Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Boston Blitz Is Almost Here!

To start off the New Year, coaches and admissions counselors will be traveling around Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Maine to meet with high school students interested in a year at Bridgton Academy. If you are would like to set up a meeting, call or email a coach today!

Here is the list of head coaches with phone numbers and email addresses:

Lacrosse- Garrett Bamann, 207-647-3322 ext. 211,

Hockey- Jon Lounsbury, 207-647-3322 ext. 232,

Football- Rick Marcella, 207-647-3322 ext. 235,

Basketball- Whit Lesure, 207-647-3322 ext. 233,

Soccer- Alan Ashenfelter, 207-647-3322 ext. 231,

Baseball- Aaron Izaryk, 207-647-3322 ext. 236,

Friday, December 17, 2010

Admissions Counselors in MA and CT!

On January 4-6 the admissions office will have various counselors and coaches around Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Maine. They will be visiting various schools over the few days to talk with any students who are interested in a year at BA.

Coach Izaryk will be visiting Dracut, Chelmsford, North Reading, Reading, Woburn, Weston, Framingham, Natick, and Holliston. Meanwhile Coach Guidone will be in CT visiting various schools. If you or someone you might know is interested in meeting with a coach, you can contact Coach Izaryk via email at or by phone at 207-647-3322 x236.

Admissions Counselors in MA and CT!

On January 4-6 the admissions office will have various counselors and coaches around Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Maine. They will be visiting various schools over the few days to talk with any students who are interested in a year at BA.

Coach Izaryk will be visiting Dracut, Chelmsford, North Reading, Reading, Woburn, Weston, Framingham, Natick, and Holliston. Meanwhile Coach Guidone will be in CT visiting Branford, Guilford, Hamden, Hand, Coginchaug, Waterford, St. Bernards, Old Saybrook, Maloney, and Platt. If you or someone you might know is interested in meeting with a coach, you can contact Coach Izaryk via email at or by phone at 207-647-3322 x236.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christian LaVoie Verbally Commits To UMass Lowell

Christian LaVoie (Hopkinton, MA) was the second Wolverine from the baseball team to verbally commit this year. LaVoie has decided to attend The University of Massachusetts Lowell next year where he will be a member of the River Hawks baseball team. When he was asked about UMass Lowell, LaVoie stated, “academically it’s a great school, they have a great baseball program, I was very impressed with athletic facilities, and it’s close to home. The school has a mix of qualities that led me to my decision. I’m very excited about the fall and I was honestly surprised that I know where I am going to college this early in the year.”

Coach Izaryk is excited about LaVoie’s choice and had a few thoughts on the news. "Christian's decision to verbally commit to Coach Harring and UMass-Lowell is one that we're very excited about. Christian has worked very hard in the classroom, on the field and in the weight room to give himself the opportunity to play college baseball. Christian's hard work is a reflection of his tremendous character, and I'm confident that he'll be a productive member of the River Hawk baseball program, both on and off the field," commented Izaryk.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Tanner Chase Verbally Commits to Keene State

Chase (York, ME) has verbally committed to Keene State College for next year where Chase will be a proud member of the Owls baseball team. When asked what it was about Keene State that interested Chase, he replied “there wasn’t anything I didn’t like about the school. They have a great campus, everyone was honest with me, and it’s the perfect distance from home. After my visit it just felt like the perfect fit for me. Now that I have made my choice I am relieved and excited to start my college career.

Chase is the first Wolverine to make a commitment this year, and Coach Izaryk is thrilled with his choice saying, "Tanner's commitment to Keene State College and the Owl baseball program is an outstanding fit in my opinion. Coach Testo, as well Coach Howe, showed a great amount of interest and commitment to Tanner throughout the recruiting process, and I'm excited that Tanner has decided to become an Owl. He'll be a great asset to the baseball program as well as the Keene State campus when he arrives in the fall. I'd like to congratulate Tanner on his verbal commitment, and we're excited to send him to Keene State.""

Friday, October 22, 2010

Photos on Facebook!

Check out some pictures from the last few games of the season on Bridgton Academy's Facebook page!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Pink is the New Black and Grey!

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and in an effort to help increase awareness, the Wolverine baseball team sported pink armbands in this past week’s games. The baseball team, along with the other wolverine teams, are making their support known.

