Club Baseball Team

The Club Baseball Team is in its eighth 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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2013 - 2014 Roster

First name Last Name Class City State
Sal Ariganello 2015 Epelham NY
Brian  DelDebbio 2014 Danbury CT
Sean  Duggan 2015 Holbrook MA
Joseph  Dunn 2014 Paramus NJ
Nick  Ferry 2017 Westfield NJ
Alex  Fulco 2016 Rocky Hill CT
Christian Hauser 2017 Caldwell NJ
Timothy  Knightly 2017 Hadley MA
Sean  Leach 2014 Mapleville RI
Joseph  Marino 2014 North Attleboro MA
Gerard  McMullin 2016 Portchester NY
Joseph  Murphy 2017 Weehawken NJ
Christopher  Murphy 2016 Cohasset MA
John  Perrotti 2015 Cheshire CT
Ryan  Saunders 2016 Basking Ridge NJ
Derek  Totten 2015 Rye NY
Jimmy  Ursini 2016 Madison 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

2012 Fall Season in Review

The Stags club finished in second place during the fall campaign. Before entering the NECBA Playoffs, the regular season record stood at 6 - 2- 1. With the second place finish, the club faced The University of Vermont in the first round. In a close game with an outstanding pitching match-up, the Stags fell to Vermont 3 - 2, ending their fall 2012 season.

Final regular season standings

South Division
Wins
Loses
Games Back
Pct
Holy Cross
8
2
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800
Fairfield
6
2 (with 1 tie)
1
750
Yale
5
7
4
417
Central Connecticut
5
7
4
417
Three Rivers
3
7
5
300
American International
3
9
6
250

2011 Fall Season in Review

Fairfield concluded another successful club season in the NECBA. Playing an 11-game regular season, the Stags finished atop the South Division with an unblemished record of 11 - 0.

With the 1st place finish, Fairfield automatically qualified for the playoffs. The Stags were defeated by Boston University in the NECBA championship game.

Fairfield was again well represented on the NECBA All-Star squad, with four players earning a spot.

2011 NECBA South Division All-Stars

Pitching (MVP) - Connor Fleming '12
Batting MVP - Ryan Mesloh '12
Infielder - Christopher Mannion '12
Pitcher - Tim Smith '13

Connor Fleming 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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