Middlebury College pitcher Michael Joseph (Bala Cynwyd, Pa.) has signed a contract with the Baltimore Orioles. Joseph, who is entering his senior year plans to return to Middlebury in the fall, before taking a leave of absence in the spring of ’13 to join the Orioles system. He hopes to return to Middlebury in fall of ’13 and graduate in February of ’14.
Two members of the Middlebury College baseball team earned All--NESCAC honors when the league announced its post-season team. Senior Zach Roeder (Keene, N.H.) and junior Tom Rafferty (Chicago, Ill.) both earned a spot on the second-team after the Panthers finished up with a 14-19 mark this spring.
The Middlebury baseball team wrapped-up its season, dropping a pair of games at Tufts on Sunday afternoon. A six-run first inning by the Jumbos in game one, and a Kevin Gilchrist shutout in game two, powered Tufts to the sweep, winning the seven inning games by scores of 6-4 and 6-0.
Middlebury fell 5-2 in game one but battled back for a 2-1 victory in the second game to earn a split with Bowdoin (22-16) on Forbes Field. The Panthers (14-17) wrap-up their season on Sunday at Tufts, while the Polar Bears host Suffolk.
Middlebury dropped a non-league game on Thursday, falling to the Panthers of Plymouth State. The host school used six pitchers combined to limit Middlebury to seven hits in a 5-0 win at Panther Park.
Castleton State broke open a 2-0 game with six runs in the sixth inning, on its way to a 13-0 win over Middlebury in a non-conference game on Forbes Field. The Panthers return to action on Thursday at Plymouth State, while the Spartans will play in the NEAC Championship series this weekend.
Middlebury College baseball player Thomas Rafferty has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week. Rafferty batted .588 (10-for-17) during a 2-2 week for the Panthers with a .941 slugging mark. He hit three doubles along with his first career home run, coming during game one of the doubleheader with Trinity on Saturday.
Trinity topped Middlebury in a pair of cross-conference NESCAC games, taking the opener 7-4 and winning 12-3 in game two at Forbes Field. The games had no impact on NESCAC East or West standings as the Bantams improve to 25-9 overall, while the Panthers drop to 13-14 on the season.
Middlebury won its second game in as many days, thumping Southern Vermont 15-2 in in non-league road game. Zach Roeder, Tim Rafferty, and Thomas Driscoll led the Panthers (13-12) with three hit days. Roeder and Driscoll also had home runs for Middlebury.
Middlebury scored seven runs in the final three innings and banged out 18 hits on the day on its way to a 10-5 non-league win at St. Michael’s on Doc Jacobs Field. The Panthers improve to 12-12 on the season, while the Purple Knights slip to 9-24. Middlebury returns to action at S. Vermont on Wednesday.
Middlebury exploded for 11 runs in the second inning on its way to a 16-6 win over Amherst on Forbes Field. With the split yesterday, the Panthers earn their first-ever NESCAC West series victory over the Jeffs since the three-game sets began in ’01.
Middlebury’s Alex Kelly capped a 7-9 day with a walk-off single to left in the bottom of the ninth to give the Panthers a 6-5 victory over Amherst in game two of a NESCAC West doubleheader. The Jeffs earned a 3-1 win in game one, setting up game three on Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m.
Due to impending weather, the schedule for the upcoming NESCAC West baseball series between Middlebury and Amherst has been changed. The teams will now play a doubleheader starting at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 20th, with a single game slated for Saturday the 21st at 11:00 a.m.
The Middlebury baseball team fell 5-3 in game one of a three-game NESCAC West series at Hamilton on Friday. Alex Pachella allowed two earned runs over 7.1 innings to lead Hamilton to the win on Royce Field. Hamilton (5-19 overall, 1-3 NESCAC West) picked up its first NESCAC West win.
The Panther baseball team split a pair of games at Hamilton Saturday afternoon, taking the first contest 12-2 before falling 5-4 in the nightcap. With Friday's win, the Continentals take the series 2-1.
Middlebury dropped a 9-8 non-league game at Skidmore on Wednesday afternoon. Erik Watkins went 4-5 with a grand slam to lead Skidmore to the win at David Alexander Castle Diamond. The Thoroughbreds are 15-7, while the Panthers drop to 8-9.
Wesleyan got outstanding starting pitching from Brett Yarusi and Jeff Blout to complement a ferocious 22-hit attack by the Cardinals over the double-header to take both games against visiting Middlebury, 10-1 (7 inns.) and 10-3 (9 inns.) in a NESCAC West twin-bill. Wesleyan took all three games in the conference series, having won game one on Friday, 5-4.
Ben Hoynes highlighted a four-run first inning for Wesleyan with a three-run double and Mike Barsotti logged his second straight complete game as Wesleyan hung on to defeat visiting Middlebury, 5-4, in the first game of their three-game NESCAC West series here this afternoon. The squads resume battle Saturday, April 7 with a double-header.
Middlebury pounded out 17 runs on 15 hits on its way to a 17-3 win over Plattsburgh (13-11) in the team’s home-opener on Forbes Field. The Panthers (8-5) used eight pitchers in the game, each tossing one inning aside from starter Dylan Kane, who picked up the win. Middlebury returns to action on Friday and Saturday, with a NESCAC West series at Wesleyan.
Middlebury College built a 13-0 lead Friday and held on to defeat the Williams College baseball team, 13-8, at South Mountain Community College. Williams fell to 4-8 overall, 0-1 in the NESCAC West Division, while Middlebury improved to 6-4 on the year, 1-0 in the conference.
The Middlebury baseball team opened up its season in Chandler, Arizona with a 7-5 loss to Carthage on March 24. Tyler Wark went 3-4 with two runs scored in the game, while Will Baine was 2-4 with a double and two RBI. Michael Joseph took the loss, tossing a complete game with eight innings of work.
Middlebury split a pair of NESCAC West games with Williams on Saturday in Arizona. The Panthers pulled out a 4-3 win in game one, but fell in the nightcap by a score of 8-1. Middlebury takes the early NESCAC West series 2-1, based on a 13-8 win on Friday.