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Baseball is BACK!
 
 
Baseball was one of the first three athletic programs, along with football and track, established at MMA in 1892. Above, MMA baseball team, 1909 is pictured in it's inaugural year.  The Colonels have had a long string of strong baseball players who have gone on to prominence on the diamond after high school.
 
The Fighting Colonels will play a schedule against schools very similar in school size to ourselves.  Blayne Murphy is the Head Baseball Coach for the 2019 season and he is very excited at the prospects he has worked with thus far this year. 
 
The Missouri Military Academy boasts one of the only indoor practice facilities large enough to keep multiple indoor batting cage nets and pitching mounds up all year long.  If you pair that with the fact that no other school in the state can offer long-toss throwing indoors all year long then you can definitely agree that if you're serious about baseball and improving your game then MMA is the place to be.
 
Our wonderful Alumni and Boosters are so excite about the return of the Colonel Baseball program, that donations have been received to help rejuvenate our outdoor baseball stadium at Brad Calvert Field.  Soon to come are new dugouts, back stops, grandstands and press box.  Baseball is not only America's past time, but it's also a favorite for the alumni and fans of the MMA Maroon and Gold.  
 
Game times this spring will vary upon the opponent, and we encourage you to come and support your son.  Gates open 30 minutes prior to first pitch with concession stand and restrooms on site.  Admission is only $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students.  We look forward to seeing you at the ballpark!
 

2018-19 Schedule

Current record:  2-9
 
Date Opponent Where Time Result Score
School
Size
3/21 Mark Twain HS (V/JV) Away 5:00 p.m. Win 11-0 154
3/22 South Shelby HS (V/JV) Away 5:00 p.m. Loss 3-6 171
3/25 Bowling Green HS (V/JV) Away Postponed due to weather 284
3/29 Wellsville HS (V/JV) Home Postponed due to weather 83
4/1 Monroe City HS (V/JV) Away Postponed due to weather 198
4/3 Silex HS (V) Home 4:30 p.m. Loss 8-3 112
4/6 Calvary Lutheran HS (V) Home Postponed due to weather 146
4/9 Monroe City HS (V/JV) Home 4:30 p.m. Loss 18-0 198
4/11 Louisiana HS (V/JV) Home 4:30 p.m. Loss 9-3 159
4/12 Monroe City HS (V/JV) Away 5:00 p.m. Loss 15-0 198
4/17 Elsberry HS (V/JV) Away 5:00 p.m. Loss 10-0 185
4/18 Marion County HS (V/JV) Home Postponed due to weather 42
4/22 Community R-6 HS (V/JV) Home 4:30 p.m. Loss 11-0 82
4/24 South Callaway (V only) Away 5:00 p.m. Loss 15-0 297
4/30 New Franklin HS (V only) Away Canceled due to  weather 95
5/2 Centralia HS (V only) Away Canceled due to weather 356
5/3 Marion HS (V only) Away 5:00 p.m. Win 9-3 42
5/7 Community R-6 HS (V only) Away 5:00 p.m. Loss 0-6 82
5/9 Macon HS (V/JV) Home 4:30 p.m. Loss 3-13 330
5/10-18
MSHSAA Class 3 District 13 Baseball Tournament
#3 North Callaway HS
Away
5:00 p.m.
Mokane, MO
Loss 3-6 291
 
2017-18 Record:  not available (1st year reinstating baseball program).
 
 

Roster:

JERSEY FIRST NAME LAST NAME YEAR
1 Joseph Quaranto 10
4 Jackson Linville 12
6 Dawson Lane 12
9 Jacob Lurie 12
2 Ethan Blitz 11
5 Michael Naughton 11
7 Jayden Rogge 11
17 William English 11
8 Darion Heavens 10
10 Jacob Hughey 10
11 Matt Larson 10
12 River Cliff 10
14 Max Castle 10
23 Eric Gentry 10
1 Joseph Quaranto 10
13 Kevith Sangster 9
16 Parker Woodruff 9
21 Hugo Dell'Oglio 9
Manager: Jacob Giles  
Manager: Jacob Javier  
Statistician: Adam  Pennington  
 
Follow along with each pitch of the Baseball Colonels by following them on GameChanger.  Get the app on your smart device or click on the link below and then click on "Follow This Team."
 
 
 

Blayne Murphy Missouri Military AcademyMr. Blayne Murphy, Head Varsity Baseball Coach

 
Originally from Lake Ozark, Missouri, Coach Murphy began his post-secondary education and athletic career at Longview Community College in Lee’s Summit on a baseball scholarship, majoring in general studies. He then transferred to Williams Baptist College in Northeast Arkansas to finish his undergraduate work and collegiate playing career, graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Education.

After spending three years teaching and coaching at the high school level, Murphy pursued a dream of coaching at the collegiate level and was hired as the associate head baseball coach at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas. He also served as an adjunct instructor in their Sports Management Department. Murphy and his wife Kendra moved back to Missouri when he accepted a role as the executive assistant baseball coach and recruiting coordinator at Hannibal LaGrange University.
 
Murphy is also a certified Master Instructor for the Mental Management Strategies Curriculum developed and implemented by former Olympic Gold Medalist, and former member of the Army Marksmanship Unit, Lanny Bassham. 
 
In addition to coaching baseball, Murphy also teaches science at MMA. Learn more about him.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thank you to Jason Larson for many of the following photographs.