2017 Baseball News

  • Baseball Program Offers Two Fall Clinics
    August 17, 2017
    Registration is now open for the Middlebury Baseball Fall Advanced Skills Clinic, taking place on September 16-17. Players will receive individual instruction from the Middlebury coaching staff and players, as well as have the opportunity to play in live games. The format will be the same on both days of the clinic and players have the option to attend one or both days. The camp is open to all high school age players.
  • Middlebury Cited for Academic Excellence by ABCA
    August 02, 2017
    The Middlebury baseball program was one of more than 200 college and high school programs honored with the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Team Academic Excellence Award for the 2016-17 academic year. Teams from every level of college and high school baseball were recognized with the award, which cites teams coached by ABCA members that posted a grade point average over 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.
  • Phelps Earns Honor From NEIBA
    June 02, 2017
    Middlebury College’s Mike Phelps has earned the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association’s (NEIBA) Kevin Burr Assistant Coach Award. The honor is presented to an active New England assistant coach who exhibits the integrity and dedication to the game of college baseball that Coach Burr demonstrated throughout his career.
  • Three Panthers Earn All-NESCAC Honors
    May 17, 2017
    Three members of the Middlebury baseball team were honored when the NESCAC announced its postseason awards. Senior Ryan Rizzo (Needham, Mass.) was tabbed All-NESCAC First Team, while senior Jason Lock (Foster City, Calif.) and sophomore Conor Himstead (Wellesley, Mass.) both were named to the second team.
  • Middlebury Denied NESCAC Title by Tufts
    May 14, 2017
    The Middlebury baseball team saw its bid for the program’s second NESCAC Championship come up short, as #16 Tufts defeated the Panthers twice in the double-elimination tournament held at Colby. The Jumbos won the opening game 11-2 and held off Middlebury 10-6 in the finale, earning the conference automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Middlebury caps its successful season at 22-16, as the team boasted the second-most wins in a season in school history and also set a mark for games played at 38.
  • Middlebury Beats Tufts; Will Play For NESCAC Title
    May 13, 2017
    The Middlebury baseball team moved one step closer to claiming the NESCAC Championship, as the Panthers defeated #16 Tufts 5-1 in the winner's bracket game on Saturday at Colby. Middlebury (22-14), which is the only undefeated team in the double-elimination tournament, will play Tufts for the title on Sunday at 9:00 a.m., with a second game to follow if the Jumbos win game one. The winner of the tournament earns the NESCAC's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Panthers are seeking their first title since 2006.
  • Middlebury Walks Off with 3-2 Victory Over Bates
    May 12, 2017
    Middlebury's Sam Graf drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom ninth inning, lifting the Panthers to a 3-2 triumph over Bates in the opening round of the NESCAC Tournament on Friday. Middlebury (21-14), which is making its first conference tournament appearance since 2006, plays Tufts on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in the winner's bracket.
  • Panther Baseball Heads to NESCAC Championship
    May 10, 2017
    Middlebury, the top seed in the NESCAC West, looks for its second NESCAC Championship and first since 2006 when it takes part in the tournament hosted by Colby at the Colby Baseball Complex in Waterville, Maine. Tufts, the defending NESCAC Champions, are the top seed in the East, while Bates is the second seed from the division. Amherst joins the Panthers as the top-two seeds from the West Division. The three-day, double-elimination championship starts with a pair of games on Friday, May 12 and concludes on Sunday, May 14. All games will be webcasted by the Northeast Sports Network (NSN) at nsnsports.net/conferences/NESCAC.
  • Morris Selected NESCAC Pitcher of the Week
    May 08, 2017
    Middlebury College baseball pitcher Colby Morris (Ross, Calif.) has been selected as the NESCAC Pitcher of the Week. The sophomore went 2-0 last week in seven innings of work, allowing just five hits with a 0.00 ERA. He earned a midweek win over Plattsburgh State in relief, before tossing six innings of shutout baseball as the Panthers knocked off 11th-ranked Tufts, 4-0. His five victories (5-3) this season lead the Panther pitching staff to go along with 34 strikeouts and three complete games. The second-year Panther paces Middlebury with 55.1 innings pitched, good for second in the NESCAC.
