June 20, 2008
Catching the CWS Craze
Thousands have descended on Omaha, Neb., for the annual celebration of collegiate baseball excellence, the 62nd NCAA Men's College World Series. With the championship game just around the corner, we bring you Norm Felske ('48), the Yale catcher that started it all.
June 19, 2008
Rebuilding Red Rolfe
Through a generous $5.2 million gift, Dartmouth's Red Rolfe Field will undergo a major renovation. And by opening day 2009, the Big Green will have a new home-field advantage with Red Rolfe Field at Biondi Park.
June 12, 2008
Red Sox Nation Takes Lavarnway in Sixth Round
Yale catcher Ryan Lavarnway was selected by the Boston Red Sox in as the 202nd overall pick of the 2008 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. In all, eight current Ivy League baseball players were picked up by franchises.
June 4, 2008
Columbia's Cox Named Louisville Slugger All-American
Collegiate Baseball Newspaper and Louisville Slugger announced their Freshmen All-American team on June 4. Columbia's Nick Cox was one of 20 outfielders in the country to earn the honor. The Ivy League Rookie of the Year is the second player in the history of Columbia baseball to earn the honor.
May 31, 2008
Pitching Heroics Doom Columbia in Conway Regional
The Columbia baseball team fell victim to a pitching spectacle in an elimination game with East Carolina in the NCAA Baseball Tournament. Senior T.J. Hose went the distance for the Pirates, completing a four-hit shutout in the 9-0 victory. The Ivy champions finish the year 22-30.
May 30, 2008
Columbia Falls 10-2 at Coastal Carolina Region
The Columbia baseball team showed that it belonged in the NCAA Baseball Championship in Conway, S.C. in the early innings against Coastal Carolina. But the Chanticleers eventually solved Bill Purdy and pulled away late, 10-2. The Lions will play an elimination game against East Carolina on Saturday at 1 pm.
May 26, 2008
Columbia Gets Unexpected Draw in NCAA Baseball
If ever there was a microcosm of a season, the Columbia Lions NCAA draw might just be that. In an "expect the unexpected" year, the Lions completed the improbable rise to the Ivy championship after a 0-9 start and finished 22-28. Conventional wisdom would suggest that a sub-.500 team would be at the mercy of a Top-8 squad, but Columbia found itself in a surprising location, at No. 21 Coastal Carolina.
May 16, 2008
All-Ivy Baseball (2008)
Columbia's Henry Perkins hit .384 in Ivy play with six doubles, three triples and two home runs. The everyday player was also an extremely effective spot pitcher and fielder, posting a .980 fielding percentage in addition to a heavy bat. He is the 2008 Ivy League Player of the Year.
May 7, 2008
Lions Roar in Decisive Third Game
Rome wasn't built in a day, and the Ivy League Baseball Championship certainly wasn't decided in one. After a postponement from the weekend, and two high scoring affairs, the Columbia Lions took the deciding game, 7-5.
May 6, 2008
Ivy Baseball Championship Still Too Close to Call
On a day that saw 70 total hits and 49 runs, the Ivy Baseball Championship still has not been decided. Game One went to Columbia before Dartmouth forced a rubber match with a victory in Game Two. The game will be take place on Wed., May 7th, 2008 at 1 pm from Red Rolfe Field.
May 5, 2008
Ivy Baseball Championship Set For Midweek Series
The Ivy League Baseball Championship, originally scheduled for May 3rd-4th has been rescheduled due to weather complications in Hanover, N.H. over the weekend. The Championship will begin today, Tue., May 6th, at 12 noon.
May 2, 2008
Follow Each Championship Series this Weekend
Free web streaming is available for the Ivy League Baseball Championship Series in Hanover this weekend, while a live, free broadcast will be made available for the Softball Championships in Princeton. <B>Update: The Baseball Championship has been postponed until May 6th because of weather.</b>
April 29, 2008
Ivy Weekly Baseball Awards 8 - 4/29
Princeton's Spencer Lucian raised his batting average by 23 points to .433 following a weekend against Cornell in which he went 6 for 10 (.600) with five rbis and seven runs scored. Lucian highlighted the weekend with four extra base hits and Player of the Week honors.
April 22, 2008
Ivy Weekly Baseball Awards 7 - 4/22
Harvard's Shawn Haviland earned a win and a save over the weekend as part of a four-game sweep of Brown. The senior also threw a scoreless inning of relief at Fenway Park against Northeastern. For the week, he threw 9.1 innings, struck out eight and did not allow an earned run.
