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Bolles Alumni Baseball Events Score Big!

The Bolles Office of Alumni swung for the fences and knocked two events out of the park on the Bolles Upper School San Jose Campus this spring: an All-Alumni Night at the varsity baseball game on March 8 and a Baseball Alumni Event on March 9.

All Bolles alumni and their families were offered complimentary admission to the Friday night Bolles baseball game as the Bulldogs took on the Orange Park Raiders at Hugh Donovan Field. Attendees also received a warm welcome from our favorite mascot, Champ, and a collectible Bolles Baseball keychain.

Bolles alum and accomplished pitcher Mark Lumpa ’10 made a special appearance at the game to throw out the first pitch. Lumpa went a perfect 28-0 for his career on the mound for the Bulldogs and led Coach Storm Davis’ squads to back-to-back state championships in 2009 and 2010.

As a junior, Lumpa was 11-0 with a 0.82 ERA for the Bulldogs on the way to helping the team win their fifth state championship in program history. In his senior season, Lumpa was again unbeatable, going 13-0 with a microscopic 0.63 ERA. Lumpa earned the win in both the state semifinal game and state championship, leading the Bulldogs to a repeat state title in 2010. For his accomplishments, Lumpa was selected as the 2010 Times-Union Player of the Year.

After graduating from Bolles, Lumpa attended Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, where he was a member of the Blue Devils baseball team. Lumpa is now a financial advisor for Merrill Lynch in Jacksonville.

Several former Bulldog baseball alums who attended the game Friday night returned to the San Jose Campus the next day for the Bolles Baseball Alumni Event. The gathering included a coffee meet and greet, coaches meeting, luncheon, live batting practice and an on-field home run derby. Despite some tough competition, Nick Rogers ’98 was crowned this year’s “Legend of the Long Ball.”

To view pictures from both events, visit our online photo gallery. #BulldogProud