June 9, 2010
Co-Rookies of the Year Named Freshman All-America
Columbia's Dario Pizzano (pic.) and Dartmouth's Chris O'Dowd were named to the Louisville Slugger's Freshman All-American team.
June 6, 2010
Late Homers Doom Upset Bid for Dartmouth
Dartmouth saw its NCAA Regional upset hopes dashed when 20th-ranked Texas A&M smashed late home runs to steal a 4-3 win.
June 6, 2010
Offensive Explosion 23 Years in the Making
Jason Brooks drove in six runs and Zack Bellenger blasted two home runs as Dartmouth eliminated FIU in the Coral Gables Regional.
June 5, 2010
Frantic Comeback Falls Short at NCAA Regional
After falling behind 11-0 through five innings, Dartmouth pecked away at 11th-ranked Miami (Fla.) but fell short in its comeback quest.
June 4, 2010
Herrmann Answers Cleveland Indians' Call
Former Harvard pitcher Frank Herrmann has been called up to the Major League and will be pitching for the Cleveland Indians this weekend. The Chicago White Sox will host Cleveland before the Tribe returns home for a seven-game home stand with the first four coming against the Boston Red Sox.
May 21, 2010
Eight Sandlot Ivies on CoSIDA Academic All-District
The Ivy League had a nice showing on the CoSIDA Academic All-District Baseball Team. In all, eight student-athletes were recognized in District 1, including three first team selections that are now eligible for Academic All-America.
May 17, 2010
All-Ivy Baseball -- 2010
Although turned away in the Ivy Championship Series, the Columbia Lions took the majority of superlative awards for the season. Pat Lowery (pic.) won Pitcher of the Year and Dario Pizzano earned Co-Rookie of the Year. Penn's Tom Grandieri and Dartmouth's Chris O'Dowd were also honored.
May 9, 2010
Dartmouth Takes Ivy Baseball Championship
The 2010 Ivy League baseball championship series between Columbia and Dartmouth needed a third game to decide a champion. After it was all said and done, the visiting Big Green used timely hitting to win the Ivy title, 11-5, and earn the League's automatic bid to the NCAA Regional.
May 6, 2010
Columbia to Entertain Dartmouth for Baseball Title
Lou Gehrig Division Champion, Columbia, will host Dartmouth, the Red Rolfe Division winner, for in the 2010 Ivy Baseball Championship Series. The series will begin Saturday, May 8 at Columbia's Robertson Field at the Baker Athletics Complex. The opening pitch is slated for noon.
May 4, 2010
Ivy Weekly Baseball Report 9 - 5/4
Kyle Hendricks won both of his starts this past week, each coming in a critical game for Dartmouth. The Big Green needed to separate from the Brown Bears atop the Rolfe Division and then turn away a Harvard challenge for earn a berth in the Ivy League Baseball Championship. Hendricks' efforts certainly helped.
April 27, 2010
Ivy Weekly Baseball Report 8 - 4/27
Columbia freshman right-hander Tim Giel tossed seven shutout innings in the second game of Columbia's doubleheader at Cornell on Saturday, helping lift the Lions to a 3-2 win. Giel allowed just four hits over the first seven innings of the game.
April 20, 2010
Ivy Weekly Baseball Report 7 - 4/20
Dartmouth's Cole Sulser was nearly untouchable during the week, pitching 10 innings in three games while earning a win and a save. He gave up just one run on four hits and a walk in his 10 innings while striking out 11 for a 0.90 ERA as the Big Green moved into a first-place tie in the Rolfe Division.
April 13, 2010
Ivy Weekly Baseball Report 6 - 4/13
Columbia outfielder Dario Pizzano had a huge week at the plate, helping the Lions to a 4-1 week. The first-year batted .650 with five home runs and 11 runs batted in. He scored 11 runs, had a .682 on-base percentage, slugged at a 1.550 clip, and eight of his 13 base hits went for extra bases.
April 6, 2010
Ivy Weekly Baseball Report 5 - 4/6
Tom Grandieri was the catalyst to Penn's 4-1 record last week. The right fielder got a hit, an RBI and scored a run in each of the team's five games. On the week he hit .476, scored eight times, hit two doubles and three home runs. The senior also had a team-high eight RBI and a 1.000 slugging percentage.