April 15, 2008
Ivy Weekly Baseball Awards 6 - 4/15
Dartmouth senior Damon Wright finished a 4-1 week for the Big Green with a .471 batting average. He drove in six runs, courtesy of two home runs, and scored six more runs of his own. For the week, the Player of the Week had 15 total bases to go along with an .882 slugging percentage.
April 8, 2008
Ivy Weekly Baseball Awards 5 - 4/8
Penn's Steve Gable continues to provide consistent offense at the top of the order for Quakers. He is on an 18-game hitting streak and has hits in all but two of Penn's 23 games. He leads the Quakers with a .465 batting average and is the Ivy Player of the Week selection.
April 2, 2008
Six Ivy Leaguers Named to Opening Day Rosters
As the 2008 Opening Day Major League Baseball rosters were finalized, the Ivy League has added to its growing list of professional baseball players. All in all, the League has six on active 25-man rosters.
April 1, 2008
Ivy Weekly Baseball Awards 4 - 4/1
Junior Michael Pagliarulo has been a main contributor to the recent success for Dartmouth, which enjoyed a 5-0 week. He sported a robust .545 average with eight runs, seven RBI, two home runs and a double. His efforts are rewarded with Co-Player of the Week honors, sharing with Yale's Ryan Lavarnway, who was also impressive.
March 31, 2008
Phils Turn to Princeton for Relief
Recently, Ivyleaguesports.com reported on a feel good story about former Princeton catcher, Tim Lahey, who became a pitcher after being drafted by the Minnesota Twins. Today, the career minor-league journeyman pitcher, landed on 2008 Opening Day roster for the Philadelphia Phillies.
March 28, 2008
The Boys of Spring
Former Penn baseball standout and Academic All-American Doug Glanville has now been out of Major League Baseball for three seasons, but the change of season from winter to spring makes a rookie all over again.
March 25, 2008
Ivy Weekly Baseball Awards 3 - 3/25
Brown freshman catcher Matt Colantonio continued to lead the Bears offense, posting a team-high .538 average over three games as Bruno began a six-day, seven-game road trip through North Carolina and Virginia. Sporting a .424 average and .525 on-base percentage on the year, he is the Ivy Rookie of the Week.
March 19, 2008
Ivy Weekly Baseball Awards 2 - 3/19
Yale's Brandon Josselyn delivered a dominant pitching performance to snap a four-game losing streak for the Bulldogs. In a 5-1 win over Wofford, he gave up one run and two hits in the first inning and then no-hit the Terriers the rest of the way.
March 11, 2008
Ivy Weekly Baseball Awards 1 - 3/11
Princeton's Jack Murphy has already found his swing, hitting in all seven games to start the season. He is batting .458 with 11 hits, 13 RBIs and four home runs. The torrid start was good enough to share the opening Player of the Week award with Yale's Ryan Lavarnway, who has also started strong.
January 16, 2008
Fear Those at the Top
Former Major League Baseball player and Penn graduate Doug Glanville ('93) has a piece of advice that the league had best learn if it is to put the age of steroids behind it, be afraid. After all, a healthy amount of fear can lead to great results.
October 12, 2007
MLB's ALCS & NLCS are looking more like the Ivy League Championship Series, with a host of Ivy alums in all four front offices, including Princeton grad and Indian GM Mark Shapiro.
September 18, 2007
Princeton graduate Ross Ohlendorf became the first Ivy Leaguer to play for the Yankees in nearly two decades and he struck out five of the first eight batters he faced. Newsday's Joe Gergen has the story.
September 10, 2007
Ross Joins The Boss
Ross Ohlendorf, a former Ivy League Rookie of the Year and All-Ivy selection with the Princeton baseball team, was called up to the New York Yankees on Sunday. <font color="#E81A24"><b>Update:</b> Ohlendorf threw a perfect ninth inning to preserve a 9-2 win over the Blue Jays on Tuesday night in his MLB debut.</font>
July 18, 2007
Ralph Izzo was a pitcher at Columbia in the late 1970s and his love for the game of baseball keeps him busy today. But when he is not rooting for his beloved Yankees or attending a fantasy baseball camp, Izzo can be found running the multi-billion dollar PSE&G in New Jersey.