Vastly improved offense is silver lining of season so far

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor Despite losing their first 11 games, there has been a silver lining following the Griffs’ first two weekend tournaments: Offense. When comparing last year to this year, statistically, Canisius is hitting 51 points higher (.233) than a year ago (.182). Their 16 extra-base hits are six more than they had … [Read more...]

Ho, Holani return home to Hawai’i

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor It was a much-anticipated return home for a pair of Canisius softball players on Feb. 18. Senior catcher Destiny Holani and junior catcher and outfielder Cassie Ho had the chance to return to their home state of Hawai’i as the Griffs participated in the Hawai’i Tournament from Feb. 21-24. Both Ho and … [Read more...]

Previous experience, addition of new coach going to help this season

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor Experience is going to play a huge factor in how the Canisius softball team performs this year. From last year’s roster, the Griffs only lost one player to graduation, Erika Mackie, but she played an integral part on the team. “We’re definitely a veteran team only losing one player is nice, even … [Read more...]

Castro, Paradowski earn honors from MAAC

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor A pair of Canisius softball players were named to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference's (MAAC) preseason team on Jan. 31. Lauren Castro and Kara Paradowski were each named to the All-MAAC Preseason Team. Castro, one of five seniors on this year's team, played in only 12 games last season before … [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...]

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...]

Career-highs set in rout of UB

    By Marshall Haim Sports Editor Offense had come at a premium for the first couple months of the season, but the bats have since been awoken. In their first game in almost two weeks, the Canisius softball team, finally, held their home opener Wednesday in a frigid doubleheader at the Demske Sports Complex. Following … [Read more...]

Nicosia’s three-hit shutout of Marist snaps losing skid

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor The weather in Buffalo can be unpredictable, especially in late March or April, but that wasn't the case for Canisius softball on March 25. A scheduling conflict forced the team to postpone their non-conference doubleheader with Robert Morris from the last week of March to May 1. Canisius will now … [Read more...]

Preview: Canisius heads to Southern Tier to face St. Bonaventure

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor After their home opener originally scheduled for last Sunday with Robert Morris was postponed due to scheduling conflicts, Canisius softball is heading back on the road. This time, however, it is only an hour and a half trip to Olean to face St. Bonaventure. Canisius (3-18), losers of their last … [Read more...]

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