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Emerson baseball returns to the diamond for practice

The baseball team will begin practicing this week while adhering to COVID-19 safety guidelines.

By Nate Lannan

October 22, 2020

After last season was abruptly cancelled to prevent the initial spread of COVID-19, Emerson baseball will finally bounce back and return to the diamond.  The team is starting practice this week, but with a focus on conditioning. They will continue to practice for five weeks. “We’re going in ...

Lions claim 35 spots on NEWMAC Spring All-Academic team

The baseball team will begin practicing this week while adhering to COVID-19 safety guidelines.

By Lara Hill

May 14, 2020

The cancellation of spring sports at the college left many student athletes devastated; however, senior pitcher Sam Knox said the announcement of the NEWMAC Spring All-Academic team brought some positivity amidst the COVID-19 global pandemic.  “It’s really great to be recognized in this fashion for work...

Coaches plan to adjust scouting processes amid pandemic

The softball team is one of many teams adjusting its scouting process during the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Kayla Buck

April 20, 2020

Emerson coaches are taking a new approach to scouting this spring after high schools decided to cancel their sports seasons in light of the COVID-19 global pandemic. The National Collegiate Athletic Association and New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference officially canceled all athl...

Five-run ninth inning propels Lions to win

The Baseball team won its third game of the season on Wednesday.

By Kayla Buck, Beacon Staff

March 12, 2020

A walk-off single by freshman catcher Matt Nachamie earned the Lions a 9-8 win Wednesday afternoon over visiting Lasell University. Senior pitcher Jack Fox pitched six innings, while sophomore pitchers Bryan Simmons-Hayes, and Michael Logerwell pitched one each. Fox gave up six runs on eight hits and str...

Baseball falls to Framingham State University 13-4

Junior utility player Andre Padovani awaits a pitch during the baseball teams 13-4 loss against Framingham State University.

By Kayla Buck

March 11, 2020

The baseball team returned to their home field Tuesday night with a 13-4 loss against Framingham State University Rams.  Junior Johnny Maffei completed only 3.2 innings against the Rams, giving up ten hits and eight runs. The Lions utilized senior relief pitcher Sam Knox, junior Tripp Rams, and ...

Team effort leads Lions past Bearcats

The Lions now hold a record of 2-4 in 2020.

By Kayla Buck

March 3, 2020

The baseball team earned the first win of its spring break trip Tuesday afternoon against Saint Vincent College by a score of 6-4 in Auburndale, Florida. Junior Johnny Maffei pitched six innings, giving up eight hits and four runs. Relievers sophomore Bryan Simmons-Hayes and senior Jack Fox pitched an...

Nachamie home run not enough in loss to Neumann

The Lions are now 1-1 on their spring break trip.

By Kayla Buck

March 2, 2020

Freshman catcher Matt Nachamie hit his second home run of the baseball team’s spring break trip in the team’s second loss to Neumann University Monday afternoon in Winter Haven, Florida.  Senior Sam Knox pitched his first game of the season, striking out five batters and giving up five runs ...

Baseball defeated in Florida opener

The baseball team now holds a 1-3 record this season.

By Kayla Buck

March 2, 2020

The baseball team lost the first game of its spring break trip Sunday afternoon to Chatham University in Orlando, Florida.   Senior pitcher Jack Fox completed five innings, gave up four runs on three hits, and struck out seven batters. Relief pitchers sophomore Bryan Simmons-Hayes and freshman Jo...

Baseball defeated by New England College in abbreviated matchup

The Lions recorded 11 hits and five runs on Thursday.

By Kayla Buck

February 27, 2020

The baseball team played seven innings against New England College Thursday afternoon after the game ended early due to darkness. The Lions recorded their second loss of the season, making their record 1-2.  In the bottom of the first inning, senior right fielder Cam Beattie singled to right-center...

Baseball field undergoes $2 million renovation

Photo by Domenic Conte / Beacon Staff

By Domenic Conte, Managing Editor

September 4, 2019

The baseball team’s home field at St. John’s Prep in Danvers underwent renovations over the summer, including a fresh layer of turf, a new and improved home run fence, and netting along the fences on the first and third baseline to protect fans from foul balls.  The Pete Frates ’03 fiel...

Junior baseball pitcher leading NEWMAC in strikeouts

Junior Jack Fox totals 56 strikeouts this season, bringing his career total to 131. Photo courtesy of Kate Foultz.

By Lara Hill

April 18, 2019

At three years old, Jack Fox said he practiced pitching by throwing rocks into his neighbor’s yard. Now in his junior year, he leads the conference with 56 strikeouts on the baseball team and became the first starting pitcher in Emerson history to pitch a complete game. “I have always been surro...

Baseball team beats Clark for first conference win this season

The baseball team defeated Clark University for the first time since the 2017 season on Tuesday. Photo courtesy of Kate Foultz.

By Peirce Eldredge

April 13, 2019

The baseball team won its first conference game this season when the Lions defeated Clark University 5-2 on Tuesday night. The win puts Emerson at 1-9 in conference play and eighth in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference, with seven conference games left in the season. Emerso...

Baseball hopes to correct last season’s defeat with 10 new players

The Lions rank last on the NEWMAC preseason coaches poll. Courtesy of Joey Jacobs.

By Lara Hill

March 14, 2019

The baseball team seeks improvement as it heads into a third season with head coach Nicholas Vennochi after winning just one of their 16 conference games played last year. The Lions finished with an overall record of 7-24 last season. Emerson struggled at the plate with a conference-worst .215 ba...

Stadium deal gives baseball, tennis teams new home

Emerson baseball faces off against Rivier University at St. John's Prep. Photo Courtesy of Julie Levine.

By Kyle Bray, Former Managing Editor: Visual and Design

September 9, 2018

Emerson’s baseball and tennis teams will play their home games at a new venue for their upcoming 2018 season. The Athletics Department reached a one year deal with St. John's Preparatory School to use the school’s baseball stadium and tennis courts as Emerson’s new home venue for the respec...

Baseball: Lions win first game since Florida trip

Emerson baseball faces off against Rivier University at St. John's Prep. Photo Courtesy of Julie Levine.

By Max Wildstein

March 19, 2018

Men’s baseball bore 20-degree weather at St. John's Preparatory School in Danvers, MA Sunday to defeat Rivier University, 14-3, earning their first win in New England this season. The bats came alive for the Lions, as they scored 14 runs on 13 hits, while their pitching staff— with help from four pi...

Paladino, Cuccio carry Lions offense in Florida

The Lions rank last on the NEWMAC preseason coaches poll. Courtesy of Joey Jacobs.

By Max Wildstein

March 14, 2018

The Emerson men’s baseball team opened its season over spring break with nine games in the Orlando, Florida area. The team failed to replicate its impressive 7-2 record from last year, as they came away with a 3-6 trip down south. Sophomore infielders Joe Paladino and Joe Cuccio paced the Lions...

Baseball preview: Lions hope to cut down mistakes to climb in conference

Baseball preview: Lions hope to cut down mistakes to climb in conference

By Joseph Davidi

February 26, 2018

Emerson’s baseball team plans to treat its first nine regular season games like spring training against four nonconference teams from around the country.  From March 4 to March 9, Emerson will go to Florida to take on teams from around the country in doubleheaders every day with a break on March 7...

Former Lions second baseman lands dream job

Former Lions second baseman lands dream job

January 21, 2016

While Tim Neverett studied mass communications at Emerson College in the mid-eighties, he was a young student interning at sports radio WEEI in Boston. More than 30 years after that stint, Neverett will soon be a fixture on WEEI’s airwaves after being hired to join the Red Sox radio booth in Dec...

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