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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....

Softball starts off hot in Big East play

Softball starts off hot in Big East play

Brendan Myers, Contributing Writer

April 26, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports, Sports Scroll

After entering conference play with a 12-10 record, the St. John’s softball team has won ten of their last 13, including series sweeps over Providence, Creighton and Butler, putting them atop the conference standings. After a rough opening weekend schedule, which included games against now #1 ra...

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....

Tori Free returns strong from injury

Tori Free returns strong from injury

Nick McCreven, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports, Sports Scroll

Hailing from Luverne, Ala., St. John’s softball pitcher Tori Free entered her freshman season in 2013 and quickly turned heads around the Big East. She finished the season with a 2.65 ERA, earning her Third Team All-Big East honors. She followed up on an impressive rookie campaign with another strong...

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, 2017


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...

Spring Sports Preview: Softball

Spring Sports Preview: Softball

Kaylee Herndon, Staff Writer

February 22, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports, Sports Scroll

Soon after being chosen to win the Big East in the Coaches’ Preseason Poll, receiving six of the available eight first place votes, the St. John’s softball team opened their season with split games, a loss to Florida and a win against Delaware. The softball team has brought on five freshman this season. ...

Sideline Standouts: Four of SJU’s longest-tenured coaches talk on their time at the school

Troy Mauriello and Carmine Carcieri

February 22, 2017


Filed under Home Scroll, Lacrosse, Softball, Sports, Sports Scroll, Volleyball, Women's Soccer

When most people think of coaches here at St. John’s, the first name that probably comes to their mind is Chris Mullin. The Red Storm’s men’s basketball coach is in just his second year at the school after a legendary playing career at St. John’s over three decades ago. But while Mullin and th...

St. John’s holds 11th annual 100-out softball fundraiser game

St. John’s holds 11th annual 100-out softball fundraiser game

Brianna Pace, Staff Writer

October 19, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports, Sports Scroll

The St. John’s softball team hosted their 11th annual 100-out softball game on Wednesday, October 5. The game is held to raise money for the program. Team Storm overpowered Team Red, 29-21. The game is held to give the girls a chance to practice situational work as well as raise much needed mon...

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...

Grace Kramer shuts down Providence as Red Storm take two of three

Grace Kramer shuts down Providence as Red Storm take two of three

Dylan Hornik, Staff Writer

April 20, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports, Sports Scroll

Behind a pair of superb pitching performances from junior Grace Kramer, the St. John’s softball team took two out of three from conference opponent Providence College. Kramer was dominant in the bookend matches, going the distance in both games and giving up zero runs. She improved to 12-10 on th...

Kramer, Murray blank St. Peter’s in doubleheader

Kramer, Murray blank St. Peter’s in doubleheader

Dylan Hornik, Staff Writer

April 14, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports, Sports Scroll

Two superb pitching performances led the St. John’s women’s softball team to a doubleheader sweep of St. Peter’s on Wednesday, April 6. The Red Storm, who snapped a three-game losing streak, won game one 8-0 and dominated the Peacocks in the second showdown of the day 6-0. Grace Kramer was ma...

St. John’s earns first Big East home win

St. John’s earns first Big East home win

Sydney Johnson, Staff Writer

April 14, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports, Sports Scroll

Softball split its doubleheader against Butler this weekend at St. John’s. Both games were scheduled for Saturday, but rain held them off until Sunday. Game one started on Saturday with a scoreless first inning, but the Johnnies scored two runs in the second inning to take the lead early. St....

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