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Senior pitcher Sean Kelly winds up and kicks his leg as he gets ready to fire a pitch to home plate on April 9. The Bombers held off a late rally and defeated the Continentals 12–11.

Baseball holds off late comeback and puts away Continentals

By Jacob Infald, Staff Writer April 10, 2024
The afternoon of April 9 was the perfect day for baseball as the Ithaca College baseball team defeated out-of-conference foe Hamilton College 12–11 at Valesente Diamond at Freeman Field.
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.
Junior Pitcher Colin Leyner holds the mound down for the Bombers. In seven inning pitched, Leyner struck out seven batters and only allowed five total hits.

Bombers come out on top in first Liberty League doubleheader

By Flynn Hynes, Assistant Sports Editor March 26, 2024
Coming off a tough 14–8 loss from the SUNY Oswego Lakers on March 16, the Ithaca College baseball team bounced back in a doubleheader against the Clarkson University Golden Knights on March 26 at Booth Field.
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. 
From left, sophomore Colin Leyner and senior Matt Fabian helped the Ithaca College baseball team to within one win of the Division III College World Series in 2022. This year, they hope to be back.

Baseball looks to double down on 2022 success

By David Schurter, Staff Writer March 1, 2023
After falling one game short of the Division III College World Series in 2022, the No. 19 ranked Ithaca College baseball is getting ready for a new season.
From left, sophomores Bella Scolaro and Cynthia Ehrenfeld of the Ithaca College softball team take swings during The Hidden Opponent’s fundraiser Sept. 17.

The Hidden Opponent hosts home run derby fundraiser

By Aidan Charde, Sports Editor September 20, 2022
The Ithaca College softball team might not be in action until Spring 2023, but it is already getting some practice in — and letting members of the campus community take some swings, too.
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.
The Ithaca College baseball team dismantled the University of Rochester 18–5 in the Liberty League Championship game to earn its first Liberty League title in program history May 14.

Baseball throttles Rochester for first Liberty League title

By Aidan Charde, Sports Editor May 15, 2022
After an extra-innings win over the University of Rochester to reach the Liberty League Championship game, the Ithaca College baseball team destroyed the Yellowjackets 18–5 May 14.
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
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