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...]

Griffs host Bobcats in pivotal mid-season series

    By Nolan Hopkins Assistant Sports Editor The Canisius baseball team will welcome the first place Quinnipiac Bobcats to Demske Sports Complex for a three-game series this weekend. Quinnipiac (16-19 overall, 8-1 MAAC) enters the series losers of their last two ball games, while the Griffs (20-12, 9-3 MAAC) come into … [Read more...]

Another ‘Angel in the Outfield’

By Mike Pesarchick Sports Reporter I never knew Donald Colpoys. He retired long before my time as a Griff. I knew that he had coached Canisius baseball for years, amassing hundreds of wins in his 25-year-long career wearing the Blue and Gold. I knew that he had given his Griffs their first taste of success, as he lead them to their … [Read more...]

Wilson lighting a fire for Griffs’ offense

By Nolan Hopkins Assistant Sports Editor Liam Wilson is absolutely on fire. The Griffs senior utility man has been burning opposing pitching so far this season, hitting to the tune of a .373 average, to go with five home runs and 26 RBI. In addition to these numbers, Wilson also leads the Blue and Gold in hits (44), doubles (16), … [Read more...]

Baseball prepares for MAAC opener against Fairfield

    By Nolan Hopkins Assistant Sports Editor The Canisius baseball team walked away from their 17-game, month-long season-opening road trip with a record of 11-6.   The Griffs wrapped up their largest non-conference portion of their schedule losing two out of three games to West Virginia in Morgantown, W.Va. this past … [Read more...]

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