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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 5, 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, Dan Raymond, head coach of the Ithaca College womens basketball team, and volunteer assistant coach Jim Mullins watch a practice in Mullins first season with the team.

Women’s basketball team adds former head coach to staff

By Tommy Mumau, Assistant Sports Editor October 20, 2021
Jim Mullins, longtime men’s basketball head coach, will make his return to the bench this winter, as a volunteer assistant coach on the staff of the women’s team.
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.
From left, junior Jack Lynch and senior Buzz Shirley will be key players for the baseball team this year.

Baseball team faces new challenges in 2020 season

By Noah Schwartz February 27, 2020
With the loss of several seniors and the addition of a brand-new head coach, the Ithaca College baseball program will face a number of new challenges.
Club Baseball president Steven Durr seeks to hit the ball during a game versus Hobart College Sept. 8 at Freeman Field.

Club baseball team takes Freeman Field for the first time

By Max O'Neill, Staff Writer October 3, 2019
The Ithaca College club baseball team competed on Freeman Field, the varsity baseball field, for the first time in program history on Sept. 8.
Dave Valesente and his father, George 66, after Ithaca Colleges annual game against Wells College on May 5, 2018.

New softball and baseball coaches have history on South Hill

By Lauren White, Assistant Sports Edtior August 28, 2019
Softball head coach Hannah Shalett Quintana played for Ithaca College, and head baseball coach Dave Valesente takes over from his father, George '66.
George Valesente announced his retirement after 41 seasons as the Bombers head baseball coach. Valesente never had a losing season during his tenure.

Legendary baseball coach to retire after 41 seasons

By Emily Adams, Sports Editor June 25, 2019
George Valesente has coached the Ithaca College men's baseball team for 41 years and recently announced his retirement effective July 31.
Senior relief pitcher Matt Eiel developed a sidearm pitching technique after head coach George Valesente told him to reinvent his style.

Senior reliever revamps pitching with sidearm technique

By Ty Cunnington, Staff Writer April 24, 2019
Senior relief pitcher Matt Eiel pitches sidearm in order to throw off opposing batters and add something unique to his game.
Senior outfielder Garrett Snyder bats during the Bombers game against University of Rochester on April 3 at Freeman Field.

Senior starter discusses growth with baseball team

By Emily Adams, Assistant Sports Editor April 8, 2019
Senior outfielder Garrett Snyder sat down with Assistant Sports Editor Emily Adams to discuss his baseball career and outlook for the season.
The Ithaca College mens baseball teams senior class enjoyed the sunny conditions in California after defeating Occidental College on March 13.

Spring sports teams travel south for warmer weather

By Ty Cunnington, Staff Writer March 20, 2019
Several Ithaca College teams traveled to warmer areas of the country to compete against high-level competition on outdoor fields.
Jake Binder 19

Baseball returners seek berth in College World Series

By Mikayla Rovenolt, Staff Writer February 28, 2019
The Ithaca College baseball team is returning 13 key seniors who will help attempt to guide the team to a berth in the College World Series.
Weather affecting Freeman Field, home of the Ithaca College baseball caused the team to postpone three home games this season.

Freeman Field faces frequent flooding early in season

By Andrew Sullivan, Senior Writer April 25, 2018
The Ithaca College baseball team has struggled to play home games so far this season due to uncooperative weather making Freeman Field unplayable.
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