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Baseball culture in Cuba alive and thriving

Baseball culture in Cuba alive and thriving

Daniel Larios,
Contributor
August 17, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports, Study Abroad: Cuba

We got word there was a recreational baseball field where locals go to play pick-up games a couple of kilometers away from our hotel. In the hopes of recording a casual interview, we decided to pack a few things and head out that way. We figured the worst-case scenario is we’d get some b-roll or pictures...

Junior Giants give kids major league summer

Junior Giants give kids major league summer

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
July 26, 2017
Filed under Metro, Showcase, Sports

I grew up in South Hayward, just down the street from the Cal State East Bay Hayward campus. During the summer I played little league baseball, but by July, the season was over and I had a couple months of break before school started up again. This downtime was filled with hanging out with friends, bike rid...

Bay Area baseball in trouble at halfway break

Bay Area baseball in trouble at halfway break

Victoria Groenewold,
Contributor
July 12, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Halfway into the regular season, the Oakland Athletics are struggling to play .500 ball. Individually, however, players are having phenomenal years. The San Francisco Giants, on the other hand, could only hope to be so fortunate.   San Francisco Giants This season, the Giants lack a dominant presence in...

The Oakland Athletics still aren’t good

The Oakland Athletics still aren’t good

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
May 17, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

It’s an ongoing sad story for Oakland’s home squad, the Oakland Athletics. They still are not good. For the past two years the A’s have had a losing record, 69-93 in 2016, 68-94 in 2015, and this year has been no better as their record stands at 17-22 so far. That record is the worst in the W...

Cal State East Bay athletic fields fit for pros

Cal State East Bay athletic fields fit for pros

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
May 17, 2017
Filed under Campus, Sports

As you walk up to the Pioneer Baseball and Softball Fields on the Hayward campus, you see lush green grass, manicured dirt infields and immaculately clean facilities. East Bay’s baseball and softball fields get consistent praise from players and visitors who pass by for their supreme quality. Produ...

Baseball continues to struggle in final series of the season

Baseball continues to struggle in final series of the season

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
May 10, 2017
Filed under Sports

The California State East Bay baseball team fell to Stanislaus State 1-3 in their final series of the season. “We just did not play our kind of baseball for a full game,” senior outfielder Marcus Wise said. “We would either start the game well and not finish, or we would start slow and finish st...

Pioneers clawed by Wildcats in Chico

Pioneers clawed by Wildcats in Chico

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
May 3, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

In what looked to be a thrilling series against the top team in the conference, the California State East Bay baseball team struggled against Chico State University on the road. “Chico has been strong all year and is the team to beat,” said junior pitcher Alex Vesia. “We just were not ...

Gators chomp on Pioneers in Hayward

Gators chomp on Pioneers in Hayward

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
April 26, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The California State East Bay baseball team have hit a rough patch that most teams hit at some point in their season. East Bay has lost two series within the past three weekends, which also happens to be their first two series losses throughout the entire season. “Every team goes through it,”...

Pioneers tame Toros in home series

Pioneers tame Toros in home series

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
April 5, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The California State East Bay Baseball team improved their record, to 20-10 overall and 11-7 in conference games, over the weekend after they went 2-1 against the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros (7-24 overall, 5-16 conference) in a three-game series. On Saturday, the two teams split games in their doubleheader ...

Why it sucks to be an Oakland A’s fan

Why it sucks to be an Oakland A’s fan

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
April 5, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Sports

For baseball fans, April is the best month of the year. The MLB season just started and every team has a chance to be a champion, as least for a little while. However, not all fans are so lucky. An Oakland A’s fan since I was four-years-old, I am one of the unlucky fans who know we have no chance ...

Bay Area baseball back in play

Bay Area baseball back in play

Victoria Groenewold,
Contributor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Sports

The 2017 baseball season starts this weekend and both the Giants and the A’s made roster moves to improve on last season’s results. San Francisco Giants This season, Giants fans will notice some star players absent from the roster. Relief pitcher Santiago Casilla signed with the Oakland Athlet...

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