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The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

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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...

This spring was the first semester ever that all fall and spring sports teams played simultaneously. (Photo courtesy of Caroline Burns 22)

Athletic Director Sherryta Freeman reflects on an unorthodox spring season

By Craig Barbaro May 14, 2021

The spring 2021 semester was a season that student-athletes will not soon forget. The condensed calendar, limited travel, and fluctuating schedule for practices and games were issues that all athletes...

Woodward made his first appearance for the Low-A Clearwater Threshers on Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of Athletic Communications)

Former Lafayette pitcher JP Woodward joins Philadelphia Phillies affiliate program

By Craig Barbaro May 7, 2021

When the Low-A Clearwater Threshers released their roster for the 2021 season, there was one noticeable name that jumped out from the list, at least if you're a Lafayette fan: JP Woodward. Lafayette’s...

Freshman outfielder Justin Grech had a team-high two RBIs in Sundays loss. (Photo courtesy of Athletic Communications)

Patriot League tournament hopes still alive for baseball team after two wins over Holy Cross

By Charlie Berman April 23, 2021

The Lafayette baseball team has their work cut out for them if they hope to stay in the Patriot League Tournament picture. The Leopards got out to a hot 4-1 start this spring, but dropped their next eight...

Junior catcher Zach Savage had three hits in the first win over Navy. (Photo courtesy of Athletic Communications)

Baseball beats rival Lehigh after splitting series with Navy

By Nicky Nathanson April 16, 2021

The Lafayette men’s baseball team had a busy last week, playing five games in five days. The Leopards beat rival Lehigh 3-2 on Wednesday after winning two of four games against Navy on Saturday and Sunday.  Lafayette...

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