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July 20, 2019   |   Ithaca, NY

Legendary baseball coach to retire after 41 seasons

By | Jun 25, 2019

George Valesente has coached the Ithaca College men’s baseball team for 41 years and recently announced his retirement effective July 31.

How IC Sports: Baseball player Tim Locastro ’13

By The Ithacan | Dec 13, 2017

Co-hosts Samantha Cavalli and Nick Friend talked to Tim Locastro ’13, who played baseball and was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2013.

Former student called up to play for the Los Angeles Dodgers

By , | Oct 4, 2017

Tim Locastro, Ithaca College former student, was called up to the MLB Sept. 29 by the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The history of wooden to metal baseball bats

By | Apr 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.

Bomber baseball squad embraces new shortstop

By | Apr 23, 2014

Sophomore shortstop Stephen Yanchus is taking over a big hole left by MLB draftee Tim Locastro ’13.

From Bomber to Blue Jay

By | Sep 11, 2013

After every home baseball game this summer at Bowen Field in Bluefield, W.Va., infielder Tim Locastro walked around the field, while children and their parents approached him and his teammates asking for an autograph.

Tim Locastro to sign with Toronto Blue Jays

By | Jun 13, 2013

Junior shortstop Tim Locastro announced Tuesday he will forgo his senior season of college baseball to play professionally. On Saturday, the Toronto Blue Jays selected Locastro in the 13th round of the Major League Baseball Entry Draft.   Locastro led the Blue and Gold in nearly every hitting category during the 2013 season. He hit…

Tim Locastro to sign with Toronto Blue Jays

By | Jun 12, 2013

Tim Locastro spoke with assistant sports editor Steve Derderian to answer some questions about his recent decision to play professional baseball.

Locastro selected in MLB Draft

By | Jun 11, 2013

During the second day of the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft on Saturday, the Toronto Blue Jays drafted Bombers’ shortstop, rising senior Timothy Locastro, as the 385th pick in the 13th round. Locastro is the fourth Bomber in the past five years to be drafted by an MLB team. After the 2012 season, the Oakland…

Locastro selected in MLB Draft

By | Jun 10, 2013

During the second day of the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft on Saturday, the Toronto Blue Jays drafted Bombers’ shortstop, rising senior Timothy Locastro, in the 13th round and the 385th pick overall.

Another win for baseball

By | Apr 29, 2013

The baseball team got off to a quick start against York College and held on to win its fifth straight non-conference game. The Bombers beat the Spartans 6-1 on Sunday afternoon to improve to 30–6 on the season. The Bombers got on the board in the first inning when sophomore Vinny Gneo singled, scoring sophomore…

Baseball wins over St. John Fisher in doubleheader

By | Apr 21, 2013

The baseball team clinched its second consecutive Empire 8 title Saturday, beating St. John Fisher twice in a doubleheader. But for the Bombers, the championship was almost an afterthought. Senior Corey Caswell said at this point, the team has its mind set on the playoffs, and the Empire 8 Championship is just another step in…