Posts Tagged ‘baseball’
Check out the highlights in the video below, created in conjunction with CTV and WKCR, to find out what happened in the first of this weekend’s two doubleheaders.
In this week’s who’s hot, who’s not, we’ve got good news from the golf team, good news for runners, but bad news if you’re a fan of a couple New York baseball teams.
Sports I tell myself I’m going to learn
Being that golf is as much of a life skill nowadays as a good handshake, I should probably learn how to play it. And, if I were looking for lessons, some individuals I might ask would be on Columbia’s golf team.
In the Princeton Invitational, the men’s team finished in third place, just two strokes behind the champion, Yale. On the women’s side, the Light Blue took second place behind Harvard. Sophomore Michelle Piyapattra took first place in the individual competition at the tournament, defending her title from last year.
So, note to self: work on the handshake, and learn to golf from Columbia’s team. More »
Good morning! First things first, it’s the birthday of Amanda Stibel, BC ’12! Ben would like to wish you a very happy birthday.
Knows this: Though some faculty are opposed to the idea, Barnard is likely going to shut down the pool for space and money reasons. Closing the pool would spare the school $3 million, and would provide extra space for the offices of faculty who will be displaced during campus renovations. [News]
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Disappointment was the word of the weekend, as the Lions dropped three of their four games to the Cornell Big Red this weekend up in Ithaca. Despite strong starting pitching, the Lions’ bats weren’t able to heat up until late in the day on Sunday, rendering some of those great performances inconsequential.
The three wins pushed Cornell’s stellar Ivy record to 10-2, and dropped the Lions to 6-6—good for third place in the Lou Gehrig division. Now that it’s back to the drawing board, let’s take a look-see at what happened the last few days and what it means for the Lions going forward in this week’s “three quick thoughts.” More »
Welcome back! We’re proud to present the 17th episode of the Spectator Sportscast, a weekly offering about Columbia varsity sports.
Hosted by Spectator columnist and varsity soccer player Ronnie Shaban with fellow columnist and Spectrum daily editor Mrinal Mohanka, the SportsCast provides a succinct round-up of what happened last weekend, and what lies ahead for the Lions.
This edition includes a quick summary of the recent baseball, softball, tennis, rowing and lacrosse, and looks ahead to all the action coming up. It also features baseball senior captain Jon Eisen as a special guest.
The infielder from Tennessee is currently riding an 18-game hit streak and spoke to us about life at Columbia on and off the diamond.
Why is he called Jon Jon instead of just Jon? How is he always happy? What are his thoughts on the team’s present campaign? To find out the answers to all those and more, take a listen.
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As the baseball team heads into divisional play this weekend, its four games against Cornell have the utmost importance. As it currently stands, the Big Red is in first place in the Lou Gehrig division with a scorching 7-1 record in Ivy play, while the Lions are tied for third place with a 5-3 mark.
With still 12 games left in Ivy play, it’s probably a little premature to say this upcoming series in Ithaca is “make or break” for the Lions. But with only 20 games to decide the winner of the division, every single game is important. And with the way Cornell has played so far this season, winning this series could go a very long way.
So yes, Cornell may have a 21-6-1 overall record, but I believe the Lions have the tools to put together three or four wins this weekend. More »
It was a so-so weekend for Lion baseball as they traveled to Harvard and Dartmouth, and split both series to go 2-2 over the holidays. That mark brings them to 5-3 for their Ivy season, and 12-16 overall. There’s an adage in Major League Baseball that goes: If you’re well above .500 at home, and about .500 on the road, then you’re most likely having a successful season. Unfortunately, due to the 20-game Ivy schedule, that adage definitely doesn’t apply to the Light Blue. So what does this 2-2 weekend mean? Click past the jump for “three quick thoughts” on the weekend and the road ahead. More »
The Spectator SportsCast will be back this week with another episode for your listening pleasure. The usual suspects will be your hosts—Spectator columnists and varsity soccer players Ronnie Shaban and Zach Glubiak, with fellow columnist and Spectrum daily editor Mrinal Mohanka—and this week they’ll have a special guest in Jon Eisen, infielder for the Lions baseball team.
So far this season, Eisen is second on the team in batting average and on base percentage at .330 and .426, respectively, and is tied for the team lead in stolen bases at seven.
You can email questions and comments for Eisen or the whole gang at firstname.lastname@example.org, and keep a look out for the podcast right here on Spectrum later this week.
Linsanity making an appearance in another who’s hot, who’s not? You ‘betcha. But tennis and baseball also feature prominently in this week’s installment.
Teams that once had (or still do have) #Linsanity
With the NBA season almost complete, the New York Knicks are hanging on to the final playoff spot with a 28-27 record after a 7-3 stretch in the last 10 games. Even though their Asian sensation point guard, Jeremy Lin, is injured and out for the season, their chance for a playoff berth started with his explosion in January and February.
As it turns out, Columbia has its own Lin who keeps…well…Linning. The Lions tennis team has won 10 straight, and it has been in large part due to freshman Winston Lin. Lin plays both singles and doubles, and is currently ranked 102nd in the country. Lin has not lost a match since Feb. 10 against George Washington, and has won every singles match since. That’s 14 straight matches, guys!
Clearly, Linsanity has arrived at Columbia once again. More »