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The 2017 season was filled with excitement and energy. For the first time since 2006 and only the second time in the history of Middlebury baseball, our team advanced to the NESCAC tournament finals. Overall it was the program’s third trip to the NESCAC tournament and first since 2011. Although we didn’t come away with a championship, falling to Tufts in the deciding game of the tournament, this group of players accomplished so much this past season.

Our record of 22-16 was the second-best win total in program history and included a NESCAC West record of 8-4, which was good enough for a first- place finish. We had an outstanding record of 9-2 at home and had great support all year from Middlebury students, faculty, staff, and the community.

Statistically, the team improved in a big way from the previous three seasons in all major categories. The most impressive accomplishment was from the senior class, who compiled 20 wins in their first three years and then surpassed that with the 22-win season this past year. The leadership, dedication, and work ethic of 2017 seniors Jason Lock, Ryan Rizzo, Johnny Read, Jake Stalcup, Dylan Takamori, and Tucker Meredith set the tone for the season. They have left a lasting impact on the program, and I am confident that they have raised the bar for all future teams here at Middlebury.

This spring the Middlebury baseball team will look to get back to the NESCAC tournament and beyond. The 2018 schedule will feature some key changes from past years. We begin the year with a trip to Hoboken, New Jersey, to play Stevens Institute of Technology followed by a doubleheader vs. Bard College. The next weekend we will head to Atlanta, Georgia, to play Emory University in a DH. Following that, for the first time, we will head to California for spring break, where we will play five games before taking on Williams in our first NESCAC West Division series. In all we have 35 games scheduled but expect to play the NESCAC maximum of 36 once the schedule is finalized.

The support from our alumni, parents, and friends of the program has allowed the team to make the spring break trip part of the Middlebury baseball experience. This trip is one of the most memorable experiences for any baseball player, and so much work and preparation goes into making it a success. With the annual cost of the spring break trip close to $50,000, your gifts to Middlebury baseball through our MiddGoals page are a huge part of making it happen.

Thank you so much to those of you who have already given to the program. I am so grateful for your support and generosity. To those who have not made a gift this year, I hope you will consider doing so in the near future.

Please take this opportunity to support Middlebury baseball!

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Dollars Raised: 108%

Funding Details

Deadline: Jun 30, 2018
Total needed: $50,000


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