|Suffield [0-1]||2||2||4 [5 innings]|
The Tigers opened the 2023 in disappointing fashion as they fell on the road to Salisbury 16-2 in a game called after five innings due to the 12-run mercy rule. After a lead-off strikeout to begin the bottom of the 1st, the Knights took advantage of two hits, four walks, two wild pitches, and a hit-by-pitch to take a 3-0 lead. A two-run error by Suffield extended the inning that saw Salisbury jump to a 6-0 advantage.
The Knights plated another eight runs in the bottom of the second to blow the game open. Brayden Mazzoni ’23 had a hit and an RBI for Suffield while Theo Herbert ’23 collected a hit and Gabe Rivera ’25 had an RBI. Shortstop Noel Rivera ’24 played well defensively for the Tigers.
Suffield lost its 2023 home opener to visiting Cheshire Academy, 11-8. After falling behind 3-0 in the top of the 1st inning, the Tigers rallied to tie the score at 3-3 in their half of the inning.
Both teams scored a run each in the 2nd to once again tie the score at 4-4. The score would remain tied into the top of the 5th when Cheshire plated two runs to open a 6-4 lead. The visitors would tack on four more runs in the top of the 6th for a 10-4 advantage. However, Suffield rallied with four runs of their own in the bottom of the 6th to trim the lead to 10-8. However, the Tigers would get no closer as Cheshire closed the door on an 11-8 victory.
Conor Tashjian ’24 delivered an RBI sacrifice fly and a double for Suffield.
Suffield went on the road and lost to Loomis, 12-0. The Pelicans jumped on the board early to go up 3-0 in bottom of the 1st. Suffield starting pitcher Carter Scott '23 would settle down with two shutout innings to keep the score at 3-0 into the bottom of the 4th. However, the Pelicans would take advantage of three Tiger errors, a balk, and two hit-by-pitch to score 5 runs and open an 8-0 lead.
Loomis would use the long ball to tack on four more runs in the bottom of the 5th to account for the final score.
Ben Broxson '23 made his season debut on the mound and was a bright spot out of the bullpen for the Tigers throwing 1.2 scoreless innings.
Suffield was led offensively by Gabe Rivera '25 who collected two hits (single, double) on the day.
Suffield lost at Cheshire 15-3 in a game that ended in the 6th inning due to the 12-run mercy rule.
Cheshire jumped on top 2-0 in the bottom of the 1st on a walk, error, base hit, and sacrifice fly. With the score 3-0 in the top of the 3rd, Suffield rallied to tie the game on a two-run single by Brayden Mazzoni ’23 and an RBI single by Gabe Rivera ’25. However, Cheshire would answer in their half of the inning with a three-run homer to open a 6-3 lead. The Cats would tack on four runs in the 4th and five more in the 6th to end the game.
Rivera paced the Suffield offense with two hits while Ryan Jewell ’23 pitched well out of the bullpen.
Will O’Connor ’23 threw six strong innings to lead Suffield over visiting Pomfret, 8-0.
The Tigers went up 2-0 in the bottom of the 1st on RBI doubles by Gabe Rivera ’25 and Haden Kriston ’23. In the top of the 4th, Pomfret loaded the bases with no outs on an infield single, error, and a walk. However, O’Connor would get out of the inning unscathed with the help of a diving catch in foul territory by Rivera, a strikeout, and a groundout.
After adding three runs in the 4th, Suffield pushed the lead to 8-0 in the bottom of the 6th. Brayden Mazzoni ’23 started the inning with a double and advanced to third on a single by Rivera. After back-to-back walks to Kriston and Conor Tashjian ’24 plated a run, Theo Herbert ’23 delivered a two-run single. O’Connor allowed just an infield hit with seven strikeouts over his six innings of work to earn the win. Ryan Jewell ’23 threw a scoreless inning out of the bullpen to close things out.
The Suffield offense was led by Rivera (three hits, two runs scored, and an RBI), Mazzoni (two hits, two runs scored), and Herbert (two hits, two RBI).
|Hannah Ashley||2024||Los Altos, CA|
|Walton Burdick||2023||Yorktown Heights, NY|
|John Caron||2024||Suffield, CT|
|Maxwell Dashefsky||2025||New York, NY|
|Charles Gamere||2025||Holbrook, MA|
|Joshua Gamere||2025||Holbrook, MA|
|Anthony Greco||2025||Rocky Hill, CT|
|Theodore Herbert||2023||Germantown, NY|
|Ryan Jewell||2023||Longmeadow, MA|
|Haden Kriston||2023||Northbrook, IL|
|Brayden Mazzoni||2023||Bridgeport, CT|
|William O'Connor||2023||Darien, CT|
|Caiden Pena||2026||Howard Beach, NY|
|Caroline Powell||2024||Charlotte, NC|
|Evan Riccelli||2025||Suffield, CT|
|Franklin Rivera||2024||West Hempstead, NY|
|Gabriel Rivera||2025||West Hempstead, NY|
|Carter Scott||2023||Southwick, MA|
|Lucas Segal||2023||San Francisco, CA|
|Conor Tashjian||2024||Longmeadow, MA|
|Benjamin White||2025||West Hartford, CT|
While the Suffield baseball program has achieved considerable success over the past several seasons, wins and losses, while important, are not the primary focus of our program. It’s our belief that hard work, attention to detail, and respect for playing the game the right way will yield positive results. Each one of our ballplayers learns what it takes to succeed both on and off the baseball field.
The Suffield baseball program has a long tradition of success. Most recently, Suffield has qualified for postseason play eleven of the last thirteen seasons while earning five Cleary Division titles and two Western New England Prep Baseball League championships. Suffield graduates have gone on to play at such schools as Air Force, Amherst, Bates, Brandeis, Brown, Bryant, Carleton, Colby, Columbia, Eckerd, Emory, Georgetown, Grinnell, Quinnipiac, St. Anselm, Stetson, Stonehill, Tennessee, Trinity, Tufts, UCONN, UMASS-Amherst, Union, and West Virginia.