2019 Baseball News

  • Panthers Ground Plattsburgh State, 17-1
    April 17, 2019
    Middlebury’s offense continued to churn out the hits and runs, as the Panthers scored in seven different innings during a 17-1 triumph over Plattsburgh State on Wednesday at Forbes Field. Over the past two games, Middlebury has scored 32 runs on 37 hits, including a season-high 19 against the Cardinals. The Panthers (17-8) return to NESCAC play on Friday, starting a three-game series at Amherst at 4:00 p.m., while the Cardinals (8-16) host Fredonia the same day.
  • Offensive Outburst Helps Middlebury Knock Off Division I Dartmouth
    April 16, 2019
    Middlebury scored in six different innings, including six runs in the sixth, and pounded out a season-high 18 hits en route to knocking off Division I Dartmouth (11-19) Tuesday 15-7 at Biondi Park. The victory marked the first win for the Panthers over the Big Green since the 1950 season. Middlebury (16-8) returns to action Wednesday when it hosts Plattsburgh State at Forbes Field beginning at 3:30 p.m.
  • Middlebury Splits NESCAC Twinbill at Williams; Han Becomes Program’s Career Stolen Base Leader
    April 13, 2019
    The Middlebury baseball team split a pair of games at Williams (16-5, 3-3) on Saturday, winning the opening seven-inning game 10-0, before falling 5-4 on a walk-off hit in the 10th inning of the nightcap. The Panthers (15-8, 3-3) drop the three-game NESCAC West series, 2-1 and travel to Division I Dartmouth on Tuesday for a single game beginning at 4:00 p.m.
  • Middlebury Drops NESCAC West Series Opener At Williams
    April 12, 2019
    Williams plated a pair of early runs and made them stand, as Middlebury dropped the opening game of its road NESCAC West series to the Ephs 2-1 on Friday. The Panthers (14-7, 2-2) and Williams (15-4, 2-2) will play games two and three of the series on Saturday, with the first contest scheduled for 12:00 p.m.
  • Panthers Score in Six Different Innings In Win Over Lyndon
    April 11, 2019
    Middlebury scored in six different innings Thursday against Northern Vermont-Lyndon en route to a 12-2 victory over the Hornets (7-16) on Forbes Field. The Panthers (14-6) return to action on Friday when they open a three-game NESCAC West series at Williams beginning at 4:00 p.m., while NVU-Lyndon hosts Maine-Farmington on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
  • Midd Minute - Justin Han '20
    April 11, 2019
    In this edition of Midd Minute, Justin Han ‘20 talks about his cliff-jumping experience. #MiddMinute #GoMidd
  • Seven-Run Fifth Leads Baseball Past Plymouth
    April 07, 2019
    Middlebury scored seven of its 15 runs in the fifth inning, on its way to a 15-6 win over Plymouth State (9-11) in the team’s home opener on Forbes Field. The Panthers (13-6) return to action on Tuesday when they host Northern Vermont-Lyndon at 4:00 p.m., while Plymouth State visits Castleton on the same day.
  • Middlebury Splits Road Twinbill at Tufts
    April 06, 2019
    Middlebury fell to Tufts 4-3 in eight innings during the opening game of a doubleheader, but the Panthers came back to earn the split with a 9-6 nine-inning triumph in the nightcap Saturday in Massachusetts. The Panthers (12-6) return to action with their home opener on Sunday against Plymouth State with first pitch from Forbes Field slated for 3:30 p.m.
  • Panther Profile - Senior Phil Bernstein
    April 03, 2019
    Phil Bernstein ’19 is in his senior year on the Middlebury baseball team, but that sport wasn’t his first love. A sociology and anthropology major with minors in global health and American studies from Palos Verdes Peninsula, California, Bernstein talks about his unusual path to baseball and trying his hand in many different internships.
  • Baseball Powers Past Rensselaer
    April 03, 2019
    Middlebury scored multiple runs in four innings, including six in the ninth, for a 14-9 road win at Rensselaer (9-9) on Wednesday afternoon. The Panthers (11-5) return to action on Saturday when they visit Tufts for a pair of games beginning at 12:30 p.m.
  • Middlebury Splits NESCAC West Twinbill With Hamilton
    March 30, 2019
    The Middlebury baseball team split a pair of games against Hamilton in Florida on Saturday, falling during the opening seven-inning game 5-1 before winning the nine-inning nightcap, 10-1. The Panthers (10-5, 2-1) take the three-game NESCAC West series, 2-1 and travel to Rensselaer on Wednesday for a single game beginning at 4:00 p.m.
  • Morris Becomes All-Time Wins Leader as Baseball Tops Hamilton
    March 29, 2019
    Pitcher Colby Morris became the school’s all-time leader in wins, as Middlebury broke open a 4-2 game with three runs in the seventh inning, on its way to a 7-2 victory over Hamilton (7-7, 0-1). The Panthers (9-4, 1-0) and Continentals will play games two and three of the NESCAC West series on Saturday in Orlando, with the first pitch scheduled for 12:00 p.m.
  • Baseball Downs Union
    March 27, 2019
    Middlebury broke open up 4-3 game with four runs in the sixth inning, on its way to a 9-3 win over Union (2-6) in Orlando, Florida on Wednesday afternoon. The Panthers (8-4) are off until Friday, when they host game one of a three-game NESCAC West series against Hamilton at noon in Orlando.
