Baseball Wins Fifth NESCAC Championship with 10-6 Victory over Middlebury College
The Tufts University baseball team completed a two-game sweep of Middlebury College in the championship round of the 2017 NESCAC Tournament on Sunday with a 10-6 win over the Panthers which gave the Jumbos their fifth conference title. Read More
Under Coach John Casey, the Tufts University Baseball program is one of the most competitive in the nation each spring. In 2016, the team set a program record for wins posting a 35-8 record, won the programs 4th NESCAC championship, and advanced to the New England Regional Finals. The 2014 Jumbos presented Coach Casey with the 600th victory of his career making him the 43rd coach in NCAA Div. III Baseball history to reach the milestone. Casey’s teams have featured eight All-Americans and five players who have signed professionally. Coach Casey runs the pitching staff for the Jumbos.
Record at Tufts: 669-385-4 (33 seasons through 2016)
Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
Brendan Casey, a 2013 graduate of Azusa Pacific University, joined the Jumbos last season after two years as an assistant at his alma mater. Casey played third base for the Cougars and was a team captain as a senior in 2013. During Azusa Pacific’s 47-12 season in 2012, Casey had career-highs in home runs (6), RBIs, (30), and hits (59) to help the Cougars clinch a Golden State Athletic Conference championship and a berth in the NAIA Playoffs. In his first season working with the Jumbo hitters they posted a .293/.422/.810 slash line scoring 328 runs in 43 games. On top of working with the hitters Casey also works with the infielders.
A 2005 graduate of Tufts, Kenny was a 4-year starter behind the plate for the Jumbos and served as team captain his senior year. He now enters his ninth season as an assistant coach with the Jumbos. He works with catchers.
Head Coach John Casey’s long-time lieutenant Bob Clarke returned to the coaching staff last season after two seasons away. He had stepped down in 2013 when he was promoted to Athletics Director at Newburyport (Mass.) High School. Clarke has over 20 years of experience as an assistant at Tufts and returned to his familiar role as outfielders coach.
A four-year starter and 2015 tri-captain, McDavitt was a stand-out center fielder who twice earned the NESCAC’s Defensive Player of the Year honor. He stands among the Jumbos’ top 10 all-time in hits (163), runs (137) and stolen bases (39). McDavitt assists with both outfielders and hitters.