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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.
Senior outfielder Louis Fabbo connects with the ball. Fabbo has amassed 219 hits in his career and needs two more this season to surpass the programs all-time hit record.

Senior outfielder closes in on program hit record

By Jacob Infald, Staff Writer May 1, 2024
Anyone who has watched the Ithaca College baseball team this season has had the privilege of witnessing greatness. Senior outfielder Louis Fabbo is in the midst of a historic career and is cementing himself as one of the greatest players to dawn the Bomber uniform.
Junior infielder Riley Brawdy eyes an incoming pitch during a doubleheader victory against the Clarkson University Golden Knights on March 26.

Bombers put on dominant showcase on Senior Day

By Billy Wood, Sports Editor April 27, 2024
On a cold and rainy Senior Day, the Ithaca College baseball team had nothing to sulk around about, as the team lit up the Hobart College Statesmen by scores of 8–4 and 9–0 on April 27. With those wins, the team clinched the no. 1 seed in the Liberty League and home field advantage for the Liberty League Crossover Series on May 4.
Center fielder Collin Feeney eyes home plate and sprints in an effort to cross the plate against the University of Rochester on April 21.

Bombers finish off Yellowjackets behind sound pitching

By Jacob Infald, Staff Writer April 21, 2024
The Ithaca College baseball team hosted its Liberty League rival, the University of Rochester Yellowjackets at Valesente Diamond at Freeman Field on a chilly afternoon, April 21. After splitting a double header in Rochester on April 20, the Bombers came out victorious in a 5–1 contest to secure a series victory.
Senior pitcher Sean Kelly winds up and kicks his leg as he gets ready to fire a pitch to home plate on April 9. The Bombers held off a late rally and defeated the Continentals 12–11.

Baseball holds off late comeback and puts away Continentals

By Jacob Infald, Staff Writer April 10, 2024
The afternoon of April 9 was the perfect day for baseball as the Ithaca College baseball team defeated out-of-conference foe Hamilton College 12–11 at Valesente Diamond at Freeman Field.
Junior center fielder Collin Feeney dives back to base after the pitcher tries to pick him off in the Bombers victory against the Cardinals. Feeney hit 3 for 5 today at the plate and was able to score a run.

Rothstein’s walk off clinches Bombers’ victory over the Cardinals

By Flynn Hynes, Assistant Sports Editor April 1, 2024
The Ithaca College baseball team played their first game at Freeman Field this season on April 1. In a game that lasted 10 innings, the Bombers came up on top 4–3 against the St. John Fisher University Cardinals to extend their win streak to six games.
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.
Fans cheer on the Ithaca College football team at the 2023 Cortaca Jug. The Blue Crew program will look to encourage student attendance through a points system that allows students to earns prizes for attending different sporting events.

Return of Blue Crew program looks to encourage student involvement

By Jess Moskowitz, Staff Writer March 22, 2024
Ithaca College Athletics announced the return of the Blue Crew student rewards program on Jan. 31. This program brings together Ithaca College students, giving them an incentive to attend sporting events in return for points toward special prizes. 
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.
Sophomore shortstop Connor Pedersen dives back into first base after a pickoff attempt.

Baseball goes deep three times in 17–4 rout of Alfred State

By Billy Wood, Staff Writer April 8, 2023
The Ithaca College baseball team hit three home runs and defeated the Alfred State College Pioneers 17–4 April 5 on the Valesente Diamond at Freeman Field. 
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.  
The Ithaca College baseball team held on for a 13–7 victory over Hamilton College on April 5. The win improved the Bombers record to 15–5.

Ithaca College baseball holds off Hamilton College in home opener

By Tobiah Zboray, Staff Writer April 9, 2022
The Ithaca College baseball team made its return to South Hill on April 5, defeating Hamilton College 13–7 in the club’s home opener at Freeman Field.
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