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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...

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....

Red Storm Roundup: St. John’s splits Senior Days

Red Storm Roundup: St. John’s splits Senior Days

John Cavanagh, Contributing Writer

April 19, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll

Baseball Snaps Two Game Skid, Beats Albany The St. John’s Red Storm took on the Albany Great Danes last Tuesday, looking to avoid a three game losing streak. It was a rare losing streak for the Johnnies, but they made it a quick one after defeating Albany 9-3. Michael Donadio lead the way for ...

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...

Red Storm Roundup: Slow week for St. John’s

Red Storm Roundup: Slow week for St. John’s

Kaylee Herndon, Staff Writer

April 12, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll

Baseball's Comeback Falls Short Despite out-hitting their opponent 10 hits to six, the Red Storm fell to the Columbia Lions in the first home loss of the season with a final score of 7-4. This game marks the 23rd of 24 chances that the Red Storm has outhit their opponent this season. St. John’s (2...

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....

Baseball continues hot run with weekend wins

John Cavanagh, Contributing Writer

March 22, 2017


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, 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: Baseball

Spring Sports Preview: Baseball

Dylan Hornik, Assistant Sports Editor

February 22, 2017


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, 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...

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...

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 ...

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