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Baseball continues hot run with weekend wins

John Cavanagh, Contributing Writer
March 22
Filed under Baseball, Sports, Sports Scroll

The Red Storm continue to climb the college baseball ranks, and adding two wins this weekend will surely help. The ninth ranked Johnnies started it off by beating the Iona Gaels on Friday by a score of 4-3. The victory was led by a tremendous pitching effort from freshman Sean Mooney, who pitched...

Snowed Out: Winter Storm upends St. John’s weekend

Snowed Out: Winter Storm upends St. John’s weekend

Dylan Hornik, Assistant Sports Editor
March 22
Filed under Baseball, Lacrosse, Softball, Sports, Sports Scroll

While most in the New York City area hunkered down, preparing for what was supposed to be the biggest snowfall of the winter, a few St. John’s coaches stood face-to-face with some season-altering dilemmas. Although Winter Storm Stella spared Queens from the worst of its terror, several Red Storm...

Two St. John’s Baseball Alumni Take Their Talents Overseas

Two St. John’s Baseball Alumni Take Their Talents Overseas

John Cavanagh, Staff Writer
March 16
Filed under Baseball, Sports, Sports Scroll

The St. John’s baseball team is off to a ground breaking 12-2 start this season after the Red Storm finished a disappointing 28-26 last year. This season is more accustomed to a baseball program that has accomplished much success over the years. A big reason for St. John’s success this season has been the d...

Spring Sports Preview: Baseball

Spring Sports Preview: Baseball

Dylan Hornik, Assistant Sports Editor
February 22
Filed under Baseball, Sports, Sports Scroll

Make no mistake about it: winter is still here. Freezing temperatures and strong winds render it nearly impossible to make the short walk from the residence halls to the D’Angelo Center for something to eat between hibernation-like naps, and the motivation to go to class is at an all-time low across th...

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
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...

No shortage of spirit for SJU Senior

No shortage of spirit for SJU Senior

Troy Mauriello and Carmine Carcieri
October 5
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...

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
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...

Don’t Panik, Joe’s Home

Don’t Panik, Joe’s Home

Troy Mauriello and Carmine Carcieri
September 7
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 ...

St. John’s baseball stars take next step

St. John’s baseball stars take next step

Troy Mauriello, Co-Sports Editor
June 15
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 ...

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
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...

Erratic offense dooms SJU

Erratic offense dooms SJU

Katherine Acquavella, Staff Writer
April 27
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...

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
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...

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