A perennial title contender in the Lakes Region League, New Hampton baseball is the defending Lakes Region Champion after finishing 15-3 in 2016 and capturing the Lakes Region regular season and tournament crown. This is the second Lakes Region Championship in four years (2013) for the Huskies, and the team looks to add on to it’s long and storied history in 2017.
Countless student-athletes have learned to love the game taking grounders and shagging flies on Gnerre Field, situated at the center of New Hampton's campus, including 17-year MLB pitcher Roberto Hernandez '84 (see story). The team has earned 15 league titles since 1990 (26 in total since 1960) and will be looking for another in 2017.
The program can also claim a long list of alumni who have gone on to successful collegiate careers after their time as Huskies, including current alums competing at Northeastern University, Stetson University, Southern New Hampshire University, Colby College, Castleton State, and Plymouth State.
Led by second year Head Coach Greg Ladd, a former collegiate pitcher and captain at Colby College, the baseball Huskies look to battle their way back to a championship in 2017. The goal of the coaching staff is to bring energy and passion to the field, while developing players' skills and knowledge of the game. The program holds high expectations in effort, character and sportsmanship.
The varsity program plays a 20-game schedule, with league games against rival Lakes Region schools KUA, Tilton, Proctor, Vermont, Holderness, and Brewster, and non-league games against traditionally strong baseball programs such as Phillips Exeter and BB&N.
Facilities include the outdoor Lou Gnerre field, an indoor utility space complete with pitching mounds and space for an infield, and an indoor hitting tunnel. The team also makes use of the school's weight room and workout facilities. New Hampton baseball welcomes all baseball players. From the aspiring high-level collegiate player to the player eager to learn the game, there is a place for you at New Hampton. Come be a part of the tradition…
New Hampton travled to Hebron, Maine on a beautiful Monday afternoon to take on Hebron Academy. The Huskies continued to show strength offensively by scoring runs in each of the 5 innings played. Caleb Duggan led the way offensively with 5 RBI's including a triple and a double. On the mound, Jameson Goff attacked hitters and the Huskies were able to complete two double plays to keep Hebron off the board. Once again, all Huskies got an at bat in this one. The team finishes the regular season with 3 league games this week including a matchup at St. Paul's and a double header against Vermont Academy.
The Huskies offense put up 6 runs in the top of the first inning against Brewster and never looked back. Led by multi hit games by Alex Rives, Will Wood and Johnny Beaudet New Hampton was able to push across 17 runs in 6 innings to end the game early. Every Husky player got an at bat in this one and we saw some firsts as a team. Alex Rives was strong on the mound, allowing only 1 earned run in 6 innings. The Huskies made some mistakes in the field to give the Bobcats a few runs later in the game.
In a pitcher's duel down at Tilton, Jameson Goff went all 7 innings for the Huskies earning the 4-2 win. Both runs were unearned for Goff and he worked efficiently, throing just over 60 pitches on the day. The game was tied 1-1 going into the 7th inning when Will Wood doubled to right field. Alex Rives, Nick Healey, and Jake Procaccianti followed up with 3 straight hits to give the Huskies all the run support they needed. It was an excellent defensive game for New Hampton with multiple diving catches and a double play in a crucial situation.
Nick Healey worked 6 solid innings against a tough KUA line up. He gave up only 2 runs while striking out six and walking two and keeping the KUA batters off balanced throughout the game. At the plate, New Hampton had a big second inning started off by a great hit and run by Adam Shucart to move Noah Bolduc to 3B. A mistake by KUA in the field and a few more hits led to a 4 run innings for New Hampton. Later on, New Hampton was able to add 6 runs in the top of the 6th inning. Alex Rives and Tommy Evans led the way for New Hampton, each racking up 3 hits on the day. The Huskies move to 8-0 in Lakes Region play!
Alex Rives pitched 5 innings for New Hampton while surrendering 2 runs on 4 hits to receive the win. At the plate Rives also led the way racking up 4 hits on the day and tacking on 2 runs scored and 2 RBIs. New Hampton pulled away from Proctor with a big 5th inning, scoring 9 runs in the frame. Jake Procaccianti had 3 RBIs on the day and Harry Meehan threw an inning in relief for the Huskies.