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Friends of UVM Baseball - Bring it Back

Club Team finishes season

The UVM Club Team finished the season Sunday in playing for the New England Club Baseball Championship game. Although we came in second it was a "very good year" as we were truly the second best (I feel we were the best) team on the field of the 21 NECBA teams. We had the second most wins, only team to beat Franklin Pierce (twice), had the BEST baseball field (Centennial) to play on thanks to the Lake Monsters.
Off the field we:
started with 19 players only 1 didn't finish.
All the players made it to the game in Saugus yesterday with a leave time of 6:30am.
We were the best dressed team in the NECBA, thanks to the Friends for purchasing the uniforms.
13 of the 18 players are Vermont high school graduates
Over half of our guys donated blood on October 12th.
Our team was present, with uniform tops on, when the Student Government Association voted 32 YES,  2 no, 1 abstention on the Resolution to BRING IT BACK
Our 4 Seniors will graduate on time:
Chris Bernard - Biological Science major, already accepted into the UVM Medical School
Chris Kenseth - Chemistry major, scored 169 out 170 on the Chemistry GRE
Brendan Hackett - Mechanical Engineering major
Tyler Jones - Finance major
These 4 made a special contribution to our team.

Jim Carter, faculty advisor and coach


NECBA Championship Game

The NECBA Championship game between the Club Team and Bridgton Academy has been postponed until Sunday, November 9, due to inclement weather in Saugus, MA. this weekend. Game on the 9th will be at World Series Field in Saugus starting at noon.


SGA Meeting - Resolution to bring it back

Friends,  just returned from the Student Government Association (SGA) meeting and the 1 hour and 15 minute discussion to BRING IT BACK (baseball and softball). After much questioning, discussion and listening the Resolution was a proposed as: "The Student Government Association supports the return of Division 1 baseball and softball to the University of Vermont". There were many whereas and the bottom line vote was, 32 YES, 2 no, 1 abstention. It was truly a good day for The Friends and the BRING IT BACK movement. Congratulations for all that you have done since our group was founded back in 2009. Again we all know that it is not going to happen next week, next month probably not next year, however "the train keeps going in the right direction".

Be well, Jim


Vermont Cynic Video



Former UVM Baseball Players:
We are doing a fund raising effort to support the video VERMONT BASEBALL: BRING IT BACK and the Club Team by offering the T-shirt BRING IT BACK . For $50 you will get the T-Shirt and a Bumper Sticker sent to you. Send checks, made out to Jim Carter (Memo: Friends of UVM Baseball) 10 GAR Place Underhill, VT 05489 or through credit card (via paypal below) Include your size and mailing address.  With your support and interest Division 1 baseball at Centennial can become a reality.



If you would like to just purchase a bumper sticker they are $2 a piece.  Order using the button below if you only want Bumper Stickers:



Fans and Friends:
If you would like to purchase a T-Shirt or discuss other donation options please contact Jim Carter at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Hoping to swing bats again at UVM

In 2009, the University of Vermont was faced with a $1.1 million shortfall in its athletic department. One of the most controversial parts of their plan to erase that deficit was the elimination of the varsity baseball program; a program that had been around for over a century.

Read More and See Video from The:30 on Channel 3 news at:


Video: Bring it Back

UVM Baseball - Bring It Back from Mt Mansfield Media on Vimeo.


A concerned group from the UVM community have met and formed a committee to show their passion and and interest in baseball at the University.Their goals and objectives are:

  1. To support the UVM club team as it plays in the New England Club Baseball Association (NECBA)
  2. To support the return of high school baseball state championships to Centennial Field for the 2011 games (Completed).
  3. To keep baseball in the state of Vermont in the public forefront.
  4. To inform alumni, former players, parents and the university community of developments in bringing Division 1 baseball back to UVM.

This committee intends to work with the Athletic Administration to achieve these goals. This group called, "Friends of UVM Baseball" will be meeting on a regular basis and is looking for interested folks to sign on and express ideas and suggestions to the group.

Members of the committee include:
Bruce Bosley, Kyle Bostwick, Jim Carter, Daren Cassani, Barry Chamberland, Jeff Davis, Barry Doolan, Rick Farnham, Jeff Greene, Rick Harrison, Ed Hockenbury, Paul Jarvis, John Luter, Don MacDonald, John Packard, Tom Simon, Mike Talbot and Steve Williams.