Catallo-Stooks has breakout day in sweep of Bonnies

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor Emeritus If there is a right time to breakout, late April is a perfect time to do so. Freshman Hannah Catallo-Stooks has had great success inside the batter's box in the last three games, highlighted by Tuesday's doubleheader sweep of St. Bonaventure. In the twinbill, Catallo-Stooks went 4-for-7 at … [Read more...]

Freshmen pitchers stymie Buffalo hitters in doubleheader sweep

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor Canisius' three freshman pitchers -- Hayley Tamaro, Shea Ollison and Alexis Churchill -- shined in the circle Wednesday afternoon, combining to limit Buffalo to just eight hits and one run in a doubleheader sweep of the Bulls at the Demske Sports Complex. Churchill started the opening game in stellar … [Read more...]

Dennis, Keller spark five-run rally against Niagara

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor A five-run fifth inning highlighted by a pair of two-RBI hits by Lindsi Dennis and Denver Keller aided the Canisius softball team to a 5-4 victory over Niagara at the Demske Sports Complex on Sunday afternoon. Niagara opened the game up scoring the four runs in the first three innings. The Purple … [Read more...]

Sockwell sees success after multiple knee injuries

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor To say the past three years have been easy for Brittany Sockwell would be an understatement. In her freshman year at Canisius, she tore her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and meniscus while also partially tearing her medial collateral ligament (MCL) in her left knee during a practice. "I remember … [Read more...]

Softball to begin MAAC play in New Jersey

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor With a vast majority of the non-conference schedule now in the rearview mirror, the team's focus is now solely on Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference contests. Of course, there are some outliers, like the scheduled mid-week games against relatively local schools like Syracuse, St. Bonaventure and … [Read more...]

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...]

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