Established in 1882, the Panther baseball program has continued to be a New England presence. The 2006 squad won the team’s first New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship, advancing to the NCAA Regionals for the first time in school history. The squad set over a dozen team records, including most wins in a season with 26. Middlebury produced a torrid .361 batting average as a team, placing them second in the nation among all Division III institutions. The 1999 squad won 20 games and made the team’s first postseason appearance in school history. The 2011 team returned to the postseason, taking part in the NESCAC Tournament.
The Panthers own one of the finest baseball facilities in New England. The composition of the field insures the team the earliest possible opportunity to play. Along with excellent drainage, the facility includes an in-ground sprinkler system, an electric scoreboard, dugouts and a panoramic view of the Green Mountains.
Practice begins on February 15 inside the state-of-the-art Virtue Field House. The team makes an annual spring break trip to Arizona in March before returning to campus.