Goldey-Beacom's baseball team concluded its remarkable 2024 season with a 7-0 defeat to New Haven in the NCAA Tournament. New Haven took an early lead, scoring four runs in the top of the first inning, with key contributions from Cole Maucere, Casey Cerruto, and Noah Budzik. Despite impressive defensive plays and effort, including Braden Kolmansberger's and Garrett Musey's near game-changing hits, the Lightning couldn't crack New Haven's consistent defense and pitching. Drew Silverman pitched a seven-hit shutout for New Haven, marking the end of GBC's season after making the NCAA Tournament for the third time in four years. The Lightning's 2024 season also boasted numerous individual accolades for standout players and high rankings within the East Region and nationally.

By the Numbers
  • New Haven scored 4 runs in the first inning.
  • Drew Silverman had 6 strikeouts and no walks in a complete game shutout.
  • Goldey-Beacom's 2024 season ended with a 34-21 record.
Yes, But

Despite the loss, Goldey-Beacom's season was decorated with significant achievements, including high regional and national rankings and individual player awards. The team's resilience and notable performances throughout the season highlight their potential for future success.

State of Play
  • Goldey-Beacom concluded its third appearance in the NCAA Tournament in four years.
  • Players like Braden Kolmansberger and Garrett Musey received individual honors for exceptional performance.
  • The team was ranked second in the East Region by the NCBWA for most of the season.
What's Next

The team will likely focus on rebuilding as they lose several key seniors. Future strategies may include leveraging the experience gained during this season and the accolades received to attract new talent and aim for deeper runs in upcoming NCAA Tournaments.

Bottom Line

While the season ended on a disappointment, Goldey-Beacom's strong record, individual player accolades, and consistent NCAA Tournament appearances paint a promising future for the program. The foundation laid this year sets a strong precedent for continued growth and success.