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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.
From left, graduate students Elie Kuhne and Kiley Mabus observe junior outfielder Collin Feeney as he participates in the FITLIGHT reaction time training. During the training, reaction time improved enough to react to the average Division I fastball.

Reaction time training hopes to take Baseball program into the future

By Jacob Infald, Staff Writer April 25, 2024
This season, the Ithaca College baseball team’s winter practices featured a unique addition. The team had their normal hitting and fielding stations, but this year, there was a new station at practice — the FITLIGHT reaction time training system.
Center fielder Collin Feeney eyes home plate and sprints in an effort to cross the plate against the University of Rochester on April 21.

Bombers finish off Yellowjackets behind sound pitching

By Jacob Infald, Staff Writer April 21, 2024
The Ithaca College baseball team hosted its Liberty League rival, the University of Rochester Yellowjackets at Valesente Diamond at Freeman Field on a chilly afternoon, April 21. After splitting a double header in Rochester on April 20, the Bombers came out victorious in a 5–1 contest to secure a series victory.
Sophomore pitcher/outfield Conor Burns pitches against St. John Fisher on April 1. Burns and first-year pitcher Jack Picozzi committed to Ithaca College primarily as hitters but have made their difference early through their skills on the mound.

Two-way underclassmen contribute to Bombers dominance on the mound

By Jacob Infald, Staff Writer April 4, 2024
This season the Ithaca College baseball team has been left to fill the mound after losing three of their top four most used starting pitchers last season.
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.
Sophomore infielder Riley Brawdy fields a ball during the Ithaca College baseball teams 8–5 comeback win over the SUNY Brockport Golden Eagles on May 2.

Baseball secures comeback win over Brockport

By Billy Wood, Staff Writer May 4, 2023
The Ithaca College baseball team defeated the SUNY Brockport Golden Eagles 8–5 on the Valesente Diamond at Freeman Field on May 2.
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.
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.
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