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Pitching variance in baseball and softball

Junior Lindsey Cassidy throws a pitch Feb. 13, 2017. (
Christianna Fjelstad/ Xpress)

Reneé Smith
March 15, 2017
Filed under 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 p...

Gator baseball, student-athletes rock the Swamp in support of men’s basketball

#33 Jash Kahlon cheers with fans after SF State Gators beat Cal State Golden Eagles 93-68 in the CCAA basketball championships at San Francisco State University on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. (Xpress/Sarahbeth Maney)

Eli Walsh
March 10, 2017
Filed under Sports

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 section are the ...

Multi-published author and gay rights activist visits SF State

Author Sarah Schulman, a major writer in the LGBT community, poses for a portrait on Monday March 4, 2016. (Connor Hunt/ Xpress)

Cecilie Lyngberg
April 7, 2016
Filed under Life

Sarah Schulman was six years old when she first started putting pen to paper, and has not stopped writing since. At first it was a portrait of the history of baseball that she wrote without any sources and out of free imagination and plays that she made her siblings act out. Later her writings...

SF State discussing multi-million-dollar facility with Giants Community Fund

Tyler Lehman
March 15, 2016
Filed under Sports

SF State and the Giants Community Fund are in preliminary talks to construct a $3.5 million multi-functional facility for the Junior Giants by Maloney Field, for which the California State University Board of Trustees unanimously approved the conceptual stages March 8. Vice President for University...

Substantial returning class bolsters Gators’ baseball depth

Eric Chan

Zachary Dalton
February 3, 2016
Filed under Sports

With the 2016 season set to begin this Friday, the SF State baseball team is looking to some unfamiliar faces to help it bounce back from last year’s disappointing 19-29 season, including new head coach Tony Schifano. This season will be Schifano’s first as a head coach. He played for four years...

SF State alum honored for Hall of Fame success

SF State President Leslie E. Wong, right, honors Kevin Anderson, 2015 Hall of Fame Inductee, during the SF State 2015 President's Dinner and Alumni Hall of Fame Celebration at the Ritz Carlton in San Francisco Friday, Nov.6. (Qing Huang / Xpress)

David Curl
November 9, 2015
Filed under Sports

When Kevin Anderson picked up a phone call from the SF State Alumni Association, he didn't react, because he thought someone was playing a practical joke on him. Once Anderson, the athletic director at the University of Maryland, realized he was being honored by his alma mater with an Alumni Hall of Fame in...

SF State reports victim beaten and robbed on campus

Two victims reported an armed robbery incident to the University Police Department that occurred Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, at 1:07 a.m. near the designated smoking area (DSA) and Mary Ward Hall. (Emma Chiang / Xpress)

Linda Karlsson
November 1, 2015
Filed under News

A woman was reportedly robbed and beaten with a baseball bat Sunday at SF State, according to a crime safety report sent out to students and faculty. The victim was walking near the designated smoking area by Mary Ward Hall around 1 a.m., according to the report. The victim said she wa...

Men’s baseball ends season with emotional win for graduating seniors

SF State senior gator Cory Davis (28) hugs the SF State baseball coaches during the senior ceremony before the game against Cal Poly Pomona at Maloney Field Sunday, May 3. (Melissa Minton / Xpress)

Vincent Fausone IV
May 5, 2015
Filed under Sports

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 the team’s younger...

Men’s baseball hold onto early lead to beat Chico State Wildcats

Vincent Fausone IV
April 17, 2015
Filed under Sports

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 it was a great win for us," said SF...

Men’s baseball kickoff home stance with loss against Academy of Art

SF State Gators player Joseph Chedid (#15) slides into third base during a game against the Academy of Art Urban Knights on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. (Sara Gobets / Xpress)

John Montoya
April 14, 2015
Filed under Sports

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 Ryan Romero. In the bottom of the...

Men’s baseball closes out weekend with series split

SF State Gator Will Hein (21) slides in for a homerun during Sunday's game against Cal State L.A Golden Eagles. (Marlene Sanchez / Xpress)

Vincent Fausone IV
March 3, 2015
Filed under Sports

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 off of hits from...

Offense comes alive for men’s baseball in win over Cal State Los Angeles

SF State Gator Cory Davis (28) pitches during the ninth inning during the game against the Cal State L.A. Golden Eagles at Maloney Field on Friday, Feb. 27. (Melissa Minton / Xpress)

John Montoya
February 28, 2015
Filed under Sports

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 performance. SF State...

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