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Senior left fielder Louis Fabbo follows through with his swing. In the first game, Fabbo reached 221 career hits, securing the top spot in Bombers baseball history for most hits in a career.

Curtis’s walkoff sends Bombers to next round of playoffs

By Jacob Infald, Staff Writer May 5, 2024
The Ithaca College baseball team took on the Vassar College Brewers in the first two games of the Liberty League Crossover Series on May 3. However, with the Bombers’ bats catching fire, there will be no need for a third game, as the South Hill squad won the first game 11–1 and the second game 9–5 with the help of some late-game heroics.
Sophomore pitcher/outfield Conor Burns pitches against St. John Fisher on April 1. Burns and first-year pitcher Jack Picozzi committed to Ithaca College primarily as hitters but have made their difference early through their skills on the mound.

Two-way underclassmen contribute to Bombers dominance on the mound

By Jacob Infald, Staff Writer April 4, 2024
This season the Ithaca College baseball team has been left to fill the mound after losing three of their top four most used starting pitchers last season.
Junior Pitcher Colin Leyner holds the mound down for the Bombers. In seven inning pitched, Leyner struck out seven batters and only allowed five total hits.

Bombers come out on top in first Liberty League doubleheader

By Flynn Hynes, Assistant Sports Editor March 26, 2024
Coming off a tough 14–8 loss from the SUNY Oswego Lakers on March 16, the Ithaca College baseball team bounced back in a doubleheader against the Clarkson University Golden Knights on March 26 at Booth Field.
From, left senior third baseman Ethan Rothstein and sophomore pitcher Jack Colyer have big hopes for this season and aim to win the Liberty League for the third year in a row.

Baseball puts league championship chase into full swing

By Ryan Collins, Staff Writer February 29, 2024
The Ithaca College baseball team came up short in the NCAA playoffs last year when they fell to the No. 4 Endicott College Gulls 12–10 and 7–3 in the NCAA Super Regional. The Bombers will be looking to rectify their early exit last year and go all the way to the World Series.
Sophomore infielder Riley Brawdy fields a ball during the Ithaca College baseball teams 8–5 comeback win over the SUNY Brockport Golden Eagles on May 2.

Baseball secures comeback win over Brockport

By Billy Wood, Staff Writer May 4, 2023
The Ithaca College baseball team defeated the SUNY Brockport Golden Eagles 8–5 on the Valesente Diamond at Freeman Field on May 2.
Senior outfielder Mike Nauta swings at a pitch in the Ithaca College baseball teams game against RIT on April 7.

Baseball team falls at home to RIT

By Billy Wood, Staff Writer April 11, 2023
The Ithaca College baseball team lost to the Rochester Institute of Technology Tigers 4–1 April 7 on Valesente Diamond at Freeman Field.
Sophomore pitcher Dan Kellachan threw three innings in the first game of a doubleheader against the University of Rochester on March 24. Kellachan only allowed one earned run and four hits in his relief appearance.

Baseball breaks even with Rochester in home doubleheader

By Billy Wood, Staff Writer March 26, 2023
The Ithaca College baseball team split its doubleheader against the University of Rochester Yellowjackets on March 24 on Valesente Diamond at Freeman Field.
From left, sophomore Colin Leyner and senior Matt Fabian helped the Ithaca College baseball team to within one win of the Division III College World Series in 2022. This year, they hope to be back.

Baseball looks to double down on 2022 success

By David Schurter, Staff Writer March 1, 2023
After falling one game short of the Division III College World Series in 2022, the No. 19 ranked Ithaca College baseball is getting ready for a new season.
From left, freshman infielder Connor Pedersen watches junior infielder Mike Nauta field a pop-up during the teams May 12 contest against Clarkson University

Baseball earns first regional title in eight years

By Aidan Charde, Sports Editor May 26, 2022
The Ithaca College men’s baseball team won its regional bracket May 23 with a 17–2 thrashing over Keystone College. The win marks the first time since 2013 that the program won a regional title and th
The Ithaca College baseball team dismantled the University of Rochester 18–5 in the Liberty League Championship game to earn its first Liberty League title in program history May 14.

Baseball throttles Rochester for first Liberty League title

By Aidan Charde, Sports Editor May 15, 2022
After an extra-innings win over the University of Rochester to reach the Liberty League Championship game, the Ithaca College baseball team destroyed the Yellowjackets 18–5 May 14.
Senior first baseman Buzz Shirley went 3–4 with three RBIs in game three of the Liberty League Crossover against Union College, helping the college to a 19–3 win.

Baseball wins crossover series advancing to Liberty League Tournament

By Dustin Terry, Staff Writer May 9, 2022
After splitting the first two games of the Liberty League Crossover Series on Saturday, May 7 against Union College, the Ithaca College baseball team came into the third game May 8 with their spot in
From left, Clarkson University catcher Mike Nee and Ithaca College senior infielder Buzz Shirley during the colleges 7-3 victory on senior day May 1.

Ithaca College baseball team earns senior day victory

By Tobiah Zboray, Staff Writer May 3, 2022
The Ithaca College baseball team defeated Clarkson University 7–3 on senior day at Freeman Field on May 1. The victory improves the Bombers’ record to 25–10 overall and 13–4 in Liberty League play.  
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