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Blasts from the Past: Former Johnnie trades in his cleats for a badge

Blasts from the Past: Former Johnnie trades in his cleats for a badge

Troy Mauriello, Co-Sports Editor
December 8, 2016
Filed under Baseball, Sports, Sports Scroll

Choosing to become a New York City police officer is a decision that entails a great deal of sacrifice. Officers put their lives on the line each and every time they go into work, spend hours upon hours away from their families and work deep into the night. Very few officers, however, can say that the... Read more »

No shortage of spirit for SJU Senior

No shortage of spirit for SJU Senior

Troy Mauriello and Carmine Carcieri
October 5, 2016
Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Lacrosse, Men's Basketball, Men's Soccer, Men's Tennis, Sports, Sports Scroll, Track & Field, Volleyball, Women's Basketball, Women's Soccer, Women's Tennis

If you told Brendan Eugene three years ago that he’d be running the official student fan group of St. John’s University, RedZone, he himself wouldn’t have believed you. Eugene, a 20-year-old senior from Bay Shore, NY, was a self-described shy freshman as he began school at St. John’s in 20... Read more »

CJ Nitkowski: From Major League star to media sensation

CJ Nitkowski: From Major League star to media sensation

Troy Mauriello and Carmine Carcieri
September 28, 2016
Filed under Baseball, Home Scroll, Sports, Sports Scroll

Former St. John’s baseball pitching star C.J. Nitkowski has been proudly representing his school for nearly two decades. After 17 years in professional baseball, both in the major leagues and overseas, Nitkowski has now gracefully moved on to a career in sports media. However, before finding himself in the spotl... Read more »

Don’t Panik, Joe’s Home

Don’t Panik, Joe’s Home

Troy Mauriello and Carmine Carcieri
September 7, 2016
Filed under Baseball, Sports, Sports Scroll

Despite playing nearly 3,000 miles away from home, San Francisco Giants second baseman Joe Panik has never lost touch with his roots. The former St. John’s baseball star has achieved great success in only two plus MLB seasons, winning a World Series in 2014 and being named an All-Star reserve in ... Read more »

St. John’s baseball stars take next step

St. John’s baseball stars take next step

Troy Mauriello, Co-Sports Editor
June 15, 2016
Filed under Baseball, Sports

Just a few days after their St. John’s careers ended earlier than expected in the Big East Tournament, two St. John’s baseball standouts got what many would call a nice consolation prize last week. Seniors Thomas Hackimer and Ty Blankmeyer each had their lifelong dreams come to fruition when ... Read more »

Troy Dixon has molded into a valuable bat for St. John’s

Troy Dixon has molded into a valuable bat for St. John’s

Brandon Mauk, Digital Sports Manager Emeritus
April 27, 2016
Filed under Baseball, Sports, Sports Scroll

St. John’s continues to have one of the best offenses in the northeast, and they owe it to the program’s ability to smoothly transition players into new roles as they get more experience. The Red Storm lost five different starting position players from last year’s Big East title, yet they remain... Read more »

Erratic offense dooms SJU

Erratic offense dooms SJU

Katherine Acquavella, Staff Writer
April 27, 2016
Filed under Baseball, Sports, Sports Scroll

The St. John’s baseball team (20-16- 1, 5-4) went 1-2 in a BIG EAST weekend series against Xavier University (16-26, 2-3). In game one, the Red Storm rallied for two runs in the eighth inning to register a 4-2 win. Xavier used six home runs to defeat St. John’s, 11-8, in game two. St. John’s... Read more »

Pitching, timely offense spark St. John’s on the road

Pitching, timely offense spark St. John’s on the road

Troy Mauriello, Co-Sports Editor
April 27, 2016
Filed under Baseball, Softball, Sports, Sports Scroll

The St. John’s softball team picked up some much-needed momentum on the road over the weekend. The Red Storm (23-19) took two of three games on the road in Chicago against the conference-leading DePaul Blue Demons, improving their conference record to an even 7-7 on the year. The series began... Read more »

Johnnies pitching woes continue in second straight home loss

Johnnies pitching woes continue in second straight home loss

Brandon Mauk, Digital Sports Emeritus
April 20, 2016
Filed under Baseball, Sports, Sports Scroll

St. John’s pitching woes continued, and their offense couldn’t score enough to bail them out. The Red Storm gave up a lead twice, and 10 stranded runners aborted their chances to return the favor, as they dropped Tuesday’s matchup 9-8 at Jack Kaiser Stadium. The Johnnies (19-14-1) walked s... Read more »

Johnnies downed by Princeton due to errors and pitching issues

Johnnies downed by Princeton due to errors and pitching issues

Brandon Mauk, Digital Sports Manager Emeritus
April 20, 2016
Filed under Baseball, Sports, Sports Scroll

Considering how inexperienced their pitching is, it doesn’t help St. John’s to play poor defense. After committing eight errors in a series victory against Georgetown, the Red Storm committed five last Wednesday night as they took a 9-4 loss from Princeton at Jack Kaiser Stadium. St. John’s... Read more »

Baseball takes two against Villanova

Baseball takes two against Villanova

Troy Mauriello, Co-Sports Editor
April 20, 2016
Filed under Baseball, Sports, Sports Scroll

The St. John’s baseball team won its second straight series to open up Big East play, as the Red Storm won two of three on the road at Villanova over the weekend. The Red Storm (19-13-1) rebounded from a 7-2 series opening loss on Friday to take the next two games of the series, winning 6-1 on... Read more »

St. John’s downed by Columbia, seven game win streak snapped

St. John’s downed by Columbia, seven game win streak snapped

Katherine Acquavella, Staff Writer
April 14, 2016
Filed under Baseball, Sports, Sports Scroll

The St. John’s baseball team saw its seven-game winning streak snap with a 4-1 loss to Columbia University on Wednesday. Columbia used nine pitchers to allow one run on seven hits. Freshman Josh Shaw finished 2-for-4, while senior Ty Blankmeyer was 1-for-1 with a double, a walk and the lone run... Read more »

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