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 in Cleveland when they picked them to win the World Series). Even though they have cooled down from their 4-0 start, the Reds have shown that last year’s fourth-place finish might have been a fluke. First baseman Joey Votto and right fielder Jay Bruce have … Continue reading Opinion: Reds Can Surprise

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 the plate, with three RBIs. Senior Eric Stiene pitched for the first four innings, only allowing five hits and two runs while on the mound. Senior reliever Zach Johnson recorded his first career win while striking out three and only allowing two hits and a … Continue reading Spring woes continue for baseball team

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 both games with a score of 10-5. In the first game, played in Mason, Ohio, eight different Xavier players recorded at least one hit and the Musketeers finished with 14. Sophomore pitcher Greg Zacknewitz was impressive, striking out seven batters in four innings. He was … Continue reading Baseball back on track