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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.
From left, senior outfielder Hudson Hassler and sophomore catcher Haley Petrucci will look to get back in the Liberty League championship with a squad that only rosters three seniors.

Softball looks to ignite young core in championship push

By Billy Wood, Sports Editor February 29, 2024
The Ithaca College softball team is adjusting to having a younger team this season. In spite of this, its high-powered hitting and new age pitching staff will look to get back to the promised land to dethrone a modern day Goliath.
From left, SUNY Geneseo senior third baseman Iris Kahris and first-year student shortstop Bella Nadzan cover third base as Ithaca College sophomore third baseman Sela Scheinman slides in.

Bombers post consecutive shutouts to sweep SUNY Geneseo

By Ryan Collins, Contributing Writer May 4, 2023
The Ithaca College softball team swept its double header against the SUNY Geneseo Knights on May 3 at Kostrinksy Field.
First-year student catcher Haley Petrucci takes a swing in the Ithaca College softball teams doubleheader against Clarkson University.

Softball sweeps doubleheader against Clarkson

By Dean Gutic, Staff Writer April 29, 2023
The Ithaca College softball team won both games of its doubleheader against the Clarkson Golden Knights on April 27, walking off the first game 1–0 and winning the second 4–0 at Kostrinsky Field. 
From left, Unions sophomore catcher Nahnny Sobetzko attempts to tag sophomore first baseman Cynthia Ehrenfeld, who scored off of the run.

Softball strikes out Union in home doubleheader

By Aidan Charde and Ryan Collins April 16, 2023
The Ithaca College softball team won both games the first half of its doubleheader against the Union College Dutchwomen on April 15 on Kostrinsky Field.
From left, RIT junior catcher Alexis Smith and Ithaca College senior outfielder Daniella Mulvey in the Bombers sweep of the Tigers on April 29.

Softball sweeps RIT in last home series of regular season

By Dustin Terry, Staff Writer May 3, 2022
The Ithaca College softball team played its final home series of the season against the Rochester Institute of Technology for a doubleheader Friday afternoon.
Junior infielder Allison DellOrto bunts during the Ithaca College softball teams doubleheader against Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at Kostrinsky Field on April 24.

Softball team splits doubleheader with RPI

By Dustin Terry, Staff Writer April 27, 2022
The Bombers looked to continue their winning ways as they hosted a doubleheader against Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at Kostrinsky Field on April 24.
Junior Kailey Collins takes a swing during the Ithaca College softball teams doubleheader against Skidmore College on April 23 at Kostrinksy Field.

Softball team sweeps doubleheader against Skidmore College

By Dustin Terry, Staff Writer April 26, 2022
The Ithaca College softball team celebrated senior day by completing a two-game sweep over Skidmore College at Kostrinsky field on April 23. 
Senior infielder Julia Loffredo had two hits and a run batted in for the Bombers in the two-game series against Alfred University on April 12.

Softball team splits series against Alfred University

By Dustin Terry, Staff Writer April 17, 2022
The Ithaca College softball team split a two-game series against the Alfred University Saxons in a doubleheader at Kostrinsky Field on April 12.
Junior outfielder Kailey Collins hit the game-tying double and started a double play to end the first game against SUNY Oneonta on April 5. The Bombers won the first game 7–6 and the second game 2–1 to improve to 9–7 on the season. Photo taken March 24, 2021.

Softball sweeps doubleheader against SUNY Oneonta in home opener

By Dustin Terry, Staff Writer April 5, 2022
The Ithaca College softball team played its home season opener against SUNY Oneonta in a doubleheader at Kostrinsky Field Tuesday afternoon.
From left, junior pitcher Riley Piromalli and senior outfielder and catcher Julia Loffredo. The Ithaca College softball team lost 6–1 in the Liberty League Championship last season to the University of Rochester, who went on to make a run in the Division III NCAA tournament.

Softball team looking to return to postseason play after losing veterans

By Dustin Terry, Staff Writer March 3, 2022
After losing in the Liberty League Championship and graduating multiple starters in 2021, the Ithaca College softball team will need to come together.
From left, seniors Haley White and Beth Fleming will contribute at the plate and on the mound for the Bombers success this season.

Softball team’s veteran roster returns for a title push

By Connor Wood, Staff writer March 25, 2021
The Ithaca College softball team brings back an experienced roster for one last chance to win the Division III College World Series.
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