Baseball

A’s offer 50 percent off all food to promote new ticket plan

September 1, 2018 Sports

On Friday, the Oakland Athletics gave all fans half of concessions to promote A’s Access, a new ticket plan that replaces the conventional season ticket. A's Access is a new ticket membership plan announced by the team a month ago to give all members access to all 81 home games with different plans to upgrade their seat. Also included is 50 percent off all concessions, 25 percent off merchandise and discounted parking. The A's hosted the Seattle Mariners on August 31st and gave all fans the ability to have the same prices Access members will have during the 2019 season. Prices included $2.50 sodas, $3 hot dogs and even $4 beer. Many fans are exicited for the direction of the club both on the field and in the front office with the Dave Kaval leading the way with his commitment to keeping the team in Oakland and upgrading the Coliseum since his hiring in November 2016.

Upcoming baseball and softball games

April 11, 2018 Multimedia Sports

The graphic displays the upcoming games for the SF State baseball (13-19) and softball (18-24) teams for the month of April. It also includes statistics regarding the teams’ season record thus far. The data was collected  from the SF State Athletics website to show the number of wins and losses for both teams during home, ...

Gators use bullpen for victory

April 4, 2018 Sports

A stable of pitchers and a breakout fifth inning helped The Gators return to winning ways with a 6-1 victory over the Holy Names Hawks on Monday, April 2 at Maloney Field. SF State erased a one-run deficit in the fifth, in which they put up four runs off RBI singles by junior left fielder ...

Gators use bullpen for victory

April 4, 2018 Sports

A stable of pitchers and a breakout fifth inning helped the Gators return to winning ways with a 6-1 victory over Holy Names on Monday, April 2 at Maloney Field. SF State erased a one-run deficit in the fifth, in which they put up four runs off RBI singles by junior left fielder Harley Lopez ...

Gators close out weekend with a win, take series 3-1

March 12, 2018 Sports

The men’s baseball team started their Sunday off right with a narrow victory against Cal State San Marcos on March 11 at Maloney Field. The final score of the game was 9-7. The Gators managed to edge past the visitors on their home field after suffering a 10-4 loss on Saturday to take the series, ...

SF State unable to get bats going in series opener to Stanislaus State

February 24, 2018 Sports

SF State lost their series opener, 2-0, to the Stanislaus State Warriors at Maloney Field on Friday afternoon, Feb. 23. The Gators were coming off a tough four-game series with seventh-ranked UC San Diego where they earned their first two wins. Head coach Tony Schifano gave senior pitcher Matt Hernandez the start following a spectacular ...

SF State goes extra innings in loss to Academy of Art

February 13, 2018 Sports

SF State baseball forced extra innings but could not seal the deal in their loss to Academy of Art on Tuesday, Feb. 13. The Gators took on the Urban Knights at Maloney Field, looking to grab their first win after dropping their first four games to Azusa Pacific University. In Tuesday’s contest, head coach Tony ...

SF State unable to keep up with Azusa Pacific in doubleheader

February 3, 2018 Sports

SF State’s baseball team lost both games of a doubleheader, 11-3 and 4-0, against the 25th ranked Azusa Pacific Cougars on Friday, Feb. 2nd at Maloney Field. Senior pitcher Dillon Houser was given his first start of the season in game one of Friday’s doubleheader. The day looked promising for the Gators when Houser’s excellent ...

Gators drop home opener to Azusa Pacific University 7-3

February 2, 2018 Sports

SF State baseball lost their season opener against the Azusa Pacific Cougars 7-3 on Thursday, Feb. 1 at newly renovated Maloney Field. A 5th inning grand slam by Azusa Pacific’s Sophomore 2nd baseman Nick Estrella ruined what had been a masterful and controlled outing for SF State’s Senior pitcher Matt Hernandez. SF State head baseball ...

New season, new home comforts

January 31, 2018 Sports

Gator baseball will open the 2018 season with upgrades to Maloney Field, as well as free admission to home games for students. The improvements at The Swamp include an upgraded sound system and speakers, new dugout seats and a larger scoreboard that is still being completed. Maloney has also received enhancements the past two offseasons. In 2016, ...

Faith unites the Fellowship of Christian Athletes

November 15, 2017 Sports

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, FCA has strived to combine two key elements: faith ...

How Gators get to the swamp

October 10, 2017 Life Sports

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 community. For fall sports, athletes are recruited ...

Gator seniors leave lasting impression

May 2, 2017 Sports

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 Phelan) and three outfielders (Jacob Lopez, Noeh Martinez, Myles ...

Senior Day Sweep: Gators take all in final home game

April 29, 2017 Sports

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. Senior pitcher Ryan Bohnet started for the Gators, finishing off his four-year SF State career with one of his best starts of the season. Bohnet went five innings, allowing three ...

Gators sweep doubleheader behind untouchable Hernandez

April 29, 2017 Sports

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 in the first inning. Right fielder Jacob Lopez doubled ...

Bohnet dominates as Gators split series with Monterey

April 19, 2017 Sports

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 gave up six hits with eight strikeouts and no ...

Harris hits two homers, Hernandez dominates, Gators split doubleheader

April 16, 2017 Sports

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 error to lead off the game and scored later in ...

Former pro catcher helms Gator pitching staff

April 4, 2017 Sports

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 pitchers. Johnson never played professionally, but over his 11-year ...

Gators bats come alive in battle against Menlo Oaks

April 4, 2017 News Sports

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 Vogenthaler pitched a 1-2-3 inning in the top half ...

Gators strand 11, lose rubber match to San Bernardino

April 2, 2017 Sports

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 outs. Third baseman Sam Schmidt doubled to right field ...

Nicholson heats up as Gators split doubleheader with Sonoma State

March 30, 2017 Sports

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 Gator starter Jack Cornish from the game. The Gators, ...

Gators drop doubleheader, series to UC San Diego

March 19, 2017 Sports

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 first four innings, allowing a triple to lead off ...

Gators drop game one in series against Tritons

March 17, 2017 Sports

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 win,” catcher Johnny Juarez said. Juarez went 3-4 on ...

Pitching variance in baseball and softball

March 15, 2017 Sports

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 America’s favorite pastimes. A key part of the game ...

Gator bats come alive, split Stanislaus double header

March 13, 2017 Sports

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 both games. Abernathy led the charge as the Gators ...

Stanislaus rains on Gators’ homecoming parade

March 11, 2017 Sports

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 had two “home” games already under their belt coming ...

New faces flood athletic department

August 26, 2015 Sports

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 Hamm were off-campus acquisitions for their respective programs. Women’s ...

Closing pitcher breaks 20-year record in career saves

April 28, 2015 Sports

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 double header against Cal State Dominguez March 21, beating ...

Outfielder’s layout catch highlighted on SportsCenter

April 22, 2015 Sports

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. SF State’s leadoff hitter would have another chance to hear the ...