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The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

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.
Fabian was selected to receive the NYSATA memorial scholarship, a $2,000 stipend awarded by the New York State Athletic Trainer’s Association. The scholarship is gifted to an athletic training student annually for excellence in the field.

Baseball player earns award for academic efforts

By Tess Ferguson, Senior Writer February 1, 2024
Outside of its athletic caliber — earning back-to-back Liberty League titles in the past two seasons — the Ithaca College baseball team’s talents range far beyond the diamond. 
First-year student outfielder Matt Curtis has been starting as designated hitter on the Ithaca College baseball team since the end of March.

Q&A: First-year phenom makes big impact for baseball

By Michael Vecellio, Contributing Writer May 9, 2023
Matt Curtis is a first-year student on the Ithaca College baseball team who has been starting as designated hitter since the end of March.
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.
Tim Locastro has made his mark in MLB as a stolen base threat. He set an MLB record with 29 stolen bases without being caught to start his career.

Former IC baseball player makes an impact with the Yankees

By Tommy Mumau, Sports Editor May 4, 2022
During his three seasons with the Ithaca College baseball team, Tim Locastro established himself as a force on the basepaths. Now, he takes the field 227 miles away from South Hill: Yankee Stadium
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.  
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.
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.
Junior pitcher Garrett Bell allowed three runs and struck out eight batters over seven innings pitched in the Bombers’ 13–7 win over Hamilton College April 5.

Baseball team hoping to keep momentum from strong start

By David Schurter, Staff Writer April 5, 2022
The Ithaca College baseball team has posted an impressive record of 15–5 to begin the season, bolstered by solid team chemistry which should play an important role.
From left, senior pitcher Kyle Lambert and junior catcher Gil Merod. The Ithaca College baseball team ended with a 16–12–1 record in 2021, but hope to improve this season.

Baseball team looks contend for league and national titles

By Rocco Di Maiolo, Staff Writer March 3, 2022
The Ithaca College baseball team has made its return to the diamond and has high expectations for the 2022 season. The club is eyeing a Liberty League title and a trip to the NCAA tournament.
Junior Ari Field stands at home plate waiting for the pitch.

Club baseball plays junior varsity team in first ever meeting

By Quintin Pelzel, Staff writer April 27, 2021
The Ithaca College junior varsity baseball team played the college’s club baseball team for the first time in Ithaca College history on April 24.
Freshman outfielder Colin Shashaty makes a defensive play during the baseball teams doubleheader sweep against Vassar College,

Baseball freshmen making an immediate impact for the team

By Tommy Mumau, Staff writer April 21, 2021
The Ithaca College baseball team brought in 19 freshmen this year, and 13 have made their debuts already while playing pivotal roles for the team.
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