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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.
During the 2024 season, the Ithaca College baseball team has dealt with persistent weather delays. The South Hill Squad has played only three games on Freeman Field thus far, compared to the 10 originally scheduled.

Fielding the unpredictable: Ithaca College baseball’s continuous weather struggle

By Noa Ran-Ressler, Investigative Editor April 17, 2024
With upstate New York weather being as unpredictable as it is, the Ithaca College baseball team has had to make numerous adjustments this season to accommodate a weather-intolerant field. Freeman Field is a natural dirt and grass field, not a synthetic surface, which means it cannot be plowed or played on while wet.
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.
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.
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.
From left, sophomore first baseman Ryan Laubscher embraces sophomore second baseman Riley Brawdy after the Ithaca College baseball teams victorious home opener. Brawdy notched his third home run of the season to secure the Bombers win.

Baseball hits Scranton out of the park in home opener

By Billy Wood, Staff Writer March 25, 2023
The Ithaca College baseball team throttled the University of Scranton Royals 11–1 in its home opener March 22 at Freeman Field. 
From left, freshman infielder Connor Pedersen gets a hit in the Ithaca College baseball teams May 7 win over Union College in the Liberty League Crossover series. The Bombers lost to Catholic University twice May 28 to lose in the NCAA Super Regional.

Baseball drops three-game series to Catholic in NCAA Super Regional

By Laura Ilioaei, Staff Writer June 3, 2022
The Ithaca College baseball team lost to the Catholic University Cardinals in a series May 28 and 29 in the NCAA Super Regional at Freeman Field.
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
Junior outfielder Mike Nauta makes a catch in center field. The Bombers defeated the University of Rochester 8–7 in 10 innings May 13 to advance to the Liberty League Championship game.

Baseball advances to Liberty League title game in extra-innings thriller

By David Schurter, Staff Writer May 15, 2022
The Ithaca College baseball team is one win away from a Liberty League title after defeating the University of Rochester 8–7 in 10 innings May 13.
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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