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Tim Locastro has made his mark in MLB as a stolen base threat. He set an MLB record with 29 stolen bases without being caught to start his career.

Former IC baseball player makes an impact with the Yankees

By Tommy Mumau, Sports Editor May 4, 2022
During his three seasons with the Ithaca College baseball team, Tim Locastro established himself as a force on the basepaths. Now, he takes the field 227 miles away from South Hill: Yankee Stadium
George Valesente announced his retirement after 41 seasons as the Bombers head baseball coach. Valesente never had a losing season during his tenure.

Legendary baseball coach to retire after 41 seasons

By Emily Adams, Sports Editor June 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

How IC Sports: Baseball player Tim Locastro ’13

December 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. We spoke with Locastro about his time at Ithaca College,...

Tim Locastro, Ithaca College former student, played on the baseball team as a shortstop from 2011 to 2013.

Former student called up to play for the Los Angeles Dodgers

By Andrew Sullivan and Caitie Ihrig October 4, 2017
Tim Locastro, Ithaca College former student, was called up to the MLB Sept. 29 by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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.
Sophomore shortstop Stephen Yanchus flips the ball out of his mitt during the baseball team’s doubleheader against Utica College on April 12 on Freeman Field. Yanchus is currently hitting .304 with nine stolen bases.

Bomber baseball squad embraces new shortstop

By Kristen Gowdy, Staff Writer April 23, 2014
Sophomore shortstop Stephen Yanchus is taking over a big hole left by MLB draftee Tim Locastro ’13.
Former Bombers shortstop Tim Locastro stands on home plate Monday afternoon at Freeman Field.

From Bomber to Blue Jay

By Steve Derderian, Assistant Sports Editor September 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...

Tim Locastro to sign with Toronto Blue Jays

By Steve Derderian, Assistant Sports Editor June 12, 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 Steve Derderian, Assistant Sports Editor June 12, 2013
Tim Locastro spoke with assistant sports editor Steve Derderian to answer some questions about his recent decision to play professional baseball.
Junior shortstop Tim Locastro throws out a runner during a 13-inning game against SUNY-Oswego on March 29. Locastro is the second player in as many years to be drafted by a Major League Baseball organization.

Locastro selected in MLB Draft

By Steve Derderian, Assistant Sports Editor June 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, 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…
Junior shortstop Tim Locastro throws out a runner during a 13-inning game against SUNY-Oswego on March 29. Locastro is the second player in as many years to be drafted by a Major League Baseball organization.

Locastro selected in MLB Draft

By Steve Derderian, Assistant Sports Editor June 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. Locastro...

Another win for baseball

By Kristen Gowdy, Staff Writer April 28, 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…
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