Last spring, the Northeastern Huskies baseball team almost handed the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox, their first loss of the season.
With a one-run lead, left-hander James Mulry struck out Sox stars Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz in back-to-back at-bats – it was a sandlot player’s dream. These “lifetime moments” are priceless memories that members of our team will carry with us long after we leave Friedman Diamond.
The baseball program has travelled to Ft. Myers, Florida, every March for the past 11 years to play the Red Sox to lead off their Spring Training schedule. Each year we rely on the generous support of friends, family, fans, and alumni to help make this experience possible. We are thrilled to be able to utilize Catalyst this year to help us share our story and track our progress toward our goal.
The impact of your gift is so important to the success of our program. Not only are we able to partake in this incredible experience, but also playing in the warm weather in Florida at this time of the season better prepares our team and gives us a chance to compete in the highly-regarded Colonial Athletic Association.
We truly appreciate any help you are able to give. The team and the coaching staff thank everyone who has contributed to give us the opportunity to play in this game of a lifetime.
Our initial Catalyst goal is to raise $10,000 to be applied toward our travel expenses (flight, room, and board) for this incredible experience.
Now that we have reached our original goal of $10,000 for our travel expenses, we hope to raise an additional $10,000 for our equipment such as jerseys, hats, bats and balls. These funds will be put to great use through out the year!
Northeastern Baseball has been a varsity sport since 1921. Following in the footsteps of Northeastern Hall of Famers Neil McPhee, BB’68, and John “Tinker” Connolly, DMSB’53, MEd’66, Michael Glavine, DMSB’97—also a Northeastern Hall of Famer—was recently named the fourth head coach in program history. The Huskies currently play at Friedman Diamond at Parsons Field. The baseball program has made seven NCAA tournament appearances with one College World Series appearance in 1966.