Baseball

Varsity

Overview

Blair’s baseball program is highly competitive. We play a 24-game schedule against strong Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL) opponents (Peddie, Lawrenceville, Hun, Hill and Mercersburg) and top public high schools. The season culminates with the New Jersey prep “A” tournament. Blair's JV team (freshmen and sophomores) plays a 14-15 game schedule.

The School's Wakefield Diamond is one of the finest baseball facilities in the state. It includes a beautiful Bermuda grass infield with DuraEdge infield mix, an outfield with college dimensions, state-of-the-art dugouts, pitching/fungo machines, two indoor and two outdoor batting cages, four outdoor bullpen mounds and three indoor mounds.

Blair's baseball philosophy is to be as fundamentally sound as possible. The team concentrates on proper mechanics for each phase of the game and then incorporates them into game situations. No detail is too small. Players must be ready to play every pitch for the team to be successful. Blair teams are always well prepared and are in the hunt for the MAPL and New Jersey prep championships every year.

Many Blair baseball players have gone on to play at the collegiate level at schools including Vanderbilt University, University of Maryland, University of North Carolina-Wilmington, Brown University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, University of Virginia, Creighton University, University of Massachusetts, Old Dominion University, Rollins College, Rider University, Babson College, Widener University, Wofford University, Ohio Wesleyan, Ohio University, Lafayette College, Trinity College, Nicholls State, Union College, Middlebury College, Dickinson College and Lynchburg College.

For more information on Blair baseball, email .

Meet the Coaches

Meet Coach Kalb

Aaron Kalb

is Blair's varsity head baseball coach and a member of the School's math department.

Upon joining the faculty in 2016, Coach Kalb brought a wealth of baseball expertise to Blair, having played NCAA Division I college baseball at Rutgers and continued his baseball career as a professional in the Frontier, Can-Am and Continental Leagues from 2006 to 2011.

In addition, he served as assistant baseball coach at County College of Morris, head coach at Raritan Valley Community College and assistant coach at Oklahoma Panhandle State University. He holds a BA in statistics (2005) and MS in biostatistics (2011) from Rutgers University.

Meet Coach Wagner

Assistant coach teaches honors biology and biomechanics and coaches varsity baseball. He is an alumnus of Hamilton College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in biology in 2014. He has worked as a camp counselor and baseball coach at Camp Skylemar in Naples, Maine, in the financial aid office at Hamilton and at the New Jersey Urological Institute, performing data entry work. He was a four-year varsity baseball player at Hamilton and coached a summer baseball team in Long Branch, New Jersey. Joe lives on campus in Freeman Hall, where he serves as co-housemaster.

Schedule

View directions to athletic events. To read recaps about past events, go to the "Team News" tab above.

Opponent Date Time Advantage Result Score Status
vs.
Peddie
Home
vs.
Mercersburg
Away
vs.
Mercersburg
Away
vs.
Lawrenceville
Home
vs.
Hun
Home
vs.
St. Benedict's Prep
Home
vs.
Hill School
Away
vs.
Peddie
Away
vs.
Hun
Away
vs.
Lawrenceville
Away
vs.
Hill School
Home
TBD - States @ TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD - States (semis) @ TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD - States (finals) @ TBD
TBD
TBD

Roster

No players were found for this team

Team News

News & Recaps

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Photos

View more photos from the 2016-2017 season or past years on Blair's Flickr.

Past Results

Spring 2017

Date Opponent Location Time Results
3/23 Rye Country Day School Away 6:00 pm 1-2 L
3/23 Cedar Grove High School Away 8:30 pm 2-8 L
3/24 North Hills High School Away 3:00 pm 3-14 L
3/29 Peddie Away 4:00 pm 11-1 W
4/1 Hun Home 2:00 pm 1-6 L
4/5 Princeton Day School Away 4:15 pm 2-8 L
4/8 Mercersburg Home 1:00 pm 1-8 L
4/8 Mercersburg Home 3:00 pm 5-6 L
4/10 Pennington Away 4:30 pm 3-4 L
4/12 Lawrenceville Away 3:30 pm 2-1 W
4/19 St. Benedicts Home 4:00 pm 14-1W
4/22 Hill Away 2:00 pm 12-5 W
4/26 Peddie Home 4:15 pm 11-1 W
4/29 Hun Away 2:00 pm 2-9 L
5/1 North Warren Away 4:15 pm 2-9 L
5/3 Lawrenceville Home 4:00 pm 2-6 L
5/4 East Brunswick High School Away 5:00 pm 0-7 L
5/8 High Point Home 4:00 pm 7-2 W
5/11 Warren Hills Away 4:00 pm 3-13 L
5/13 Hill Home 2:00 pm
5/15 Hill Home 4:15 pm 3-13 L
5/17 Hun - State Tournament Away 3-12 L
5/20 Peddie - State Tournament Away 15-5 W
5/20 Lawrenceville - State Tournament Away 10:00 am 6-7 L