  • Middlebury Earns Split at #11 Tufts
    May 07, 2017
    The Middlebury baseball team knocked off 11th-ranked Tufts 4-0 in the opening game of a doubleheader, but the Jumbos came back to earn the split with a 6-1 triumph in the second game Sunday in Massachusetts. The Panthers (20-14), which posted their first 20-win season since 2006, cap the regular season on Tuesday with a 4:00 p.m. road contest at Castleton.
  • Middlebury Beats Bowdoin 11-4 In Five Innings
    May 06, 2017
    The Middlebury baseball team used a big six-run fourth inning on its way to an 11-4 road win at Bowdoin in five innings on Saturday. The game was shortened due to bad weather and the rain also wiped out the second game of the scheduled doubleheader. The Panthers (19-13) travel to Tufts on Sunday for a twin bill starting at 12:30 p.m.
  • Baseball Closes Home Season With Sweep of Plattsburgh
    May 03, 2017
    Middlebury wrapped up the home portion of its schedule with a doubleheader sweep of Plattsburgh on Forbes Field. The Panthers (18-13) took game one 10-5, before coming from four runs down in game two for a 7-5 win. Middlebury returns to action on Saturday with a doubleheader at Bowdoin. The Cardinals end their season with a 13-23 mark.
  • Panther Profile - Junior Sebastian Sanchez
    May 02, 2017
    Sebastian Sanchez is a three-year contributor for the Middlebury baseball team, which recently locked up its first NESCAC Tournament berth since the 2011 season. A junior from Brooklyn, New York, he has been playing the game he loves since the age of five.
  • Tuesday’s Baseball Contest With Union Cancelled
    May 02, 2017
    The Middlebury baseball home non-conference game on Tuesday with Union has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled. The Panthers return to action on Wednesday when they host Plattsburgh State for a single game slated to begin at 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday’s Game With Plattsburgh State Now a Doubleheader
    May 02, 2017
    The Middlebury baseball home game on Wednesday with Plattsburgh State, originally scheduled for a single nine-inning game at 4:00 p.m., has been changed to a doubleheader with the first pitch set for 2:00 p.m.
  • Middlebury Corrals Thoroughbreds With Doubleheader Sweep
    April 30, 2017
    The Middlebury baseball team took both ends of a doubleheader at Skidmore on Sunday, winning the opener 5-1 and taking the nightcap 6-3. The two wins put the Panthers at 16-13 on the season, giving the team the most wins since 2007. Middlebury returns home on Tuesday, hosting Union at 4:00 p.m.
  • Middlebury Takes Second Game To Earn Split At Trinity
    April 29, 2017
    The Middlebury baseball team fell 9-3 in the opening game of a doubleheader at Trinity, but bounced back to gain the split with a 9-2 triumph in the nightcap on Saturday. The Panthers (14-13) return to the diamond tomorrow, traveling to Skidmore for a noon doubleheader.
  • Baseball Drops a Pair to Plymouth State
    April 26, 2017
    Middlebury dropped its first two home games of the season on Wednesday, falling 6-3 and 8-1 at the hands of Plymouth State (15-14) on Forbes Field. The home team (13-11) returns to action on Saturday at Trinity, while the visitors host Keene State tomorrow at 3:30 p.m.
  • Middlebury Clinches Tournament Berth With Win Over Wesleyan
    April 23, 2017
    Middlebury clinched a spot in the upcoming conference tournament, defeating Wesleyan 7-4 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep of the NESCAC West series. The Panthers, winners of seven-straight games, earned a spot in the NESCAC Tournament for the first time since 2011. The conference tournament is slated for May 12-14 at Colby. Middlebury (13-10, 8-4) hosts Plymouth State on Wednesday for a mid-week doubleheader starting at 2:00 p.m., while the Cardinals (16-11, 4-4) are home Tuesday against Wheaton at 4:00 p.m.
  • Middlebury Takes Two From Visiting Wesleyan
    April 22, 2017
    Middlebury scored six runs in the fifth inning of game one and got a solid pitching performance during the nightcap for a NESCAC West sweep Saturday of Wesleyan. The Panthers (12-10, 7-4) won the opener 7-3 followed by a 3-2 victory in game two, running their winning streak to six. Middlebury and Wesleyan (16-10, 4-3) conclude the conference series on Sunday with the first pitch of the single game set for 12:00 p.m.