  • Early Runs Lead Middlebury Past Thomas
    March 26, 2019
    Middlebury scored five of its six runs in the first three innings, on its way to a 6-4 win over Thomas (1-11) on Tuesday afternoon. The Panthers (7-4) return to action on Wednesday with a 1:00 p.m. game against Union.
  • Wisconsin-Whitewater Walks Off With Win
    March 25, 2019
    Wisconsin-Whitewater scored in the bottom of the ninth inning to pick up a 4-3 win over Middlebury (6-4) on Monday morning.  The Panthers return to action with a single game against Thomas on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in Orlando, Florida.
  • Farinelli Named NESCAC Pitcher of the Week  
    March 25, 2019
    Middlebury College baseball player Michael Farinelli (New York, N.Y.) has been named the NESCAC Pitcher of the Week. The sophomore hurler helped the Panthers start their spring trip in Florida with a 3-1 record during four games over the weekend.
  • Middlebury Splits a Pair With Elmhurst
    March 24, 2019
    Middlebury split a pair of games with Elmhurst (4-5) on Sunday afternoon in Florida. The Panthers (6-3) took game one by a score of 3-1, but fell in the nightcap, 4-1. Middlebury is back in action on Monday with a 9:45 a.m. contest against Wisconsin-Whitewater.
  • Baseball Takes Two From Lawrence
    March 23, 2019
    Middlebury opened up its spring break with a two-game sweep over Lawrence (3-8) in Florida on Saturday. The Panthers (5-2) took game one 9-2, before a 10-0 shutout victory in the second contest. Middlebury is back in action on Sunday with a pair of games against Elmhurst.
  • Midd Minute - Hayden Smith '20
    March 21, 2019
    In this edition of Midd Minute, Hayden Smith ‘20 discusses how faith influences his life. #MiddMinute #GoMidd
  • Panthers Fall In Series Finale At Emory
    March 17, 2019
    Middlebury saw its modest three-game winning streak come to an end, as the Panthers closed out its series at Emory with an 8-2 setback on Sunday. The visitors started their three contests in Atlanta with a doubleheader sweep the previous day. Middlebury (3-2) opens its spring trip on Saturday, playing a doubleheader with Lawrence in Florida at 12:00 p.m.
  • Middlebury Scores 26 Runs In Sweep At Emory
    March 16, 2019
    Middlebury plated 26 runs in a doubleheader sweep at Emory on Saturday, winning the opening game 10-5 and taking the second contest 16-5 in Atlanta. During the team’s modest three-game winning streak, the Panthers have scored a combined 38 times. Middlebury (3-1) caps off its three-game series with the Eagles (6-8) on Sunday with a single game at 2:00 p.m.
  • Big Innings Spark Panthers Past Engineers
    March 14, 2019
    Middlebury broke open a close game with 10 runs over the final three innings, as the Panthers picked up a 12-2 victory in eight innings on Thursday at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (3-4). The game was called due to darkness following eight innings of play. Middlebury (1-1) heads to Atlanta for a three-game series with Emory, starting Saturday with a doubleheader and a single contest the following day.
  • Middlebury Drops Season Opener At Stevens
    March 09, 2019
    Middlebury rallied for two runs in the top of the ninth inning and took the lead in the 10th, but host Stevens scored twice in its final at bat to secure a 5-4 victory over the Panthers on Saturday in New Jersey. Middlebury (0-1) heads to Atlanta next weekend for a three-game series with Emory, starting with a doubleheader on Saturday and a single contest the following day.
  • 2019 Baseball Season Preview
    March 06, 2019
    The Middlebury baseball program returns nearly every piece from a season ago, including the NESCAC Pitcher of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year. The Panthers finished with a 16-16 record against a tough schedule with just eight home games in 2018 and will look to push toward a NESCAC crown this spring.
  • Keep Up to Date With Your Favorite Panther Teams
    February 28, 2019
    Keep up with your favorite Panther teams this spring by joining our EMAIL LISTS. The Northeast Sports Network (NSN) will webcast well over 100 Middlebury home games as well as several away contests this year. New for 2018-19, you can watch the game via OTT (over-the-top) apps on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV and Roku devices. You can also download the "NESCAC Network" app from your mobile phone.
  • Baseball Team Announces Schedule
    February 04, 2019
    The Middlebury baseball team has released its 2019 schedule. The Panthers open on the road March 9 and will play a three-game series at Emory, before competing in 10 games during its spring break trip to Florida. Middlebury returns north for 18 games in April before a post-season push in May. CLICK HERE to see the schedule.
  • The Collegiate Summerball Experience - by Colby Morris '19
    October 04, 2018
    For as long as I can remember I’ve played baseball during the summer. The weather is better, it seems relevant as the MLB season rolls along, and I am always in peak form after the lengthy spring season. A long-held tradition in college baseball is that we continue playing in the summers in competitive leagues in the hope of improving and getting scouted. While this tradition isn’t upheld as much at NESCAC schools due to their academic- and career-oriented nature, I have preferred to keep playing, as my goal is to continue playing after college.
  • Burke, Hayes Tabbed Assistant Baseball Coaches
    October 01, 2018
    Middlebury College has announced the hiring of Devin Burke and Devin Hayes as assistant baseball coaches. Burke will be the pitching coach after spending the last six years as a player in professional baseball, while Hayes joins the Panther program as a 2017 graduate of nearby Castleton University.