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.
2018 Spring Family Weekend Preview
With spring teams approaching the mid-way point in their seasons’ and the beginning of the 2018 Spring Family Weekend underway, the Deerfield Athletics department welcomes all students’ families to campus. Today and tomorrow, we will host eleven home contests and six teams will travel to compete at away contests....
Athletes of the Week
Congratulations to this week’s Athletes of the Week! Boys Varsity Baseball: David Thomas ‘20 David Thomas is our AOTW for varsity baseball. David was 2-5 with 4 RBI’s vs NMH on Saturday. David also pitched 2 scoreless innings vs NMH on Saturday striking out 6, which helped the DA...
Varsity Baseball Knocks Off Defending League Champions
Yesterday, varsity baseball improved to 3-0 in league play with a 6-2 road win against defending league champions Worcester Academy. With the win, the Big Green’s overall record improves to 3-2. David Thomas was excellent on the mound pitching 7 innings, allowing 3 hits, 1 ER and 7 K. ...
Athletes of the Week
Congratulations to the first spring Athletes of the Week! Thank you for helping to kick-off the spring athletic season at DA! Boys Varsity Tennis: Matthew Wuyan ’18 & Gideon Yektai ‘18 Matthew was the only player to put a point on the board on Saturday, 3/31, defeating Groton’s #2...
Baseball Captures First League Win
On Saturday in their season home opener against Cushing Academy, the varsity baseball team captured their first win of the season to improve their overall record to 1-1. Jared Pantalony pitched a complete game 4 hitter for the win, he struck out 5 batters and the only run Cushing...
LIVESTREAM: Deerfield vs. Brunswick
Today we have six team’s in action – four games on the road and two home games. View the complete spring contest schedule here. The boys varsity lacrosse match up vs. Brunswick at 3pm will be available to watch on Livestream. Tune in to watch by clicking here. Go...
Deerfield Spring Sports are Underway!
“With eight of our 12 varsity teams returning from successful spring pre-season trips and combined with fields cleared of snow, the spring season has started off well for us here at Deerfield. The construction on the new Athletics Complex and the Tennis Pavilion are moving along as planned and...
Baseball Closes Out Preseason with a Win
On Saturday, in their final preseason scrimmage in Florida at IMG Academy, the baseball team earned a decisive 13-5 win over Inspiration Academy. A perfectly executed squeeze bunt in the bottom of the 6th inning by catcher Andy Pelc was the catalyst for what turned out to be a...