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Sophomore third baseman Trevor Thompson follows through on his swing after singling to third base in the team’s 13–0 shutout over Elmira College on March 31. Thompson posts a .378 batting average.

Bombers’ sophomore third baseman steps up to the plate

By Andrew Sullivan, Staff Writer March 31, 2015
Sophomore third baseman Trevor Thompson is living up to his potential on the baseball team this season.
A Valiant Leader

A Valiant Leader

By Kristen Gowdy, Sports Editor March 25, 2015
Head baseball coach George Valesente recently cemented his legacy with his 1,000th win in a Bomber uniform.
Sophomore shortstop Stephen Yanchus flips the ball out of his mitt during the baseball team’s doubleheader against Utica College on April 12 on Freeman Field. Yanchus is currently hitting .304 with nine stolen bases.

Bomber baseball squad embraces new shortstop

By Kristen Gowdy, Staff Writer April 23, 2014
Sophomore shortstop Stephen Yanchus is taking over a big hole left by MLB draftee Tim Locastro ’13.
Sophomore pitcher John Prendergast takes a pitch during the Bombers home game against SUNY-Cortland on Monday afternoon on Freeman Field.

Baseball plays last stretch of non-conference games

By Kristen Gowdy, Staff Writer May 1, 2013
With Empire 8 play behind them, the baseball team now has its sights set on the NCAA playoffs. But before the team can make a run for a national championship, it must finish the regular season with a crucial stretch of non-conference games. The Bombers have already won six of the final nine non-conference games,…
Junior shortstop Tim Locastro slides into home plate during a game against the Cardinals on Saturday. The Bombers defeated the Cardinals in three out of four games played last weekend.

Baseball team turns tables on division rivals

By Kristen Gowdy, Staff Writer April 23, 2013
The Bombers baseball squad has secured its second consecutive Empire 8 title — and that win was especially sweet because it came to one of their biggest rivals. Last season, the St. John Fisher Cardinals accounted for three of the team’s four conference losses and finished 2nd in the conference behind the Bombers. Ithaca Hitting…

Bombers round out doubleheader weekend with a win and a loss

By Kristen Gowdy, Staff Writer April 21, 2013
The baseball team split its second doubleheader of the weekend with St. John Fisher on Sunday afternoon, winning the first game 3-2 and dropping the second 2-1. The Bombers collected their second walk-off win of the weekend in the first game. With two outs in the bottom of the seventh, sophomore Christian Brown hit a…

Baseball wins over St. John Fisher in doubleheader

By Kristen Gowdy, Staff Writer April 20, 2013
The baseball team clinched its second consecutive Empire 8 title Saturday, beating St. John Fisher twice in a doubleheader. But for the Bombers, the championship was almost an afterthought. Senior Corey Caswell said at this point, the team has its mind set on the playoffs, and the Empire 8 Championship is just another step in…
Junior shortstop Tim Locastro throws out a runner during a 13-inning game against SUNY-Oswego on March 29. Locastro is the second player in as many years to be drafted by a Major League Baseball organization.

Weather preventing baseball team from field time

By Kristen Gowdy, Staff Writer April 2, 2013
When the baseball team landed in California for its annual spring break trip, it was at a severe disadvantage. Because of Ithaca’s unpredictable weather conditions, the Bombers had yet to step on a grass field this season. Before March 25, the Blue and Gold had not practiced on Freeman Field. Instead, they had relied on…

Bombers coach captures 1,000th win

By Nate King, Staff Writer March 21, 2012
During the baseball team’s best road trip in six seasons, Head Coach George Valesente ’66 celebrated a milestone that has been reached by only 50 coaches in all levels of college baseball. But he didn’t know it happened until his players began to celebrate the achievement with him.
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