Offensive woes continue in Kentucky

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor A worrisome trend for the Canisius softball team has become a recurrence. As a team in last weekend's weather-shortened tournament in Morehead, Ky., Canisius batted just .160 (8-of-50). Through the team's 16 games so far this season, the Griffs are batting at a .187 clip, the eighth worst in Division I … [Read more...]

Mackie stellar in beginning of last go-around

    By Marshall Haim Sports Editor The beginning of the softball season has not got out to the start the team would have liked. From senior pitcher Erika Mackie's perspective, however, it has been the best beginning in her collegiate career. Despite a record of 1-4, the senior has a 2.10 ERA in nine games this season. … [Read more...]

Altman’s walk-off double highlights opening weekend

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor The lone win for the Canisius softball program in their first series of games this weekend in Cleveland came in large part by sophomore outfielder Morgan Altman on Sunday. Gianna Degaltini sparked the comeback by hitting a leadoff single to right field in the bottom of the seventh inning as the Griffs … [Read more...]

Newcomers set to make big impact

    By Marshall Haim Sports Editor The confidence amongst the Canisius softball team, despite not having played a game yet this season, is imminent. Everyone is gitty to get their season underway tomorrow in Cleveland, Ohio at the Cleveland State Dome Invite. They will play two games tomorrow, one against Bowling Green … [Read more...]

A great man gone too soon

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor To some he was Sal Cat. Some others called him Mr. Catalano. Most importantly he was a husband, father and grandfather. Sal Catalano was someone you truly enjoyed being around. His sincerity was contagious. Sal, the grandfather of Erika Mackie, a senior on the Canisius softball team, passed away on … [Read more...]

A year in sports

By Adam Duke Assistant Sports Editor As is typical of all sports programs, Canisius athletics had its ups and downs in the 2016-17 season. In the fall, the men’s cross country team finished in second place in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. The Iona Gaels dominated the race, taking spots one through eight. Galen Snyder … [Read more...]

Reunions galore against Syracuse

By Marshall Haim Assistant Sports Editor For the fourth consecutive season and 11th time in 14 years, the Canisius softball program faced off against the Syracuse Orange in non-conference play. With Syracuse coming to the Demske Sports Complex on Wednesday, select players and members of both coaching staffs were able to reconnect … [Read more...]

Griffs open MAAC play with trio of tough losses

By Marshall Haim Assistant Sports Editor Mother nature played a role in the opening weekend of Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play for the Canisius softball program. Their first doubleheader, initially scheduled for Saturday afternoon, was moved to Monday due to torrential rain in the New York City area. The Griffs were … [Read more...]

Support for the game and team they love

By Marshall Haim Assistant Sports Editor Playing softball at the collegiate level takes a lot of hard work and dedication. Junior pitcher Erika Mackie has been extremely lucky to have support from her family throughout her career as a member of the Canisius softball program. Erika’s parents have exemplified those characteristics even … [Read more...]

Long Way From Home: Softball players acclimating well to Canisius

By Marshall Haim Sports Reporter The Canisius Softball team has a good amount of players that come from states that are nowhere remotely close to Buffalo or even to New York State. Eight of the 15 players on this year’s squad hail from the states of California (4), Florida (2), Arizona and Hawaii (1 each). Just to get from their … [Read more...]

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