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THE ITHACAN

The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

Senior outfielder Mike Nauta swings at a pitch in the Ithaca College baseball teams game against RIT on April 7.

Baseball team falls at home to RIT

By Billy Wood, Staff Writer April 11, 2023
The Ithaca College baseball team lost to the Rochester Institute of Technology Tigers 4–1 April 7 on 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, sophomore shortstop Connor Pedersen tells first-year student designated hitter Matt Curtis to slide as he approaches home.

Bombers take both games of doubleheader over St. Lawrence

By Ryan Collins, Contributing Writer April 6, 2023
The Ithaca College baseball team swept its doubleheader against the St. Lawrence University Saints on April 3 on Valesente Diamond at Freeman Field, completing a three-game sweep. 
Graduate student outfielder Garrett Callaghan runs the bases during the first game of a doubleheader against the St. Lawrence University on April 3. Callaghan returned to the Bombers after competing at the Division I level for a season with Rutgers University.

Tagging up: Graduate student returns to IC after year in Division I

By Flynn Hynes, Staff Writer April 5, 2023
During August 2021, Garrett Callaghan transferred to the Division I baseball program at Rutgers University, leaving his former team at Ithaca College.
Sophomore pitcher Dan Kellachan threw three innings in the first game of a doubleheader against the University of Rochester on March 24. Kellachan only allowed one earned run and four hits in his relief appearance.

Baseball breaks even with Rochester in home doubleheader

By Billy Wood, Staff Writer March 26, 2023
The Ithaca College baseball team split its doubleheader against the University of Rochester Yellowjackets on March 24 on 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. 
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.
Senior Garrett Callaghan and first-year graduate student Buzz Shirley said they are prepared to get back to competition and establish the Bombers as a contender in the Liberty League

Baseball team ready to contend for the Liberty League

By Tommy Mumau, Staff Writer March 24, 2021
After an interrupted first season as manager, head coach David Valesente and the Ithaca College baseball team look to swing for the fences.
Freshman Matteo Ragusa pitches in a doubleheader against Elmira College on March 23 on Freeman Field. The Bombers won both games against the Eagles.

Athletic teams travel to compete for first time in a year

By Connor Glunt, Assistant sports editor March 24, 2021
Spring athletics will look different this year compared to previous seasons, especially on the road.
Jake Binder 19 prepares to swing at a pitch in a game against SUNY Canton on March 30, 2019, on Valesente Diamond, named after former head coach George Valesente 66, at Freeman Field.

Alumni establish fund in former baseball coach’s name

By Tommy Mumau, Staff Writer February 17, 2021
Three former Ithaca College baseball players started the George Valesente ’66 Endowed Baseball Fund. Steve Guinan ’86, Gregg Kidd ’84 and Dave Feldman ’56 provided the funding.
Baseball sweeps Elmira College in doubleheader

Baseball sweeps Elmira College in doubleheader

By Ariel Dowdy, Staff Writer April 9, 2019
The Ithaca College baseball team defeated Elmira College 7–4 and 8–3 in a doubleheader April 6 in Elmira, New York.
Baseball splits doubleheader at Stevens on March 27

Baseball splits doubleheader at Stevens on March 27

By Shehanee Fernando, Staff Writer April 2, 2019
The Ithaca College baseball team split a doubleheader with the Stevens Institute of Technology on March 27.
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