The Newbury College baseball team fell to non-conference UMass-Dartmouth, 6-5, Saturday afternoon. Senior first baseman Alex Newton (Saco, Maine) went two-for-four with a double and four RBIs en route to the Corsairs' 23rd victory of the season.
The Newbury College baseball team swept Saturday afternoon's double-header against Daniel Webster College in New England College Conference (NECC) action. Senior right-hander Danny Lumb (Stoneham, Mass.) opened the day tossing his third complete game of the season, allowing just one earned run while scattering five hits and striking out six.
Among the games played on Wednesday, a first was established by Newbury as the Nighthawks earned their first program's win over Mass Maritime. Elsewhere weather continues to be the story in 2015 with numerous postponements.
The Newbury College baseball team completed the season sweep of Lesley University with an 8-6 victory in the rubber game, in New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) action, Sunday evening. First year shortstop Billy Stephen (Windermere, Fla.) recorded the game-winning hit lining a two-out, two-RBI, base-hit back up in the bottom of the seventh inning.
The Newbury College freshman made the All-New England Collegiate Conference first team in men's soccer after leading the Nighthawks in scoring. He was selected the NECC baseball rookie of the year and made the second team after winning a team-leading five games this spring.
The Newbury College baseball team honored local firefighters for their tireless service to their communities before last Saturday's scheduled New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) double-header, on March 29th.
Sophomore right-hander Craig Barnett (Narre Warren, Victoria, Australia) retired all nine batters he face in the later innings to earn his first save of his career as Newbury took the season series from Mitchell College, 2-1 with a 4-1 victory, Sunday afternoon. It was the first time in program history the Nighthawks took the season series against the Mariners.
Senior pitcher/first baseman Alex Chetelat (Farmington, Conn.) was selected to play in the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) All-Star Game on June 4th at LeLacheur Park in Lowell, Mass. at 7:00 p.m. The park is the home to the Lowell Spinners, a Single A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox.
Newbury College senior right-hander Alex Chetelat (Farmington, Conn.) was selected to the 2012 All-New England Division III Third Team, which was released this morning by the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA). One of 51 student-athletes from across New England, the power pitcher became the first player in Nighthawk baseball history to be named to the regional team.
The Newbury College baseball team continued to make great strides in their second year under Head Coach Kraig Kupiec. Coming off their first winning season in the history of the program, the Nighthawks plowed forward, recording the program’s first 20-plus win season as well as their first ECAC bid.
Junior right fielder Matthew Clawson (Tolland, Conn.) slammed the door on Newbury College’s 8-6 victory over Becker College on day one of the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Baseball tournament.
Senior right-hander Alex Chetelat (Farmington, Conn.) was tabbed as the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Pitcher of the Week honors for the second straight week after helping the Newbury College baseball team split Saturday afternoon’s double-header with a 2-1 victory in game two.
Senior Alex Chetelat (Farmington, Conn.) was tabbed as the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Pitcher of the Week after helping the Newbury College baseball team take the season series from Elms College, 2-1, following Saturday afternoon’s double-header sweep of the Blazers.
The Newbury College baseball team swept Saturday afternoon’s twin-bill against Elms College, 3-2 and 2-1, to take the season series, 2-1 against the Blazers. Reigning New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Player of the Week Alex Chetelat (Farmington, Conn.) tossed a complete game two-hitter in game two, to earn his fourth victory of the season.
The Newbury College baseball team outscored New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) foe Southern Vermont College, 31-11, over the weekend, to complete the season sweep. Senior first baseman Alex Chetelat (Farmington, Conn.) pushed his hitting-streak to 12 games going 7-for-13 (.538 BA) with a double, a homerun and six RBIs.
The Class of 2015 has already had an immediate impact for the Newbury College baseball team. Not only did two-sport athlete Cameron D'Agostino's (Salisbury, Mass.) walk-off single give the Nighthawks the 4-3 win over Wilmington but the freshman class combined to go nine-for-13 with seven RBIs against Eastern Nazarene College, Tuesday afternoon.
Starting at shortstop in Sunday afternoon's double-header, D'Agostino came through in the clutch and drove home fellow first year Corey Keane (Tolland, Conn.) in the bottom of the eighth inning.
The home half of the eighth appeared it was going to be a quick inning. Quaker reliever Hunter Justus, who came on in relieve of Jake Hofer, retired the first two Nighthawk batters – senior first baseman Alex Chetelat (Farmington, Conn.) and junior centerfielder Kyle Schiavone (Wethersfield, Conn.) with ease but ran into trouble at the bottom of the order.
Keane kept the inning alive, lining a base hit to the opposite side of the field. It appeared to have rattled Justus as he was unable to re-gain control of the game walking fellow Nighthawk infielders sophomore Daniel Kovner (Hamden, Conn.) and Steven Broy (Gorham, Maine), back-to-back, to load the bases and bring D'Agostino to the dish.
However, the day was over for Justus. Wilmington Head Coach Tony Haley had seen enough and opted to bring in a fresh arm, righthander Bruce Dunlap to face the Nighthawks shortstop. But a new pitcher did to faze D'Agostino as he took Dunlap's offering and lined it back where it came from to drive home Keane with the game winner.
Despite it being the first game of the season, the Nighthawks offense showed no signs of it. Junior right fielder Matthew Clawson (Tolland, Conn.) opened the bottom of the first working a lead-off walk from Quaker senior Jared Ramsey. After senior left fielder Michael Dean (Wethersfield, Conn.) singled to right, classmate and catcher Patrick Curry (Hampstead, N.H.) walked to load the bases.
With the bases chalked full of Nighthawks and no one out, Ramsey was a in a real jam as Chetelat, who started the game at first base, stepped to dish. The Connecticut native grounded to third as Wilmington third baseman Luke Teeters stepped on third to retire Dean for the first out of the frame but in the back door came Clawson for the first run of 2012.
Making his first start of the season, junior Zach Griesche (Niskayuna, N.Y.) already had a lead to work with. However, the lead was brief as the Quakers tied up the ballgame in the next half inning. Wilmington grabbed the 3-1 after taking advantage of the lead-off batter reach base in the third and fourth innings.
Both starters settled down late in the game. After giving up a run in the bottom of the first, Ramsey retired the next five batters before giving up a one-out base hit to senior left fielder Michael Dean (Wethersfield, Conn.).
His Newbury counterpart, Griesche, also re-grouped and went the distance tossing his ninth complete game of his career before Chetelat came on in relief in the top of the eighth. D'Agostino's walk-off single earned the senior quad-captain his second victory of his collegiate career.
The next day against Eastern Nazarene College, Keane was red-hot from the dish after getting the start at shortstop in the second game against the Lions. Midway through game two Keane rocketed a double over the right fielder's head to drive in a Nighthawk run. Then a few innings later it was like déjà vu, all over again, lining his second base hit, in as many plate appearances, to help seal the 9-5 victory. Newbury swept the afternoon series against Eastern Nazarene, after taking the first game by one run, 7-6.