Baseball

Baseball

Baseball is one of the oldest interscholastic sports at The Hill, dating back to the 1880s. The program’s history is a source of pride amongst our current players, all of whom are well aware of it and strive to continue that excellence and write their own chapter in the program’s history book. We have a good record of players moving on to play collegiately, with several also being drafted by Major League Baseball organizations.

Baseball season at The Hill officially begins in late February, and runs through the end of May. The Hill is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL), which also includes Blair Academy, The Hun School of Princeton, Lawrenceville School, Mercersburg Academy, and Peddie School. The 22-27 game schedule includes two games against each MAPL opponent, as well as a handful of non-league games against programs from the Philadelphia region, New Jersey, and the greater Washington, D.C. area.

The season concludes with the Pennsylvania Independent School Athletic Association (PAISAA) State Tournament, comprised of that season’s 16 best independent school teams in the state. The majority of the team also plays Legion ball in the summer to capitalize on the chance to play as much competitive baseball as possible throughout the year.

The varsity baseball diamond was renovated in the spring of 2011 and serves as a fine home facility that rivals those of many collegiate programs. The field features spacious, enclosed dugouts; a nine-inning electronic scoreboard; a hitting tunnel and enclosed bullpen; and a permanent fence with professional dimensions. Mercer Fieldhouse contains an indoor batting cage and pitching mounds, and is spacious enough to create a regulation infield during inclement weather.

V Schedule & Results

Team Opponent Date Time Location Details Result Score Status
V Baseball vs.
Devon Prep (Scrimmage)
Devon Prep View Recap Loss 4-6
V Baseball vs.
Ridley High School
The Hill School View Recap Loss 5-14
V Baseball vs.
Pope John Paul II
The Hill School Details Win 6-5 POSTPONED: 3/26/2019
V Baseball vs.
Pope John Paul II High School
The Hill School View Recap Win 6-5
V Baseball vs.
Westtown
Westtown School View Recap Win 9-1
V Baseball vs.
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy View Recap Loss 2-8
V Baseball vs.
Hun
The Hill School View Recap Loss 8-15
V Baseball vs.
Peddie
Peddie View Recap Win 13-12
V Baseball vs.
Mercersburg
Mercersburg Academy View Recap Win 11-5
V Baseball vs.
Mercersburg
Mercersburg Academy View Recap Win 12-2

JV Schedule & Results

Team Opponent Date Time Location Details Result Score Status
JV Baseball vs.
Executive Education Academy Charter School
ECTB Stadium Details CANCELLED
JV Baseball vs.
Pope John Paul II
TBD
The Hill School Details CANCELLED
JV Baseball vs.
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
The Hill School Details
JV Baseball vs.
Devon Prep
The Hill School Details CANCELLED
JV Baseball vs.
Executive Education Academy Charter School
The Hill School Details Loss 10-5
JV Baseball vs.
Mercersburg
Mercersburg Academy Details CANCELLED
JV Baseball vs.
Perkiomen
Perkiomen Details POSTPONED: 5/3/19
JV Baseball vs.
Perkiomen
The Hill School Details POSTPONED: TBD
JV Baseball vs.
Lawrenceville
The Hill School Details
JV Baseball vs.
Lawrenceville
Lawrenceville Details POSTPONED: TBA

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Ed Turner | eturner@thehill.org
Head coach Ed Turner took over the team in 2019 after three seasons as an assistant coach.  A native of the greater Philadelphia area, Turner attended St. Joseph’s Prep and played both football and baseball.  On the diamond, he was a two-time First Team All-Catholic League selection and in his senior year Turner was named to the Philadelphia Daily News’ All-City First Team.  Turner attended the College of the Holy Cross, where he continued his baseball career.  In his freshman season, Turner was the Crusaders’ starting shortstop and leadoff hitter.  He started all 42 games in his rookie season and recorded 44 hits, leading the team in walks, stolen bases, and defensive assists as the team advanced to the Patriot League playoffs.  In his senior season, Turner served as a team co-captain.  After graduating from Holy Cross with a B.A. in Classics in 2004, Turner returned to St. Joe’s Prep as an instructor of classics and an assistant coach of the football and baseball teams.  He spent eight seasons as an assistant baseball coach, during which time the team won the Philadelphia Catholic League in 2007 and 2008, and in 2009 won the District XII Class AAAA Championship and reached the semifinal of the PIAA State Tournament.

Assistant Coach: Bowen Borgeson
Pitching Coach: Andy Duffy 

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Baseball Beyond The Hill

Recent graduates who currently are playing or who have recently played college baseball:

Luke Allain '18 - Bucknell University  

Daniel Monzo '18 - Muhlenberg College  

Max Putt '18 - Rollins College

Jack Hogan '16 - University of Pittsburgh

Grady Paine '15 - Denison University

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