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: Bowen Borgeson | bborgeson@thehill.org
After spending five seasons as an assistant coach, Bowen Borgeson was named head baseball coach at the conclusion of the 2016 season.  Borgeson is a 2003 graduate of Groton School (Groton, Mass.) where he was a middle infielder on the school’s varsity baseball team. He then went on to attend St. Lawrence University, where he continued his baseball career. After graduating from St. Lawrence, Borgeson joined the front office of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, the AA minor league affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays. Borgeson’s day-to-day responsibilities with the Fisher Cats were in sales and merchandising, and he also worked camps and clinics that were sponsored by the organization. Borgeson arrived at The Hill in the fall of 2010 and was the JV baseball coach in 2011 before joining the varsity staff in 2012. During his five seasons as an assistant, Coach Borgeson primarily worked with The Hill’s infielders and he was the hitting coach.

Assistant Coach: Ed Turner
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  

Jack Hogan '16 - University of Pittsburgh

Grady Paine '15 - Denison University

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