  • Graf’s Two Homers Lead Middlebury Past St. Michael’s
    April 20, 2017
    Middlebury’s Sam Graf smacked two home runs on Thursday afternoon at Forbes Field, leading the Panthers to an 8-1 victory over in-state foe St. Michael’s (1-16). Middlebury (10-10) returns to action on Saturday when it hosts Wesleyan in a NESCAC West doubleheader starting at 12:00 p.m., while the Purple Knights play a twinbill at Merrimack at the same time.
  • Baseball's Schedule Shuffled Around Due to Weather
    April 19, 2017
    The Middlebury baseball team has been shuffled around a bit due to wet weather in the region over the next few days. Below are the changes and all contests are on Forbes Field, including the NESCAC West three-game series with Wesleyan being pushed back a day.
  • Baseball Completes Sweep of Hamilton
    April 15, 2017
    Middlebury rallied late in both games, picking up 6-5 and 7-6 victories over Hamilton (10-12, 0-5) in a NESCAC West series played on Forbes Field. The Panthers (9-10, 5-4) return to action on Wednesday when they host in-state foe St. Michael’s at 3:30 p.m., while the Continentals visit Cortland on the same day.
  • Middlebury Blanks Hamilton As Shores Strikes Out 12
    April 14, 2017
    Middlebury’s Spencer Shores struck out 12 Hamilton batters in eight scoreless innings, as the Panthers earned a 3-0 victory Friday in their home opener on Forbes Field. The two teams conclude their three-game NESCAC West series tomorrow, playing a doubleheader with the first game starting at 11:00 a.m.
  • Saturday's Baseball Twinbill With Hamilton Moved Up One Hour
    April 13, 2017
    The Middlebury baseball home NESCAC West doubleheader on Saturday with Hamilton, originally slated to begin at 12:00 p.m., has been moved up due to wet weather forecasted for later in the day. The first pitch of the twinbill against the Continentals will be thrown at 11:00 a.m.
  • Panthers Split Road Doubleheader at Curry
    April 09, 2017
    Fresh off a NESCAC West series victory over Amherst, the Middlebury baseball team returned to action on Sunday with a pair of games at Curry. The Panthers took game one 2-0 and fell 6-5 in the nightcap. Next up for Middlebury (6-10) is its home opener, set for Friday at 4:00 p.m. at Forbes Field against NESCAC West opponent Hamilton.
  • Baseball Earns NESCAC West Split at Amherst
    April 08, 2017
    The Middlebury baseball team split a pair of games at Amherst (6-8, 1-2) on Saturday, falling in game one 3-1 before taking the nightcap by a score of 6-2. The Panthers (5-9, 2-4) take the three-game NESCAC West series, 2-1. Middlebury returns to action on Sunday with a pair of games at Curry.
  • Han Grand Slam Lifts Baseball Past Amherst
    April 07, 2017
    Middlebury’s Justin Han hit a grand slam in the top of the eighth inning, lifting the Panthers (4-8, 1-3) to an 8-4 win over Amherst (5-7, 0-1) in game one of a NESCAC West series. The two teams will go at it again on Saturday, with a doubleheader slated to begin at noon.
  • Panthers Close Out NESCAC West Series With Williams
    April 01, 2017
    The Middlebury baseball team wrapped up its spring trip in Arizona on Saturday, dropping a pair of one-run games to NESCAC West opponent Williams. The Panthers fell 9-8 in seven innings during the opening game and dropped the nine-inning nightcap 10-9 as the Ephs swept the series. Middlebury (3-8, 0-3) continues conference play next weekend with a three-game series at Amherst, with game one set for Friday at 4:00 p.m.
  • Middlebury Falls to Williams in NESCAC West Opener
    March 31, 2017
    Middlebury jumped out to the early lead in its NESCAC West opener, but Williams overcame the deficit on Friday to earn an 18-5 victory. The two teams conclude their three-game series Saturday in Arizona, playing a doubleheader with the first game starting at 12:00 p.m.
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