Pete Shaw - No Hitter 2007 National Championships Game 1 vs ABU
Pete Shaw - No Hitter 2007 National Championships Finals vs Concordia
Corey Stairs - 4 Stolen Bases in 1 Game
Dave Barr - Top Hitter 1999, 2000, 2002
In 1996 the Canadian Intercollegiate Baseball Association was formed with a small group of teams from the Eastern region of Canada. The University of New Brunswick, feeding off traditionally strong New Brunswick baseball talent, noticed an untapped resource of talent at the university and in 1997 the UNB Cougars Baseball team was inducted into the league with the help of a group of Fredericton based coaches including Chris "Bubba" MacPherson, Mark Clark, Mike Keating and other prestigious baseball figures of the city. Playing out of the historical Royals Field off of Matt Stairs Way, the team has grown under the shadows of a baseball dynasty.
Under the umbrella of the CIBA, the Cougars won the National Championship tournament a total of 3 times (2003, 2007, 2008) all under the head coaching of Mark Clark. The team has also won 10 Atlantic Conference Championship titles in its 20 year tenure. The team has seen local talent such as Dave Barr, Jon Pineo, John Burns, Josh Collins and Corey Stairs team up with other New Brunswick Senior Baseball League greats such as Jon Saunders, Pete Shaw, and Jay Magee to name a few.
The team has graduated several outstanding student athletes that now span the country and the world continuing to be involved in baseball. Former third basemen, Brad Lawson is now the strength and conditioning coach for the San Francisco Giants AAA team. Jay Johnson finishes out a pitching career reaching AAA in the Philadelphia Phillies organization in 2013/2014. Many players continue to give back to their communities through coaching such as Travis Gaudet, Sky Perley, Josh Collins and John Burns to name a few.
Corey Stairs remains the CIBA record holder for most stolen bases in a game (4). Pete Shaw is the only person in the history of the CIBA and newly formed Canadian Collegiate Baseball Association to throw, not one, but TWO no-hitters in a weekend. 2007 CIBA National Championship tournament vs ABU in game 1, vs Concorida in the Championship game.
The Cougars Baseball Club is currently funded by the students participating on the team. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated.
The Cougars Baseball Club is always looking for volunteers for scoring, admissions, 50/50 etc.
Looking to hone your skills before tryouts? Check out the UNB Baseball Spring Training Camp..