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  • Baseball - Boys Varsity

    2017 - 2018

    The Gunnery Baseball Program has had a long and successful tradition. Baseball was one of the earliest sports established at Mr. Gunn’s school in 1858. The village green by the Washington First Congregational Church was the site of the first known photograph of a baseball game in 1869 between The Gunnery and New Milford teams and served as the inside cover to Ken Burn’s book and documentary “Baseball- An Illustrated History”. 

    The Gunnery competes in the New England Prep Baseball League with Berkshire, Canterbury, Cheshire, Millbrook, Pomfret, Salisbury, Suffield, Wilbraham & Monson, and Williston-Northhampton. The program has consistently finished near the top of the league standings and captured the league championship in 2004, 2007 and 2009. Gunnery baseball players have gone on to compete at the NCAA Division I, II, and III levels and a few have even continued their careers in professional baseball.  Graduates have most recently gone off to play at Old Dominion, George Washington, Central Connecticut, and Boston College. Each year the program spends a week of spring training in Florida and also plays a game at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, New York at the home of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

    The program’s philosophy is a very simple one: to improve each day and to play hard and play smart, while developing a respect for the game itself. Through this philosophy a player is able to learn the game and best prepare himself to play at the next level, if that is his ambition.  

    If you have any further questions about The Gunnery baseball program please feel free to contact me.

    Jeff Trundy
    Head Coach
    trundyj@gunnery.org 
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    Recent Highlander Graduates in College Baseball:
    Brett Dooley '16 - Westfield State University
    Andrew Fogarty '14- Western Connecticut University
    Stanley Wolpiuk '14- Central Connecticut University
    Kellen Croce '13- University of New Haven
    Justin Dunn '13- Boston College
    PJ Higgins '12- Old Dominion University
    Mike O'Neil '11- Sewanee-University of the South
    Xavier Parkmond '11- George Washington University
    Nik Campero '10- University of Massachusetts-Amherst

    MLB Draft Picks:
    Justin Dunn '13: Drafted by Los Angeles Dodgers (2013) after his senior season at The Gunnery. Drafted by New York Mets (2016) from Boston College 
    PJ Higgins '12: Drafted by Chicago Cubs (2015)
    Brooks Belter '06: Drafted by Tampa Bay Rays (2011)

Team Schedule

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Home
Scrimmage
League
vs.
Berkshire School
@ Playing Fields - Baseball Field (turf)
Home
Scrimmage
League
vs.
Shepaug High School
@ Playing Fields - Baseball Field (turf)
Away
Rescheduled
League
vs.
Westminster School
Loss 3-9
@ Westminster School
Home
Rescheduled
League
vs.
Millbrook School
Win 9-0
@ Playing Fields - Baseball Field (turf)
Home
Cancelled
vs.
Trinity-Pawling School
@ Playing Fields - Baseball Field (turf)
Home
League
vs.
Williston Northampton School
Win 5-1
Away
League
vs.
Canterbury School
Loss 0-4
@ Canterbury School
Away
vs.
Taft School
Win 9-5
@ Taft School
Home
League
vs.
Pomfret School
Win 3-0
@ Playing Fields - Baseball Field (turf)
Away
League
vs.
Wilbraham and Monson Academy
Win 6-5
@ Wilbraham and Monson Academy
Home
League
vs.
Cheshire Academy
Loss 0-1
@ Playing Fields - Baseball Field (turf)
Home
Rescheduled
League
vs.
Berkshire School
Win 2-1
@ Playing Fields - Baseball Field (turf)
Home
League
vs.
Berkshire School
Win 2-1
@ Playing Fields - Baseball Field (turf)
Away
League
vs.
St. Luke’s School
Win 8-1
@ St. Luke’s School
Away
League
vs.
Salisbury School
Loss 3-6
@ Salisbury School
Neutral
Scrimmage
League
vs.
Williston Northampton School
@ Doubleday Field (Cooperstown)
Home
League
vs.
Millbrook School
Win 9-0
@ Playing Fields - Baseball Field (turf)
Away
League
vs.
Millbrook School
Win 5-4
@ Millbrook School
Home
League
vs.
Canterbury School
Win 1-0
@ Playing Fields - Baseball Field (turf)
Home
League
vs.
Salisbury School
Loss 1-6
@ Playing Fields - Baseball Field (turf)
Home
League
vs.
Suffield Academy
Loss 4-7
@ Playing Fields - Baseball Field (turf)
Away
vs.
Kingswood-Oxford School
Win 7-4
@ Kingswood-Oxford School
Away
Rescheduled
League
vs.
Berkshire School
Win 3-2
@ Berkshire School
Away
League
vs.
Westminster School
Loss 3-9
@ Westminster School
Away
League
vs.
Berkshire School
Win 3-2
@ Berkshire School
Away
Cancelled

Playoffs

League
vs.
Williston Northampton School
@ Williston Northampton School

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  • The Gunnery tops Berkshire 3-2 for 11th Win

