Oct. 5-6, 2019

Save the Date!

Springfield College Baseball Reunion and Dedication of the Ability Field in Honor of Kurt Aschermann ’71

Springfield College baseball team with Kurt Aschermann and President Cooper

July 2019

Greetings Springfield College Baseball Alumni,

I hope all of you are enjoying the start of summer. I look forward to seeing many of you back on campus October 5-6 for our Baseball Reunion! We are planning a great weekend of activities for all who are able to participate.

On Saturday, the day starts with our season ending fall games vs. Elms College. Post-game, all alumni in attendance will have the opportunity to take the field and play some ball! Batting, fielding, and bullpen work will be available. I would recommend that preparation for these fast-twitch muscle fiber activities start immediately! An evening meal will follow, where Roy Hallenbeck, class of '93, has graciously accepted an invitation to share some experiences of his relationship with Mike Trout, as his high school coach in Millville, NJ. Roy has also been kind enough to donate a Mike Trout signed baseball to be put up as a silent auction item to be bid on at the Reunion dinner.

The highlight of Sunday morning will be the naming of the Ability Field in honor of Kurt Aschermann '71. Kurt has played a vital role in the collaboration of Springfield College and the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation in the construction of the Archie Allen Field project. I look forward to that event, as Kurt is truly deserving of this recognition.

Being with former Springfield College baseball players and teammates is special. The stories never get old, and time spent each other is always enjoyable. I hope to see you in October!

 

Yours in Springfield Baseball,
Coach Mark Simeone ’87 G’96
Head Baseball Coach

Schedule for Saturday, Oct. 5

approximate times 

11 a.m. 

Men’s Baseball Doubleheader vs. Elms College (Game 1)
Archie Allen Field

1 p.m.

Alumni Check-in Opens

Baseball fare, such as popcorn, Cracker Jack snacks, and nachos and chili, will be available for purchase.

Between Games 

Dedication of the home bullpen in honor of three Springfield College pitching greats.

1:30 p.m. * 

Men’s Baseball Doubleheader vs. Elms College (Game 2)
Archie Allen Field 

4 -5:30 p.m. * 

Infield/Outfield/Batting Practice for Alumni with Current Team 
Archie Allen Field 

Take batting practice, shag fly balls, and run the bases!

5:30-6:30 p.m. 

Grand Slam Pre-dinner Reception 
Springfield College Museum, Judd Gymnasia 

6:30-9 p.m. 

Walk-off Home Run Dinner 
Union West, Judd Gymnasia 

Join us as we recall fond and funny memories while enjoying the company and fellowship of baseball alumni and friends. Roy Hallenbeck ’93 will share some of his experiences with Major League Baseball All-Star Mike Trout, having served as his high school coach. Dinner will include a postgame spread of burgers, dogs, chicken, and salad. Dress is casual.

 

Schedule for Sunday, Oct. 6

approximate times 

10 a.m.* (Due to a scheduled Miracle League game on the Ability Field, the dedication will take place during a break in the game.)

Dedication of the Ability Field in Honor of Kurt Aschermann ’71
Ability Field, Archie Allen Field