The Collegian
Monday, February 26, 2024

Baseball


Baseball

Williams goes 8 as Spiders take the first from La Salle

Richmond manager Mark McQueen may have no idea how Brett Williams is able to throw eight innings when he doesn't have his best stuff, but it sure came in use Friday afternoon as the Spiders took down the La Salle Explorers, 5-2, in the first game of a critical weekend series. Williams threw 109 pitches in his eight innings of work while giving up a pair of runs.


Baseball

Richmond drops close opener to Rhode Island, 3-2

For University of Richmond baseball team, a "Small" absence could be making a big difference. On a rainy Friday evening at Pitt Field, the Spiders lost the opener of a three-game conference series with the University of Rhode Island, 3-2. The game was the first for Richmond since losing starting shortstop Mike Small for the season as he recently underwent surgery for a dislocated ankle and broken fibula in his right leg.


Baseball

Thanks for the memories, baseball

This weekend as I watched the Richmond baseball team take on St. Bonaventure University, I was reminded of my childhood. There was something about the red and blue uniforms that took me back to Turner Field, "Home of the Braves." My dad took my two younger sisters and me to an Atlanta Braves game when I was about eight.


Track & Field

Stellar sports memories relived

It's the fourth quarter for my fellow Collegian seniors and me. I'm sure Papa Spear and the rest of the journalism department had a collective cringe with my lede, which began with probably the most cliche saying in sports, but it's true.


Baseball

Darkness forces Richmond's game to end in a tie

University of Richmond freshman Nick Poulos struck out with the bases loaded to end the 10th inning and force Richmond's game against state-rival Virginia Military Institute to end in a 6-6 tie Tuesday evening at Pitt Field. Pitt Field, which does not have lights, started to get dark during the ninth inning and it was decided before the 10th inning that it would be the last inning of the game.


Baseball

Richmond drops the second in weekend series vs. Bucknell

The University of Richmond dropped the second of its three-game series, 5-3, against Bucknell University on Saturday evening after being held scoreless through the final five innings. The Spiders and the Bisons went back and forth during the first few innings at Pitt Field, but an RBI single during the sixth inning by Bucknell first baseman Doug Shribman broke the 3-3 tie and put the Bisons ahead for good. Richmond began the game with a home run by left fielder Robby Massar during the bottom of the first inning to take an early 1-0 lead. "I was just hoping to put a ball in play honestly," Massar said.


Baseball

Baseball hits the diamond again

The University of Richmond baseball team will begin its season this Friday at Duke University, and head coach Mark McQueen said the team had a good chance of getting back to the Atlantic-10 Conference tournament for the first time in three years. Unlike last year, when the team could not practice outdoors for the first three weeks because of a big snow storm, this year the weather has been favorable, allowing players to practice outside almost every day, McQueen said. "The main thing about pre-season baseball is that hitters need to see live pitching," he said.


Baseball

Two baseball players no longer at UR

Two of the three University of Richmond baseball players who were convicted of petty larceny and trespassing charges stemming from thefts last spring in Gray Court are no longer enrolled at Richmond. "The University of Richmond follows clear, established policies in determining academic and athletic eligibility," the athletic department said in a statement.


Opinion

E! True Hollywood story: Kri$ty and Mystic Orchard

This is the incendiary tale of a couple of average Richmond kids, trying to come to grips with success ... who come up short, with nothing to show for themselves but a tale that begs to be told. 5:00 p.m.: This is the time I'm supposed to arrive on the set on Friday with Julia Pepe, WC '11, to co-star in our first feature film with Katherine Heigl. Well, when I said "co-star," I meant we were extras.


Opinion

Don't be a spoiled Spider: Resist your "AOE"

I was standing in my friend's UFA kitchen last weekend, talking with him about whatever series of unusual events was taking place in each of our respective lives. My friend was mid-sentence when his face completely disappeared from view; it was replaced by a refrigerator door, which was immediately replaced with a small backwards hat atop a seemingly uncontainable amount of hair. Being that the friend in question was the apartment resident, it took me a few seconds to register exactly what had just happened. Upon realization, I tried not to let my absolute appall get in the way of my speech, and I directly addressed the baseball hat wearer.


Baseball

Misremembering: the downfall of Roger Clemens

I'd like to remember Roger Clemens' split-fingered fastballs, not the Feds fingerprinting him. I'd like to recall how he always seemed to make great pitches when he was behind in the count, not the one count of obstruction of Congress, two counts of perjury and three counts of making false statements that he now faces. "I never took HGH or Steroids.