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2014 CBD Season Preview: Ivy League

IvyLeagueSmallAfter an exciting finish in last year’s Ivy League Baseball Championship it is fair to say that coach Whalen and the Big Green will be looking for some redemption come the 2014 season.

After Columbia swept Dartmouth in the Championship it was no surprise that the Lions had lived up to their pre-season rankings. This victory clinched their 11th Ivy League title in program history, and second in the last six years which has head coach Brett Boretti and the rest of the program excited for the upcoming 2014 season. With the competitive nature of the Ivy League continuously growing, 2014 promises to showcase great talent on the diamond. Continue reading

Columbia releases 2014 Schedule

ColumbiaHomePlateFeaturedNEW YORK – Head baseball coach Brett Boretti has announced the 2014 schedule, featuring early season trips to Florida, Georgia and Texas to prepare the Lions for their Ivy League title defense.

“We feel we have once again put together a very challenging schedule that will test us throughout the season,” commented Boretti. “The early trips should give us a chance to learn a lot about our team.” Continue reading


2013 Fullerton NCAA Regional Day 3 Recap

Cal State Fullerton outfielders celebrate.

Mary Breen contributed to this article. Photos by David Cohen.

Cal State Fullerton 6, Arizona State 1

Thomas Eshelman followed suit and dominated on the mound for Cal State Fullerton as the Titans (51-8) punched their ticket to the Super Regionals with a 6-1 victory over Arizona State Sunday evening at Goodwin Field.

Eshelman just did what Grahamm Wiest and Justin Garza did ahead of him on Friday and Saturday, securing a three-game sweep of the Fullerton (CA) Regional. The Titans advance to the Sweet 16 of college baseball, the Super Regionals. They will host UCLA next weekend beginning Friday at 4 p.m. with games scheduled Saturday at 7 p.m. and, if necessary, Sunday at 7 p.m. as well. Continue reading


2013 Fullerton NCAA Regional Day 2 Recap

Nick Ferraresi scores the winning run.Columbia 6, New Mexico 5 

Fourth-seeded Columbia rallied for five runs in the eighth inning to erase a 5-0 deficit and send the game into extra innings where the Lions defeated New Mexico 6-5 on a Nick Crucet RBI single in the 13th inning. Continue reading


CBD Photo Gallery: Fullerton Downs Columbia 4-1

Photos by David Cohen.

FULLERTON, CA — On Friday evening at Goodwin Field the Cal State Fullerton Titans (48-8) hosted the Columbia University Lions (27-19) in the teams’ debuts at the Fullerton Regional.  Fullerton starter Grahamm Wiest threw a complete game and got the win as the Titans took the first game in a 4-1 victory on home turf.

Wiest held Columbia scoreless in the top half of the first before the Titans took a 2-0 lead in the bottom half of the inning. Continue reading


Columbia releases 2013 Schedule

ColumbiaCelebration2012NEW YORK – The Lions are set to play thirteen home games at Robertson Field at Satow Stadium in addition to 17 games versus NCAA regional opponents during the upcoming 2013 season.

The challenging schedule features a number of top-notch opponents early on. The Lions kick off the season in Texas with a four-game series at Lamar beginning Friday, March 1. Continue reading


Columbia promotes Pete Maki to Associate Head Coach

NEW YORK – Columbia’s Pete Maki was promoted to associate head coach recently, head coach Brett Boretti announced. Maki is in his sixth season as the Lions’ pitching coach and recruiting coordinator.

“Pete has been an enormous part of our program since the day he arrived here,” Boretti said. “His development of our pitching staff is an instrumental part of our success. I am excited to have him be our associate head coach.” Continue reading


2011 Ivy League Award Winners

PRINCETON, N.J. — The Princeton Tigers made a return to the top of the Ivy standings for the first time since 2006, and did so largely due to the play of junior catcher/outfielder Sam Mulroy (Bethesda, Md.) and RHP/first baseman Mike Ford (Belle Mead, N.J.), who were voted the 2011 Ivy League Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year, respectively, in a vote by the League’s eight head coaches. The third major honor of the year went to Penn senior hurler Paul Cusick (Wilmington, Del.), who was named Pitcher of the Year. Continue reading


Dartmouth sweeps Doubleheader from Columbia

Columbia vs. Dartmouth – Game 1

Dartmouth started it with a homerun and ended it with a homerun.

The third and final homer of the game for the Big Green came off the bat of first baseman Jason Brooks on the first pitch of the day for Tim Giel. Columbia starting pitcher Pat Lowry had just left the game with a 4-3 lead and runners on first and second; but Giel grooved a fastball down the middle on his first release, setting up Brooks to poke one over the right centerfield wall. The three-run homer was all that Dartmouth needed to cap off its 6-4 win in game one of its doubleheader at Columbia on Saturday. Continue reading