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In the living room of San Francisco State baseball coach Tony Schifano, something bigger than any game is happening with a group of athletes from Gator athletics.
Each week, these athletes meet as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes club, or FCA. Since its founding in 1954,
The recruitment process to turn an athlete into a Gator athlete isn’t as strenuous as one may think.
At San Francisco State, each sport goes through its own unique recruitment process by means of determining who would be a good fit for the team and the
SF State’s baseball team played its final home game Saturday, paying homage to its nine seniors as well as showcasing future talent.
The Gators, along with athletic director Charles Guthrie, honored two pitchers (Ryan Bohnet, Brent Montgomery), four infielders (Bryce Brooks, Chris Nicholson, TJ Conroy, Mike
SF State’s baseball team won its Senior Day 7-1 Saturday afternoon at Maloney Field, wrapping up a three-game sweep of California State University, Dominguez Hills.
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[media-credit name="Renee Smith" align="alignleft" width="513"][/media-credit] Senior pitcher Ryan Bohnet on the mound against CSU Dominguez Hills on April
SF State’s baseball team allowed only two runs Friday at Maloney Field, winning both games of a doubleheader against California State University, Dominguez Hills to keep the team’s playoff hopes alive.
The Gators struck first against Toros starting pitcher Joe Bresson, scoring a pair of runs
SF State baseball team split their series with California State University, Monterey Bay (22-14) on April 15.
Starting pitcher of game one Ryan Bohnet (2-6) started off rocky but quickly fell into a rhythm and tossed eight strong innings, seven shutout, against the Otters as he
SF State’s baseball team split a doubleheader with California State University, Monterey Bay, in the first two games of a four-game conference series on Friday at Maloney Field.
The Otters took an early lead in game one when designated hitter Jordan Esposo reached on an
As of the beginning of this year’s MLB season, 29 of the league’s 30 teams employ a former professional pitcher as their pitching coach.
The one team to buck this trend, the Milwaukee Brewers, has former Vanderbilt University pitching coach Derek Johnson in charge of its
The SF State Gators baseball team’s bats came alive on Tuesday afternoon at Maloney Field as they crushed the Menlo Oaks 17-2.
The parade of runs started early as the Gators batted around the order, scoring six runs in the first inning. After starting pitcher Grant
The Gators lost a tight 3-2 game in the rubber match of their series against California State University, San Bernardino on Sunday at Maloney Field.
Gator’s starting pitcher Dillon Houser kicked off the game with a 1-2-3 first inning, getting a ground out and two fly
SF State’s baseball team matched its season high for runs in a game, scoring 12 in game one of a doubleheader with Sonoma State University on Wednesday.
The Sonoma State Seawolves jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in the second inning of game one, chasing
SF State’s baseball team dropped both games of a doubleheader to 10th-ranked University of California San Diego on Friday, falling to 4-19 and 2-13 in conference play.
Game one started as a pitcher’s duel. Gator starter Andrew Najeeb-Brush worked in and out of trouble through the
SF State men’s baseball dropped their first series game 6-2 against nationally-ranked team University of California, San Diego on Thursday, March 16.
“We prepared like we always do, staying consistent with our work and we knew we have to play our best if we want to
Although similar in concept, baseball and softball differ when it comes to one of the most important aspects of the game — pitching.
Baseball became recognized as an official sport in the 1840s and since then has taken the athletic world by storm, becoming one of
SF State’s baseball team notched its first home win of the season Sunday as it took the first game of a double header, 12-5, against California State University Stanislaus.
The player of the day was Jordan Abernathy, SF State’s DH and the number three hitter in
SF State’s baseball team continued its skid on Saturday, dropping its home-opening doubleheader to California State University Stanislaus and falling to 3-15 (1-9).
A rain-soaked February washed away any chance of the Gators playing at Maloney Field for the first month of the season. The Gators
Anyone who’s seen an SF State men’s basketball game at Don Nasser Family Plaza this season has most likely noticed a lot of raucous, energized Gators cheering on their fellow student-athletes from behind the baseline.
Some of the most energetic of those in the student-athlete
Even as the Giants staved off a late offensive surge from the visiting Cincinnati Reds Wednesday, it was the spirit of the stadium's purple-and-gold-clad fans that impressed SF State alumni Ryan McCormick on AT&T Park's first-ever SF State University Night.
