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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.
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.
Junior righty pitcher Dan Allard steps up on the mound in the Bombers 11–6 loss against the SUNY Oswego State Lakers. The Bombers went through six different pitchers in nine innings.

Lakers’ strong first inning drives them past the Bombers

By Jacob Infald, Staff Writer April 17, 2024
On the afternoon of April 16, the Ithaca College baseball team took on the SUNY Oswego State Lakers in an out-of-conference matchup at Valesente Diamond at Freeman Field. The Lakers controlled the game from the first pitch and defeated the Bombers 11-6.
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.
The Ithaca College baseball and softball teams take long road trips each season. Neither team will return to its home field until baseball returns March 22 and softball returns March 23.

Long journey from home: Baseball and softball start first few weeks on the road

By Noa Ran-Ressler, Investigative Editor March 6, 2024
Members of Ithaca College’s softball and baseball teams will have to wait a few weeks into the season to enjoy home-field advantage, but that will not stop players from making the most of the start of the season. 
From left, senior first baseman Matt Fabian reaches out to secure an out against Hobart junior outfielder Joe McCoy.

Baseball’s late comeback falls short against Hobart

By Billy Wood, Staff Writer April 30, 2023
The Ithaca College baseball team lost to the Hobart College Statesmen 9–6 on Senior Day April 28 on the Valesente Diamond at Freeman Field.
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, freshman second baseman Riley Brawdy prepares to field behind senior pitcher Kyle Lambert during the Ithaca College baseball teams 5–2 victory against the University of Rochester on April 23.

Baseball team earns victory over University of Rochester

By Tobiah Zboray, Staff Writer April 26, 2022
The Ithaca College baseball team defeated the No. 22 ranked University of Rochester Yellow Jackets 5–2 in game one of a three game series April 23.
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