Baseball Wins CNEPSBL Championship

On Sunday, varsity baseball team captured their first Central New England Preparatory School Baseball League title since 2009. The championship game was a rematch of last year’s championship game. The thrilling championship game went into extra innings before the #1 ranked Big Green defeated visiting #2 Worcester, 2-1.

Jake Rohan ’24 scored the winning run after an errant throw by the Worcester catcher allowed Rohan to score from third base.  Rohan led the way for Deerfield at the plate going 3-5 with an RBI.

For the entirety of the season the Deerfield pitching team led the way and continued their impressive play in the championship game.  SP Griffin Dupuis ‘24 pitched 6 innings and allowed 1 ER on 4 hits and 2 Ks.  RP Connor Niemiec ’25 entered the game in relief for the second straight game and got the win pitching 4 innings of scoreless baseball.

Road to the Championship
The Big Green garnered the #1 seed entering the post-season which earned the team a bye through the quarterfinal match.

In the semifinals, the Big Green faced off against the Big Blue of Andover in the third meeting between the two teams this season.

The Big Green punched their ticket to the championship game when Connor Mudd ’26 delivered the game winning RBI in the bottom of the 7th inning with a sacrifice fly to CF to seal the 3-2 victory.

At the plate, Jake Rohan went 3-3 with 2 doubles and a run scored.

On the mound, SP Tripp Woytowicz ‘25 pitched 6 innings and allowed 2 ER on 5 hits and 5 Ks.  Connor Niemiec pitched a scoreless 7th inning and picked up the win.

With the victory, the Big Green bested Andover 3-0 this season.

Awards Keep Coming
From New England Baseball Journal:

1. Deerfield (16-4)

144 points – 7 first-place votes
Last week: 2nd
The Big Green are the new No. 1 after beating Williston 5-1 before sweeping its way to the CNEPBL championship with wins over Andover 3-2 and Worcester 2-1 (10 innings). Coach Pat Moriarty’s team allowed three or fewer runs in all but two games this season. Jake Rohan had three hits and an RBI while Conor Moriarty had two hits and a walk in the 10-inning, walk-off championship win. Griffin Dupuis pitched six strong innings allowing one run before Connor Niemiec took the ball for four innings of relief to claim his second straight playoff victory. Niemec pitched an inning of relief against Andover, as Connor Mudd hit the walk-off sacrifice fly. Rohan also had three hits in that game. Against Williston, Fletcher Waterman had two hits and an RBI, and Dupuis pitched a four-hit complete game with seven strikeouts.

Connor Niemiec earned the championship game Most Valuable Player award for his clutch pitching to close out the semifinal and championship games and help seal the victory for the Big Green.

Deerfield finished the season an impressive 16-4, 10-2 in league play.

Catch up on the championship action by viewing photos on Big Green Photos.

Go Big Green!