Last fall, the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) granted prep schools permission to conduct full, on-campus fall baseball seasons. This decision came after the 2020 baseball season was cancelled due to the pandemic.
With NEPSAC schools hosting fall practices and scrimmages in 2020, coaches and players were able to catch up some to what they lost in 2020.
However, with an ease in pandemic protocols back in place, the NEPSAC no longer permits schools to have a fall season run by team coaches. As a result, many players who want to play fall ball, participate with outside of school travel programs.
But Bridgton Academy is exempt from that. The post-graduate school is not part of the ruling and therefore has free rein when it comes to having a full fall season under the guidance of its coaching staff. Because the majority of its players attend Bridgton for just one year, Wolverines head coach Aaron Izaryk understands how vital those extra weeks in the fall are in getting his players prepared, as most will use the single year as a platform in displaying their talents to various collegiate programs.