Griffs win one game in Ohio tournament

By Aidan Joly Assistant Sports Editor Baseball lost their single game against Wright State and lost two out of three at the hands of Dayton in the Wright State/Dayton Tournament last weekend. They started out last Friday against Wright State and came up just short, 3-2. Wright State third baseman Seth Gray came up big for the … [Read more...]

Baseball swept on road by Kentucky

By Aidan Joly Assistant Sports Editor Canisius baseball headed down to the Bluegrass State last weekend to take on SEC foe Kentucky. It was not a trip to remember for the Griffs as they were swept in a two-day, three-game series. In Friday's lone game, the Griffs led 2-1 through six innings after a two-run double in the fourth … [Read more...]

Baseball eyeing fourth NCAA Tournament appearance

By Aidan Joly Assistant Sports Editor Canisius, the defending MAAC baseball champion, opens up their season this afternoon as a league favorite and hopes to repeat last year’s success. The 2018 Griffs earned their third NCAA Tournament appearance in program history after they won the MAAC Tournament. They were sent to Minneapolis … [Read more...]

Baseball to play quartet of Power Five schools this season

Canice Ejoh and the Canisius baseball team will be playing some high-profile teams in non-conference play this spring. (Marshall Haim / The Griffin file photo) Griffin Staff Report Coming off of an appearance in last year's NCAA Tournament, Canisius baseball will open their season on Feb. 15 with a three-game series in Durham, … [Read more...]

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...]

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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