Two former Middlebury graduates were recently named head coaches at fellow NESCAC institutions. Josh Shapiro '97 was named the head men's soccer coach at Tufts, while Amherst named Brian Hamm '02 its new baseball coach.
Middlebury College baseball player Donald McKillop (Poway, Calif.) has been named to the All-NESCAC first-team. A second-team member a year ago, McKillop led the team in several offensive categories in '10.
Middlebury wrapped up its season by dropping a pair of games at Tufts on Sunday afternoon. The Jumbos pitching allowed the Panthers a total of just four hits in two seven-inning games, as they earned 3-1 and 5-1 victories. Erich Enns ends his career at Middlebury, ranking in the top five in several all-time records.
Middlebury played its final home games of the season on Saturday, dropping a pair to Amherst by scores of 8-6 and 8-2. The Panthers (10-15, 5-7) wrap up their season with two at Tufts on Sunday, while Amherst (18-11, 7-5) does the same with a twinbill at Fitchburg State.
Trailing 5-0 after one inning, the Middlebury bats came alive, scoring 17 runs on 21 hits en route to a 17-7 win over visiting Amherst at Forbes Field on Friday. With the win, the Panthers even their NESCAC West record at 5-5, improving to 10-13 overall.
Middlebury's Erich Enns became the school's all-time leader in stolen bases as the Panthers earned a 9-7 road win at Skidmore. Enns' 39 thefts surpass David Reister '05, who stole 38 bases from 2003-05. The Thoroughbreds are 22-9, while the Panthers improve to 9-13.
Hamilton and Middlebury combined to slug 13 home runs as the teams split a NESCAC West Division doubleheader at Hamilton's Royce Field on April 24. The Panthers take the series 2-1 as they enter their final week of play.
Matt Lowes allowed one unearned run on four hits in six innings to lead Middlebury College to a 13-1 win against Hamilton College in a New England Small College Athletic Conference West Division baseball game at Hamilton's Royce Field on April 23.
Entering the bottom of the eighth inning with a slight 2-1 lead over visiting Middlebury, the nationally-ranked Plattsburgh State baseball team came out swinging and added seven more runs to its total.
Middlebury picked up a mid-week non-league win over St. Michael's, topping the Purple Knights by a score of 15-10 on Doc Jacobs Field in Colchester. The Panthers return to action on Friday & Saturday when they host Amherst in a NESCAC West series.
The Amherst @ Middlebury baseball series scheduled for April 16-17 has been moved to Friday, April 30th at 4:00 and Saturday, May 1st at noon.
If Tim O’Toole does his job right, you’ll never know he was there. But the work that goes into a perfectly groomed sports field happens year-round. In this video, Middlebury College’s O’Toole gives a glimpse of what it takes to get one his 11 fields ready for the spring season.
Bowdoin completed a three-game sweep of Middlebury, earning 21-6 and 14-13 victories over the Panthers (5-11) on Forbes Field Sunday afternoon. The Polar Bears improve to 19-5 on the season, with 10 wins in their last 12 games.
Middlebury scored 13 runs in the first three innings and never looked back, on its way to a 15-7 win over Plymouth State on Forbes Field. The Panthers pounded out 16 hits in game that was delay 38 minutes due to rain and ended after 7 ½ innings due to darkness.
Middlebury dropped its home-opener on Forbes Field, falling to in-state foe Castleton by a score of 10-7. The Panthers left 12 men on base in the game, including a pair in the bottom of the ninth inning. Middlebury returns to action on Wednesday, when they host Plymouth State at 3:30 p.m.
Bowdoin took game one of a three-game series with Middlebury, earning a 7-3 victory in the first game on Forbes Field. The Polar Bears (17-5) and Panthers (5-9) return to action on Sunday with a doubleheader beginning at noon.
Middlebury dropped game one of a three-game set at Wesleyan, falling by a score of 7-6. The Cardinals trailed 6-2 in the game, before plating the game-winner in the seventh. The teams resume play on Saturday with a doubleheader beginning at noon.
Middlebury split a pair of games at NESCAC West foe Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon, falling in game one 10-2 before taking the nightcap, 7-2. Wesleyan now stands 15-6 overall and 4-2 in NESCAC West play, while Middlebury moves to 4-7 on the season and 2-4 in the division.
The Middlebury @ S. Vermont baseball game scheduled for Wednesday, March 31st has been postponed. No make-up date has been announced.
The Middlebury College baseball team returned from Chandler, Arizona with an overall mark of 3-5, 1-2 in NESCAC play. Leading the Panthers at the plate were junior Donald McKillop (Poway, Calif.) (.382), first-year player Joseph Conway (Hummelstown, Pa.) (.367) and classmate Michael Morris (Scarsdale, N.Y.) (.310). Junior Nick Angstman (Williston, Vt.) went 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA over three appearances.