Athletics at The Governor’s Academy is about outstanding performance- as our championship titles, college NCAA scholarship players, and world competitors will attest- but it is also about character.
Baseball - Boys Varsity
I.S.L. Co-Champions 2013; Tri-Champions 2016
As one of the first sports played at the oldest boarding school in the country, America’s Pastime has a long and rich history at The Governor’s Academy. Since the 1870’s, nearly 150 seasons have been played at The Academy. Through the years, generations of players have continued their playing careers at Division I, II, and III colleges and universities across the country. Some have played professionally and one currently leads a Major League Baseball organization from the front office (Derek Falvey; Class of 2001; Pres. of Baseball Operations, Minnesota Twins). In the past ten years, Academy alums have continued their careers at Babson College, Bates College, Bentley University, Boston College, Bowdoin College, Brown University, Colby College, Hamilton College, Johns Hopkins University, Northeastern University, Skidmore College, St. Anselm’s University, Tufts University, Tulane University, UMASS (Amherst), The United States Naval Academy and Wake Forest University, among other fine academic institutions. Current players have verbally committed to the University of Richmond and Stonehill College.
The Governor’s Academy “Boys of Spring” play as a cohesive unit of unselfish, focused, and respectful individuals in one of New England’s premier High School conferences, the 16-team Independent School League. Outside of league play, the Governors take the field against excellent, non-ISL boarding and day schools from around the region. Practices are directed by 2022 ISL Head Coach of the Year, James Cramphin to be efficient, fun, and competitive. Instruction is delivered by a seasoned staff of educators with college and/or professional baseball experience.
The season begins with a trip to warmer climates during March Break, where the boys build camaraderie and soak up the sun while preparing for the season with an intense schedule of practices, games, and team-building activities. The season begins in earnest in April with 2-3 games per week and concludes in late May.
For more information, please email Head Coach James Cramphin or call 978.499.3153.
Coaches: James Cramphin, Ramon Tejada and Brandon Lopez
Head Coach James Cramphin
The ISL's 2022 Coach of the Year James Cramphin graduated from Brown University in 2007 where he was a four-year varsity baseball player. He was part of an Ivy League Championship, earned All-Ivy Honors as a pitcher, and finished his career in the top ten in wins, strikeouts, innings pitched, 10-K games, and strikeouts per inning pitched in Brown University history. After college, Coach Cramphin played two seasons of minor-league professional baseball with the Rockford RiverHawks of the independent Frontier League. He coached baseball at Rumsey Hall before joining the faculty at Canterbury School as Pitching Coach and Varsity Assistant Coach. He has worn many hats in his boarding school life, including Dorm Head and was appointed an Associate Director of Admission at The Governor’s Academy in 2019.
Assistant Coach Ramon Tejada