Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Twin State Baseball Classic Returns To Diamond on June 25, 2022


Annual Classic Slated For Saturday June 25 at Garrity Field in Northfield

After a two-year absence, the Twin State Baseball Classic between high school seniors from Vermont and New Hampshire returns to the diamond on Saturday, June 25 at Garrity Field on the campus of Norwich University in Northfield, Vt. The Vermont Baseball Coaches Association made the announcement today.

First pitch of game one of a pair of seven-inning contests is at 10 a.m., preceded by brief pregame ceremonies. Admission to the twin-bill is free.

The Vermont coaches are Nick DeCaro (Danville), Mike Howe (Otter Valley), Tim Root (Essex) and Jason Tarleton (Woodstock). The New Hampshire coaches are  Dan Curnyn (Inter Lakes), Jim Marron (Campbell) and Tom Brennan (Wilton). The Vermont roster will be announced next week. 

The classic was last played in 2019, and a year ago the VBCA recognized its seniors with the 2021 Vermont North-South Classic at Bellows Falls Union High’s Hadley Field. 

Originally held from 1983 to 2004, the Twin State Baseball Classic returned to its current double-header format in June of 2015. The two states split a pair in 2019, New Hampshire taking game one, 4-1, and Vermont winning game two, 11-3, the fourth split in five classics.  Vermont recorded the lone sweep in this stretch in 2018 after the three previous splits featured all one-run games. 

Special thanks this year go out to Norwich University Athletics and Cadets head coach Frank Pecora for hosting the event. Prior to becoming a coach at Norwich in 2013, Pecora was the head coach at Northfield High for 37 years, and a member since its inception of the Vermont Baseball Coaches Association.

Click HERE for photo gallery of Norwich's Garrity Field

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