Varsity Baseball Champs

The Varsity baseball team accomplished the ultimate by winning the CISAA D1B championships.
 It was a short season due to horrible weather, but there was enough practice and game time for the team to gel. The Knights went 2-0 during the regular season, then defeated Country Day School 9-5 and Crescent 5-3 to win the title. 

For coaches Matt Mooney, Luke Rankin and Dr. Chris Newton, coach since 2006, this was their first championship title. 

“It’s a pretty big deal,” said Dr. Newton. “This team has a lot of depth and it’s a very cohesive, supportive group of players. There were no huge standout stars, just a lot of solid players from all grades, which really made for a team without big egos.”

Both Dr. Newton and Mr. Rankin agree that this group was the perfect example of a team. 

“In years past, we’ve had really good players who can’t play on certain days or certain positions due to outside obligations,” said Dr. Newton. “That’s one of the foundations of why this year was so good – everyone was able to pitch in and do what it took. Sometimes that meant stepping back and letting someone else take over, which paid off in the finals.”

Mr. Rankin really enjoyed coaching them – championship aside. 

“The boys were a pleasure to coach and fun to be around. Everyone was super positive and willing to help out wherever needed,” he said. “Our seniors were leaders and our rookies were confident. It made for a really great atmosphere on the field and in the dugout.”

In other sports news, the Senior 7’s rugby team also had a successful season, winning the CISAA D2 Consolation Championships.