The 2015 Belmont Hill Varsity baseball team completed another impressive season. The team ended with an impressive record of 17-4, winning 81 percent of their games. The team was coached by coaches Mr. Grant and Mr. O’Leary. The squad’s roster features Third Former Spenser Smith, and veterans such as Benny Wanger, and Charlie McConnell. The team started its campaign with a 5-3 win against an impressive New-England-ranked Worcester Academy. The team’s pitching rotation was debatably the best in the ISL, consisting of Benny Wanger, AJ DiFillippo, Chip Daley, and others. The team amassed 17 wins against League, and Non-League teams such as Dexter, Pingree, and Bridgton Academy. The team shut out other teams by margins 6-0 three times and even completed a 10-0 win against Nobles. The most impressive moment of the season occurred when Senior pitcher Benny Wanger completed a perfect game, neither giving up a single hit nor walking a batter, a truly incredible feat. Wanger anchored the Belmont Hill pitching rotation this year. Players from the team are also off to continue their journeys through college, at places such as Northeastern and Yale.
The team had notable victories against teams such as; Roxbury Latin, a 10-1 hammering win against St. Paul’s, and most all other ISL opponents, except Groton, and Governor’s Academy, when, unfortunately, the team dropped the games and were eliminated from the ISL title contention. The team capped off their season with a revengeful win against the 2015 ISL champion BB&N. Last year, Belmont Hill won the ISL title, and in their annual last game of the season against BB&N, they were defeated and BB&N spoiled a 19-0 record. This year, Belmont Hill returned the favor, in which, although BB&N had clinched the ISL title before the game, spoiled BB&N’s party by handing them a 5-1 defeat. According to many players, although the team would have preferred to have won the ISL crown for the second year in a row, the ending was rather delightful as they defeated BB&N. We wish good luck to the seniors who are off to college and wish the best of luck to the team next year as they attempt to win back the ISL crown.