Posts tagged Mercyhurst baseball

Spano earns 450th coaching win with Mercyhurst baseball team

By | April 23, 2014 12:59 am | 0 Comments


Mercyhurst had a convincing doubleheader sweep of IUP at Indiana (Pa.) on Tuesday. In the process, head coach Joe Spano reached a milestone. The Lakers routed the Crimson Hawks 20-7 in the first game, setting a program record for runs in a game since joining the PSAC in 2009. The Lakers won the nightcap 8-2 in a game… View Article

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Mercyhurst’s Altavilla throws no-hitter

By | March 22, 2014 12:58 am | 0 Comments


Junior right-hander Dan Altavilla threw a no-hitter to lead the Mercyhurst baseball team to a 3-0 win over Clarion in Game 1 of a doubleheader Friday at Mercyhurst Baseball Field. Altavilla is the third Lakers pitcher to throw a no-hitter in coach Joe Spano’s time at Mercyhurst. Clarion won the second game 2-1. Altavilla struck out… View Article

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Cram Session: Mercyhurst, Gannon baseball games snowed out

By | February 15, 2014 1:03 pm | 0 Comments


Cram Session features quick-hitting athlete updates and commentary: BASEBALL: • College baseball teams schedule February games in the South to escape wintry weather. However, that plan backfired for the Mercyhurst and Gannon baseballs team this week. North Carolina was hit by a heavy winter snow storm, causing Mercyhurst’s three games against Winston-Salem State to be canceled this weekend…. View Article

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Former Mercyhurst pitcher Walczak to play in Arizona Fall League

By | August 31, 2013 6:47 pm | 0 Comments


Former Mercyhurst standout outfielder/pitcher Jamie Walczak, a pitcher in the Cincinnati Reds organization, has been selected to play in the Arizona Fall League for the Glendale (Ariz.) Desert Dogs. The first game is scheduled for Oct. 8. Walczak, a 6-foot-2 inch, 195-pound right-hander from Painesville, Ohio, has had a solid year within the Reds organization…. View Article

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On Campus notebook: McBride helps Notre Dame overseas

By | August 18, 2013 7:00 am | 0 Comments


Villa Maria graduate Kayla McBride recently returned from a working European vacation. The Notre Dame senior guard helped the Irish to wins in three exhibition games in a 10-day trip through England and Spain. The highlight game for McBride was a 21-point, seven-rebound effort in the Fighting Irish’s 75-67 win over the French All-Stars in Madrid… View Article

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On Campus notebook: Mercyhurst baseball players hone skills during summer

By | July 21, 2013 7:00 am | 0 Comments


Mercyhurst baseball players, former and current, are having successful summers on the diamond. In this week’s On Campus notebook, read about several of those players, including major leaguer David Lough. Lough, who plays for the Kansas City Royals, was batting .294 average entering the All-Star break. Former Laker infielder Zak Blair is playing for the AZL… View Article

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Mercyhurst’s Blair signs contract with Cubs

By | June 11, 2013 5:13 pm | 0 Comments


Over the weekend, Mercyhurst shortstop Zak Blair was drafted by the Chicago Cubs. It didn’t take long for Blair to sign. He signed his contract Monday in a ceremony at the school. Here’s some video of Blair from Monday: Zak Blair MLB Signing from Mercyhurst SID on Vimeo.

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Cubs draft former Mercyhurst shortstop Blair

By | June 8, 2013 9:57 pm | 0 Comments


Former Mercyhurst University shortstop Zak Blair, a Jefferson, Ohio, native will get a chance to realize his baseball dream. Blair, who just completed his senior season with the Lakers, was picked in the 20th round (588th overall) by the Chicago Cubs in the Major League Baseball first-year player draft Saturday. Blair told Times-News reporter John Dudley he… View Article

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Area college players make all-region baseball teams

By | May 21, 2013 11:38 am | 0 Comments


Gannon’s Shayne Herold, Mercyhurst’s Ben Rawding and Penn State Behrend’s Vinny Rice each were named to all-region baseball teams Monday. Herold made the Rawlings/American Baseball Coaches Association All-Atlantic Region first team. The redshirt senior right-hander finished the regular season with a 9-0 record and 1.09 earned-run average. Rawding, a senior left-hander, made the Rawlings/ABCA second team after… View Article

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Gannon’s Herold leads area’s all-region baseball players

By | May 17, 2013 3:06 pm | 0 Comments


Gannon starting pitcher Shayne Herold was named first-team all-Atlantic Region by both Daktronics and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association today. Herold, a redshirt senior righthander, finished the regular season with a 9-0 record and 1.09 earned-run average. He was joined on the NCBWA first team by Mercyhurst relief pitcher Tanner Delahoy, a junior righthander… View Article

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