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.


Senior Day 2018

Williston game, April 5

Salisbury game, April 14

Canterbury game, April 21

Millbrook game, April 7

Gunnery game, April 18

Williston game, May 5




Captains: Christian Mercadante, Peter Stoute

1

Michael

Carson

2018

Somers

CT

2

Jean-Pierre

Catellier

2020

Springfield

MA

3

Ayinde

Turner

2020

Brooklyn

NY

4

Tristan

Lynch

2020

Hampden

MA

5

Peter

Galgano

2018

New Rochelle

NY

6

Christian

Mercadante

2018

Suffield

CT

7

Noah

Kantor

2019

Westfield

MA

9

Nickolis

Dulude

2019

Holyoke

MA

10

Edward

Barkett, III

2020

Longmeadow

MA

11

Devonn

Allen

2018

Danvers

MA

12

Jared

Besse

2018

Longmeadow

MA

13

Matthew

Shaw

2020

Brimfield

MA

14

Peter

Stoute

2018

St. Albans

NY

16

Daniel

Wesson

2018

Monson

MA

17

Peter

LaBracio

2018

Burlington

VT

21

Benjamin

Bicknell

2018

South Hadley

MA


Lorenzo

Lugo-DeJesús 2019


Springfield

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

Williston game, April 4

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