A college baseball season unlike any other has given one New England program a win streak unlike any other.
Fairfield made many new friends across the baseball world as it started the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) schedule with 27 consecutive wins, compiling just the fifth 20-game win streak in Division 1 college baseball over the last four years. The Stags swept seven league series during the run, ultimately earning their first-ever national ranking.
Head coach Bill Currier (Essex Junction, Vt.) knew that his team could be something special as it embarked on the conference-only schedule in late March, possessing a veteran-littered roster with the return of a handful of graduate students for an extra year following the truncated 2020 season.
“We obviously didn’t know we’d be 28-1, but we were optimistic that we’d have a good club if we got everybody healthy and playing up to their abilities,” the Stags’ ninth-year coach said. “Not playing any spring trips and chasing big guarantees from major programs like a lot of Northeast schools, I think that helped us starting on the same playing field as everyone else.