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From the swamp to Stockton

May 8, 2018 Sports

It was a day for the history books as SF State’s baseball team cinched its first ever California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) championship appearance with their 7-3 win over Sonoma State on Saturday, May 5. The Gators left it late and qualified for the tournament on the last day of the regular season in a ...

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 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, ...

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 ...

Gatorcast Episode 1 (MLB Players Under 30)

April 18, 2017 Multimedia News

  Major League Baseball’s 2017 regular season is just over two weeks old, and with it, the Golden Gate Xpress launches a new project, GatorCast, a podcast about sports both on campus and off. In this first episode, Xpress reporters Eli Walsh and Renee Smith talk about the best active MLB players under 30 years ...

SF State offers students free Giants tickets

April 5, 2017 Sports

SF State’s Residential Housing Association is giving away 145 tickets to next week’s San Francisco Giants game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. SF State students will have the opportunity to attend the Giants third annual San Francisco State University Night at AT&T Park on Wednesday, April 12 at 7 p.m. The giveaway will include a shuttle ...

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 ...

Najeeb-Brush, Pizzuti stay hot as Gators split doubleheader

April 1, 2017 Sports

SF State pitcher Andrew Najeeb-Brush tossed his best start of the season on Saturday, shutting out California State University, San Bernardino on three hits as the Gators split a conference doubleheader against the Coyotes. “What a phenomenal performance,” head coach Tony Schifano said, referring to Najeeb-Brush. “That was fun to watch.” Najeeb-Brush threw a perfect ...

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 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 ...

Gators outlast Seawolves for senior day win

May 9, 2016 Sports

The stands at Maloney Field were filled with emotion Sunday, as the SF State baseball team honored five seniors for senior day. Strong pitching from senior Peter Reyes helped the Gators avoid a season-ending four-game sweep, as they outlasted the Sonoma State Seawolves, 5-2. In his final start as a Gator, Reyes earned his third ...

Rough sixth inning sinks Gators

May 7, 2016 Sports

It’s the top of the sixth. Bases are loaded. Two outs. The count is 0-2. The pitch fires from the mound. CRACK! And the Sonoma Seawolves score a 3-RBI double to cinch a win against SF State Friday, May 6. The SF State men’s baseball team missed the win for their first game of a ...

Gators tame Wildcats in crucial victory

May 2, 2016 Sports

Going up against the California Collegiate Athletic Association pitcher of the week, Chico State’s Dalton Erb, didn’t phase SF State, as the Gators pounded Erb in their 6-2 victory over the Wildcats Sunday. Erb was solid through six innings, but center fielder Jake Faulkner put an end to that when he doubled over the left ...

Gators brush aside Vulcans with 16 hits

April 27, 2016 Sports

The Gators (19-20) kept their postseason hopes alive as they beat the University of Hawaii at Hilo (7-31) 11-4 in a game dominated by their offense. The Vulcans didn’t stand a chance as they committed three errors while the Gators rallied for 16 hits. Gator first baseman Ryan Burke went 4-for-4 and lead all batters ...

Gators early game error costly in defeat to Pioneers

April 21, 2016 Sports

The SF State baseball team returned to Maloney Field Wednesday looking to end its four-game losing streak, but a rough start pushed the Cal State East Bay Pioneers over the Gators, 6-2. “To play like that in the first couple innings is not fun,” assistant coach Tyler LaTorre said. “We try to prepare ourselves as ...

Gators look to make late-season conference splash

April 19, 2016 Sports

Under new head coach Tony Schifano, the Gators are off to a solid 16-17 start, but must keep their foot on the gas as they look to make a push into the postseason with an underwhelming 9-13 conference record. The Gators started out the season strong, winning seven of their 12 first games, a better ...

Gators lose in extra innings heartbreaker

April 11, 2016 Sports

The SF State baseball team’s Sunday doubleheader was cut down to just one game but there was still plenty of baseball played, as the Cal State San Marcos Cougars outlasted the Gators 6-3 in 16 innings. With two outs in the top of the 16th, and runners at the corners, San Marcos third basemen L.A. ...

Gators lose against minor league team in exhibition match

April 8, 2016 Sports

The Gators weren’t able to hang with the Stockton Ports at Banner Island Ballpark, an Oakland Athletics affiliate Single-A team, as they lost 8-1 in an exhibition game on Wednesday before the Ports season opener on Thursday. Although SF State only scored one run, the coaches were proud of the players and happy with the ...

Gators score 14 runs in win over Pioneers

April 1, 2016 Sports

The Gators are on a four-game winning streak and have a winning record after they trounced the Cal State East Bay Pioneers 14-3. The Gators’ bats came to life as they went on a hitting spree to the tune of 23 hits. Most of those hits came in the bottom of the fourth inning, as ...

SF State shortstop’s baseball roots run deep

March 29, 2016 Sports

A life without baseball is one thing SF State shortstop Bryce Brooks has never experienced. Brooks, a junior transfer from Cal State Fullerton, was introduced to the game at an early age. He comes from a family full of baseball players and coaches – one of whom is former major league outfielder and current A’s bench coach Mark ...

Gators mash to victory with back-to-back walk-offs

March 28, 2016 Sports

After dropping six of its last seven games, the SF State baseball team bounced back with two dramatic walk-off wins Friday, fending off the Cal State L.A. Golden Eagles 8-7 and 3-2. The walk-off spectacle began with two outs in the bottom of the 10th in game one of the doubleheader, when center fielder Nick ...

Gators trounced in series finale

February 28, 2016 Sports

The SF State baseball team had its five-game winning streak snapped Sunday, as they fell to the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos, 7-4 The loss was the continuation of game two of Saturday’s doubleheader. The two teams then played another game, the final match-up of the series, but it did not go well for the Gators ...

Gators ride down Broncos in extra innings

February 28, 2016 Sports

The SF State baseball team notched their fifth straight victory Saturday, stunning the No. 25 ranked Cal Poly Pomona Broncos 5-4 in extra innings. Game two of the scheduled double header was cut short due to daylight, but the Gators took game one in dramatic fashion. Trailing 4-3 in the bottom of the 10th inning, ...

Gators on offensive tear after fourth straight victory

February 23, 2016 Sports

The SF State baseball team secured their fourth straight victory Tuesday, defeating the Sonoma State Seawolves 6-1. The victory improved the Gators’ record to 6-4 on the season. The score suggests Tuesday’s game was a blowout, but the game was tight for much of its duration. The Seawolves struck first, scoring in the first inning, ...