"I was surprised of the strong
The moving boxes sat freshly unpacked in the offices of three recently-hired SF State head coaches after a busy summer of personnel decisions for second-year Athletic Director Charles Guthrie and the SF State Athletic Department.
Softball coach Lisa Allen, baseball coach Tony Schifano and women's soccer coach Tracy
The Gators turned a 7-2 punishment of the league-leading Cal Poly Pomona Broncos into a dramatic final act for the seniors that took to Maloney Field for the last time on Sunday.
One-by-one, the nine graduating baseball players were pulled out of their final game, until only
Standing at 6 feet and 3 inches tall, Cory Davis is a right-handed pitcher for the SF State men’s baseball team. Davis is 23 years old, loves baseball and country music and is also recognized as a record-breaking athlete.
Davis saved his 17th game after the
Lying dazed on the grass in deep center field with a baseball nestled in the webbing of his glove, Nick Jackson could not hear the fans in Maloney Field’s wooden bleachers as they yelled out the distinct tune that precedes ESPN’s sports highlight videos.
The Gators clung to a first-inning lead through the next eight frames of their Friday home game against the Chico State Wildcats, staving off the visitors with poised pitching and thrilling fielding en route to a 4-3 victory.
"A lot of things went right today and
The SF State Gators baseball team began a six-game home stand with a 8-4 loss to the visiting Academy of Art Urban Knights in a non-conference game on Tuesday afternoon.
The Urban Knights struck first with four runs in the second inning off of starting pitcher
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="600"] SF Gator Mark Lindsey waits for a pitch during the double header versus CSU Monterey Bay on Friday, April 3. (Drake Newkirk / Xpress)[/caption]
Sitting in the bullpen after picking up two wins against the visiting Cal State Monterey Bay Otters, senior
[caption id="attachment_64665" align="alignleft" width="600"] San Francisco State Gator Matt Vera (7) hits his bat on the ground at the game against Cal State Stanislaus Warriors on Sunday March 29. (Marlene Sanchez / Xpress)[/caption]
The combination of good offense and defense has pulled the SF State men's
Through a fan’s perspective, baseball is a game all about stats, strikeouts and home runs, but to the players, superstitions and rituals play a large part.
From not stepping on the foul line when entering and exiting a baseball field to clothing choices, superstitions and rituals
A ninth-inning barrage of Gators' offense wasn’t enough to erase CSU Los Angeles’ lead in a 5-4 loss on Sunday, preventing SF State from besting the red-hot Golden Eagles in a four-game series.
After eight scoreless innings, the Gators’ offense came to life, producing four runs
The SF State baseball team kicked off its long string of division play with a Friday afternoon 9-5 win over the visiting Cal State Los Angeles Golden Eagles.
The Gators were led by senior Mark Lindsay’s three hit day and starting pitcher Nolan Sheridan’s strong pitching
Under the parched and sweltering desert sky, Gators' pitcher Peter Reyes could feel the strands of his ligaments tear with each heave of the ball to home plate.
Ignoring the pain only made matters worse for the junior pitcher and eventually his elbow gave out. It was inevitable that he would
Building their friendship since the beginning of their Gator baseball career, senior starters Danny Souza and Mark Lindsay have used that camaraderie to influence the baseball squad with their leadership.
On and off the field, Souza and Lindsay encourage teammates to arrive early to practice, make good use of the
The San Francisco Giants will treat SF State faculty and students to a display of the three World Series trophies Wednesday at Jack Adams Hall.
The event was created by SF State’s University Advancement department and the Alumni Association, who have a close relationship with the
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="600"] San Francisco Giants fans celebrate their 2014 World Series victory in the Civic Center Plaza outside of city hall Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Eric Gorman/Xpress.[/caption]
The weather let up and the crowd thickened in the afternoon, where five Jumbotrons broadcasted from beyond
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="600"] MVP Madison Bumgarner waves to the crowd during the Giants World Series Parade Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Sara Gobets/Xpress.[/caption]
Die-hard Giants fans crammed Market Street in San Francisco Friday afternoon for a parade to celebrate the city’s third World Series championship in
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="600"] Howard "Crazy Legs" Rowe holds up his hat in honor of the performance of "God Bless America" during Game 7 of the World Series in the Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco, Calif. Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Eric Gorman/Xpress.[/caption]
For the third
Fans in the downtown area of San Francisco upheld their tradition of marching from the Civic Center down towards the Embarcadero shortly after the Giants took their third World Series victory in five years. Certainly wary of how out of control past World Series celebrations