Musketeers lose in front of home crowd against UConn

By: Joe Clark, Sports Editor Playing in front of over 900 fans and students for the first time all year, Xavier men’s basketball got off to a hot start, but couldn’t sustain it and fell 80-72 to the University of Connecticut (UConn) Huskies on Saturday. Due to a COVID-19 pause, this was Xavier’s first game since their win at Butler on Jan. 30, and the Musketeers looked ready to be back on the floor as they jumped out to an 11-2 lead in the first half. In his first game back from injury, Akok Akok added five points for UConn, … Continue reading Musketeers lose in front of home crowd against UConn

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 opponents’ batting average of .247, which ranked third. In his last five outings, he picked up wins against Georgetown and Dayton. After a strong freshman season, Lowther truly broke out sophomore year. After leading Xavier in starts (16), wins (7), innings pitched (102.0) and strikeouts, … Continue reading Lowther named top prospect

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 1-2 against Charlotte, split with Georgia and went 1-2 against Southern Mississippi. Senior Joe Gellenbeck, the preseason Big East Player of the Year, was once again named to the Big East Weekly Honor Roll for his performance during Xavier’s road trip. He hit .353 across … Continue reading Gellenbeck, young arms leading Musketeers into Hayden Field