The Collegian
Thursday, January 27, 2022


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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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Bullpen struggles as Spiders fall to Colonials, 11-5

The University of Richmond baseball team was shut down for eight innings by George Washington University junior Eric Cantrell as the Colonials won the series-deciding game 11-5 on Sunday afternoon at Pitt Field. Cantrell, considered to be one of the best pitchers in the Atlantic 10 Conference, pitched eight innings and gave up three runs.


Baseball takes second game against GW

The University of Richmond baseball team was able to hold off conference opponent George Washington University, 7-6, on Saturday afternoon in the second game of a three game series this weekend at Pitt Field. Junior Matt Trent received the win, improving his record 2-4.


Spiders' seventh-inning rally falls short, GW wins 11-8

Richmond baseball could not handle Atlantic 10 rival George Washington's eighth-inning lift from Tom Zebroski's RBI single that broke the 6-6 tie as the Spiders lost 11-8 on Friday afternoon at Pitt Field. The Colonials (18-16, 8-2) staved off a Spider ninth-inning rally to win the first of a three-game series. The Spiders (16-16, 3-7) started off strong in the second inning when senior Cameron Brown hit a home run to centerfield and recorded 2 RBIs.


Eighth-inning rally gives Spiders win over VCU

The University of Richmond baseball team rallied in the eighth inning to defeat Virginia Commonwealth University 8-6 on Tuesday night at The Diamond in the first game of the Farm Bureau Black & Blue Classic. It was Richmond's first win against VCU since an 8-6 victory on May 14, 2004, a game that was also played at The Diamond. Junior Billy Barber drove in the first run for the Spiders in the first inning with an RBI double that curled just inside the right-field line and scored sophomore Derek Boliek from second base.


Offense quiet as Richmond loses game, series to Xavier

It took Xavier University only one inning to outscore the University of Richmond baseball team in a fast-moving 4-1 victory on Sunday afternoon at Pitt Field. The Musketeers scored four times, including a three-run home run by senior Zac Richard, against junior Matt Trent, Richmond's starting pitcher, in the fourth inning.