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Varsity Baseball The Haverford School

 

Overview

The Haverford School's varsity baseball team captured its most recent Inter-Ac championship in 2010. In 2011, the team won the PAISAA state title for the first time in program history, and also won titles in 2013 and 2016.

We believe that Haverford provides a great opportunity for student-athletes to strive for excellence in athletics and academics. We compete in the traditionally strong Inter-Academic League, which features some of the area’s best teams and players. Our schedule includes many of the local Catholic and public schools while competing in a state tournament at the end of the year.

The team has made several spring training trips to Florida, competing against teams from more than eight different states during our pre-season schedule (30-35 games).

The team hosts an annual charity event, Striking Out Breast Cancer, to raise money for the Barbara Brodsky Comprehensive Breast Center.

Meet the Coach

Bob Castell varsity baseball coachHead Coach: Bob Castell

Coach Castell joined The Haverford School in 1992, coaching varsity football for 12 years and Middle School wrestling for 13 years. He is currently head varsity baseball coach and Lower School Physical Education teacher.

Since taking over the varsity baseball program, Castell's teams have captured Inter-Ac championships in 2000 and 2010. In 2011, the team won the PAISAA state title for the first time in program history, and also won titles in 2013 and 2016, accumulating more than 400 victories during his time as head coach.

Castell graduated from Haverford High School in 1980. During his years at Haverford High, he played and excelled in three sports and was named captain of all three teams in his senior year. Coached by Hal Bauer in football, Castell received the Maxwell Club "Player of the Week" Honors in 1979. In wrestling, he was the 145 lb. Sectional Champion in 1980 under coach Jim Jones. As a three-year starter on the baseball team, Castell received the Bucky Bower Award in 1980.

He continued to play baseball for West Chester University from 1980-1984 (captain and team MVP in 1984). As a four-year starter at third base and short stop, he played for legendary baseball coach Dr. Neil Serpico. West Chester was the PSAC Champion and a Division II regional qualifier in 1983. 

After college, he continued to play baseball in the West Chester Adult League and Delco League. In 1990, he was the League MVP for the West Chester Adult League, and in 1992 he was the League MVP for Delco League. His teams also captured several league championships during his time as a player.

Castell has coached at Haverford High School, Radnor High School, and Villanova University. In November of 2009, he was honored by induction into Haverford High School's Sports Hall of Fame. 

Team News

Diamond gems: Presenting 2018 All-Main Line baseball teams

By Bruce Adams, Main Line Media News
The 2018 All-Main Line baseball teams include senior catcher and co-captain Justin Meyer, First Team; senior outfielder and co-captain Isaiah Winikur, First Team; and sophomore infielder/pitcher Pat Toal, Second Team. Honorable Mention: junior pitcher Zak Summy, junior first baseman Sean Clark, and junior infielder Alex Andrews. Read the article>

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By John Knebels, PhillySportsDigest.com
The warmer climate has a tendency to help batters. It also benefits pitchers. Hence much better baseball games for spectators, not to mention not needing a parka and hot chocolate to survive bitter cold conditions.

As the Inter-Academic League turns the final corner for the last three games of the regular season, plenty of good baseball beckons for each of the six teams.

Read More about Baseball: 2018 Inter-Ac round-up (week 5/03)

Schedule

Roster

# Name Class
Alex Andrews 2019
Tommy Bagnell 2018
Joseph Bonini 2019
Connor Brala 2020
Sam Chase 2019
Nicholas Chermol 2019
Christopher Clark 2020
Sean Clark 2019
Cal Costner 2019
Jesse Goldman 2019
Nick Holtz 2018
Eric Hoyt 2019
Luke Kania 2019
Logan Keller 2019
Justin Meyer 2018
Grady Nance 2018
Christian Sarian 2019
Zak Summy 2019
Patrick Toal 2020
Michael Todd 2019
Sam Walker 2019
Isaiah Winikur 2018

Results

Record

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PAISAA Tournament, Malvern Prep
Away
Malvern Prep
Loss 1-11
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Re-scheduled from 5/22/18, PAISAA Tournament, Friends' Central
Home
Memorial Field - The Haverford School
Win 4-3

Isaiah Winikur's bases loaded single in the bottom of the 7th won it for the Fords (15-11) against the Phoenix. Winikur had 3 hits and 2 Rbi's, while Justin Meyer pitched a perfect 7th to pick up the win in relief. Zak Summy and Tommy Bagnell each threw 3 innings allowing only 1 earned run through 6 innings. Fords advance to play the # 1 seed Malvern Prep tomorrow at 4:00 pm @ MP.

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First Round, PAISAA Tournament, Friends' Central
Home
Memorial Field - The Haverford School
POSTPONED: 05/23/2018
Tournament
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Annual Varsity vs. Alumni Game
Home
Memorial Field - The Haverford School
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Marple Newtown HS
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Memorial Field - The Haverford School
CANCELLED
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Senior Day, Harriton HS
Home
Memorial Field - The Haverford School
Win 3-2

Calvin Costner tossed a gem, with 11 strikeouts, 0 ER's, while allowing only 2 hits through 6 innings to secure the win for the Fords (14-11). Justin Meyer had a solo Homerun, and Isaiah Winikur doubled and scored the go ahead run in the bottom of the 5, as the Fords earned the non-league victory on their "Senior Day"

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Germantown Academy
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Memorial Field - The Haverford School
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Penn Charter
Away
Penn Charter
Loss 10-8

Fords (12-11, 3-6) took the lead into the bottom of the 6th, but lost to the Quakers 10-8. Isaiah Winikur had a HR and a double for 3 Rbi's & Alex Andrews had a pair of hits while Logan Keller chipped in with 2 Rbi's.

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Alumni Weekend, Conestoga HS
Home
Memorial Field - The Haverford School
Win 16-5

Jesse Goldman's Grand Slam in the bottom of the 3rd was one of the big blows for the Fords (12-10, 3-5) who stormed back from an early 3 run deficit to defeat the Pioneers 16-5. Luke Kania added a 2 run double, and Tommy Bagnell went the distance on the mound to earn the victory. Lexow had a 2 run HR for Stoga in the loss.

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Collegiate Athletes

Haverford School graduates have gone on to play at several premier institutions. Collegiate athletes from the past five graduating classes are:

2018:

Justin Meyer - Richmond University
Isaiah Winikur - Towson University

2017:

Brian Hyland – Cornell University
David Hogarth – William & Mary College
Tommy Toal – La Salle University
Tyler Dunbar – Elizabethtown College

2016:

James McConnon – St. Joe's University
Michael Warnick – Clarkson University

2015:

Kevin McGowan – La Salle University
Ryan Fuscaldo - Dickinson College

Photos

For photos, check out our teams on The Haverford School's SmugMug account >

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