About the Team

The Tartans baseball team at Carnegie Mellon University is proud to offer students the opportunity to play the sport they love during their time here. We play in the NCBA Division II league and are a competitive club organization. We have been growing and improving as a team over the past 16 years under our coach, Claudio Reilsono, who has led us through his extensive experience and knowledge of baseball.

As a member of our team, players are able to create their own experience and feel as if they individually impact the team. Anybody is welcome to join and whether members become star players or role models for other players, your effort will certainly be rewarded and felt by the whole team if you put your heart into the game. We have an amazing group of people on our team who care about playing their best game, but who care even more about building relationships with teammates and supporting one another both on the field and off. 

In addition to the relationships built with the team, players will also be invited to partake in a lot of fun team events, such as intramural softball, philanthropy competitions, and an exciting Spring Break trip to Florida! Anyone on the team is guaranteed to have a great time and can always expect to find a partner to throw or swing with at any time of the day, especially while it’s warm. 

We encourage leadership and scholarship in all forms, and so the contributions of all of our players play a big role in the continued success of the club! It is important to us that everyone on our team has an equal voice in manners ranging from in-game suggestions to long-term goals of the club.

Mission Statement

We are motivated to always act as a team, put our hearts into the game of baseball, and work hard on and off the field. We are committed to the ideas of teamwork, scholarship, leadership, and a willingness to be coached in a positive and helpful way. Through the process of practicing, playing, and learning about the game of baseball, we share the goal of becoming better teammates, players, and most importantly people.

Team Mottos

“My Heart is in the Game”

“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships”

General Scheduling and Time Commitments

We practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 Р7:00 pm. Hitting and fielding are the focuses of these practices. Practices are mandatory unless there’s a conflict with classes, family emergencies, etc. Games are are scheduled on weekends with a doubleheader Saturday and single game Sunday. Some of our opponents include WVU, Duquesne, CalU, RMU, and IUP.