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Lowther named top prospect

By: Jack Dunn ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier Musketeers have their first-ever ranked baseball prospect, with junior left-handed Zac Lowther ranking number 99 on Baseball America’s Top 100 MLB Draft Prospects list. Lowther moved into the rotation after making 12 appearances his freshman year. He ranked fourth on the team with a .247 ERA and an … Continue reading

Baseball starts up once more

By: Lydia Reagan ~Baseball Savant~ League of Baseball in America (LBA) season is upon us. Monday marked the home opening of the Cincinnati Reds, who promptly lost. Good try, Reds. But this article isn’t solely about the Reds. This is an exclusive first look at the future of the LBA outcomes courtesy of your friendly … Continue reading

United States outlasts competition in thrilling World Baseball Classic

By: Jack Dunn ~Staff Writer~ Team USA routed Puerto Rico 8-0 to capture its first World Baseball Classic (WBC) title on March 22. Puerto Rico was previously undefeated in the tournament and was hoping to capture its first WBC title. The tournament began on March 6, with the teams in Pool A starting out at … Continue reading

Gellenbeck, young arms leading Musketeers into Hayden Field

By: Paul Fritschner ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier baseball team enjoyed the warm southern temperatures last week as it took on Charlotte, Georgia and Southern Mississippi during the course of a 10-day road trip during spring break. It played eight games and finished with a 3-5 record, picking up one win against each team. It went … Continue reading

Xavier baseball begins title defense

By: Paul Fritschner ~Staff Writer~ The boys of summer, or in this case, the boys of spring, are back in action at Xavier. The baseball team’s season commenced over the weekend as it split a four game series with Troy University. This year is chock-full of expectations for a team that is coming off one … Continue reading

Three book trip to Cooperstown

By: Jack Dunn ~Staff Writer~ The Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) voted in the Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2017 last week, as first baseman Jeff Bagwell, leftfielder Tim Raines and catcher Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez were all welcomed to Cooperstown. They will be officially inducted into the Hall on July 30. Bagwell spent … Continue reading

Baseball team chugs along

By: Paul Fritschner ~Staff Writer~ While Major League Baseball began its regular season games this past weekend, the Xavier baseball team continued to chug along with its season. During the past couple of weeks, the team has gone 3-6 while playing strong at home. The Musketeers traveled to Columbus on March 22, looking to extend their … Continue reading

Reds in for a tough, but exciting, year

By: Brent Raines ~Sports Editor~ Even with one of the best hitters in baseball manning first base, the Cincinnati Reds are probably going to be one of the worst teams in baseball this year. While most fans will turn away from a team likely to drop 90 games, the hardcore fans will still tune in to … Continue reading

Baseball rides a four-game winning streak

By: Brendan Burris ~Staff Writer~ As spring has sprung around Cincinnati, the new season is now in full swing for the Xavier baseball team. Following a five-game losing streak at the hands of two top-10 national powerhouses in Vanderbilt and Louisville, the team returned home for its opening four home games of the season — a … Continue reading

Baseball ready to spring into action

By: Paul Fritschner ~Staff Writer~ It may be below freezing outside with snow still left on the ground, but it’s just about time to stock up on Cracker Jack for baseball season. Xavier’s baseball team is looking to bounce back from a tough season in 2015. It won the Big East tournament and earned an … Continue reading