Wearing armbands was a small way that the wolverines could show they care. “Our guys were excited to wear the armbands, and we wanted to show our support for those who have been affected by Breast Cancer. We are excited to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and I hope that we can someday be part of the cure,” said Coach Izaryk.

The team even had the umpires wearing armbands!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

BA Can't Thaw Frozen Ropes

The Wolverine baseball team had a tough last outing of their season losing to the Portland Frozen Ropes 7-3.

Sean Mullen (Barnstable, MA) and Joey McCarthy (West Roxbury, MA) threw a solid game for BA, but unfortunately it was not enough. Garrett Alibozek (Adams, MA) had two hits while McCarthy, Tanner Chase (York, ME), Austin Wood (Naples, ME), and Jason Hudson (Raleigh, NC) all added hits.

NECBA Playoffs start this weekend on October 23rd. Time and place to be determined.

Monday, October 18, 2010

UMaine Sweeps BA

As coach Izaryk stated, "UMaine threw the ball very well today, and we couldn't find a timely hit in either game. “ The Wolverines worked hard and never backed down. They played a solid game in the field limiting the University of Maine’s runs to 4 in the first and 3 in the second. At the plate BA was not able to capitalize, which resulted in two losses with scores of 4-0 and 3-0.

Christian Lavoie (Hopkinton, MA) pitched a great game the first game striking out ten through five innings. Joey McCarthy (West Roxbury, MA) came in as relief and shut the door, but the Wolverines were unable to mount a comeback. Bo Belt (Concord, MA), Ben Callahan (Exeter, NH) and Terry Casey (Halifax, NS) were the only BA batters to earn a base hit.

“In game one, we had our chances and failed to produce with runners in scoring position. Lavoie threw the ball very well, and seems to be getting stronger every time out,” said Coach Izaryk.

In the second game Callahan started on the mound and had seven strike outs as Garrett Alibozek (Adams, MA) came in to finish the game off. They combined for a great outing, holding Maine to only three runs but the BA bats were again cold, with Belt recording the only hit of the day.

“In game two, their pitcher threw extremely well. We hit a few balls hard, but needed to find a way to get ourselves in scoring position. I was very happy with the way our defense played. McCarthy had two very nice turns on double play balls to get us out of a couple big innings, Alibozek threw the ball very well behind the plate, cutting down a runner on a "strike 'em out, throw 'em out" double play, and Callahan made a couple plays on the run at 3rd. At the end of the day, we are disappointed with the outcome, but hungry to correct some mistakes this week in practice," said Izaryk.

The team will attend the Frozen Ropes Classic in Massachusetts this Wednesday to play at 4:00 PM.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Baseball Blanks UNE

The wolverine baseball team had an exciting win last night as they played the University of New England under the lights. The team had a shutout performance beating UNE 10-0.

Tanner Chase (York, ME) got things started with a first inning towering homerun. Garrett Alibozek (Adams, MA) and Austin Wood (Naples, ME) each added a pair of hits for the night. Sean Mullen (Barnstable, MA) had a great performance on the mound going four and a third innings before Christian Lavoie (Hopkinton, MA) came in to get the final two outs of the game which was cut short by the ten run rule. Bo Belt (Concord, MA), Joey McCarthy (West Roxbury, MA), and Ben Callahan (Exeter, NH) all added hits as well.

Coach Izaryk was thrilled after the game saying, "Sean Mullen was outstanding for us tonight. He threw a ton of strikes, and set the tone for our offense, allowing us to build a lead. Tanner Chase's home run in the 1st inning put us up 3-0, and with the way Sean was throwing the baseball, we felt the momentum in our dugout and carried it throughout the game. I was very impressed with our defense tonight, especially the 4-6-3 double play we turned to end the 3rd inning. Heading into a big weekend vs. UMaine, we need to continue to play clean defense behind solid pitching, which will make our jobs offensively, much easier."

The team will face their next team this coming weekend when they face the University Of Maine at home in a double header on Sunday October 17th starting at Noon.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Baseball Pictures on Facebook!

Check out this link to see some pictures from the big win over CMCC!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Baseball Starts Parents Weekend With A Win

The baseball team took the field to start off the Parents Weekend activities and beat Central Maine Community College.

