The boys varsity baseball team captured their third consecutive league title this Wednesday, May 23, with a 6-3 win over Taft.
2018 Founders League Champions
2016 and 2017 Colonial League Champions
2014 Founders League Champions
2014 Colonial League Tri-Champions
More than 100 years ago, baseball was first played at Loomis under the direction of Chick Sellers, who the field is now named after.
In a program deeply committed to playing the beautiful game of baseball the right way, we emphasize positive culture and work on the development of fundamentals at every level. Baseball players at Loomis are students of the game and work to understand the “why” of every detail of the game. Our coaches are first and foremost teachers, and our players learn how to compete fearlessly while playing the game with passion and joy.
Loomis plays in the highly competitive Founders League and plays an 18-game schedule each season. In 2018, the Loomis baseball team won the Founders League championship with a 14-3 record. It was the third consecutive league title with a combined 46-7 record in those seasons. It was our tenth consecutive winning season and sixteenth in the last seventeen years. In addition, our JV team put together a strong season, continuing a string of winning seasons that began back in 1990. Excitement for the 2019 season is already developing, as we have very high goals for our team. We will return to Historic Dodgertown in Vero beach, Florida for our annual spring training trip. 2019 will also debut the new 4 team postseason tournament for the Founders League title. We are excited for the continued progress of our very competitive league!
College baseball has been in the future of a large number of Loomis players in the last decade, including those who have gone on to play at Yale, Boston College, Northeastern, Holy Cross, UConn, UMass, Marist, Stony Brook, Quinnipiac, Middlebury, Wesleyan, Trinity, Williams, Bowdoin, Colby, Hamilton, MIT, Kenyon, Skidmore, College of Wooster, Babson, and the University of Chicago. The program also boasts six alumni drafted to Major League Baseball since 1986.
The Loomis Athletics Department hosted the Spring Varsity Athletics Awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 23, in the Hubbard Performance Hall, where friends and families, as well as the spring varsity teams and their coaches, gathered to honor the teams and their players on another great season.
The showdown between the top two teams of the Founders League did not disappoint, as the Pelicans beat Avon Old Farms for the second time this season on the final play of the game.
Each summer Loomis Chaffee offers a host of exciting summer sports camps on the Island, many of which are coached and run by Loomis varsity coaches.
Loomis took their game in dramatic walk-off fashion for the second time in one week, this time against the Wyverns of Kingswood Oxford.