Spring 2016

Date Opponent Location Time Results
3/24 Newark Academy (scrimmage) Home 4:30 pm
3/30 Pennington Home 4:15 pm 4-15 L
4/2 Hun Home 2:00 pm
4/4 St. Benedict's Home 4:30 pm
4/5 Hun Home 4:15 pm 2-5 L(OT)
4/9 Mercersburg Away 12:30 pm
4/10 Mercersburg Away 12:00 pm 2-15 L
4/10 Mercersburg Away 2:00 pm 0-15 L
4/13 Lawrenceville Home 3:30 pm 1-7 L
4/16 Peddie Home 2:30 pm 1-2 L
4/18 St. Benedict's Home 4:15 pm 14-2 W
4/20 Hill Away 4:00 pm 14-15 L(OT)
4/22 North Warren Home 4:15 pm 8-5 W
4/25 Princeton Day School Home 4:15 pm 1-5 L
4/27 Peddie Away 4:15 pm 2-7 L
4/30 Hun Away 2:30 pm 1-6 L
5/4 Lawrenceville Away 4:00 pm
5/5 Rutgers Prep Home 4:30 pm 2-0 W
5/7 Newton Home 3:00 pm
5/10 Lawrenceville Away 4:15 pm 2-3 L
5/12 Randolph High School Home 4:15 pm 5-14 L
5/14 Hill Home 1:30 pm 0-4 L
5/18 Hun (states) Away 4:15 pm 2-1 W
5/20 Peddie in state tournament TBD 12:00 pm 1-2 L

Spring 2015

Date Opponent Location Time Results
3/24 Rutgers Prep (scrimmage) Home 4:15 pm Canceled
3/28 Berkshire 1:00 pm PPD
3/31 St. Benedict's Home 4:15 pm PPD
4/1 Hun Home 4:00 pm PPD
4/4 Pennington Away 2:00 pm 2-0 W
4/6 High Point Home 4:15 pm 8-0 W
4/8 Peddie Away 4:00 pm 1-7 L
4/11 Mercersburg Home 1:30 pm 0-4 L
4/11 Mercersburg Home 4:00 pm 3-4 L
4/13 St. Benedict's Home 4:15 pm 10-2 W
4/15 Lawrenceville Home 3:30 pm 9-1 W
4/16 Lenape Valley Home 4:15 pm 3-1 W
4/17 Princeton Day School Away 4:00 pm 7-2 W
4/18 Vernon Home 2:00 pm 10-12 L(OT)
4/21 Hun Home 4:15 pm 5-10 L
4/22 Hill Away 4:00 pm PPD
4/23 Hill Away 4:15 pm 3-1 W
4/25 Peddie Home 2:30 pm 7-0 W
4/27 North Warren Home 4:15 pm 4-0 W
4/29 Newton Away 3:45 pm 7-4 W
5/2 Hun Away 3:45 pm 1-5 L
5/5 Pequannock Home 4:15 pm 3-11 L
5/6 Lawrenceville Away 4:00 pm 4-2 W
5/7 Randolph High School Home 4:15 pm 4-3 W
5/9 Hill Home 2:30 pm 2-1 W
5/13 Lawrenceville (state quarters) Home 4:00 pm 1-0 W
5/16 Hun (state semis) Away 1:00 pm 4-0 W
5/17 Hun (state finals) Away 11:00 am 0-2 L
5/17 Hun (state finals) Away 1:30 pm 12-0 W

