Coach: Mr. Brent MacKay
Coach: Mr. Bart Badali
UCC only has a single team in baseball, but its varsity boys have in recent years come out swinging. The Blues won a 8-5 decision against division rival De La Salle College in the 2014 Conference of Independent Schools Athletic Association (CISAA) championship. It was the baseball program’s first title win since it was founded 22 years earlier by coaches Bart Badali and Brent MacKay.
Three players who’ve competed on the varsity team have so far been promoted to National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) baseball teams in the U.S. Many boys have also gone on to play at other post-secondary institutions.
While, typically, only experienced players make the varsity baseball team, coaches Badali and MacKay consider students as young as Grade 9.
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LATEST TEAM NEWS
Varsity Baseball Loses In CISAA Semifinal
The Varsity Baseball team played a terrific semifinal playoff game here at UCC yesterday, but unfortunately were not able to advance to the CISAA Championship game. The Blues were in a real battle from the beginning with neighbourhood rival, St. Michael’s College School. The pitching on both sides with outstanding, with both teams combining for only 4 hits. St. Mike’s went up 1-0 early and that run held up until the Blues loaded the bases Read More
Varsity Baseball Captures Division Title
The Varsity Baseball team was too much yesterday for opponent DeLaSalle College, coming out on top 18-4. The Blues got solid pitching from Nick Papoutsidis and timely hitting from a number of players in the victory. The Blues now move on the the CISAA Final Four Championships next Wednesday, May 23rd. Although the semifinal opponent is not yet known, the Blues will host the game at UCC at 10:00 am with the CISAA Championship being Read More
Varsity Baseball Slams TCS
The Varsity Baseball team had a day to remember on Friday against the TCS Bears. Solid starting pitching by Kaden Shapiro and the pitching of Josh Goldin and Nick Papoutsidis, kept the Bears bats at bay. However, the highlight of the game was a grand-slam hit by rookie Anthony Lemieux into the trees in right field, landing on Kilbarry Road. The first home run hit on the Common’s Diamond in many years. The Blues now Read More
Varsity Baseball Wins First League Game
The Varsity baseball team finally got in a league game today hosting Royal St. George’s College. RSGC struck in the first inning, taking a 1-0 lead but it could have been worse. The Blues made some solid defensive plays to keep the scoring at a minimum. The Blues answered in the bottom of the 1st inning, plating four runs and led 4-1 after one. The Blues then pulled away the rest of the way, beating Read More
Varsity Baseball Finally Gets In A Game
They Varsity Baseball team finally got out onto the field to play a game last Friday against CISAA member St. Andrew’s College. It was the first game for both schools and gave both teams a chance to get their players some field time and plate appearances. Although the score was SAC 3 UCC 1, both teams substituted everyone into the game, so not really a measuring stick about how the season will go. The Blues Read More
Varsity Baseball Falls Short In CISAA Final Four
The Varsity Baseball team ended their season yesterday in the CISAA Final Four Championship. The Blues hosted St. Andrew’s College in the semifinal and came away with a solid 9-3 victory, advancing the team to the championship against St. Michael’s College School. In the semifinal against SAC, the Varsity team jumped out quickly and never looked back. The team was bolstered by a terrific pitching performance by FY veteran Nick Papoutsidis as well as having Read More
Varsity Baseball Has Good Week
The Varsity Baseball team hosted non-divisional rival Crescent School this past Monday, coming away with a convincing 17-5 victory. Today, the Blues travelled to TCS to play their final league game and defeated the Bears 13-1. The Varsity team will now enter the playoffs next Wednesday, May 24th. After finishing in first place in their division with a perfect 3-0 record, they will host the 2nd place team in the other division in one semifinal, Read More
Varsity Baseball Drops Game to Malvern
The Varsity Baseball team hosted an always very strong Malvern CI team yesterday in an exhibition game. The Blues jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning with 5 hits but Malvern chipped away over the course of the game and came away with a 6-2 win. A good level of ball played by both teams. The Blues next host Crescent School in an exhibition game on Monday, May 15th @ 3:30 pm Read More
Varsity Baseball Runs Regular Season Record to 2-0
The Varsity Baseball team hosted divisional opponent Royal St. George’s College yesterday at the Common’s Diamond. The Blues came away with a 9-3 victory to move their divisional record to 2-0 which guarantees a semifinal playoff berth on May 24th. The game was a struggle at times for both team, with too many unearned runs mostly on walks. However, after being rained out for the past two games, not much could be expected with only Read More
Varsity Baseball Splits Doubleheader with Nichols
The Blues hosted CISAA member school Nichols School from Buffalo, N.Y. today at Common’s Diamond in their annual exhibition doubleheader. The Vikings edged UCC 4-1 in the first game which was sloppily played at times, but the Blues rebounded in the second game with a solid 12-8 victory. Both teams managed to get everyone in during the games giving both coaching staffs a good gauge on where things are with their rosters. The Blues next Read More
Varsity Baseball Tops SAC
The Varsity Baseball team played in Aurora today against SAC in an exhibition game. The team played defensively well and strung together 11 hits to top the Saints. Both teams got everyone into the game and several pitchers from each school threw innings. The Blues host Nichols School from Buffalo N.Y. this Saturday, April 29th for a doubleheader on Common’s Diamond. First pitch is at 11:00 am.
Varsity Baseball Off To Winning Start
The Varsity Baseball team hosted DeLaSalle College yesterday in our first league game. The Blues were well served by starting pitcher Josh Golden along with Jordan Weiss who finished off the last inning. The team was down 10-9 heading into their last at bats, but managed to squeeze across two runs to win the game 11-10. The Blues next play at St. Andrew’s College tomorrow in an exhibition game and host Nichols School on Saturday Read More