While the team was initially down 1-0 to CMCC, they turned things around for a big 2-1 win. Harry Knowles (Seabrook, NH) had two hits for the day, including the game winner. Knowles also put BA on the board as he scored the game tying run. Tanner Chase (York, ME) scored the go ahead run after a clutch steal of third base. Ben Callahan (Exeter, NH), Knowles, and Christian Lavoie (Hopkinton, MA) combined to limit Central Maine Community College to only 1 run over seven innings.

It was a big win after losing to CMCC earlier in the season. "We played a complete baseball game today. We had an outstanding pitching effort on the mound from Ben Callahan, followed with strong work out of the bullpen by Harry & Christian. Any time you can win a ball game 2-1, you played well. I thought we took care of the ball defensively, and did the right things offensively against a quality sophomore pitcher at CMCC. I'm proud of the way the guys played the game today, and excited to start parent's weekend with a win," said Coach Izaryk.

The team will take the field next as they travel to the University of New England to play at 7:00 PM on Wednesday October 13th.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Parents Weekend is Here!

The team is working hard for their game against Central Maine Community College this Friday at 3:30 P.M. The guys will kick off parents weekend and they can't wait for everyone to come out and support them!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Game Cancellation

Today's (10/6) baseball game at Southern New Hampshire University has been cancelled due to impending weather.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

UVM Cancelled

Due to the field conditions, the baseball game Saturday at UVM has been cancelled.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Baseball Has a Busy Weekend

The Wolverine baseball team had a weekend of mixed results. BA started out strong as they beat The University of New England 8-0. Ben Callahan (Exeter, NH) led the shutout game with seven great innings of pitching. In his time on the mound he totaled nine strikeouts. While Callahan did his part in keeping UNE off the scoreboard, BA stayed strong at the plate. Bo Belt (Concord, MA), Jason Hudson (Raleigh, NC), Harry Knowles (Seabrook, NH), and Austin Wood (Naples, ME) each had two hits in the game.

As the team traveled to Lynn, MA on Sunday, they were not as successful as they had hoped for. In the first game of the Showcase BA fell to Boston University 5-4. In the very close game Christian Lavoie (Hopkinton, MA) threw four strong innings. Joey McCarthy (West Roxbury, MA) had two hits while Terry Casey (Halifax, NS) went one for three and Wood had a double. The team then faced off against Harvard University where McCarthy and Knowles in a combined effort kept the Crimson to only three runs. However, Harvard's ace was able to quiet BA’s bats and hold the team to one run. Sean Mullen (Barnstable, MA) went one for one with two walks and McCarthy added a double for the Wolverines.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Wolverines Enjoy an 8-0 Win Over UNE

A great day for baseball today and Bridgton Academy took advantage with a nice 8-0 win over UNE. Tomorrow they head down to Lynn, MA, to take part in a NECBA tournament.

Joe McCarthy (West Roxbury, MA) getting ready to put the ball in play.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Wolverines Fall to Seawolves

The baseball team traveled to Southern Maine Community College to face the Seawolves for the second time this season. While they were hoping for their second win against SMCC, it was a tough game for the Wolverines. They lost to SCMM 6-2.

Sean Mullen (Barnstable, MA) and Joey McCarthy (West Roxbury, MA) combined for 7 innings, and gave up 4 earned runs. Ben Callahan (Exeter, NH) was 2-4 with two doubles. Jason Hudson (Raleigh, NC) was 1-3 and Harry Knowles (Seabrook, NH) was 1-1 with a pinch-hit single.

The team will host the University Of New England on Saturday September 25th to play at 12:00 PM.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Baseball Splits with Merrimack

The Wolverine baseball team faced Merrimack this weekend twice in two days. After losing on Saturday, they fought back to clinch the win at home on Sunday.

They had a tough game at Merrimack on Saturday losing 8-3. In the losing effort, Ben Callahan (Exeter, NH) was two for three with a double and a run scored. Garret Alibozek (Adams, MA) had a triple and a run scored. BA's third and final run of the game was scored by Sean Mullen (Barnstable. MA).

