The Middlebury baseball team finished the 2013 season with a 12-19 overall record and tied for third with a 4-8 mark in the NESCAC West. With a mix of seasoned veterans and talented underclassmen, the Panthers will have their sights set on higher goals in the spring of 2014.
The Vermont Sports Hall of Fame announced its second class of inductees on Monday, September 9th at historic Centennial Field. Among those inductees were former Middlebury College athletes Phil Latreille ’61 and Ray Fisher ‘10.
Middlebury College baseball player Dylan Sinnickson (Sands Point, N.Y.) has earned second-team All-NESCAC honors. The sophomore led the team in hitting this year with a .379 average, while pacing the squad in several other offensive categories.
Middlebury College baseball pitcher Eric Truss (Port Washington, N.Y.) has been named the NESCAC Pitcher of the Week. The sophomore righty tossed a two-hit shutout at Bowdoin on Saturday, as the Panthers defeated the Polar Bears, 2-0. Truss struck out four batters in the game, earning his third complete game win of the season to improve to 3-3 with a 3.54 ERA
Middlebury and Tufts split a doubleheader on Sunday afternoon on Forbes Field. The Panthers took game one 7-6 in walk-off fashion, while the Jumbos earned an 8-3 victory in the second game. Tufts ends its season with a 22-13 mark, while Middlebury finishes 12-19.
Middlebury shutout Bowdoin 2-0 in the opening game of the series before the Polar Bears battled back with a 9-0 victory in game two. Bowdoin concludes the regular season with a 23-13 record, while the Panthers carry a 11-18 mark. Middlebury returns to action on Sunday when they host Tufts for a pair beginning at 12:30.
Skidmore hurler Dan Brown pitched a complete game and the Thoroughbred bats accounted for 15 hits in an 8-3 win over Middlebury at Forbes Field. The Panthers (9-17) will look to rebound with a home game against Plymouth State on Wednesday.
Middlebury scored four in the second and six in the third on its way to a 12-9 win over Plymouth State (19-19) on Forbes Field. The Panthers (10-17) return to action on Saturday at Bowdoin before hosting Tufts on Sunday. Plymouth will host RIC on Friday in a pair of Little East games.
Middlebury’s Noah Bakker tossed a two-hit shutout in game two, salvaging a split for the Panthers (9-14) against in-state foe St. Michael’s. The Purple Knights (11-23) earned a 7-1 victory in the first game, while the Panthers were 7-0 victors in the nightcap. Middlebury returns to action on Saturday with a pair at Trinity.
Five different pitchers combined on 16 innings of shutout ball to lead Trinity to 4-0 and 1-0 wins against visiting Middlebury. The Bantams improve to 20-13 and extends their winning streak to six games, while the Panthers fall to 9-16.
After dropping game one on Friday, Wesleyan took a pair at Middlebury on Saturday, earning a 2-1 NESCAC West series victory over the Panthers (8-12, 4-8). With the wins, the Cardinals (18-12-1, 7-2) have clinched a playoff bid and will battle Amherst for the top seed next weekend. Middlebury ends NESCAC West play and returns to action when they host St. Michael’s for a pair of Tuesday.
Middlebury took game one of a three-game NESCAC West series with Wesleyan (16-12-1, 5-2), topping the Cardinals 4-3 on Forbes Field. Panther starter Eric Truss tossed a nine inning complete game, improving to 2-2 on the year. The teams return to action on Saturday, with a doubleheader beginning at noon.
Dylan Kane threw seven innings of two-hit ball, leading Middlebury (7-11) to a 6-0 shutout win over Norwich (3-17) on Forbes Field. The junior faced just two batters over the minimum, striking out a pair as he moved to 1-1 on the season. The Panthers return to action on Friday and Saturday when they host Wesleyan in a three-game NESCAC West series.
Middlebury plated a run in the bottom of the 12th inning, picking up an 8-7 win over Hamilton (9-15, 2-4) in the series finale. The Panthers (6-11, 3-6) win the series 2-1 after splitting a pair of games on Forbes Field on Saturday. The two teams combined for 15 runs, 31 hits and 24 runners left on base Sunday, using five pitchers apiece.
Middlebury and Hamilton split a pair of NESCAC West games on Saturday afternoon on Forbes Field. The Continentals scored two runs on two hits in game one, but that would be all they needed as they came away with the 2-1 victory. Hamilton tied game two in the ninth, only to have the Panthers come back to win the game 5-4 in the bottom of the inning.
Middlebury broke a five-game skid with a 5-3 road win at Plattsburgh State (6-15). Five Cardinal errors coupled with some timely offensive production by the Panthers (4-10) helped lead Middlebury to the win at Chip Cummings Field on Tuesday afternoon.
Due to impending weather, the Hamilton at Middlebury baseball game scheduled for Friday, April 12th has been moved to Sunday, April 14th at 11:00. The team will play a doubleheader beginning at noon on Saturday as scheduled.
Amherst's Bob Cook took a no-hitter into the ninth inning and the Lord Jeff baseball team pounded out 14 hits en route to an 11-0 win over Middlebury in the opener of the teams' NESCAC West weekend series on Friday at Memorial Field.
Middlebury dropped a pair of NESCAC West league games on Saturday, falling at Amherst 4-3 in game one before dropping the nightcap, 11-1. Amherst’s Mike Odenwaelder and Jonathan Ramirez went a combined 9-10 with eight RBI to lead the Jeffs at Memorial Field on Saturday. The Panthers return to action at Plattsburgh on Tuesday.
The Norwich @ Middlebury baseball game scheduled for Wednesday, April 3rd has been postponed due to weather. The contest will be made up on Tuesday, April 16th at 3:30 p.m.
The Middlebury College baseball team dropped their opening NESCAC West series to Williams, 2-1. The three-game set was played at the end of each school's spring break trip to Arizona. The Panthers took game one of the series by a score of 9-3 on Friday. The Ephs battled back on Saturday, taking 5-2 and 11-2 decisions to take the series.
Middlebury was in action with four more games during its spring trip to Tuscon, Arizona. The Panthers dropped a pair of games to St. John’s, 17-3 and 10-4. In game one, Dylan Sinnickson went 3-4 with a triple and a homer, driving in a pair of runs.
The Middlebury baseball team opened up its season with its annual spring break trip to Tucson, Arizona. The Panthers opened the season against Oberlin, falling 9-4 and 14-11. In game one, Oberlin opened up the game with three in the seventh on its way to the 9-4 win.
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.