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.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Player Profile: Walker O'Connor


HIGH SCHOOL: Malden Catholic High School

IN HIGH SCHOOL: I was a decent student and worked hard when it mattered. I had a slow start, but finished strong my senior year.

HEARD ABOUT BA: My high school baseball coach and some family friends mentioned it

GOALS AT BA: To improve my SAT scores and develop as not only a baseball player, but a person as well

BA IS DIFFERENT THAN HIGH SCHOOL: It’s a boarding school, there are small class sizes, and it’s more of a family type atmosphere which is nice

BEST THING ABOUT BA: The faculty and staff are here to help you

WORST THING ABOUT BA: Walking up and down the hill everyday

ACTIVITIES AT BA: Baseball, tour guide, writing club, media productions

OUTSIDE OF BA: I spend most of my free time playing baseball


FAVORITE BOOK: Friday Night Lights by H.G. Bissinger

FAVORITE MOVIES: Dumb and Dumber

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM: The New England Patriots


FAVORITE MUSIC: I love all music

FAVORITE MEAL: Thanksgiving Dinner

FAVORITE QUOTE: “You gotta risk it for a biscuit”


BA PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS SHOULD KNOW: Take advantage of every opportunity; the year will go by fast so don’t miss out on anything

Click here to see Walker on the baseball roster!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

While You Wait...

With multiple schedule changes in the last week, the Wolverines are hitting the practice field hard to stay ready for competition. While they take a short break, check out this video to see a few highlights from last week's 5-1 win over SMCC!

Up next the baseball team will head to Emmanuel College to play this Saturday the 22nd at 7:00 P.M.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Baseball Falls to UNE

The baseball team suffered their first loss in a few games last night at the University of New England. After a big 11-0 win for BA earlier in the week, UNE was able to overtake BA with a 6-1 win this week. Caulin Rogers (Gloucester, MA) led the team at the plate with two hits and scored Bridgton's only run of the game. Ryan Iasiello (Westborough, MA) also tallied had two hits while Nick Swim (St. Albans, VT) had an RBI triple. Dan Sheehan (Scituate, MA) pitched five innings of relief and only gave up one run.

Up next the Wolverines will head to Portland, ME to take on the Frozen Ropes this Wednesday at 3:00 P.M.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Baseball Sweeps SMCC and UNE

This weekend the baseball team had two stellar performances. They started out Friday evening with a 5-1 win over Southern Maine Community College. Danny Wynne (Hasbrouck Heights, NJ) went one for two with an RBI triple early in the game to give Bridgton the advantage. Nick Swim (St. Albans, VT) also did well at the plate going two for four with an RBI and a stolen base. Eoin McAvinchey (Andover, MA) was solid on the mound pitching seven innings for the complete game only letting up two hits and two walks while striking out eleven batters.

With a day off in between, the baseball team faced the University of New England at home and shutout the Nor’easters 11-0. Paul Iasiello (Westborough, MA) led the effort at the plate going three for three with four RBIs and a triple. Zach Littman (Abington, MA) went one for two with two runs scored while Colin Clancy (Chelmsford, MA) went one for three with two runs scored. Brian Nessing (Manchester, CT) went one for one with an RBI. Cam Charette (Wenham, MA) pitched the complete five inning game with six strikeouts, two hits, and four walks.

Coach Izaryk was happy at the end of the week saying, "we are starting to play our best baseball of the year. With our NECBA playoffs on the horizon in the coming weeks, it is important for us to build on our successes from this weekend. Our pitching staff has been outstanding, our defense has supported them well, and we are starting to produce runs at the plate. We are looking forward to getting back on the field Wednesday at UNE."

The team will travel to UNE to play this Wednesday at 7:00 P.M.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Paul Iasiello Named September Athlete of the Month

Paul Iasiello (Westborough, MA) has been named September’s Athlete of the Month. Athletic Director Joe Sawicki takes nominations from all coaches and assesses at the players based not only on statistics, but the character and leadership of the athlete. Not only has Iasiello stepped up as a leader, but had a stellar performance on the field as well.

Iasiello hit .325 with four doubles, one triple, and one homerun.

In addition he tallied ten RBIs...

... and eight stolen bases.

Congratulations Paul!!