Spring 2014

Date Opponent Location Time Results
3/26 Gill St. Bernard's (scrimmage) Away Postponed
3/27 Gill St. Bernard's (scrimmage) Home 4:00 pm
3/29 Pennington Away 2:15 pm Postponed
3/31 St. Benedict's Home 4:30 pm 11-1 W
4/2 Hun Home 4:00 pm 7-6 W
4/5 Peddie Away 2:00 pm 4-9 L
4/8 Rutgers Prep Home 4:15 pm 12-6 W
4/9 Princeton Day School Home 4:00 pm 6-0 W
4/12 Mercersburg Away 12:00 pm 9-10 L
4/12 Mercersburg Away 3:00 pm 10-0 W
4/14 Gill St. Bernard's Away 4:00 pm W
4/16 Lawrenceville Home 3:30 pm 3-4 L
4/17 High Point Home 4:15 pm 2-0 W
4/22 Morris Knolls Home 4:15 pm 16-2 W
4/23 Hill Away 3:45 pm 9-1 W
4/25 Pequannock Away 4:00 pm 8-0 W
4/26 Morris Catholic High School Home 2:00 pm Postponed
4/28 North Warren Away 4:15 pm Canceled
4/28 Kittatinny Regional Home 4:15 pm 13-1 W
4/30 Peddie Home 4:15 pm Postponed
5/1 Hun Away 4:00 pm Postponed
5/2 Peddie Home 4:15 pm 12-2 W
5/3 Newton Home 3:00 pm Postponed
5/3 Hun Away 3:45 pm 5-1 W
5/4 Salisbury High School Home 2:00 pm 3-14 L
5/7 Lawrenceville Away 4:00 pm 4-0 W
5/8 Warren Hills Home 4:15 pm 0-3 L
5/10 Hill Home 2:00 pm Postponed
5/13 Morris Catholic High School Home 4:15 pm 1-0 W
5/14 Peddie (state quarters) Home 4:00 pm 10-3 W
5/17 States (semis) @ Peddie Away 2-0 W
5/18 Lawrenceville (state finals) Away 11:00 am 1-2 L
5/18 Lawrenceville (state finals) Away 1:30 pm 3-1 W (OT)

Alumni Playing in College

Blair Baseball Alumni Playing in College

Teddy Cillis
Teddy Cillis '13
Hofstra University
Andrew Green
Andrew Green '13
University of Maryland


Jake Spezial
Jake Spezial '13
Brown University
Jordan Barbarotta
Jordan Barbarotta '14
UMass Amherst

Kyle Jacksic
Kyle Jacksic '14
Lynchburg College


Sean Lubreski
Sean Lubreski '14
NJIT
Liam Sabino
Liam Sabino '14
Vanderbilt University

Eddie Lehr
Eddie Lehr '15
Babson

Brett Lubreski
Brett Lubreski '15
NJIT

JV

Overview

Blair’s baseball program is highly competitive. We play a 24-game schedule against strong Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL) opponents (Peddie, Lawrenceville, Hun, Hill and Mercersburg) and top public high schools.

The season culminates with the New Jersey prep “A” tournament. Blair's JV team (freshmen and sophomores) plays a 14-15 game schedule.

The School's Wakefield Diamond is one of the finest baseball facilities in the state. It includes a beautiful Bermuda grass infield with DuraEdge infield mix, an outfield with college dimensions, state-of-the-art dugouts, two outdoor batting cages and four bullpen mounds.

Blair's baseball philosophy is to be as fundamentally sound as possible. The team concentrates on proper mechanics for each phase of the game and then incorporates them into game situations. No detail is too small. Players must be ready to play every pitch for the team to be successful. Blair teams are always well prepared and are in the hunt for the MAPL and New Jersey prep championships every year.

Many Blair baseball players have gone on to play at the collegiate level at schools including Vanderbilt University, University of Maryland, University of North Carolina-Wilmington, Brown University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, University of Virginia, Creighton University, University of Massachusetts, Old Dominion University, Rollins College, Rider University, Babson College, Widener University, Wofford University, Ohio Wesleyan, Ohio University, Lafayette College, Trinity College, Nichols State University, Union College, Middlebury College, Dickinson College and Lynchburg College.

For more information on Blair baseball, email .

