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‘Ghost Town to Havana’ film inspires, connects

‘Ghost Town to Havana’ film inspires, connects

Cristian Medina,
Contributor
March 15
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase, Sports

For many people, baseball is just a game. Some even find it boring. For others, it’s a way of life. It’s something that you’re born into and something that fills you with an indescribable sense of pride. For members of an Oakland youth baseball team, it was a way out of a less-than-desirable lif...

Pioneers win final pre-season series

Pioneers win final pre-season series

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
February 22
Filed under Showcase, Sports

While the women’s softball team was forced to cancel their games, the men’s baseball team was lucky enough to only deal with delays — and went on to win their final pre-season series. The team went head-to-head against Holy Names University (3-10) in a four-game series over the weekend. When...

Baseball wins home opener

Baseball wins home opener

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
February 8
Filed under Sports

After four long months of presea- son practice, the California State East Bay men’s baseball team kicked off its season against the Academy of Art (1-3 overall) on Thursday and Friday. “Our goal is to pick up right where we left last year,” senior Troy Resch said. “Winning the Nor...

New regime begins for baseball team

New regime begins for baseball team

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
February 1
Filed under Sports

The annual baseball alumni game kicked off a new season with a new coaching staff at Cal State East Bay’s Hayward campus on Saturday. The game featured the current men’s baseball team who took on former Pioneers of all ages. This was the first game for new interim head coach Mike Cummins and his ...

New CSUEB baseball coach looks to build on success

New CSUEB baseball coach looks to build on success

Benjamin Conroy,
Contributor
November 16
Filed under Sports

The CSU East Bay Baseball team has some new blood this year. Coach Mike Cummins is the new interim head coach of the Pioneer Baseball team for this upcoming season. Previously, Cummins spent six years as head coach at San Francisco State and spent last season as San Jose State’s Assistant baseball coa...

Oakland A’s presence felt in the World Series

Oakland A’s presence felt in the World Series

Cameron Stover,
Contributor
November 2
Filed under Sports

Oakland A’s fans who tuned into the World Series may have recognized a familiar face or two. As a matter of fact, they might have recognized seven familiar faces on the field playing for both the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs. Seeing these former A’s playing on baseball’s biggest sta...

Giants even-year mojo wears off

Giants even-year mojo wears off

Cameron Stover,
Contributor
October 19
Filed under Sports

The even-year magic has worn off. The San Francisco Giants saw their season end after surrendering four runs in the top of the 9th inning during the National League Divisional Series against the Chicago Cubs. The Giants lost the series three games to one. Breaking major-league records, the Gi...

A’s, Giants active at trade deadline

A’s, Giants active at trade deadline

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
August 3
Filed under Sports

The MLB trade deadline came and went on Monday with the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland Athletics in their traditional roles. San Francisco were buyers and traded away a fan favorite to do so in shortstop Matt Duffy who played collegiately at Cal State Long Beach and was originally drafted by San...

Oakland A’s against the world with strange strategy

Oakland A’s against the world with strange strategy

Victoria Groenewold,
Contributor
July 27
Filed under Sports

The trade deadline for baseball is Aug. 1, and the Oakland Athletics are known for trading out their best players. The strategy of releasing their top players, although referred to as a “rebuilding effort” that was created by Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Billy Beane, is flawed...

Even year equals championship for San Francisco

Even year equals championship for San Francisco

Erik Khan,
Staff Writer
June 29
Filed under Showcase, Sports

It’s no secret that the San Francisco Giants perform better in even calendar years. The last three even years have each yielded a World Series championship to the team that plays in the Bay. This year is no different: The Giants are currently leading the MLB with 49 wins and hold an eight game div...

Años pares significan campeonato

Años pares significan campeonato

Erik Khan,
Escritor de Personal
June 29
Filed under Spanish

No es ningún secreto que los Giants de San Francisco muestran un mejor desempeño en los calendarios de los años pares. En los últimos tres años pares cada uno produjo un campeonato de la Serie Mundial en el equipo que juega en la Bahía. Este año no es diferente: Los Giants están actualmente l...

Ralston named 2016 coach of the year

Ralston named 2016 coach of the year

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
June 22
Filed under Campus, Sports

The best season in Cal State East Bay baseball history got even better last week. The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association named CSUEB Head Coach Bob Ralston 2016 West Region Coach of the Year earlier this month. The award comes after the Pioneers 33-22 overall record and 21-16 in California ...

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