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SF State athletes must cope with run-down field at Cox Stadium

Jamie R Wells
September 26, 2011
Filed under Sports

In feel-good sports movies, the big game is always a visual and emotional treat. The stands are packed with fans, the players are dripping sweat and the field is pristine. Never do you see dry patches or uneven surfaces, but at SF State that is what athletes face every day. Blame the budget, blame t...

Baseball team slams, sweeps Fresno Pacific in first series

Juan Martinez
February 7, 2011
Filed under Sports

The SF State men's baseball team started its season Friday with a three-game sweep at a non-conference series, a feat they have not accomplished in two years. The victories began Feb. 4 when the Gators defeated the Fresno Pacific Sunbirds 5-1 at Maloney Field. After defeating the Sunbirds, SF State won the next...

Slumping Gators swept on Senior Day, postseason awaits club

Slumping Gators swept on Senior Day, postseason awaits club

Brandon Tanguma
May 7, 2019
Filed under Latest, Sports

Sonoma State swept the Gators on Senior Day, Saturday, continuing SF State baseball’s slump as it heads into the postseason. Prior to the regular season finale, SF State recognized its 10 seniors: Brady Dorn, Colin Gabel, Trevor Greenley, Ethan Lageson, Harley Lopez, David Mansell, Jeff Piver, Shaq R...

Slumping Gators swept on Senior Day

Slumping Gators swept on Senior Day

Brandon Tanguma
May 6, 2019
Filed under Latest, Sports

Sonoma State swept the Gators on Senior Day, Saturday, May 4, as SF State baseball continued their slump as they head into the postseason. Prior to the regular season finale, SF State recognized their 10 seniors: Brady Dorn, Colin Gabel, Trevor Greenley, Ethan Lageson, Harley Lopez, David Mansell,...

Gators rise above swamp

Gators rise above swamp

Brandon Tanguma
April 9, 2019
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The away team wooden bleachers of Maloney field are overgrown with plants after nearly two months of rain have caused home games to be cancelled. (ILDAR SABIROV/ Golden Gate Xpress)   Rain continues to torment Maloney Field this season. SF State has not hosted a baseball game since Feb. 12, ne...

Maloney Field looks more like The Swamp to start the year

Maloney Field looks more like The Swamp to start the year

Brandon Tanguma
March 4, 2019
Filed under Latest, Sports

The 2019 SF State baseball season has gotten off to a soggy start, as rain has affected every home game for the Gators thus far. Maloney Field is the home to the Gators, but recent rain has forced the team to cancel, postpone and even relocate to Chico State to “host” the Wildcats. In 2017, ...

Gators to build on 2018 historic playoff run

Maloney Field and the tennis courts are set to be replaced by an eco-space, consisting of a large grassy recreation area, a creek and an amphitheater by 2035 according to the campus master plan. (Travis Wesley/Special to the Golden Gate Xpress)

Brandon Tanguma
January 29, 2019
Filed under Sports

After making history in 2018, the SF State baseball team heads into the new season with four all-conference players and looks to win its first conference championship since 1983. The Gators finished last season with a 23-21 conference record and clinched SF State’s first-ever spot in the Calif...

Gators drop home opener to Azusa Pacific University 7-3

Robert Jalon
February 2, 2018
Filed under 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...

New season, new home comforts

Robert Jalon
January 31, 2018
Filed under 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 r...

Why the NFL and MLB anthem protests are not about the flag

Austin Widger
October 2, 2017
Filed under Sports

“Get the son of a bitch off the field right now. Out. He’s fired. He’s fired!” These were President Donald Trump’s words last Friday, Sept. 22 in Huntsville, Alabama, regarding what he would like to hear NFL owners say to their players who do not stand for the national anthem. In response ...

Bohnet dominates as Gators split series with Monterey


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SF State Baseball takes on CSU Monterey Bay at Maloney Field on April 15, 2017. The Gators pulled through with a win 6-4 during game 1. (Laila Rashada/ Xpress)

Reneé Smith
April 19, 2017
Filed under 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...

Former pro catcher helms Gator pitching staff

Tyler Latorre, pitching coach of the Gators men's baseball team, poses for a picture at Maloney Field in San Francisco on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. LaTorre is in his second year on the coaching staff of the Gators'.  (Lee Kin/Xpress)

Eli Walsh
April 4, 2017
Filed under 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 nev...

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