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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette


After getting swept in Tennessee, the Leopards look for better results out west. (Photo courtesy of

A rough start to baseball’s season

By Abby Cook, Contributing Writer February 23, 2024

Last weekend, the baseball team traveled to Johnson City, Tennessee for its season opener against the East Tennessee State University Bucs. The trip resulted in three consecutive losses, starting off the...

Senior infielder Seif Ingram throws across the diamond during the second game of Saturdays double-header.
(Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Offense shines as baseball splits series with High Point

By Luke Gutleber, Staff Writer March 10, 2023

This past weekend, the baseball team (3-9 overall, 0-0 Patriot League) won two games and lost just as many in a four-game series against the High Point University Panthers.  The Leopards leaped to...

A pitch clock will be introduced to speed up the games pace. (Photo by Daniel Shirey for MLB Photos)

Sidelines: New MLB rules a ‘mixed bag’

By Madeline Marriott, Culture Editor February 25, 2023

As players begin to report for spring training, the MLB has implemented several new rules for the 2023 season after testing them in the minor leagues. For me, this set of rules is a mixed bag. The most...

Twelve Leopards either graduated or transferred since last season. (Photo by Hannah Ally for GoLeopards)

Baseball’s Coach Miller begins inaugural season amid significant player turnover

By Charlie Berman, Sports Editor February 3, 2023

The first pitch of the Lafayette men’s baseball season is just two weeks away. Although the program saw historic turnover at the end of last season, the Leopards appear hungry and experienced enough...

Freshman Carter Dorighi makes a play up the middle during Lafayettes 13-7 Sundays series, clinching win over Navy. 
(Photo Courtesy of GoLeopards)

Leopards take series against Navy, build momentum for playoffs

By Issy Bongiovanni, Staff Writer May 6, 2022

The baseball team (15-31, 10-11 Patriot Legue) had a successful showing in Annapolis, Md., winning two of three and capturing the season series against Navy.  Taking the mound Friday night for the...

Sophomore outfielder Justin Grech (pictured) was a key player in baseballs split double header on Saturday against Army. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Baseball splits Saturday double header with Army, drops Sunday game

By Issy Bongiovanni, Staff Writer April 22, 2022

The baseball team (12-27 overall, 7-8 Patriot League) faced off against Army West Point last weekend in a three-game home series. The Leopards split the doubleheader Saturday but were unable to close the...

Junior Jake Bloss fires a strike against Bucknell. Bloss was named Patriot League pitcher of the week last week due in part to his performance against the Bison. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Baseball splits doubleheader and drops matinee, Bloss named Pitcher of the Week

By Issy Bongiovanni, Staff Writer April 15, 2022

The men’s baseball team (11-24 overall, 6-5 Patriot League) traveled to Lewisburg, P.A. last weekend to face off against Bucknell in a three-game series. The Leopards split the doubleheader with the...

Sophomore pitcher Luke Benneche throws one of his few pitches from the stretch during his two hit, seven inning, seven strikeout shut out of the VCU Rams on Friday. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Baseball dominates Virginia Commonwealth University, fails to secure wins in next two games

By Charlie Berman, Assistant Sports Editor March 11, 2022

After notching their first win of the season on Tuesday against Rider University, the men’s baseball team (2-7 overall, 0-0 Patriot League) played three games over the weekend against Virginia Commonwealth...

Sophomore infielder Blaze Fadio (pictured) expressed that he is grateful to be one of the players to receive 2022 Patriot League Baseball Preseason awards. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Three players from men’s baseball receive Patriot League preseason honors

By Eric Ponieman, Contributing writer February 18, 2022

Last Tuesday the 2022 Patriot League Baseball Preseason awards were announced. Sophomore infielder Blaze Fadio, outfielder junior Pete Ciuffreda and senior infielder Justin Johnson were honored with the...

Opinions are divided over the MLBs newest rule, which extends the designated hitter into the national league. (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons)

Major League Baseball implements universal designated hitter for 2022 season

By Madeline Marriott, Assistant Arts and Culture Editor February 18, 2022

Last week, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred announced that the League would implement a universal designated hitter rule. The designated hitter (DH) was originally implemented in the American...

Junior catcher Dylan Minghini had two RBIs in the final game of the semifinal series. (Photo courtesy of Athletic Communications)

Baseball playoff run ends with loss to Army

By Andrew Hollander May 21, 2021

There was a time when it appeared the Lafayette baseball team had little hopes of making the playoffs. The day was Wednesday, April 7, and the team had just lost their eighth consecutive game, this time...

Senior infielder Ethan Stern had four hits in the weekend series. (Photo courtesy of Athletic Communications)

Baseball earns third seed in Patriot League playoffs; Leopards will face second-seeded Army in a series this weekend

By Drew Steiner May 14, 2021

The baseball team concluded their regular season this past weekend with a three-game series against Bucknell, winning two of three games in Lewisburg, Pa. With the victories, the Leopards clinched the...

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