The Canisius baseball team and 11th-year coach Mike McRae have announced the 2015 schedule for the Golden Griffins. Twelve games against a total of six teams who played in the 2014 NCAA Tournament appear on the non-conference schedule while Canisius will play 16 games at the Demske Sports Complex. Continue reading Canisius releases 2015 Schedule
The only active Golden Griffin in Major League Baseball, Canisius athletics announces that John Axford MS’13 has made the largest donation in the history of the school’s baseball program. Axford’s gift will be used to directly improve the Canisius baseball program through the Blue and Gold Fund. Axford’s gift also will be recognized with a display in the centerfield bullpen at the Demske Sports Complex.
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Canisius sophomore Brett Siddall had a strong freshman season but what he had to overcome before his freshman season was outstanding. Siddall’s youngest brother Kevin was fighting with non-Hodgkins lymphoma which he eventually would lose his battle with six months after being diagnosed. Siddall was able to make the trip on the weekends to see his brother even through he was preparing for his freshmen season. Continue reading Canisius’ Siddall getting support from his Griffs
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Coach Mike McRae has announced the 2014 schedule for the Canisius baseball program, which features 56 games against 24 opponents and ties a program-record with 21 contests at the Demske Sports Complex.
For the fifth consecutive season, Canisius will open the season at the USA Baseball Complex in Cary, N.C. This year’s four-game series will start against Albany on Feb. 14, and also include games against Saint Joseph’s, Butler and Michigan State. The Griffs will play non-conference series at Charlotte, East Tennessee State and Norfolk State before playing in the Flyer Classic against Miami University and Dayton on March 15-16. Continue reading Canisius releases 2014 Schedule
BOCA RATON, FL – Florida Atlantic University’s baseball team, ranked No. 23 nationally by Baseball America, used the strong arm Austin Gomber, who moved to 8-4 on the season, and the hot bats of seniors Nathan Pittman and Corey Keller to defeat Canisius 14-6 in Saturday’s elimination game of the Chapel Hill NCAA Tournament. The victory improved FAU’s record to 40-21 on the season, the fourth time in 10 seasons and the first under the direction of Head Coach John McCormack that the Owls have posted at least 40 wins. Continue reading 2013 Chapel Hill NCAA Regional Day 2 Recap
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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Senior righthander Mike Volpe earned his tenth victory of the season and senior catcher Andrew Parker blasted a monstrous three-run homer as the Tigers (30-28) continued their magical post-season with a 7-2 victory over No. 23 Florida Atlantic (39-21) in the first round of the NCAA Regional Tournament at Boshamer Stadium on Friday afternoon. Continue reading 2013 Chapel Hill NCAA Regional Day 1 Recap
The (1) North Carolina Tar Heels will host their double-elimination regional on Bryson Field at Boshamer Stadium starting on Friday, May 31st and ending on either June 2nd or June 3rd if necessary. Joining the Tar Heels will be (2) Florida Atlantic, (3) Towson, and (4) Canisius who will make for some formidable match-ups at Chapel Hill. The winner of this regional will play the winner of the Columbia (SC) regional hosted by (1) South Carolina with (2) Clemson, (3) Liberty, and (4) St. Louis. Every game throughout the weekend will be broadcasted on ESPN3. Continue reading 2013 Chapel Hill NCAA Regional Preview
A close vote had Manhattan top the poll with 74 points followed by Canisius College with 72. Rider University was picked third with 59 points, while Marist College was fourth with 57. Fairfield University finished with 48 points, followed by Siena College (31), Niagara University (29), Saint Peter’s University (18), and Iona College (17). Continue reading 2013 MAAC Preseason Coaches Poll
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Edison, N.J. – Canisius College has been chosen as the favorite to win the 2012 MAAC Baseball Championship, according to a preseason poll voted on by the league’s nine head coaches.
An extremely close vote saw Canisius top the poll with 61 points followed by Rider University with 60. Manhattan College was picked third with 59 points, while Iona College was fourth with 56. Marist College finished with 53 points, followed by Siena College (43), Fairfield University (42), Saint Peter’s College (16), and Niagara University (15). Continue reading 2012 MAAC Preseason Coaches Poll
“During his time as head coach, Mike has developed the Canisius College baseball program into exactly that – a program that consistently competes for a conference championship,” Canisius College director of athletics Bill Maher said. “Mike has made this program into one of the most successful in the Northeast region. His players succeed athletically and academically, and we’re excited about the future of the Canisius College baseball program.” Continue reading Canisius extends Mike McRae through 2014 Season