Middlebury College was founded in 1800 and its located in Middlebury, Vermont. Approximately 28% of the students who attend school participate in varsity sports, including — of course — their baseball program which is described in detail below:
"Established in 1882, the Panther baseball program has undergone significant growth over the last 10 years. In '99, the team set a school record with 20 wins and made its first post-season appearance in school history. Six different Panthers also earned post-season honors by being selected to the All-NESCAC team over the past four seasons.
The Panthers own one of the finest baseball facilities in New England. The composition of the field insures the team the earliest possible opportunity to play. Along with excellent drainage, the facility includes an in-ground sprinkler system, an electric scoreboard, dugouts, and a panoramic view of the Green Mountains.
The team carries approximately 25 varsity players. Sound defense and aggressive offense are two characteristics Coach Smith looks for in prospective athletes. Practice begins on February 15, with tryouts held during the first two weeks of the season, which runs through the last days of classes in May. Pre-season practice opportunities are available in January on an informal basis. Practices are held daily, and typically involve the athlete for approximately two hours. Usually 30 games are scheduled each year, eight to ten of these played during the team's annual spring trip. The Panthers presently travel to Fort Myers, Florida, for their spring trip, which is funded by the College, player fund-raising, and donations. The team also plays in Cooperstown, New York—location of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum—every three or four years."
Source: Middlebury College's Website (link).
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