Calcutta on March 22nd
The annual Calcutta will be held this year on March 22nd from 4-8pm at Finnigans Pub in Burlington VT.
- tickets are $75 with the winner getting $1000
- You and a guest are welcome and free food will be provided.
For more information contact
UVM kept mum about big raise
Jan. 8, 2014
Free Press Editorial Page Editor
University of Vermont’s failure to make a timely announcement of
Athletic Director Robert Corran’s contract extension and raise is a
disservice to Corran, the UVM community and Vermonters.
UVM renews athletic director's contract with $35,000 raise
University: Salary is in line with others in two leagues
[read full article on BurlingtonFreePress website]
Robert Corran, the University of Vermont’s athletic director since 2003, received a $35,000 increase — about 18 percent — in his annual salary when he signed a three-year contract extension earlier this year, a public-records request by the Burlington Free Press reveals.
Bring it Back - Met with UVM President
Last Thursday John Packard and Jim Carter, members of the Friends of UVM Baseball, met with UVM President Tom Sullivan to discuss direction that the Friends should take in bringing baseball back to UVM. After a hour of discussion, with President Sullivan being a very good listener, said, "we will continue to discuss the issue". One of our members will continue to meet with the Administration to see what is the next step to BRING IT BACK.
Return of State Championships to Centennial Field
One of of stated goals for the Friends is the return of the High School State Championships to Centennial Field. As a high school Junior I played in the Class L (now Division 1) State Championship for Windsor High against Spaulding High of Barre. Although we lost 3-2 playing on Centennial Field was one of my biggest high school thrills. I will add we won the next year playing at Norwich University, and although winning is always satisfying, it did not have the ambience that is created at Centennial.
On June 8th and 9th of 2012 the Friends along with the Vermont Lake Monsters, in conjunction with the Vermont Principals Association, hosted the High School State Championships at Centennial. It was truly a celebration of baseball to witness the return to Centennial. The Lake Monsters and the VPA were thrilled with the 2 day event and plan to host it again this year.
Hoping to swing bats again at UVM
In 2009, the University of Vermont was faced with a $1.1 million shortfall in its athletic department. One of the most controversial parts of their plan to erase that deficit was the elimination of the varsity baseball program; a program that had been around for over a century.
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October 28, 2012
The Club Team finished up another successful season this past weekend in the NECBA tournament in Peabody, MA. Seeded 4th out of the 18 teams, the team beat Fairfield 3-2 in a stirring quarterfinal game coming for behind 0-2. Playing the number 1 seed, Boston University, in the semi-finals the Cats fell behind 0-4. Rallying in the 6th with 4 runs to tie the game. BU scored their winning run in the bottom of the 6th. The Club Team rallied once more in the 7th leaving the tying run at second base.
October, 13, 2012
On Saturday the Club Team took a doubleheader from the American International College Yellow Jackets. In the first game the young Cats took a first inning 11-0 lead and coasted to a 18-4 win. Steve Blout pitched the first 4 innings and Alex MacDonald closed out the 5th in a "mercy win". Multiple hits were recorded by Steve Blout (4), Sean O'Neill (3) and 2 each for Kyle Trebour, Chris Kenseth, Brendan Hackett and Dan Martin.
In the second game the Cats prevailed 8-5. Tyler Jones pitched a complete game, giving up 1 earned run and striking out 5. Chris Bernard had 2 hits, including a double
October 7, 2012
Following a special UVM Baseball Alumni celebration on Centennial the Club took on a talented Bridgton Academy 9. Both games were 2-3 in the 7th inning. Bridgton went on to win the first game
5-2. Key hitters for the Cats were Steve Blout with 2 hits and single hits by Cole Depuy, Dave Seeber, Sean O'Neill, Kyle Trebour and Chris Kenseth.
The second game saw a well pitched effort by Tyler Jones with a complete game 2 earned run effort, with Bridgton winning 3-2. Cole Depuy was the only Cat with 2 hits. Steve Blout made 2 outstanding defensive plays at first base in the 6th inning.
The Cats travel to Springfield, MA this Saturday to take on American International College in noon doubleheader.
September 30, 2012
In a battle of 2 undefeated, 4-0 teams, the UVM Club team prevailed in both games of the doubleheader by scores of 11-8 and 19-5. Offense was the name of these games which was played on a short fence-field at Dartmouth College.
In the first game after falling behind 3-6 the Cats got their offense going and won going away 11-8. Steve Blout was the winning pitcher followed up in relief by Cole Depuy. Home runs came in bunches led by Kyle Trebour with 3 consecutive roundtrippers. An outstanding defensive job was turned in by catcher Brendan Hackett
Game 2 saw more off the same with home runs by Chris Bernard, Chris Kenseth and a 3 hit games from Cole Depuy and Sean O'Neill. Tyler Jones pitched 6 strong innings in difficult weather conditions. Seanan Kelelher pitched a 1-2-3 seventh inning. Excellent defensive plays were turned in by Sean Moran and Sean O'Neill.
The Cats take on Bridgton Academy at home in a key doubleheader starting at noon.
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