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
Converging upon Civic Center in downtown San Francisco to watch the Giants clinch a World Series victory has become an every-year tradition for fans, but Tuesday night marked the first time thousands of orange and black faithful departed disappointed after watching their team collapse at
What started out as a slugfest between Major League Baseball's best teams, turned into a lopsided blowout after the Kansas City Royals defeated the San Francisco Giants 7-2 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO.
Game 2 of the World Series was only moments away as
Classes at SF State weren’t cancelled Tuesday night, but they probably thinned out a little bit as Giants fans poured into The Pub on campus to watch the Giants take down the Royals in Game 1 of the World Series 7-1.
With all seats taken long
Postseason baseball was in full swing last week on campus, where students gathered at the pub with beers in hand, hoping to see the Oakland A's and San Francisco Giants win Wild Card games and advance further into the playoffs.
On Tuesday, the A's lost its
On a day where six players would don purple and gold for the last time, one play reminded SF State senior Dillon Meyer of his childhood memories.
An inside the park home run in the bottom of the second had Meyer nostalgic as the rare play
Friday April 18, the baseball team went into the second game of the doubleheader with the weight of a 17-3 loss against No. 18 UC San Diego. However, the Gators turned it around earning themselves a split at the end of the day after Bryce
With a chance to come out on top in a series against a top 20 team, errors and a scoring drought in the final three innings forced SF State’s baseball team to settle for the split.
SF State's Jack Veronin pitches at the first game
Closer Cory Davis has been able to get the Gators out of many jams this season; even ones he creates himself.
After he allowed two runs in the ninth to shrink the Gators’ lead to one, Davis sizzled fireballs passed the final batter to get the
With the game knotted at 4-4 in the bottom of the ninth and a man on second, Wes Carswell’s only job was to get his teammate Matt Vera to third. With a sac bunt on the first pitch, Cal State L.A.’s catcher Cody Doyle rushed
[caption id="attachment_57919" align="alignnone" width="600"] SF State's Carter Loud is tagged out at home plate by Cal State L.A. Cody Doyle in the first game of a doubleheader against the Golden Eagles, at SF State's Maloney Field, Saturday, April 12. Photo by Gavin McIntyre / Xpress[/caption]
Don’t just call it a comeback, call it a win as well.
Unable to score after four innings and down four runs, SF State rallied in the fifth and seventh innings to take the series opener against Cal State L.A., 5-4 April 11.
“Luck has been kind
Two Gator baseball players got a rare opportunity last summer: live with complete strangers while playing with Division I athletes.
Catcher Mark Lindsay and pitcher Peter Reyes both had this chance. Volunteer families housed them for approximately three months, while providing food, shelter and transportation.
Missed opportunities left the Gators on the losing side in a close game against the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters 2-1, Sunday March 9 at Maloney Field.
Starting pitcher Nolan Sheridan threw a total of seven innings allowing only two earned runs. Sheridan was replaced by
SF State's Preston Tater pitches the ball during the home game against CSU Monterey Bay at Mahoney Field Friday, March 7. Photo by Jessica Christian / Xpress
Faced with a 10-0 deficit at the bottom of the eighth, two quick runs sparked hopes of a
UPDATE: The entire SF State baseball team piled on Fernando Escobar as he rounded first base, after getting the walk-off hit against the Cal State Bernardino Coyotes in the bottom of the 12th inning to win 4-3 Friday.
“I didn’t expect for all of them to pile up on me,”
UPDATE: Dominant starting pitching, allowing only two runs in both games combined, gave the Gators the edge in the sweep over the Cal State Stanislaus Warriors Saturday afternoon at Mahoney Field.
The Warriors came out swinging, scoring two runs and leading for the first half of the
A split of their opening day doubleheader has SF State’s baseball team excited for what the season has in store.
The Gators hosted Central Washington University to open their season this past Saturday winning the first game 4-1 before falling 5-3 in their second.
Preston Tarter pitched
SF State Gators fell short in a doubleheader against the Cal State East Bay Pioneers on Senior Day, losing both games Saturday, April 27. The Gators came out on the bottom after 11 innings in the first game with a final score of 8-4. After
The SF State baseball team lost to the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at Maloney Field at SF State in this weekends four-game California Collegiate Athletic Association series finale.
The Gators started off in the lead and stayed 2-0 until
By Erica Marquez / Xpress
The SF State Gators lost against the Sonoma State Seawolves on Friday, March 22, 2013, with a final score of 4-2. The Gators continued their game series March 23, at Rohnert Park, Calif., for an 11 a.m. doubleheader.
Photos by Jessica Worthington / Xpress
The SF State Gators returned to the field after their four-game sweep two weeks ago but were hit hard in a game against the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos that ended with a Gator loss of 11-1, Sunday, March 17.
The SF State Gators swept this weekend's four-game series over the Cal State Stanislaus Warriors with a final 5-2 victory on Sunday, March 3 at Maloney Field. This was the Gators' first four-game sweep of a California Collegiate Athletic Association series since 2004.
The Gators will return
By Jessica Worthington
The SF State Gators claimed a 6-1 victory over Cal State Stanislaus' Warriors in the first of four games this weekend.
The win brings the Gators to a 5-12 overall. The series will move to Turlock tomorrow morning, March 2, at 11 a.m. and
By Erica Marquez / Xpress
SF State men’s baseball took the win over the Holy Names University Hawks at Maloney field after a three game sweep. The game ended 9-8 on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013. The Gators continue their season at an away game against
By Samantha Benedict
The Fresno Pacific Sunbirds won the day in a doubleheader, Feb.2. With five runs to the SF State Gators' two runs in the first game, the Sunbirds dominated with a 3-2 victory in the second. The SF State Gators head to Sonoma State
The Fresno Pacific Sunbirds came out on top this afternoon, Feb. 1, with seven runs while the SF State Gators fell short with two. Head back to The Swamp at Maloney Field at SF State Feb. 2 to watch the SF State Gators take on