Peter Jones ’21 began playing baseball for Belmont Hill when he first attended the school in the seventh grade. His talent shined on the middle school teams, although he was injured for the majority of his freshman year. During his sophomore year, Peter tried out for varsity baseball and made the team as their starting pitcher, contributing to an ISL Championship win. His junior year’s baseball season was sadly brought to an abrupt halt because of the pandemic; however, this past year, he was able to assume a leadership role as the team’s captain.
Peter, in an interview with The Panel, reminisced about his time on the baseball team. “My favorite memory,” he stated, “is rushing the field after winning the ISL as a sophomore and dogpiling on the mound with all of my teammates and the lacrosse team. On a similar note, he told The Panel “I will miss my teammates and the relationships I have with them and my coaches the most.” It is evident that Peter developed a close bond with members of the baseball team.
He also mentioned that the baseball team faced several challenges as a result of the pandemic. Most notably, the team needed to rebuild “some of the chemistry and culture” that they had lost after being separated for nearly a year. “Getting the younger guys on board” was another major goal for Peter as captain, as he strove to perpetuate the legacy of Belmont Hill varsity baseball.
Peter will continue playing baseball in college, having committed to play at Hamilton College in New York last fall; he is excited to be a part of the team while also receiving a great education. The Panel wishes him the best in both his athletic and academic endeavors.