On Sunday, September 25th, the Middlebury College baseball team made a trip to Bethel, Vermont to lend a hand to some of the victims still struggling to clean up from the devastation caused by hurricane Irene. Their eyes were opened wide by what they experienced.
Wesleyan blanked Middlebury 6-0 in game one and then scored five runs in the ninth to pick up an 11-10 win over the Panthers in game two. After a 12-7 win by Middlebury on Friday, the Cardinals take the series 2-1, improving to 15-13 overall and 5-4 in NESCAC play. The Panthers fall to 8-9 on the year, also 5-4 in league play.
Middlebury College baseball players Zach Roeder (Keene, N.H.) and Tom Rafferty (Chicago, Ill.) have both earned All-NESCAC honors. The duo helped lead the Panthers to their second NESCAC Tournament appearance this spring, finishing with a record of 15-16.
Middlebury College baseball player Zach Roeder (Keene, N.H.) has been named District I Academic second-team All-American by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors Association). Roeder is an economics major at Middlebury, currently boasting a GPA of 3.42.
The Middlebury baseball team saw its season come to an end with a 7-2 loss to Amherst in the NESCAC Tournament. Amherst junior Kevin Heller smashed a grand slam to left center field, breaking a 3-3 tie in the top of the eighth inning to lift the Jeffs to the win in a game played at AIC Park in Springfield, Mass. The Panthers end their season with a 15-16 mark.
Tufts junior starter Dave Ryan tossed seven strong innings, while senior David Orlowitz tied a tournament hit record, going 5-5 with three RBI, as the NESCAC East Division champion Jumbos downed Middlebury College 14-2 in the opening round of the conference championship at AIC Park in Springfield, MA.
The 2011 NESCAC Baseball Championship heads to Amherst College this weekend, as the Lord Jeffs have earned the right to host by being the top seed out of the conference's West Division, this year's host division. The three-day, double-elimination tournament features the top two teams from the East and West Divisions and runs from Friday, May 13 through Sunday, May 15.
Middlebury College baseball player Michael Joseph (Bala Cynwyd, Pa.) has been named the NESCAC Pitcher of the Week. The sophomore threw his fourth complete game of the season, a 3-2 victory over Tufts on Sunday. In the scheduled 7-inning affair, Joseph allowed seven hits and just one walk while striking out eight.
Middlebury split a pair of non-league games with Tufts on Sunday at Forbes Field, winning the opener 3-2, while dropping the night-cap 5-2. The games complete the regular season for both teams as the Panthers finish 15-14 and the Jumbos cap their 2011 regular schedule at 24-7-1.
Middlebury dropped a pair of non-league games at Bowdoin on Saturday, falling 7-2 and 16-7. The Panthers return to action on Sunday when they host Tufts in a pair beginning at 1:00 p.m. The Polar Bears (22-12) and Panthers (14-13) will both play in the NESCAC Tournament next weekend in Massachusetts.
Michael Rueger went 7-10 with three doubles, three runs, and three RBI to lead the Trinity College Bantams to a 9/11-6/2 doubleheader sweep against visiting Middlebury in NESCAC crossover baseball action on Saturday. By virtue of Amherst taking two from Wesleyan today, Middlebury has qualified for the NESCAC Tournament for the first time since 2006, when they won their first title.
Middlebury earned its fourth and fifth shutouts of the season, handing St. Michael’s 4-0 and 1-0 losses in games played on Forbes Field. The Panther pitching staff has now allowed just one run in its last 39 innings of work. Middlebury improves to 14-9 overall, while the Purple Knights fall to 5-23.
Middlebury College baseball player Zach Roeder (Keene, N.H.) has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week. The junior catcher extended his hitting streak to 12 games last week, hitting a red-hot .714 for the Panthers in a 4-0 week. Roeder went 7-10 in the team's three-game sweep over Hamilton, scoring and driving in five runs.
Middlebury’s John Wiet toss a nine-inning three-hit shutout as the Panthers picked up a 1-0 win over Hamilton to complete a three-game sweep over the Continentals (8-19, 1-8). Middlebury improves to 12-9 overall, finishing NESCAC West play with an 8-4 mark. The Panthers are in a good position for a post-season bid, with Wesleyan needing to take three from Amherst this weekend to eliminate Middlebury.
The Middlebury baseball team took the first two games of a three-game set with Hamilton on Forbes Field. The Panthers (11-9, 7-4) earned a 9-0 win in game one, before topping the Continentals (8-18, 1-7) 9-1 in the nightcap. The teams hope to return to action on Saturday for game three, weather permitting.
Due to the weather forecast, the Hamilton @ Middlebury baseball series has shifted to two games on Friday and one on Saturday. Friday's doubleheader will be begin at 1:00 p.m. with one seven and one nine inning game. The teams will attempt to get the third game of the series in on Saturday with the time TBA.
The Middlebury @ St. Michael's baseball game scheduled for Wednesday, April 20th has been postponed due to rain. The game will be made-up as part of a doubleheader at Middlebury on Wednesday, April 27th beginning at 2:00 p.m.
Middlebury scored runs in six innings on its way to a 9-5 win over Castleton State (14-17). The Spartans were the home team, with the contest being moved to Middlebury due to wet field conditions at Castleton. The Panthers (9-9) broke open a 6-5 game with three runs in the top of the ninth inning.
Middlebury led 10-2 early and held on for a 12-7 win over Wesleyan in game one of a three-game NESCAC West series on Middlebury’s Forbes Field. The two teams return to action on Saturday with a doubleheader beginning at 11:00 a.m., an hour earlier than scheduled due to impending rain.
Four Skidmore pitchers allowed just four hits over nine innings, combing for a 6-0 victory over Middlebury (7-7) on Forbes Field. The Thoroughbreds (14-5) led 3-0 late, before plating three runs in the ninth to gain some breathing room and pick up the victory.
The Middlebury baseball team split a pair of games at Amherst on Saturday, winning the first game 8-3, falling in the nightcap, 12-2. The Jeffs win the NESCAC West series, 2-1. Middlebury’s Will Baine and Zach Roeder had three hits apiece and combined for three RBIs to lead the charge in the opener, with Donald McKillop adding a two-hit, two-RBI performance.
Kevin Heller delivered a walk-off single to the gap in right center in the bottom of the ninth inning to lead the Amherst College baseball team to a 7-6 win over Middlebury College Friday afternoon at Memorial Field. The Lord Jeffs (10-4, 1-0 NESCAC West) and Panthers (6-5, 3-1) will begin a doubleheader Saturday at noon in Amherst.
Middlebury scored 11 runs in the first inning and never looked back, as the Panthers (6-4) topped Southern Vermont (6-11) 19-4 in the team’s home-opener on Forbes Field. The game was originally scheduled to be played at Southern Vermont, but was moved to Middlebury due to field conditions.
The Middlebury @ S. Vermont baseball game scheduled for Wednesday, April 6th, will now be played AT Middlebury with a start time of 4:00.
The St. Michael's @ Middlebury baseball game scheduled for Tuesday, April 5th has been postponed. The game will be made up on Wednesday, April 27th at 3:30 p.m.
The Middlebury College baseball team went 5-4 on its annual spring break trip to Chandler, Arizona, capping the week with a three-game sweep of Williams in NESCAC West league play. It is the first three-game sweep over the Ephs in the 11 years of the NESCAC three-game series play.
After 38 days of indoor practice. the Middlebury College Baseball team has opened its season with a spring break trip to Chandler, Arizona. The Panthers will play six games, before battling Williams in a NESCAC West series in Arizona. Check out the schedule/results page to keep track of their progress.