When BA faced off agasint Merrimack on Sunday, this time at home, they had a better showing. Christian Lavoie (Hopkinton, MA) pitched six great innings only giving up one run and striking out seven including the side in the second and the fifth. Pat Moody (Fair Haven, NJ) came in for the seventh and got the first three batters. Ben Callahan was two for four with two runs scored. Austin Wood (Naples, ME), Jason Hudson (Raleigh, NC) and Harry Knowles (Seabrook, NH) each added two hits in the 10-1 win.

BA will hit the road again on Wednesday September 22nd as they travel to Southern Maine Community College to take on the Seawolves at 4:00 P.M.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Baseball Falls to CMCC

The baseball team traveled to Central Maine Community College where they had a tough loss with a score of 11-3.

While the team may have lost, there were some solid individual statistics. Ben Callahan ( Exeter, NH) went two for three with a homerun. Jason Hudson (Raleigh, NC) went one for three and recorded a second homerun for the game. Bo Belt (Concord, MA) had two stolen bases and a run scored for the Wolverines.

Coach Izaryk plans to use the game to the Wolverines advantage and learn from it. "We didn't play well enough to win today. In order to beat quality teams, we need to take care of the baseball, and put pressure on the defense by keeping the ball in play offensively. Our pitching staff did a nice job throwing strikes, however, our location lacked. We're looking forward to addressing these issues in practice, and look forward to our Merrimack weekend," said Izaryk.

With a unfortunate loss behind them the team is looking forward to their next game as they travel to Merrimack College on Saturday September 18th to play at Noon. They will then face Merrimack at home the following day (the 19th) at Noon as well.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Baseball Splits with UNH

The wolverine baseball team hosted UNH this weekend. After losing the first game 11-3 the team fought back to win the second 5-1.

"We faced some adversity after losing the first game, and rebounded well to win the back half of the doubleheader. I was pleased the see the guys respond with a solid game and some energy in the second game. We have some things to work on this week, and we need to learn from the UNH weekend to make ourselves better as a team. There were a few individuals with strong performances, including Bo Belt, however, we need to understand the importance of team success if we're going to become the team we think we can be," said Coach Izaryk.

In the first game of the doubleheader, Sean Mullen (Marston Mills, MA) pitched better than the score suggested, having been the victim of some tough breaks behind him. Bo Belt (Concord, MA) reached base four times, going two for three with a walk and reaching on an error. Tanner Chase (York, ME) also reached base cleanly on all four of his at bats with three walks and a single. Harry Knowles (Seabrook, NH) also had two hits.

In the second game, Bridgton bounced back behind the pitching of Ben Callahan (Exeter, NH) and Christian Lavoie (Hopkinton, MA) who combined for seven innings giving up only one run. Joey McCarthy (Stoughton, MA)was two for three with two runs scored and Knowles added the big hit of the game, a two out two RBI single in the fifth inning. Austin Wood (Naples, ME) was also three for three with a double and run scored.

The baseball team will be working hard in practice to prepare for their next match up where they will travel to Central Maine Community College on Wednesday September 15th to play at 4:00 P.M.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Baseball to Host UNH

The baseball team will play at home again this Saturday September 11th. They will host UNH in a double header starting at 12:00 P.M.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Baseball Starts the Season With a Win

The baseball team had an exciting home opener with their first win in the books. The Wolverines beat Southern Maine Community College 4-1.

Joey McCarthy (Stoughton, MA) went 1-3 with a go-ahead triple, 2 RBI’s, and a run scored. Garrett Alibozek (Adams, MA) added two hits as well as two RBI’s. Harry Knowles (Seabrook, NH) kept the rally alive in the 5th inning with a big hit and a stolen base.

Christian Lavoie (Hopkinton, MA), Patrick Moody (Fair Haven, NJ), and Benjamin Callahan (Exeter, NH) combined pitched seven innings of one run baseball.

Coach Izaryk was very happy with how the team came together to secure their first win. "We played well this afternoon, against a quality opponent. I encouraged the guys to play hard and stay within themselves in the home opener. Too many times, players get so excited about finally having the opportunity to play and compete, they ignore the fundamentals they've worked so hard on during pre-season. I was very proud of the way our guys played the game today; taking care of the baseball, making routine plays and putting pressure on the defense,” said Izaryk.

The baseball team is looking forward to their next match up as they play at home again on Saturday September 11th against the University of New Hampshire at noon.