Baseball - Varsity

Wilbraham & Monson Academy has a long and rich tradition in America’s pastime. As one of the first independent schools to field a baseball team in the 1870s, WMA baseball is rooted in a strong sense of pride and a commitment to excel.

Over the years, our teams have won their share of honors, including back-to-back league titles in 2014 and 2015. Our approach to developing fine ballplayers and young men focuses on hard work, attention to detail, and respect for self and others. Our mantra is: “compete, team, think.”

WMA competes in the Western New England Prep Baseball League, which is comprised of 10 teams spanning Western Massachusetts and Connecticut, with one New York team. With an emphasis on teamwork and selfless play, we are committed to helping each and every ballplayer reach his potential as a high school player and, if appropriate, as a college prospect. For those interested in playing in college we can offer a strong network of college recruiting.

Recent WMA graduates have gone on to play at competitive college programs, including: the University of Hartford, Post University, Rollins College, University of Tampa, Franklin Pierce College, Endicott College and St. Andrews Presbyterian (NC).

WMA spends part of March playing and practicing at Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach, Fla., where the Titans compete in spring training games against teams from throughout the country.




Pomfret game, Aril 19


Captains: Jean Pierre Catellier '20, Nickolis Dulude '19, Lorenzo Lugo-DeJesus

Managers: Kate Cronin '20, Gleb Zaytsev '19

1

Parker

Donohue

2022

Wilbraham

MA

2

Jean-Pierre

Catellier

2020

Springfield

MA

2

Lorenzo

Lugo-DeJesús

2020

Springfield

MA

4

Danny

DeNucci

2022

Somers

CT

5

Edward

Barkett

2020

Saint Petersburg

FL

6

Ayinde

Turner

2020

Brooklyn

NY

7

Noah

Kantor

2019

Westfield

MA

8

Nicholas

Gleason

2021

Northborough

MA

9

Nickolis

Dulude

2019

Holyoke

MA

10

Matthew

Clifford

2022

Wilbraham

MA

13

Griffan

Wolusky

2021

Dorchester

MA

16

Nicholas

Morin

2021

East Longmeadow

MA

Head coach - Jim Irzyk
A graduate and three-sport athlete at Westfield (Ma.) High School, he attended Deerfield Academy for a postgraduate year, where he continued to play football, basketball and baseball. Irzyk played Division I baseball at The College of the Holy Cross, where he was a four-year starter as a pitcher and infielder. During his senior season, he served as captain, was selected to the Division I All-Star team, and won the team MVP award. Irzyk also played in the Cape Cod Baseball League with Chatham. Since 1983, Irzyk has been a teacher and coach at Cushing Academy, The International School of Brussels and Choate Rosemary Hall, serving as head coaches for football, softball and baseball.

Assistant coach - Jason Bailey

2016

  • Cleary Division runnerup
  • Class B semifinalist
  • All-League 1st team: Steve Fleury, Andre Marrero
  • All-League 2nd team: Jake Breton, Joey Mack
  • Underclassmen All-Star Game: Jake Breton, Isaiah Choiniere, Matt Shaw, Andrew Wood

2015
  • Cleary Division champion
  • Class B finalist
  • Cleary Pitcher of the Year: Steve Fleury
  • Cleary co-MVP: Shawn Boston
  • All-League 1st team: Joey Mack, Jake Breton, Anthony Garro, Tom Quinn
  • All-League 2nd team: Alex Caldwell, Roy Goodman, Andrew Wood
2014
  • Cleary Division champion
  • Cleary Pitcher of the Year: Steve Fleury
  • Class B semifinalist
  • All-League 1st team: P.J. Jasak, Shawn Boston, Steve Fleury, Alex Caldwell
  • All-League 2nd team: Scott Bicknell, Danzel Washington

Scoreboard

vs.
Salisbury School
Home
Wilbraham & Monson Academy
vs.
Cheshire Academy
Home
Wilbraham & Monson Academy
Loss 4-2
vs.
Pomfret School
Away
Pomfret School
Loss 7-1
vs.
Suffield Academy
Home
Wilbraham & Monson Academy
Loss
vs.
Williston Northampton
Away
Williston Northampton School
Loss 2-1