Meet the Coach

Meet Coach Thomas

Matt Thomas earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and international relations from the University of Central Florida (2005) and brought more than a decade of government and public policy experience to his role as a Blair history teacher when he joined the faculty in 2017. He began his career as a staff assistant to Senator Bill Nelson before becoming a lobbyist and government-relations specialist in 2007. Matt worked for two major Washington, D.C., law firms over the next 10 years, serving as an advisor to attorneys and clients on a variety of issues before the U.S. Congress and federal agencies; his areas of expertise include energy, the environment, data and cyber security, federal funding and appropriations, and financial regulatory reform. He authored articles for several publications, including Law360, Lexology and Inside Cybersecurity, and co-authored a textbook chapter covering federal policy perspectives on the rise and use of big data. Matt teaches U.S. history and western civilization at Blair and coaches 3rds boys’ basketball and JV baseball. He lives in Hillside House with his wife, Assistant Dean of College Counseling Britt Freitag.

Schedule

Opponent Date Time Advantage Result Score Status
vs.
Lawrenceville
Home
vs.
Peddie
Away
vs.
Lawrenceville
Away
vs.
Hun
Away
vs.
Peddie
Home

Roster

No players were found for this team

Photos

View more photos from the 2016-2017 season or past years on Blair's Flickr.

Past Results

Spring 2017

Date Opponent Location Start Info
4/5 Princeton Day School Away 4:15 pm 13-8 W
4/12 Lawrenceville Away 3:30 pm 13-9 W
4/19 High Point Home 4:00 pm
4/22 Peddie Home 2:30 pm
5/1 North Warren Away 4:15 pm
5/3 Lawrenceville Home 4:00 pm
5/6 Hun Home 1:00 pm
5/8 Belvidere Away 4:15 pm
5/10 Lawrenceville Home 4:00 pm 8-7 W
5/11 Warren Hills Away 4:00 pm
5/13 Hill Home 2:00 pm
5/17 Gill St. Bernard's Home 4:00 pm

Spring 2016

Date Opponent Location Time Results
4/2 Hun Away 2:30 pm PPD
4/11 Lawrenceville Away 4:30 pm PPD
4/19 North Warren Away 4:15 pm 9-7 W
4/23 Lawrenceville Home 2:30 pm 5-2 W
4/26 Peddie Home 4:30 pm Canceled
4/29 Hun Home 4:15 pm 6-25 L
5/6 Princeton Day School Home 4:15 pm PPD
5/11 Peddie Away 4:15 pm 8-2 W
5/13 North Warren Home 4:15 pm Canceled
5/17 High Point Home 4:15 pm 4-9 L

Spring 2015

Date Opponent Location Time Results
4/1 Hun Away 4:00 pm PPD
4/6 High Point Home 4:15 pm 1-9 L
4/8 Peddie Away 4:00 pm 4-17 L
4/10 St. Benedict's Home 4:15 pm PPD
4/15 Lawrenceville Home 3:30 pm 6-7 L
4/17 Princeton Day School Away 4:00 pm 8-2 W
4/18 Vernon Home 2:00 pm 2-21 L
4/22 Hill Home 4:00 pm Canceled
4/25 Peddie Home 2:30 pm 5-9 L
4/27 North Warren Home 4:15 pm 12-12 T
4/29 Newton Away 3:45 pm 6-14 L
5/2 Hun Home 2:00 pm 7-20 L
5/6 Lawrenceville Away 4:00 pm 11-15 L
5/9 Hill Away 2:30 pm 3-4 L
5/12 Roxbury Home 4:15 pm 5-8 L

Spring 2014

Date Opponent Location Time Results
4/2 Hun Away 4:00 pm Postponed
4/5 Peddie Away 2:00 pm 17-0 W
4/8 Rutgers Prep Home 4:15 pm Canceled
4/9 Princeton Day School Home 4:00 pm 18-4 W
4/16 Lawrenceville Home 3:30 pm Postponed
4/17 High Point Home 4:15 pm 2-13 L
4/23 Hill Home 3:45 pm 16-10 W
4/26 Morris Catholic Home 2:00 pm 1-13 L
4/28 North Warren Away 4:15 pm Canceled
4/30 Peddie Home 4:15 pm Canceled
5/1 Hun Home 4:00 pm Postponed
5/3 Newton Home 3:00 pm Postponed
5/7 Lawrenceville Away 4:00 pm 11-11 Tie
5/8 Warren Hills Home 4:15 pm 0-10 L
5/9 Hun Home 4:00 pm 0-11 L
5/10 Hill Away 2:00 pm Canceled
5/12 St. Benedict's Home 4:15 pm 2-0 W
5/13 North Warren Away 4:15 pm 1-3 L
5/14 Lawrenceville Home 3:30 pm 9-12 L
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