Thursday, December 15, 2011

George Seigel Commits to Keene State

George Seigel (Concord, NH) has committed to Keene State for the upcoming year where he will be a member of the Owl’s baseball team.

When asked about his decision, Seigel commented, “They have a great business program and a competitive baseball team. It’s close to home, so my parents will still be able to watch me play which is really important. I felt very comfortable when I visited, and it helps that there is such a strong BA alumni population already on campus.”

Coach Izaryk added, "I'm excited that Keene State continues to be a destination for our players. I think Coach Howe, along with Coach Testo, runs a tremendous program, and I think George has the potential to be an impact arm for them right away. George's intensity will serve him well in the very competitive, nationally ranked Little East Conference. George has made a lot of positive strides as a student-athlete here at Bridgton this fall, and I think he has the ability to help Keene compete for a national title in years to come."

Friday, December 9, 2011

Nick Swim Commits to NJIT

Nick Swim (St. Albans, VT) has recently committed to the New Jersey Institute of Technology, where he will attend in the fall and compete on the Highlanders baseball team.

Swim is excited about the opportunity commenting, “I loved everything about the school. They have a great campus, a competitive academics and athletics with good facilities, big dorms, and the perfect location not far from the city and some close family. I really connected with the coaches and the players on the team, and I am really excited about the possibilities.”

Coach Izaryk added, "Nick's commitment to Coach Cole at New Jersey Tech is an exciting one for our program. With Nick's leadership ability and work ethic, he has a chance to be a strong player at NJIT and compete for a job right away. Nick came to BA with many accolades, including the Gatorade Player of the Year in Vermont (2011), and we're excited to have him as one of our captain's this year. Nick's understanding of the game and competitive nature will allow him to transition into the fast-paced environment of NCAA Division 1 baseball. With Coach Cole heading into his 3rd year in 2012, New Jersey Tech is a program that projects to be very good during Nick's four years in the Great West Conference, and I'm confident Nick will help NJIT baseball get to the next level."

Congratulations Nick!!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Zach Littman Commits To UMass Amherst

Zach Littman (Abington, MA) was the first of the 2011-2012 Wolverines to commit to college. In the fall, Littman will attend the University of Massachusetts Amherst as a member of the Minutemen’s baseball team.

When asked about his decision, Littman commented, “When I was looking at schools, I wanted one that had great academics, a great baseball program, and is close to home. It has always been my dream and goal to play at the highest level of competition, and I have finally achieved it. UMass is everything I am looking for and I am very excited about the opportunity.”

Coach Izaryk added, "I am excited about Zach's commitment to UMass. Zach had a goal of playing college baseball at the highest level, and he has worked very hard to achieve it. Zach has consistently done more than expected here in our program, and I fully expect Zach to continue that trend next fall for Coach Stone. As our first commitment of the fall, Zach represents everything we look for in a student-athlete."

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Zach Littman Named Co-Athlete of the Month!

Congratulations to Zach Littman (Abington, MA) who was named Co-Athlete of the Month for October! Littman helped the baseball team to an overall record of 7-2 to finish out the season. Littman was strong in ever aspect of the game. He batted .470 with four doubles and 5 RBIs. Littman scored 8 runs, with 6 stolen bases. On the mound, he saved two games by striking out 7 batters in 3 innings pitched. Littman is a leader on and off the field, and that attitude will continue to the University of Massachusetts-Amherst where he has recently committed. To see Littman's skills video, check out this link!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Baseball Put Up A Good Fight in NECBA Playoffs

The baseball team traveled to Lynn, Massachusetts for a playoff NECBA game. Bridgton took on Babson College and won 5-2 to advance to the next round. George Seigel (Concord, NH) threw five strong innings, allowing no runs on just one hit. Cam Charette (Wenham, MA) got the win, and Walker O'Connor (Bedford, MA) earned the save. Danny Wynne (Hasbrouck Heights, NJ) had a two RBI double, and Brendan McDonough (Chelmsford, MA) added the game winning RBI. Caulin Rogers (Gloucester, MA) scored the winning run, after pinch running, stealing 2nd base and scoring from 2nd.

The Wolverines then took on Fairfield University in the semi final round of the NECBA tournament and played the closest game of the season, extending play late into 14 innings. After a tough battle, Fairfield ultimately took an 8-7 win.

Eoin McAvinchey (Andover, MA) started the game for Bridgton throwing seven innings and giving up only one earned run. Cam Charette (Wenham, MA) came in at relief, throwing six innings and giving up only one earned run. Danny Wynne (Hasbrouck Heights, NY) and Stephen Trychon (Sterling, MA) each added two run homeruns in the fourth inning to put Bridgton on the scoreboard. Nick Swim (St. Albans, VT) had an outstanding defensive game, highlighted by a double play where he tagged out a runner at third base and threw across to first to complete the play. Ammad Khan (South Windsor, CT) threw the fourteenth inning, striking out two before a double and an error ended the game.

Friday, October 28, 2011

BA Goes 3-0 On the Weekend

Friday night the Wolverine baseball teams started off a busy weekend with a 6-3 win over Emmanuel College. While BA initially trailed 3-2 heading into the 7th inning, they soon turned things around. After BA’s lead off batter was retired, they strung six consecutive hits together. Paul Iasiello (Westborough, MA)had the hit of the game in the form of a two RBI double to take the lead. Colin Clancy (Chelmsford, MA), Zach Littman (Abington, MA), Nick Swim (St. Albans, VT), Danny Wynne (Hasbrouck Heights, NJ), Iasiello and Drew Carter (Newburyport, MA) each had a hit in the 7th for the comeback win.

After a day off, the team hit the field for their next game and took away a 7-2 win over Merrimack College’s club team. Walker O’Connor led the effort on the mount with five innings pitched and seven strikeouts. Cam Charette (Wenham, MA) offered relief for two innings with, striking out four. Littman had another big day going five for five with a stolen base and four runs scored. Wynne and Ryan Slattery (Smithfield, RI) also had strong performances both going one for one with an RBI each.

After the big win over Merrimack, the Wolverines took a small break before taking the field again to play the University of New Hampshire’s Club team. While UNH was previously undefeated in NECBA league play, the Wolverines handed them a 7-5 loss.

While Bridgton was up 7-5 in the 6th, UNH loaded the bases. Slattery ran down a long fly ball, diving in the right center field gap for the final out of the inning. Still with a lead in the 7th, UNH loaded the bases once again, this time with nobody out. Littman struck out three consecutive hitters to end the game and secure the win.

George Seigel was strong on the mound throwing four innings for the win and retiring six batters. Danny Sheehan (Scituate, MA), Ammad Khan (South Windsor, CT), and Littman all saw time on the mound in relief.

With BA holding the #5 seed in the playoffs, their opponent in Tuesdays matchup will be decided soon. Site and opponent will be decided by games this weekend, but the Wolverines are almost certainly playing Babson.