Club Baseball Team

The Club Baseball Team is in its ninth year as an organization. The team officially was recognized as a sports club within the Fairfield University Department of Recreation during the 2007-08 academic year.

The program plays in the New England Club Baseball Association (NECBA) competing against teams such as Holy Cross, Northeastern, Trinity College, Yale, Conn College, Boston University and other colleges in the area.

The Stags play a highly competitive fall season, with practices during the week and doubleheaders on the weekends. During the winter months, practices are held to keep players in shape, throwing multiple times during the week and possibly spending some time in the batting cages.

During the spring season, doubleheaders are played against other area teams. These contests are considered non-league games. Nonetheless, it is a competitive level of baseball, including 2 or 3 doubleheaders.

Fall 2013 season in review
Fairfield set a club record with 12 regular NECBA season wins, finishing undefeated. The Stags led the league in both batting average and ERA during the fall campaign. Their record earned them 1st place in the NECBA South Division and a bye in the first round of the league playoffs.

With an 8 - 4 win in the semi-finals, the team faced off with The University of New Hampshire in the championship game played in Lynn, Mass. on October 27th. The quest for the perfect season ended with a 4 - 2 loss to New Hampshire.

With a final record of 13 - 1, the Stags again set a new season record for most wins.‌

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2014 - 2015 Roster

First Last Year City State
Sal Ariganello 2015 Pelham NY
Trevor Crawford 2018 Rye NY
Sean Duggan 2015 Holbrook MA
Patrick Gannon 2017 Pearl River NY
Christian Hauser 2017 Caldwell NJ
Timothy Knightly 2017 Hadley MA
Anthony Mackie 2018 Lynbrook NY
Owen Marchetti 2016 Reading  MA
Gerard McMullin 2016 Port Chester NY
Joseph Murphy 2017 Weehawken NJ
Christopher Murphy 2016 Cohasset MA
Joseph Nunziata 2018 Oyster Bay NY
Kevin O'Connor 2018 Brookfield CT
John Perrotti 2015 Cheshire CT
Zack Sabadosa 2017 Feeding Hills MA
Ryan Saunders 2016 Basking Ridge NJ
Colin Tenney 2018 Amherst NY
Derek Totten 2015 Rye NY
Jimmy Ursini 2016 Madison  CT
Thomas Zielinski 2018 Danbury CT

 

 

2013 Fall  Regular Season

Southwest Division

Wins

Losses

Games Back

Pct

Fairfield

12

0

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1000

Three Rivers

5

3

4

625

Central Connecticut

5

6

5.5

455

Trinity

4

5

5.5

444

Yale

4

5

5.5

444

Conn College

0

10

10

000

 

Special recognition

Connor Fleming '12 finished his four years at Fairfield with a special recognition from the NECBA. Connor was the first player ever inducted into the newly-formed NECBA Hall of Fame.

Connor "Dad" Fleming was a phenomenal pitcher throughout all four years of his club baseball career. Consistently a top pitcher in the NECBA, Fleming led Fairfield to three straight division titles and into the championship game in his senior year. His best performance was in the 2011 playoffs, when he came into a tie game in the top of the 5th inning with one out in the semifinals, and threw 8 2/3 innings without giving up an earned run until Fairfield won it in the bottom of the 14th. He then proceeded to start the championship game, putting up two more scoreless innings. He also threw a perfect game against Bard in the 2010 season. Connor was a three-time pitching MVP from 2009-11. He is one of the best pitchers the NECBA has ever had.

With strong officer leadership, club baseball will continue to be a viable club for years to come at Fairfield. Go Stags!

 

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