Former Winged Beavers' Standout Named World Series MVP After Leading Astros Over Dodgers
By BOB YORK
The 14-year-old, 5-foot-2-inch, 110-pound sophomore looked like a poster child for JV ball, but played like he was ready for prime time.
It was yet another of those inevitable looks-can-be-deceiving moments that coaches constantly seem to find themselves struggling to answer and frequently do – whether it be right or wrong – by believing in either their eyes or their instincts. In Rob Dowling’s case, he went with his instincts.
Matt Tabor of Milton Academy: Gatorade Massachusetts Baseball Player of the Year
CHICAGO (May 30, 2017) — In its 32nd year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, today announced Matt Tabor of Milton Academy as its 2016-17 Gatorade Massachusetts Baseball Player of the Year. Tabor is the first Gatorade Massachusetts Baseball Player of the Year to be chosen from Milton Academy.
The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field, distinguishes Tabor as Massachusetts’s best high school baseball player. Now a finalist for the prestigious Gatorade National Baseball Player of the Year, Tabor joins an elite alumni association of past state award-winners in 12 sports, including Derek Jeter (1991-92, Kalamazoo High School, Mich.), Jon Lester (2001-02, Bellarmine Preparatory School, Wash.), David Price (2003-04, Blackman High School, Tenn.), Clayton Kershaw (2005-06, Highland Park High School, Texas), Rick Porcello (2006-2007, Seaton Hall Preparatory School, N.J.) and Kris Bryant (2009-10, Bonanza High School, Nev.).
Jed Hoyer, Anthony Rizzo, and Theo Epstein
Cubs GM Jed Hoyer, Holderness '92, Helps Team End Drought, Win World Series
By BOB YORK
Nearly a quarter century has passed since Jed Hoyer graduated from Holderness School, but he still recalls a homework assignment he received during his senior year in Walt Kesler’s theology class.
“We had to write a paper on life skills and what we hoped we’d be doing 20 or 30 years into the future,” explained Hoyer, who, well prior to his graduation in 1992, had earned a reputation as a baseball junkie throughout the Holderness, N.H., campus. “I wrote that in 20 or 30 years I hoped I would be the general manager of the Boston Red Sox.”
Gavin Pittore, Wesleyan University '16, Roxbury Latin '12, Named NESCAC Baseball Pitcher of the Week
March 30, 2015
Pittore tossed a complete-game, seven-hitter against Pomona-Pitzer, which entered the game at 16-5, allowing just two runs with one walk and five strikeouts. The Cardinals built an early 7-1 lead and coasted in behind Pittore in the final game of their western swing. The Sagehens had scored nine runs versus Wesleyan in the first game of the doubleheader.
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Groton Student Plays for USA in Women’s Baseball Tournament
Sophie Baker ’16 played for the United States team during the LG Cup International Women's Baseball Tournament in South Korea in August. Sophie, who has played baseball since first grade, pitches and plays second base at Groton.
Sophie was one of 10 players on the U.S. team, one of eight teams from seven countries in the all-female baseball tournament.
One of Sophie’s coaches from a summer program—Justine Siegal, founder of Baseball for All—had invited girls from around the country who were playing on high school boys teams to compete in South Korea. The LG Cup welcomed one team each from the United States, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia, and India, and two teams from South Korea.
Sophie relished the experience. “It’s the closest I’ll ever be to the Olympics,” she says. She quickly built camaraderie with her teammates, but says it was challenging at first because none of them had played together before.
While the U.S. team didn’t make the finals—Japan beat South Korea in the championship—the team did rack up one win, a 13-0 blowout against Taiwan. Sophie played all four games of the tournament, against Taiwan, South Korea, Australia, and powerhouse Japan. She pitched in one game but spent most of the tournament at second base, and she scored a total of four times.
Besides playing women’s baseball internationally for the first time, Sophie experienced another first: abundant media attention. The tournament was broadcast on Korean television. “It was crazy; there were cameras everywhere,” Sophie says. “I was interviewed six times.”
St. George's Buddy Reed: No. 4 play on ESPN's SportsCenter Top 10 on Friday, May 23, 2014
Watch St. George's graduate and University of Florida Gator Buddy Reed make a diving catch against Mississippi State in Florida's 5-1 win in the SEC Tournament. Buddy's catch was the Number 4 play on ESPN's SportsCenter Top 10
on Friday, May 23, 2014. Click here to view.
Photo Credit: Tim Casey | University of Florida
St. George's Buddy Reed Making an Impact For Florida
to read The Newport Daily News article on St. George's Buddy Reed's success at The University of Florida.
Jack McGeary, Roxbury Latin '07 Selected by The Boston Red Sox!
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for an article featuring Jack McGeary, Roxbury Latin class of 2007, who was recently picked up by the Red Sox in the Rule 5 Draft.