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Baseball player bucks the trend: First Black pitcher in 16 years

Baseball player bucks the trend: First Black pitcher in 16 years

DaRyn Merriwether,
Contributor

December 2, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Historically, baseball has had a low population of African American play ers. Following Hank Aaron’s home run in 1979, there was an increase in Af- rican American players on game-day rosters. However, since 2013, only 8.3 percent of players were African American, according to the Universi...

Green & gold minus the green

Green & gold minus the green

by Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports editor

September 30, 2015


Filed under Sports

Do you like pain? What about having your heart ripped out once a year for a few months at a time? If this sounds good to you, than you should be an Oakland A’s fan. Every year the green and gold are outnumbered and overmatched. When you check the annual total payroll numbers for MLB teams the Athle...

Student athletes pile up awards

Louis Laventure,
Sports and Campus Editor

July 8, 2015


Filed under Sports

Championships aren’t the only way to measure success when it comes to sports. While Cal State East Bay didn’t capture a team title this past season, several athletes and teams earned honors and awards for their performances in 2015. The most recent award was given to CSUEB’s women's swimming...

Former CSUEB athlete, coach finds niche

Former CSUEB athlete, coach finds niche

Lauren Vestal,
Contributor

May 7, 2015


Filed under Sports

Growing up, many kids dream of becoming a professional athlete. A rare few actually achieve it. Getting injured is the one thing that can stop top players from achieving high levels of glory, causing most to then choose different career paths. Matt Lisle, a baseball player from Concord, was no ex...

Baseball goes out on top

Baseball goes out on top

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor

May 7, 2015


Filed under Sports

Despite being eliminated from the postseason, the Cal State East Bay baseball team didn’t let that ruin their final home series of the 2015 regular season and senior day. The Pioneers swept Cal State Stanislaus that included Sunday’s senior day game, which marked the last appearance for nine CSUEB...

Pioneer of the Week: Ryan Kochan

Pioneer of the Week: Ryan Kochan

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor

April 23, 2015


Filed under Sports

Cal State East Bay senior infielder Ryan Kochan is the Pioneer of the Week. Kochan was huge offensively in a four game sweep over the Cal State San Bernardino Coyotes over the weekend for the Pioneers. The third baseman from San Ramon was a force at the plate as he amassed 11 hits in 19 plate...

Pioneers sweep Coyotes at home

Pioneers sweep Coyotes at home

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor

April 23, 2015


Filed under Sports

Fans should have brought their brooms to Pioneer Baseball Field over the weekend in Hayward. The Cal State East Bay baseball team swept California Collegiate Athletic Association Conference foe Cal State San Bernardino during a four game home stand on the Hayward campus. The Pioneers are now 14-25 overal...

Oakland A’s Season Preview

Oakland A’s Season Preview

Lauren Vestal,
Contributor

April 14, 2015


Filed under Sports

Despite losing their opening day game every year for the past decade, the Oakland A’s came out of a killer spring training and kicked off their 2015 season last week by crushing the Texas Rangers 8-0. It’s a sign of good things to come: despite a 2014 season that started strong but crumbled after the All-Star break, new players, a strong defense, and sta...

Pioneer of the Week: Rudy Navarro

Pioneer of the Week: Rudy Navarro

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor

April 1, 2015


Filed under Sports

Despite being swept at home over the weekend by Cal State Los Angeles, ju- nior utility player for the Cal State East Bay baseball team Rudy Navarro is the Pioneer of the Week. “The CCAA pitching this year is the best I’ve seen in four years. [Navarro] is now seeing how he is being attacked and...

Golden Eagles soar in Hayward

Golden Eagles soar in Hayward

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor

April 1, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Home was not kind to the Cal State East Bay baseball team last weekend. The Pioneers’ losing streak was extended to seven games after the Cal State Los Angeles Golden Eagles swept a four-game series with CSUEB at Pioneer Baseball Field on the Hayward campus. CSUEB is now 7-20 overall and 4-16...

CSUEB alumni take over Moreau JV baseball

CSUEB alumni take over Moreau JV baseball

Taylor Kruger,
Contributor

February 26, 2015


Filed under Sports

After 20 years of playing amateur and collegiate baseball, California State University, East Bay baseball alumni Nick Hudson is now gearing up for a new challenge: his first year as head coach for the Junior Varsity baseball program at Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward. “I know that a few of ...

Alumni game unites CSUEB baseball

Alumni game unites CSUEB baseball

Andrew Rodriguez,
Contributor

February 12, 2015


Filed under Sports

It was a significant day for the men of the 1977 Pioneer baseball team: in front of about a hundred fans, they were the special guests at the 2015 reunion game between the 2015 Cal State East Bay baseball team and nearly 30 alumni players who came from the recent 2013 class and as far back as the 1977...

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