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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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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, 2017


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, 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...

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