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Friday, March 01, 2024

Baseball


Baseball

Rapid Recap: Baseball breaks losing streak

The University of Richmond baseball team broke its seven-game losing streak Saturday morning with a long-awaited offensive awakening, and won 13-2 over Fairfield University. The Richmond offense, which had averaged 5.7 hits and 2.7 runs per game over its first seven games, tallied 15 hits during the first game of the weekend series against Fairfield. Five Spiders had multi-hit games.


Baseball

Rapid Recap: Baseball loses third game of weekend

The baseball team lost the second game of their double header against Seton Hall University on Sunday afternoon, 6-2. With Richmond's loss, Seton Hall swept the three-game weekend series, and lowered Richmond's record to 0-6. The Spiders scored their only two runs in the first inning.


Baseball

Rapid Recap: Baseball drops first game of double header

The baseball team lost to Seton Hall University, 16-2, in the first game of a double header on Sunday. The Pirates again struck early, as they did in their win over the Spiders on Saturday, and scored six runs in the first two innings. Senior pitcher Dylan Stoops took the loss for Richmond, pitching a total of three and one-third innings and allowing eight runs - only two of which were earned - on five hits and two walks. Senior Andrew Blum relieved Stoops and allowed four runs of his own.


Baseball

Rapid Recap: Baseball loses home opener

After rain forced the cancelation of their first two scheduled home games, the University of Richmond baseball team finally played its home opener on Saturday, which it lost to Seton Hall University, 8-2. Sophomore third baseman Matt Dacey provided the offense for Richmond in his first collegiate start.


Baseball

Baseball team heading into new season with new coach

When senior catcher JB Gadd heard the news that Tracy Woodson had been hired as University of Richmond's new head baseball coach, he was thrilled at the prospect of being able to learn from a former Major League Baseball player. Almost seven months later, with a fall full of major league-caliber coaching behind them, Gadd and his teammates are looking forward to seeing how the newly configured team performs competitively as the Spiders prepare to kick off their 2014 season, he said. In June 2013, former head coach Mark McQueen resigned after 19 years with the Richmond baseball program.


Baseball

Richmond hires Tracy Woodson as new baseball coach

University of Richmond are expected to announce the hiring of new head baseball coach Tracy Woodson, according to multiple sources. Woodson, who is originally from Richmond, has been the head baseball coach at Valparisio since the 2007 season. Woodson will replace Mark McQueen, who resigned on June 20th.


Baseball

Baseball team celebrates win, shaves heads for cancer research

After salvaging the series by winning the last of three games against St. Joseph's University, the University of Richmond baseball players and coaches gathered near home plate to have their heads shaved in support of children's cancer research. Feelings of consternation showed on the faces of some of the players who were more emotionally attached to their hair, but the team was happy to support the cause, junior second baseman Adam Forrer said. "We've been pushing to get donations," Forrer said.


Baseball

Spider baseball completes season's second sweep

The Spiders baseball team extended its winning streak to four games and completed its second sweep of the season against the Wagner Seahawks with solid pitching and strong offense last weekend. Sophomore Jon de Marte pitched the first game of the series Friday, which the team won 8-6, and allowed three runs through five innings. The second and third innings were tough for de Marte, he said, especially the third when he walked three hitters in a row.


Baseball

Baseball team defies expectations in opener, sweeps the series

For a team that was supposed to be weakened by its lack of experience and offense, the Spider baseball team defied all preseason expectations in its opening series against Bucknell University. In the first game of the season, the rookies showed their merit in beating the Bucknell Bison 10-4, with solid performances from freshmen Tanner Stanley, Jansen Fraser and Aaron Newman and redshirt freshman Jon de Marte. Stanley and Newman both went 1-for-4, but their hits were their first collegiate home runs, accounting for three of the Spiders' 10 runs of the day.


Opinion

NCAA reform: Create a legal market for player goods

Last spring, CBS and Turner Sports reached an agreement with the NCAA to pay it around $11 billion over 14 years for sole broadcasting rights of the NCAA basketball tournament. That's almost a billion dollars every year. There are similar big-money agreements in football, baseball and other sports that involve exclusive broadcasting rights in exchange for payment to the NCAA. So while the NCAA has been whoring itself out to the likes of CBS, ESPN and Fox for millions and sometimes billions of dollars, it must be fine with its players attempting to make a buck off of their abilities while still in school, right? I bet you can tell where this is going.


Baseball

Former Spiders Mergenthaler and Marshall moving through minors

A few days before the MLB Amateur Draft, University of Richmond right fielder Mike Mergenthaler made a prophetic purchase at a Richmond Flying Squirrels game. "Him and [teammate Adam] McConnell went to a Squirrels [the AA farm team for the San Francisco Giants] game a couple days before the draft," Richmond coach Mark McQueen said.


Baseball

McConnell, Mergenthaler selected by MLB rivals

Two University of Richmond baseball players may have to become rivals after they were selected in the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft. Outfielder Mike Mergenthaler became the second Spider selected in this year as the San Francisco Giants picked him in the 32nd round with the 987th overall pick, joining redshirt junior Adam McConnell who was selected the day before by the Los Angeles Dodgers during the 30th round. Mergenthaler, who played primarily right field for the Spiders this year, was a Second Team All-Atlantic 10 Conference selection this year after leading the team with a .305 batting average, 7 home runs and 45 RBI.


Baseball

Richmond unable to sweep La Salle following a 7-5 loss

University of Richmond freshman pitcher Andrew Brockett had plenty of time but he threw it all away -- literally -- as his sixth-inning error led to a three-run inning for La Salle University in its 7-5 win Sunday at Pitt Field. Brackett, who came on in the sixth following a lead-off single by Brendan Norton off of Richmond starter Matt Trent, to face Dan Klem, who laid down a sacrifice bunt that was hit directly to Brackett.