XU baseball sweeps Wofford

By Justin Malone, Staff Writer The Xavier baseball team wrapped up a grueling three-game series against Wofford last weekend, sweeping the Terriers by scores of 9-1, 5-2 and 14-10 and improving to 10-9 on the season. In the series opener, the Musketeers took an early lead after sophomore pitcher Carter Hendrickson hit an RBI triple to drive in senior outfielder and first baseman Tyler DeMartino for the first run of the game. Wofford then evened the score in the fifth inning after sophomore outfielder David Wiley singled, bringing in designated hitter Aaron Thomas for the tying run. The tie remained … Continue reading XU baseball sweeps Wofford

Team USA dominates Cuba in WBC semifinal

By Justin Malone, Staff Writer Team USA is just one victory away from defending its World Baseball Classic (WBC) championship crown, cruising past Cuba in a 14-2 blowout victory to advance into the primer international tournament’s finale. The Americans’ lopsided victory in the game culminated from an effective combination of offensive firepower and pitching efficiency from its star-studded roster, which started early on in the contest. Cuba got off to a great start, producing three infield hits and an RBI walk by designated hitter Alfredo Despaigne in the first inning to give USA some early challenges. However, starting pitcher Adam … Continue reading Team USA dominates Cuba in WBC semifinal