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Zach Pidgeon toes the pitching rubber with the metal tip of his cleat. Inhaling, he checks to make sure the runner on first base is not about to steal. As he turns back to face his current batter, he focuses his attention on the catcher’s mitt, which is centered over home plate. He calmly brings…
Columnist Nathan Bickell talks to Ithaca College baseball coach George Valesente about the Washington Nationals’ decision to shut down pitcher Stephen Strasburg before the MLB playoffs.
The baseball team (21–8–1 overall, 10—4 Empire 8) swept its doubleheader Saturday against the Stevens Institute of Technology (20—15 overall, 5—8 Empire 8) on Freeman Field.
When Head Coach George Valesente is congratulated for the baseball team’s many achievements during his 34-year tenure, he is always quick to deflect praise to his assistant coaching staff.
In the midst of a four-game losing streak, the Bombers traveled to SUNY-Oneonta (14—18 overall, 7—8 SUNYAC) yesterday where they defeated the Red Dragons 6–4. The win improved the South Hill squad’s record to 19–8–1 overall.
The baseball team returned to Empire 8 Conference play with a 1–0 road loss Friday against St. John Fisher College (20—8 overall, 5—4 Empire 8). The loss is the second in a row for the Blue and Gold and drops their record to 18–6–1 on the season and 8–2 in conference play.
The baseball team traveled to Utica College on Saturday and swept the host Pioneers in a doubleheader. The Bombers trailed in the first game but eventually won 12–6 and then defeated the Pioneers in the following game by the identical score.
While the baseball team is off to its best start in Empire 8 Conference play in three seasons, each player’s appearance is also speaking volumes about the Bombers’ unity this season.
The baseball team defeated visiting St. John Fisher College on Friday by a lopsided score of 16–2 on Freeman Field. The Bombers collected 16 hits and a school record nine batters were hit by a pitch.
The baseball team withstood a late rally by the visiting SUNY-Oneonta Red Dragons to come out with a 13–9 victory earlier today. The Bombers, ranked 23rd nationally, are now 12—4—1 on the season.