Friday, February 25, 2011

Spring Schedule announced

The BA Athletic Department recently announced the spring baseball schedule. Athletic Director, Joe Sawicki, was excited with the release. Sawicki stated, "We once again have a really challenging schedule this spring. We added some new teams (Quinsigamond CC, Avon Old Farms, SNHU JV) that should give us some outstanding games. Coach Izaryk did a great job getting the guys ready to play this fall and I am certain that we will be ready to go on opening day." Here is the schedule:

3/26/2011 Away Quinsigamond CC (DH) 12:00
4/2/2011 Away Avon Old Farms 2:30
4/3/2011 Away SNHU JV (DH) 12:00
4/6/2011 Away St. Joseph's JV 4:00
4/8/2011 Away Phillips Andover 4:00
4/9/2011 Away Franklin Pierce JV (DH) 1:00
4/11/2011 Away Thayer Academy 4:00
4/13/2011 Away Southern Maine CC 3:00
4/15/2011 Away BB&N 4:30
4/16/2011 HOME Holderness 2:30
4/17/2011 Away Springfield College JV 1:00
4/20/2011 HOME Hebron 3:00
4/22/2011 Away Belmont Hill 4:00
4/27/2011 Away Phillips Exeter 3:30
4/28/2011 HOME Southern Maine CC 3:00
4/30/2011 Away Kents Hill 2:30
5/3/2011 Away Hebron 4:00
5/6/2011 HOME Kents Hill 4:00

Player Profile: Joey McCarthy

HOMETOWN: West Roxbury, MA

Catholic Memorial

IN HIGH SCHOOL: I was very social, very involved athletically, and I was the jokester.

HEARD ABOUT BA: My dad found out about it and suggested I apply.

GOALS AT BA: I want to end with a GPA above a 3.5 and get into a good school where I can continue playing baseball.

BA IS DIFFERENT THAN HIGH SCHOOL: I made the choice to come here and do well to make a difference for myself.



ACTIVITIES AT BA: Baseball, football, pickup hockey and basketball, lifting

OUTSIDE OF BA: I love boxing


FAVORITE BOOK: The Great Gatsby- F. Scott Fitzgerald

FAVORITE MOVIES: The Town, The Departed, Gone Baby Gone, Never Back Down, Summer Catch, The Fighter


FAVORITE ATHLETE: Sidney Crosby and Carl Crawford

FAVORITE MUSIC: Country and some rap

FAVORITE MEAL: Chicken Parmesean


May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

-Irish Blessing

MY FRIENDS WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW: I am supposed to wear glasses.

BA PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS SHOULD KNOW: Don’t come in with a bad attitude.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Ben Callahan Commits to Keene State

Ben Callahan (Exeter, NH) recently committed to Keene State where he will join the Owls Baseball team. Callahan is the fourth Wolverine to commit, and the second to choose Keene State. He and Tanner Chase are both members of the 2011 Keene State Baseball recruiting class. When Callahan was asked what it was about the school that attracted him, he commented “it just seems like it will be a great place for me to fit in. The coaching staff was great, it’s a nice small campus, and they have amazing facilities.” He continued to mention the fact that it has been a weight lifted off his shoulders saying, “this is a stressful time so once I committed it was definitely a relief. Now I can focus on finishing my year at BA strong and prepare for the fall.”

Any time a Wolverine commits to college, Coach Izaryk could not be happier. When Callahan made the decision, Izaryk stated "Ben's commitment to Keene State is a win-win. Ben is committing to a highly competitive baseball program, under the direction of a respected coaching staff led by Head Coach Ken Howe. The Keene State baseball program is adding an individual with outstanding character who has potential to have a strong impact in the Little East Conference for years to come. Ben had a great visit to KSC and (along with KSC commit Tanner Chase) will bring a wealth of competitiveness and preparation to the Owl baseball program in the fall of 2011."

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Joey McCarthy Commits To UMass Amherst

Joey McCarthy is the next Wolverine to verbally commit to school. This past week he committed to The University of Massachusetts Amherst where he will join the Minutemen’s baseball team. This is a big decision for McCarthy, and a lot of factors contributed to the final choice. When asked what it was about UMass Amherst that attracted McCarthy, he couldn’t pinpoint just one saying, “UMass is a great school with a team and coaching staff I want to play for, and the sports management major I've been hoping to pursue. I have always wanted a bigger school, that is close to home, and UMass fills that need as well. I feel like next year I can go there and compete right away to help make a difference for the program. Knowing where I will be in the fall is a huge relief. Now I can focus on preparing for next year.”

Not only is McCarthy happy with the decision, but coach Izaryk is thrilled saying, “Joey has some tremendous athletic ability on the baseball field, and I think he's found a great fit at UMass. After talking with Coach Sweeney, Joey will have the opportunity to compete for a spot right away in the fall. Given the chance, Joey is a fierce competitor who will thrive in the competitive atmosphere that is fall baseball. I'm excited that Joey has found a school that combines his major of choice with the opportunity to play college baseball at the highest level, and I believe Joey has some great days ahead of him at UMass."