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St. John’s Baseball Sweeps Georgetown

St. John’s Baseball Sweeps Georgetown

Justin Boniello, Staff Writer

April 25, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Led by one of the strongest pitching staffs in the country, the St. John’s baseball team extended its winning streak to 12 games after a three-game sweep of Georgetown at Jack Kaiser Stadium this past weekend. The Johnnies (26-10, 9-0 Big East) only gave up five runs across the three games, winning 6...

Boselli Blasts His Way to Big East Weekly Honor Roll

Boselli Blasts His Way to Big East Weekly Honor Roll

Sean Okula, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The accolades keep rolling in for the big-bopping Johnny batting order. Last week, a new face found himself among the ranks of the Big East’s best. Senior Robert Boselli III was named to the Big East Weekly Honor Roll on Monday, the first conference honor of the season for the catcher/designated hi...

Despite Recent Losing Streak, St. John’s Off to Strong Start

Despite Recent Losing Streak, St. John’s Off to Strong Start

Justin Boniello, Contributing Writer

March 14, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Sports

After finishing the 2017 season with a sterling 42-13 record and a second-place finish in the Big East tournament, the St. John's baseball team has picked up where it left off. The Red Storm have been firing on all cylinders to start the 2018 campaign. The Big East favorites kicked off the season w...

The Doubleheader: Spring Sports are Right Around the Corner

The Doubleheader: Spring Sports are Right Around the Corner

Derrell Bouknight, Sports Editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Lacrosse, Softball, Sports, Tennis, Track & Field, Women's Tennis

When the bitterness of winter finally leaves the and the crisp spring air makes its way into the March sky, many things around campus will be different than they are now. The Big East basketball tournaments will come and go, and winter sports will make room for their spring counterparts. The baseb...

Ed Blankmeyer Inducted into ABCA Hall of Fame

Ed Blankmeyer Inducted into ABCA Hall of Fame

Sean Okula, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Cooperstown welcomed its newest inductees into the Baseball Hall this month. Queens’ lead man got his own taste of glory. Red Storm head baseball coach Ed Blankmeyer was inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Jan. 7, the third St. John’s skipper to be  honored...

Ahmed Improving in His Senior Season

Ahmed Improving in His Senior Season

Brendan Myers, Assistant Sports Editor

December 6, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

It’s all come full circle for Bashir Ahmed. Growing up in the Bronx, he would head downtown Madison Square Garden and  watch the Red Storm. Partly because he wanted to watch the game, but also  because he wanted his hometown team to recruit him. When it didn’t happen, Ahmed chose to atten...

Alumni Watch: Berardi Shines in Minors

Alumni Watch: Berardi Shines in Minors

Dylan Hornik, Co-Sports Editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports, Sports Scroll

After a season in which his team won 42 games, reached the NCAA Regional tournament and ranked in the top 25 among Division I programs, former St. John’s shortstop Jesse Berardi thought he had done it all. Then, a new world of opportunities opened in an instant when the Cleveland Indians selected...

Johnnies Stay Hot, Make Waves in the Summer

Johnnies Stay Hot, Make Waves in the Summer

Dylan Hornik, Co-Sports Editor

September 13, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll, Women's Tennis

The days of 7:30 a.m. classes and long nights of studying are back for St. John’s University students. School is in session, having officially kicked off almost two weeks ago, and Red Storm sports are in high gear, with a few teams already grinding through their regular-season schedules. With Red Storm s...

Red Storm Roundup: Baseball hot, softball stumbles

Red Storm Roundup: Baseball hot, softball stumbles

Nick McCreven, Staff Writer

April 26, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Lacrosse, Softball, Sports, Sports Scroll

St. John’s Softball goes 1-2 on the weekend vs. Villanova The softball team began a double-header on Saturday with a tough 2-0 loss. Tori Free pitched a strong game but hits were hard to come by on the offensive side and they were unable to score a run. Free gave up two runs on four hits in seven....

Baseball: Red Storm reigns in extra innings

Baseball: Red Storm reigns in extra innings

Dylan Hornik, Co-Sports Editor

April 19, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports, Sports Scroll

The 1980 Philadelphia Phillies earned the moniker “The Cardiac Kids” for their ability to grind out victories in close games. They led Major League Baseball with 13 wins in extra innings and finished tied for third out of 30 teams with 32 victories in games decided by one run. By October, the...

Baseball team earns conference honors

Baseball team earns conference honors

Derrell Bouknight, Co-Sports Editor

April 12, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports, Sports Scroll

Off to their best start since 1981 and reaching as high as the No. 4 ranking in the country, the highest since the conclusion of the 1968 College World Series, the St. John’s baseball team (23-5, 1-2) saw two of its players earn Big East honors last week. Shortstop Jesse Berardi was a catalyst for t...

Red Storm Roundup: Baseball, softball roll to weekend sweeps

John Cavanagh, Contributing Writer

March 29, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Lacrosse, Men's Tennis, Softball, Sports, Sports Scroll, Tennis, Women's Tennis

Men’s Tennis Wins First Big East Matchup of the Season St. John’s men’s tennis beat the Georgetown Hoyas 4-0 Friday morning at the National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. It was a big win for the Red Storm, snapping a four game losing streak coming into this pivotal Big East matchup....

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