SPRAGUE, JACOB||RANDOLPH, VT
|11||VALGOI, PAUL||S. BURLINGTON,VT||FRESHMAN||OF|
JIM "SKIP" CARTER - JERICHO, VT
JOHN LUTER - COLCHESTER, VT
LEO BESAW - S. BURLINGTON, VT
Franklin Pierce (9-0) will play the UVM Club team (8-1) on Sunday the 19th at noon for the NECBA Northwest League Title.
Friends, it was win, win, win day at Centennial yesterday. A doubleheader victory over a solid Tufts University team, 5-2 and 4-1. Our President of our team, Senior Chris Bernard had invited President Sullivan to come to our game. He (and his wife and dog) showed up for the first game. I invited him down to the dugout before the game. He introduced himself (and wife and dog) to the team. Then each player introduced themselves, including name, hometown, class and major. He was impressed with the number of Vermonters. He is very aware of the BRING IT BACK lawn signs and the recent article in the Cynic. A number of fans in the stands introduced themselves to him. It was really a win, win, win day. Until the next time, be well, Jim
The Club team started out the season with a doubleheader win over American International College on Saturday, September 6th. In the the first game Mike Berkley (Boxborough, MA) had 2 hits and scored 3 runs in the 10-0 win Luke Dolan (Underhill, VT) also scored 2 runs. Tyler Jones (Montgomery, NY) was the winning pitcher. In game 2 the Club prevailed 11-1. Ryan Connor (St. Albans, VT) was the winning pitcher. Zack Roy (Fairfax, VT) scored 3 runs. Brendan hackett (Bellows Falls, VT) also scored 2 runs.