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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

Xavier baseball’s struggles continue

By: Adam Purvis ~Staff Writer~ Men’s baseball has been up to a lot this past week, including an overwhelming victory over Georgetown on April 24 to begin their three-game series against the Hoyas and facing the University of Cincinnati at home. Xavier played UC on April 22 on campus with an 8-5 loss. Xavier was … Continue reading

Opinion: Reds Can Surprise

By: Brent Raines ~Staff Writer~ The season may only be a week old, but the Reds seem poised to surprise many of the experts. Cincinnati was a popular pick to finish last in the strong National League Central by media powers like ESPN and Sports Illustrated (who must not have realized that the Indians are … Continue reading

Spring woes continue for baseball team

By: Andrew Utz ~Staff Writer~ March has been hard on the Musketeers this season. Since March 24, the baseball team’s record has been 1-9. The single win came from an away game at Ohio University. The Musketeers totaled nine runs with 15 hits in the game against the Bobcats. Freshman Nate Soria went 3-for-6 at … Continue reading

Baseball back on track

By: Rtan O’Toole ~Staff Writer~ It has been a bit of a struggle at the start of the season for Xavier baseball so far, but it seems that the team may be starting to figure things out. Xavier rebounded after a tough stretch of ten straight losses with two wins against in-state rival Miami, winning … Continue reading

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