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Sophomore catcher Haley Petrucci steps up to bat for the Ithaca College softball team. Petrucci needs four more home runs to tie the all-time season home record at Ithaca College that was set by Laura Remia ’01 during the 1999 Division III softball season.

Sophomore slugger swings toward Bombers’ single season home run crown

By Khari Bolden, Staff Writer April 17, 2024
When first baseman Laura Remia ’01 smacked 10 home runs in her inaugural college season, she etched her name into the Ithaca College softball record books with one of the best power-hitting seasons the school had ever seen.
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.
Bombers graduate student goalkeeper Cole Corrigan goes to one knee as Saints senior midfielder Brian Souza celebrates a goal in the Bombers 15–4 defeat on April 13.

Bombers outmatched by Saints 15–4

By Jonathan Falco, Staff Writer April 14, 2024
The Ithaca College men’s lacrosse team could not pick up any momentum against one of the best defenses in the Liberty League, falling well short to the No. 4 St. Lawrence University Saints 15–4 on April 13, putting them in the bottom of the Liberty League standings. 
Bombers sophomore attacker Lily Cody attempts to blitz past Engineers graduate student midfielder Megan Shay as junior midfielder Ella Graff trails Cody.

Bombers continue Liberty League supremacy in win over Engineers

By Alliey Magistro, Staff Writer April 13, 2024
The Ithaca College women’s lacrosse team took home yet another key Liberty League win on April 13 against the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Engineers. The Bombers swept up the Engineers in a 20–5 win during one of the rainiest games they may have had yet this season.
First-year student Taylor Brunn winds up in a game against Alfred University on April 9. Brunn, first-year pitcher Mady Rowell and senior pitcher Ainsley Rogers had not pitched in a collegiate game prior to this season but have played key roles in 2024.

Collegiate inexperience does not phase Bombers’ tightly connected pitching staff

By Billy Wood, Sports Editor April 13, 2024
In 2023, the Ithaca College softball team played three pitchers throughout its season, all of which had pitched at least six innings the previous year. In 2024, the team has thrown four different pitchers onto the mound, three of which had never thrown a gametime collegiate pitch in their life.
Junior attack/midfield Sekou Ibrahima battles to get by Tigers senior midfield Caiden Perry on April 10. The Bombers fell to 6–6 after the loss.

Bombers’ late surge falls short against No. 3 Tigers

By Jonathan Falco, Contributing Writer April 11, 2024
The Bombers fourth-quarter comeback bid came to no avail as the No. 3 Rochester Institute of Technology Tigers held on to defeat the Ithaca College men’s lacrosse team 16–10 on April 10. 
The Ithaca College softball team surround junior pitcher Anna Cornell after another great pitching performance in the Bombers 8–0 victory against the Alfred University Saxons on April 9.

Bombers soar in game one, but suffer crushing defeat in second against the Saxons

By Khari Bolden, Contributing Writer April 10, 2024
It was a tale of two halves at Kostrinsky Field on April 9 as the Ithaca College softball team split its doubleheader with the Alfred University Saxons, winning the first game 8–0 but losing the second 11–0, both in six innings.
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.
Senior attack Maizy Veitch circles back towards the front of the goal as three Dutchwomen attempt to hold of her offensive attack in Dutchwomen territory.

Bombers down Dutchwomen in Liberty League showdown

By Alliey Magistro, Staff Writer March 31, 2024
Higgins Stadium was packed for a Liberty League matchup between Ithaca College women’s lacrosse and Union College on March 30. Luckily, the Bombers avenged a loss from last season and dominated the game to achieve an 11–9 victory. 
Sophomore Sabrina Cheung gets ready to serve the ball against her opponent in the Bombers 3–6 loss against the Engineers. The South Hill Squad will face the William Smith College Herons next.

Bombers show effort but come up short against the Engineers

By Flynn Hynes, Assistant Sports Editor March 24, 2024
Despite a match full of high energy, the Ithaca College women’s tennis team came up short 3–6 against the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Engineers in the Reis Tennis Center on March 24.
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 third baseman Ethan Rothstein and sophomore pitcher Jack Colyer have big hopes for this season and aim to win the Liberty League for the third year in a row.

Baseball puts league championship chase into full swing

By Ryan Collins, Staff Writer February 29, 2024
The Ithaca College baseball team came up short in the NCAA playoffs last year when they fell to the No. 4 Endicott College Gulls 12–10 and 7–3 in the NCAA Super Regional. The Bombers will be looking to rectify their early exit last year and go all the way to the World Series.
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