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The Ithaca College baseball team defeats Wells College

The Ithaca College baseball team defeats Wells College

By Max O'Neill, Staff Writer May 25, 2017
The Ithaca College baseball team defeated Wells College 9–8 in the first match up between Coach Valesente and his son David Valesente.
Senior Brandy Smith competes March 4 in the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships in Glazer Arena. She placed first in the shot put and weight throw.

Athletes and coaches share their game day superstitions

By Andrew Sullivan, Staff Writer May 3, 2017
Game-day superstitions are becoming more popular now more than ever and athletes at Ithaca College are no exception.
When sports continue past the end of finals week, athletes have to plan accordingly with summer internships and jobs but enjoy having time to just focus on the sport being played.

Sports seasons impact athletes’ summer plans

By Zoë Freer-Hessler, Staff Writer May 3, 2017
Athletes whose teams make it into tournament play stay behind on campus until the end of the season, which can possibly effect internships and jobs.
Sophomore outfielder Sam Little swinging at the pitch in the Bombers doubleheader against Utica College at Freeman Field. The team defeated the Pioneers 14–1 and 8–1.

Baseball goes two-for-three against Utica College

By Jeb Biggart and Samantha Cavalli May 3, 2017
The baseball team welcomed Utica College for a three-game showdown April 29–30. The Bombers won both games April 29 and lost their game April 30.
Baseball faces tough loss to SUNY Cortland 4–3

Baseball faces tough loss to SUNY Cortland 4–3

By Samantha Cavalli, Assistant Sports Editor April 28, 2017
The Ithaca College baseball team traveled to Cortland, New York, to take on the Red Dragons. The team lost to SUNY Cortland by the score of 4–3.
IC baseball defeats SUNY Oneonta on the road 19–3

IC baseball defeats SUNY Oneonta on the road 19–3

By Samantha Cavalli, Assistant Sports Editor April 28, 2017
The Ithaca College baseball team scored 13 runs in the top of the first inning to defeat nonconference opponent SUNY Oneonta 19–3.
Baseballs 10-game win streak snapped by Oswego State

Baseball’s 10-game win streak snapped by Oswego State

By Zach Gregg, Staff Writer April 26, 2017
The baseball team traveled to Oswego, New York to take on Oswego State. The Bombers lost the game 6–3, snapping their 10-game winning streak.
Sophomore first baseman John Peterson stretching across the base line to get freshman outfielder Kyle Trombley of the Yellowjackets out at first base in the Bombers game against the University of Rochester.

Baseball keeps winning streak alive with two wins

By Max O'Neill, Staff Writer April 24, 2017
The baseball team shut out SUNY New Paltz April 22, while on April 23, the Bombers defeated the University of Rochester in walk-off fashion.
Baseball defeats Houghton College in a doubleheader

Baseball defeats Houghton College in a doubleheader

By Samantha Cavalli, Assistant Sports Editor April 23, 2017
The Ithaca College baseball team traveled to Houghton College and defeated the Highlanders in a doubleheader 7–1 and 9–4.
Baseball sweeps SUNY Canton in a triple header April 14–15

Baseball sweeps SUNY Canton in a triple header April 14–15

By Jack Hamilton April 18, 2017
The Ithaca College baseball team swept the SUNY Canton Kangaroos in a triple header April 14–15 in an Empire 8 conference matchup.
Junior second baseman Jake Generali scores a run during the Bombers 12–6 win over Houghton College on April 12, 2017, at Freeman Field.

Baseball’s hitting leads the way to defeat Houghton 12–6

By Max O'Neill, Staff Writer April 12, 2017
Thanks to the powerful offensive showing at Freeman Field, the Ithaca College baseball team defeated Houghton College 12–6.
On the left, sophomore Adam Gallagher swings with an Easton bat while David Barton 67, on the right, swings with a wooden bat.

The history of wooden to metal baseball bats

By Andrew Sullivan, Staff Writer April 12, 2017
Louisville Slugger, in 1884, was the first brand to make bats and now there are many companies competing to make the best bat with the current technology.
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