    Trundy
    The Highlander baseball team traveled to Sheffield, Mass Wednesday afternoon for a game with the Berkshire Bears, coming out on top 3-2 in a well played game by both sides. Michael Esposito had a fine outing on the mound for The Gunnery, pitching the complete game win, while picking up nine strikeouts, including the last two hitters of the contest. Berkshire scored twice early, but then the Highlanders went ahead in the top of the 4th inning, scoring all of its three runs. Danny Infante had a run scoring single and Wade Sansone had a sacrifice fly to drive in two of the runs. Griffin Smith had a fine day at the plate with three hits, including a double, and Alex Diaz chipped in with two hits. Thank you again to the parents and fans who made the trip and offered their support. The Gunnery baseball season will come to a close this Saturday with a game vs. Williston-Northampton.    
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  • The Gunnery tops Kingswood-Oxford 7-4

    Trundy
    The Highlanders traveled to West Hartford Friday afternoon and returned home with their 10th win of the season after topping Kingswood-Oxford 7-4. The game was tied heading into the 7th inning, but The Gunnery scored three runs after a go ahead RBI double by Robert Taylor and a clutch 2 run triple by Griffin Smith. Danny Farricielli pitched a solid 5 2/3 innings for the Highlanders, before Wade Sansone came on to record the final 4 outs to pick up the win. Taylor was 4 for 4 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI's, Smith had 3 RBI's, and Alex Coady had 2 hits with 2 runs scored. The Gunnery is scheduled for another road game tomorrow vs. Berkshire. Thanks again to the parents and fans that traveled and offered their support!!
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  • The Gunnery Drops 11 Inning Game to Suffield

    Trundy
    The Gunnery baseball team fell to Suffield Academy in a home contest Wednesday afternoon. Suffield battled back to tie the game in the seventh, and then pushed three runs across in the eleventh to capture the win. Robert Taylor had a very strong day at the plate for the Highlanders, going 4 for 5 on the day. The Gunnery will be on the road for their next two games, Friday at Kingswood-Oxford and Saturday at Berkshire. Thanks again to the parents and fans for their support on Wednesday. Also a special thanks to Mrs. Rosati for her unbelievable effort all season long providing food and treats for the team after games as well as her awesome work helping to honor our four seniors on Senior Day Wednesday afternoon!!   
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  • Salisbury 6 The Gunnery 1

    Trundy
    The Gunnery dropped a home contest with Salisbury on Monday afternoon by the score of 6-1. The Highlanders fell behind early, as  Salisbury scored four runs in the first inning. The game was not without it's bright spots however, as freshman Danny Farricielli entered the game with one out in the first inning and four runs already in, and then proceeded to pitch a strong 6 2/3 innings. Fellow freshman Danny Infante was a repeat hitter for the Highlanders. The Gunnery will be back in action on Wednesday afternoon at home vs. Suffield Academy. Thank you again to all of the parents and fans in attendance and for the support they offered!
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  • The Gunnery tops Canterbury in 13 innings, 1-0

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  • Gunnery 5 Millbrook 4

    Trundy
    The Gunnery traveled to Millbrook on a hot and sunny Wednesday afternoon and returned home with a 5-4 win. Garrett Coe picked up the win on the mound for the Highlanders, as The Gunnery triumphed over the Mustangs for the second day in a row in a rare home and home series. The Gunnery was led offensively by Alex Diaz with two hits while Coe had a run scoring double. The Gunnery returns to action at home Saturday vs. Canterbury. Thank you to all of the parents and fans who traveled to Millbrook today and offered their support. 
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  • Gunnery 9 Millbrook 0

    Trundy
    The Gunnery entertained Millbrook on a beautiful day Tuesday afternoon and came away with a 9-0 victory. Robert Taylor headlined the effort, carrying a no-hitter into the 7th inning, and ending with a one hit effort with help from Chase Amador to record the last two outs. Alex Diaz, Michael Esposito, and Wade Sansone were all repeat hitters for the Highlanders in the first game of a two game set with the Mustangs. The Gunnery will travel to Millbrook on Wednesday for the second game of the home and home series. Thank you to the families and fans who were in attendance and offered their support!!
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mail address: 99 Green Hill Road, Washington, CT 06793
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Founded in 1850 by abolitionist, educator, and outdoorsman Frederick Gunn, The Gunnery is a coeducational college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12/post-graduate. Dedicated teacher-mentor-coaches challenge students to reach their full potential in a home-like setting where character and citizenship are valued as much as intellect and achievement. Individualized attention and high expectations help young learners develop not only the skills and confidence they will need in college, but also the moral compass and love of learning that will serve them well in life. The school attracts ambitious, academically curious students who will both shine as unique individuals and thrive as contributing members of a deeply connected community. By the time they graduate, Gunnery students have become well rounded, grounded young adults with a sharpened sense of who they are and who they want to become.