Smith selected by Los Angeles Angels in eighth round of MLB Draft

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor Former Canisius right-handed closer Tyler Smith is going pro. The hard-throwing reliever was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in the eighth round of the 2018 MLB Draft on Tuesday afternoon. Smith, a native of Trafford, Pa., is the earliest draft pick since Joe Mamott was selected in the sixth round of … [Read more...]

Zags’ heart of lineup eliminates Griffs from NCAA Tournament

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor MINNEAPOLIS -- A trio of two-run innings helped propel Gonzaga further into the NCAA Tournament as the Bulldogs eliminated Canisius from the Minneapolis Regional with an 8-2 victory at Siebert Field on Saturday afternoon. The game was delayed for two hours due to consistent rain in the Minneapolis … [Read more...]

Minnesota asserts offensive dominance in NCAA Tournament opener

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota came into the NCAA Tournament hot winning their last nine games and 26 of their last 30. Canisius wasn’t able to buck that trend Friday night as the Golden Gophers leaped out to an early 5-0 lead in the second inning, cruising to a 10-1 win in front of record 2,291 at Siebert … [Read more...]

Canisius baseball headed to Minneapolis for NCAA Tournament

    By Marshall Haim Sports Editor All eyes were on the projector screen in Science Hall during Canisius’ selection show watch party on Monday afternoon. In the second-to-last bracket announced, Canisius appeared as the No. 4 seed underneath the Minneapolis Region. The Griffs will face top-seeded Minnesota on Friday at … [Read more...]

Baseball clinches MAAC Championship title, automatic bid into NCAA Tournament with victory over Monmouth

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor Four days. Four games. Four wins. MAAC Champions. With an 11-0 thwarting of Monmouth on Saturday at Richmond County Bank Ballpark on Staten Island, Canisius earned their third MAAC Championship in the last six years. It was the seventh time in the last 10 years that the Griffs had appeared in the … [Read more...]

Monmouth offense powers past Griffs

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor When you’re hot, you’re hot. That’s exactly what Monmouth was when they entered Saturday’s doubleheader with Canisius. Going into the pair of games, the Hawks had won 13 of their last 14 games and led the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference with an 11-1 record. They were also the lone team in the MAAC … [Read more...]

Sockwell, Mackie highlight weekend sweeps of Saint Peter’s and Manhattan

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor A three-home run weekend for sophomore Brittany Sockwell and a trio of complete game shutouts from senior pitcher Erika Mackie helped Canisius extend their win streak to five games after a trip to the New York City area last weekend. The Griffs got out to a great start scoring six runs in the first … [Read more...]

Griffs clinch spot in MAAC Tourney

By Nolan Hopkins Assistant Sports Editor The men’s lacrosse team clinched a spot in the conference tournament with their win over Manhattan last Friday, 19-11. The Griffs came into the contest losers of their last three games but quickly swung momentum in their favor as they scored three goals within the first eight minutes of … [Read more...]

Women’s lax to host Niagara to open MAAC Tournament

By Sam Brouwere Senior Sports Reporter The Griffs will host the Niagara Purple Eagles in the opening round of the MAAC Tournament this Saturday at 7 p.m. Canisius will share the MAAC regular season title with Marist, Monmouth and Fairfield, but because of tiebreakers the Griffs finished fourth out of the group and will be playing … [Read more...]

Griffs pick up wins over Quinnipiac and Niagara

By Nolan Hopkins Assistant Sports Editor The baseball team finished off a busy five-game homestand this past week with victories over Quinnipiac and Niagara, 8-5 and 17-10, respectively. After being held to just five runs in last Saturday’s doubleheader against Quinnipiac, the Griffs’ bats woke up from their day-long slumber to … [Read more...]

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