Baseball is entwined in the rich traditions that define Deerfield Academy. Headmaster’s Field sits in the middle of the campus, a testament to the legacy of Headmaster Frank L. Boyden, who not only coached Deerfield Baseball, he played alongside his students when the team was shorthanded in the early 1900’s! Today, Headmaster’s Field, designed and constructed with the help of Mark Actman, designer of Coors Field (home of the Colorado Rockies), is a magnificent playing surface.
Deerfield participates in the Central New England Prep School Baseball League (CNEPSBL). The league is one of the strongest conferences in the Northeast, featuring a level of play that stands out among secondary schools, public and private. Among the distinctive features of the schedule are Saturday doubleheaders. In 27 years of league play, Deerfield has reached the postseason tournament 20 times, with 4 championships, the most recent in 2009.
Deerfield takes a Spring Training trip to Florida in March. During Spring Training, the team practices and plays at least twice per day. The trip is physically demanding, baseball oriented, and builds team bonds.
In 2017, Deerfield Baseball begins a new era, with a new coach, and with renewed energy. Deerfield Baseball takes the field in 2017 with two primary objectives: First, to compete in 2017; Second, to build a baseball culture worthy of the heritage that defines Deerfield Academy. We encourage our players to be multi-sport athletes, and find that those who play multiple sports have the most satisfying experiences.
Among Deerfield’s prominent baseball alums is Mike Trombley ’86, who enjoyed an 11 year MLB career, mostly with the Minnesota Twins. Deerfield graduates matriculate to college baseball at all levels, Division I, II, and III, including several players in the class of 2017. Most importantly, we develop student athletes, work with players to manage expectations, and provide support for those who aspire to play in college.
Deerfield varsity baseball team is coached by Pat Moriarty. For more information about the program, please contact Coach Moriarty.
Senior Pitcher Earns League Recognition
Senior pitcher and 1st baseman, Dylan Presnal, was a unanimous selection to the All Central New England Prep School Baseball League. This season Dylan played in 9 games and led the team both on and off the field. On the field, he led the team with a .407 batting...
Spring Athletic Awards Announced
Yesterday, the Deerfield community gathered for School Meeting to celebrate spring teams and recognize the 2017 spring athletic award winners. In keeping with tradition, Mr. Howe began the ceremony by listing off his Spring Top 10. Top Ten List for Spring 2017 Graduation is close, the big ceremony is...
Student-Athletes Commit to Play Collegiate Athletics
Deerfield is proud and excited to honor 44 student-athletes who have committed to continuing to compete in their respective sports at the college level. This year, the Athletic Department held several ceremonies to celebrate these student-athletes. In total, the Big Green recognized 53 student-athletes who will be competing at the...
Baseball Team to Compete in the Post-Season Walker Tournament
The Deerfield varsity baseball team enters post-season play this afternoon in the Walker Tournament. In the opening game, the Big Green will have a short trip up the road to face the Northfield Mt. Hermon Hoggers for 4:30pm contest. The Big Green hold the season advantage over the Hoggers,...
Baseball Captures Comeback Win
Yesterday the boys varsity baseball team traveled to Cushing for their 2nd conference meeting of the season. In their first meeting on April 8th, the Big Green earned their first conference win by defeating the Penguins 5-2 at Headmaster’s Field. Yesterday, the Doors fell behind early at Cushing, but...
A Perfect Wednesday for the Big Green, 13-0
Yesterday marked an impressive day for the Big Green – all Deerfield teams went undefeated, combining for a 13-0 sweep of their opponents! JV baseball earned the first win of the day by defeating visiting NMH with a score of 16-6. Girls JV lacrosse sealed their “nail bitter” home...
Varsity Baseball Webcast at Cushing
Cushing will be webcasting today’s varsity baseball game with the game’s first pitch being thrown at 3:30pm. Can’t make it to the game, you can still tune in to watch LIVE! Click here to watch today’s Baseball game at Cushing.
Big Green Teams are Perfect on the Road
Yesterday, 6 Big Green teams traveled to their respective away contests and all of those teams returned to Deerfield with victories in hand. Deerfield teams went 6-0 in away contests and 7-2 overall in their Wednesday contests. It was a great day to be Big Green! Girls varsity and...
Baseball Starts Strong in Conference Play
Varsity baseball starts the season strong going 2-0 in conference games and improving their overall early season record to 2-2. The Big Green defeated Cushing, 5-2, for their first conference win and won again this Saturday over conference rival NMH by a score of 9-7. The wins have resulted...
This Week in DA Athletics: The Sun is Shining and the Wins are Rolling In
This week the sun continues to shine down on the Big Green athletic teams and the wins have been rolling in. Deerfield teams reported 6 wins on the weekend and a 2nd place tournament finish. To date this week, there have been 8 team wins recorded. The Big Green...
Baseball Wraps Up Spring Training
The Deerfield Baseball team returned from Florida to participate in a two game prep school Jamboree at the New England Baseball Complex in Northborough, MA, Saturday and Sunday, March 25-26. The Big Green split its first two games against New England prep opponents. The squad dropped an 11-2 decision...
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
It was a day of progress and enjoyment for Deerfield baseball on Wednesday, March 22. The squad played its third game in the IMG Classic against Christ Presbyterian School of Nashville, TN. Though the squad lost 2-1, the outing proved to be a significant step forward in the development...
Baseball Throws First Pitch of the Season
The first pitch of baseball season was thrown yesterday afternoon vs. Trinity Christian from Lake Worth, FL in the team’s opening spring training scrimmage.
Day 2 of Baseball Spring Training
Day #2 of spring training began under cloudy skies with a gentle breeze – perfect Florida baseball weather! After Day #1, under the bright Florida sun, the cloud cover was a welcomed feature to the backdrop of fly balls and “Priority Pops.” The Big Green squad has benefited from...
Baseball Begins Florida Spring Training
Yesterday, 27 Deerfield baseball players reported for spring training at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL. Unfortunately, the team equipment bag and practice baseballs experienced flight delays and did not make it to Florida. The setback did not derail the team from taking to the field with enthusiasm and purpose. ...
National Letter of Intent Early Signing Day
The Deerfield Athletic Department is excited to share the news of the early National Letter of Intent signing by five of our student-athletes; Kathryn Grennon – William & Mary (Lacrosse), Beau Dana – Georgetown (Baseball), Ted Sullivan – Denver (Lacrosse), Brian Davis – Delaware (Lacrosse), and Cole “Bubba” Fairman...