Varsity Baseball - Boys

Record: 5-3
League Record: 2-0

Full Schedule

vs.
Peddie School
Away
Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Scrimmage
vs.
The Pennington School
Away
Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Scrimmage
vs.
First Baptist Academy (JV)
Away
Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Scrimmage
vs.
Cheshire Academy
Away
Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Scrimmage
vs.
Morristown-Beard School (JV)
Away
Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Scrimmage
vs.
Mater Dei Prep
Away
Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Scrimmage
vs.
St. Paul's School
Home
Pingree School
Win 11-1
CHANGED: Changed to at Pingree at 3pm
vs.
Thayer Academy
Away
St. Sebastian's School
Loss 4-9
CHANGED: Changed to at St. Sebastian's School at 4:45pm
vs.
Worcester Academy
Home
Brooks School
Loss 1-7
CHANGED: Changed to at Brooks School at 1:30pm
vs.
Brooks School
Home
Pingree School
POSTPONED: Postponed to 4/23 at 4:30pm

Team Overview


The Pingree School Varsity Baseball Team competes in the Eastern Independent League (EIL), which is composed of 11 schools (8 competing in baseball) from the states of Maine, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. The Highlanders typically have a 20-game regular season schedule, facing each EIL school once and playing additional games against New England Prep School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) opponents from the Independent School League (ISL) and Central New England Prep School Baseball League. During the school vacation in March, all Pingree Baseball Players have the opportunity to travel to Florida for a week, where the team is able to practice and play as many as 6 scrimmages against other schools from around the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.

Each season, the Highlanders seek to qualify for the 4-team EIL Tournament, as well as the New England Small School Tournament. Pingree Baseball has enjoyed tremendous success in the EIL over the years, having been crowned champions 25 times since 1981 with the most recent title coming in 2017. In addition, the Highlanders have taken home the New England Small School Championship 9 times, with the first title coming in 1988 and the most recent in 2011.

Every year the Highlanders look to add new players who will have the opportunity to step into contributing roles quickly. With both Varsity and Junior Varsity levels offered within the Pingree Baseball Program, there are opportunities for all athletes to be involved, contribute, and work towards developing their baseball skills. Interest and participation in baseball has been expanding rapidly on the North Shore and in the surrounding areas, and many Pingree Baseball Players take advantage of opportunities to play and train with AAU and travel programs during the summer and offseason. Our top priority is to help our student-athletes achieve their athletic goals both here at Pingree and potentially beyond at the collegiate level. In recent years, a number of alumni from the Pingree Baseball Program have gone on to play NCAA college baseball at the Division I, II, and III levels.

Prospective students and families interested in the Pingree Baseball Program are encouraged to contact Mr. Luke Wamboldt, Head Varsity Baseball Coach, via email at lwamboldt@pingree.org.

Pingree Alumni Collegiate Athletes:
Cal Perry '16, St. Lawrence University
Jeff DePiero '15, Babson College
Erik Larsen '13, St. Lawrence University
Travis Jacques '13, Norwich University
Jolmi Minaya '09, University of Richmond
Lamarre Rey '09, Bentley University
Mike Lamothe '09, Salem State University
Tom Sullivan '04, Middlebury College

Roster

# Name Position Class Hometown
7 Peter Nichols (captain) C 2019 Andover, MA
19 Cooper McGrath (captain) 1B/P 2019 South Hamilton, MA
2 Amogh Prakash INF/P 2020 Andover, MA
3 Caleb Clark INF/P 2021 Topsfield, MA
4 Robert Carpentier 2B 2019 North Andover, MA
5 Seth Helman OF 2019 Kingston, NH
6 Owen Cootey OF/P 2021 Newburyport, MA
8 Connor Smith OF/P 2020 Georgetown, MA
11 Conor Whalen OF/1B 2019 Beverly, MA
12 Vito Visconti OF 2019 North Andover, MA
15 Drew Botta INF/P 2022 Nahant, MA
17 Joshua Tripp OF 2020 South Hamilton, MA
18 Jeffrey Arthur C 2022 Andover, MA
21 Jake Spaulding SS/P 2019 Topsfield, MA

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Luke Wamboldt

Luke Wamboldt joined the Pingree School Community in August of 2018 as Assistant Director of Athletics and Head Varsity Baseball Coach. Coach Wamboldt played high school baseball at both Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts and IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. He then went on to be a four-year member of the baseball team at Bates College where he graduated from in 2011. After completing his undergraduate studies, Coach Wamboldt taught mathematics at Kents Hill School in Maine, where he also served as the Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach for two years before taking that program over as Head Coach for the 2014 season. Coach Wamboldt has since earned an MBA and MS in Sport Management from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and he had the opportunity to work in player development for both the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball. Coach Wamboldt's experience also includes three years as the Head Girls Varsity Basketball Coach at Kents Hill School, during which time his teams set a school record for wins in a single season and he was recognized as Maine Girls Basketball Coach of the Year by the Kennebec Journal in 2014.

Assistant Coach/Pitching Coach: Mike Gracey

In addition to his coaching duties, Coach Gracey is a member of the English Department at Pingree School. He played baseball for the legendary coach and pitching guru Bill Thurston at Amherst College, where he graduated from in 1987. Coach Gracey brings an abundance of baseball knowledge to the Pingree Baseball Program. He is the primary Assistant Coach and works closely with the pitchers.

Schedule Archives

2013-2014

Varsity Baseball - Boys
vs.
Hamilton-Wenham High School
Varsity Baseball - Boys
vs.
Ipswich High School
Scrimmage
Varsity Baseball - Boys
vs.
Brooks School
Win 8-0
Varsity Baseball - Boys
vs.
Worcester Academy
Loss 17-0
Varsity Baseball - Boys
vs.
Worcester Academy
Loss 11-1

2014-2015

Varsity Baseball - Boys
vs.
Tilton School
Loss 10-5
Varsity Baseball - Boys
vs.
Worcester Academy
Loss 6-4
Varsity Baseball - Boys
vs.
Cushing Academy
Loss 6-1
Varsity Baseball - Boys
vs.
Berwick Academy
Win 14-1
Varsity Baseball - Boys
vs.
Governor's Academy
Win 8-4

2015-2016

Varsity Baseball - Boys
vs.
Georgetown High School
scrimmage
Varsity Baseball - Boys
vs.
Beaver Country Day School
Win 13-3
Varsity Baseball - Boys
vs.
St. Mark's School
Varsity Baseball - Boys
vs.
Brooks School
Varsity Baseball - Boys
vs.
Landmark School
Loss 3-2

2016-2017



Team Roster

  • Peter Nichols (captain)
    7
    2019
  • Cooper McGrath (captain)
    19
    2019
  • Amogh Prakash
    2
    2020
  • Caleb Clark
    3
    2021
  • Robert Carpentier
    4
    2019
  • Seth Helman
    5
    2019
  • Owen Cootey
    6
    2021
  • Connor Smith
    8
    2020
  • Conor Whalen
    11
    2019
  • Vito Visconti
    12
    2019
  • Drew Botta
    15
    2022
  • Joshua Tripp
    17
    2020
  • Jeffrey Arthur
    18
    2022
  • Jake Spaulding
    21
    2019

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