Our most recent guest on The Base Path Podcast is the head coach of one of the top public school programs in Massachusetts — Leominster coach Rich Barnaby.
Barnaby currently has Leominster (13-1) ranked as the No. 2 team in the latest NEBJ ranking of the top 10 teams in the MIAA. Leominster is looking to win its first championship since 2014, Barnaby’s first year as head coach of his alma mater.
Leominster is ranked just behind Milton (14-2) in the latest MIAA power rankings for Division 2.
“It gives us something to work for at practice,” Barnaby said. “Milton deserves it. They knocked us out of the playoffs last year, and they were excellent. They’re well coached, super talented. We faced the kid who is now dominating at Northeastern (Charlie Walker). Top to bottom, it’s just a great baseball program. I think you really want to be in the top four. That way, you don’t have to make a two-hour drive to someone later in the season.”