Senior Day: Baseball

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Photo Courtesy of Charger Athletics

Zack Pincince, Sports Editor

This week’s Senior Day will focus on the baseball team. This group of seniors was one of the most successful classes to come through the University of New Haven. In their freshman year, they won the conference tournament, and then followed it up their sophomore year by being ranked as high as #7 in the country with 39 wins in the season, the most in program history.

Matt Chamberlain #32 Outfield

“Winning the NE-10 championship my freshman year was one of the most exhilarating things I have ever been a part. We worked so hard to get there and needed to win four straight games to win the championship after we lost a heartbreaker to Southern New Hampshire University in our opening game. It was an unforgettable moment in my life that I will cherish forever.”

 

 

 

Devon Dimascio #10 Pitcher

“My favorite part of being a Charger was the NE-10 tournament my freshman year. Our school hosted the tournament and it was just a crazy experience. We lost game one to Southern New Hampshire University 1-0 which was tough, but the next day we battled back by beating Pace University and Southern New Hampshire again to reach the championship against Franklin Pierce University. Game 1 against Franklin Pierce was a close one and then game 2 was a blowout but I don’t think our team felt comfortable until we got the final out. Everyone wanted the championship so bad so it made the dogpile after the final out the best moment. It was our chance to celebrate everything we had worked on through the fall and it was one of the best moments of my life that I remember like it was yesterday.”

 

Gaetano Famiglietti #15 Catcher

“One memory I look back at and makes me smile is playing the game infected in the rain after practice. To most, it’s just a bunch of idiots running around with half of them shirtless. However, while I was standing out there getting wet in the rain, all I could see is 28 guys having the time of their lives with their best friends. Little things like that are what drives me to wake up every day and go through the good and bad times of being a student-athlete. Not everyone can say they have the opportunity to play ball with their best friends every day.”

 

Billy Huber #24 Infield

“I think the best part for me was being able to be around my guys every single day, whether we had a game, practice, or an off day. I’ll never forget all the memories with everyone.”

 

 

 

 

Brandon LaManna #22 Pitcher

“For me besides winning the NE-10 championship my freshman year and setting the wins record my sophomore year, my favorite memory would be when we left Brandon Cruz at Buffalo Wild Wings and we had to turn the bus around and go get him.”

 

 

 

 

Brendon Malouf #27 Pitcher

“My favorite memory as a Charger was my sophomore year when we broke the school record for wins in a single season.”

 

 

 

 

Thank you, seniors, for all of your hard work and congratulations on your amazing careers. Best of luck to all of you and remember, once a Charger, always a Charger!