March 30, 2010
Ivy Weekly Baseball Report 4 - 3/30
Dean Forthun batted .533 in five games this week, posting an on-base percentage of .667 in helping lead Columbia to a four-game weekend sweep of Bucknell. Starting all five games behind the plate, Forthun had three multi-hit games and reached base safely in every game during the week.
March 23, 2010
Ivy Weekly Baseball Report 3 - 3/23
Penn's Paul Cusick was simply dominating for the Quakers last week. Against Mount St. Mary's on Sunday, he threw a complete game three-hit shutout for his first win of the year. On the week, the junior threw 8.1 innings, striking out ten and walking two with a 0.00 ERA.
March 16, 2010
Ivy Weekly Baseball Report 2 - 3/16
Columbia DH/1B Alexander Aurrichio flashed his power at the plate this weekend, hitting towering home runs in consecutive games at Richmond and at Virginia Tech. In three games, he batted .556 with two home runs, seven runs batted in and three runs scored and slugged at a 1.444 clip.
March 9, 2010
Ivy Weekly Baseball Report 1 - 3/9
Harvard's Sean O'Hara batted .545 with four doubles for a .909 slugging percentage, three RBI and a .909 on-base-percentage for the Crimson this past weekend. O'Hara was 3-for-3 against Notre Dame, with all hits going for extra bases. The junior also went 2-for-3 against Kansas State.
March 8, 2010
Thinking Man's Game
The Wall Street Journal once labeled him "the smartest man in baseball, if not the entire world," and the presence of a molecular biophysics and biochemistry degree from Yale would appear to support the claim. However, when doubts crept in about his baseball future, Breslow, at least for once, went with his heart instead of his brain.
October 10, 2009
Ivy Leaguers to Add Spice to NL Divisional Series Palette
The St. Louis Cardinals (91-71) face the Los Angeles Dodgers (95-67) in the National League Divisional Series. The survivor of this match-up is yet to be determined, but one thing is true: an Ivy Leaguer will be one step closer to a World Series at its conclusion.
September 2, 2009
The Miracle on Morningside
The 1976 Columbia baseball team began the year with nowhere to go but up. The Lions had finished the 1975 Eastern Intercollegiate Baseball League season -- consisting of the eight Ivies plus Army and Navy -- with a league-worst record of 3-10-1. Although most expected better, a championship was not realistic. Then Rolando Acosta ('79, '82L) arrived on Morningside.
September 1, 2009
Tampa Bay Rays Again Look to Perez with Deja vu Hopes
Former Columbia outfielder Fernando Perez ('04) is among four players the American League (AL) champion Tampa Bay Rays have recalled from AAA Durham on Tuesday. Along with pitchers Andy Sonnanstine and Jeff Bennett and catcher Shawn Riggans, Perez will join the Rays before they host Boston with AL Wild Card implications on the line.
August 14, 2009
Princeton alumni Will Venable has put the use of his degree in anthropology on hold while he pursues a vocation in a field of an entirely different sort -- starting right fielder for the San Diego Padres.
August 9, 2009
Brimming with Intelligence
While milling around before a game, Ross Ohlendorf (Princeton '06) stood at his locker and discussed his senior thesis "The investment and financial return of signing players in the June amateur draft." It may have been the first time such a topic was discussed in a baseball clubhouse.
August 9, 2009
Yale's John Stuper Joins NCAA.com Baseball Chat
The NCAA.com Baseball Chat Series continues on Thursday afternoon at 4pm ET with Yale coach John Stuper as the special guest. Coach Stuper is the third of four current college coaches joining the chat initiative this season.
August 8, 2009
Princeton's Hale Selected by Atlanta in Third Round
David Hale left Georgia three years ago to play baseball at Princeton. In the third round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft, he learned that the next step in baseball jersey could potentially bring him full-circle as his hometown Atlanta Braves selected him 87th overall.
August 8, 2009
Racing to the Show
Columbia's Fernando Perez '04 figured he should chew gum. That was what big leaguers did, right? That was how guys handled the ninth inning of the World Series' deciding game, right?