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 Enrique Hernandez #5 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates with teammates after they defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 6 to 5 during Game 4 of the American League Division Series at Fenway Park (Courtesy: Beacon Archives)

The 2022 Red Sox were a failure—and could be a harbinger for what’s to come.

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
October 6, 2022

Disaster: a sudden calamitous event bringing great damage, loss, or destruction. Also known as the 2022 Boston Red Sox.   A year after being just two wins away from securing the American League...

First-year infielder Briggs Loveland has driven in five runs this season—one of which was a walk-ff against WPI on April 12.

Baseball team gets last laugh against WPI

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
April 14, 2022

With the score tied in the bottom of the ninth, first-year infielder Briggs Loveland delivered the final blow necessary for the Emerson Lions to complete an eight-run comeback against Worcester Polytechnic...

Senior right-handed pitcher Johnny Maffei has pitched two complete games this season. The first was a shutout against Bethany Lutheran College on March 9.

Baseball lead off conference play with Senior Day doubleheader

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
April 6, 2022

Emerson’s baseball team opened its NEWMAC season by splitting a Senior Day doubleheader against Clark University, with the stands of Fraser Field stacked with friends and family. Before the first...

Donate station ran by the Emerson baseball team and Emerson Food Bank.

Baseball team partners with Emerson College Food Pantry

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
September 22, 2021

The Emerson baseball team held a food drive at Tuesday’s men’s soccer game as part of a year-long partnership with the college’s food pantry.  The Emerson College Food Pantry is a part of the...

Loveland at bat for the Burleson Elks.

Loveland excited to bring his positive attitude to baseball team in the fall

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
May 5, 2021

On April 15, Briggs Loveland, a middle infielder from Burleson, Texas, announced on Twitter he planned to join Emerson baseball’s 2021-22 roster. Loveland, who plans to major in journalism, attributes...

Emerson finished the season with a 1-9 record.

Baseball loses doubleheader to Springfield to end season

By Christopher Williams, Sports Editor
May 2, 2021

The baseball team fell to Springfield College in both ends of Saturday’s doubleheader in Springfield, Massachusetts to close out the spring season. Springfield dominated in the first game to secure...

Sophomore Thai Morgan hit a three-run home run in Saturdays second game.

Baseball loses home doubleheader against Babson

By Christopher Williams, Sports Editor
April 25, 2021

Emerson baseball fell to the Babson College Beavers in both games of Saturday’s doubleheader at the New England Baseball Complex in Northboro, Massachusetts—bringing the team to 1-5 on the season. Babson...

Junior captain Calvin Jacey throws the ball.

Baseball falls to WPI in doubleheader

By José Ríos
April 18, 2021

Emerson baseball lost both ends of a doubleheader to Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts on Saturday afternoon—the team’s first competition in two weeks after athletics were...

Senior Lindsey Lowe scored a run in game on of Saturdays doubleheader.

In-season sports receive green light to continue season

By Christopher Williams, Sports Editor
April 15, 2021

In-season sports teams will be allowed to return to their respective fields this week to participate in practices and games as the weeklong halt of most campus activities is set to be lifted Thursday morning,...

Baseball is one of the four spring sports affected by the cancellation.

Emerson cancels all athletics for a week as positive COVID-19 tests rise on campus

By Christopher Williams, Sports Editor
April 8, 2021

All athletics games and practices are canceled for at least the next week, as Emerson imposes new restrictions to limit the number of positive COVID-19 tests on campus, college officials announced in a...

The womens volleyball team is one of the 10 sports teams impacted by the decision.

Emerson cancels seasons for non-competing sports teams

By Christopher Williams, Sports Editor
April 5, 2021

Emerson canceled all non-competing sports seasons on Monday morning following guidance from the Boston Public Health Commission due to a rise in COVID-19 cases on campus and in the city, according to Athletic...

Junior Quinton Copeland at bat for the Lions.

Baseball snags first win since 2020 in doubleheader against Coast Guard

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-Large
March 29, 2021

The baseball team secured its first conference win of the year—and first win since the abridged 2020 season—on Saturday against the United States Coast Guard Academy. Following two defeats against...

Emerson junior outfielder/pitcher Quinton Copeland steps up to the plate during a game in 2020.

Emerson baseball stumbles in opening doubleheader with Wheaton

By Joey DuBois, Deputy Sports Editor
March 21, 2021

Emerson's baseball team fell to Wheaton 10-3 and 25-5 in their season-opening doubleheader on Saturday.  The outing was the team’s first since the COVID-19 pandemic canceled the remainder of the...

Junior captain Calvin Jacey throws the ball.

Baseball team grapples with transportation, game coverage issues

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
March 11, 2021

Players on Emerson’s baseball team said they are frustrated by the distance they have to travel to practice and play—a hurdle they say is just one of many they face.  Due to the lack of available...

Mens lacrosse team started their season off with a win against Nichols College.

Sports are back: student athletes grateful for spring season

By Christopher Williams and Joey DuBois
March 4, 2021

Nearly a year after their season came to an unexpected halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Emerson’s spring sports teams will be the first programs to compete in an official season since last March. “When...

The season will consist of conference play only and official competitions will begin on March 13.

Emerson opts into 2020-21 spring sports season

By Christopher Williams and Joey DuBois
March 3, 2021

Emerson will allow its spring sports teams to compete in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference season, the college announced in a statement on Wednesday. The four teams impacted...

Emerson will need to make its own decision regarding the status of the springs sports season.

NEWMAC approves 2020-21 spring sports season

By Christopher Williams and Charlie McKenna
March 1, 2021

The New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference Presidents Council voted to approve the NEWMAC 2020-21 spring sports season Monday. Six Emerson teams—baseball, men’s and women’s lacrosse,...

Avery Smith, a recruit for Emersons Mens Baseball team, playing for Canterbury.

Burlington native to join baseball team in the fall

By José Ríos
February 18, 2021

The Emerson baseball team received a new addition to its 2021-22 squad on Feb. 7 after Canterbury Baseball announced infielder/outfielder Avery Smith had committed to the Lions.  The Burlington, Vermont...

Lions baseball team training during the pandemic.

Spring sports teams adapt to safety regulations ahead of uncertain season

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
January 27, 2021

With the status of the spring sports season still up in the air following the cancellations of the fall and winter seasons by the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference, teams are innovating...

Softball head coach Phil McElroy (center) is one of many coaches who developed an online recruiting approach.

Coaches get creative to tackle pandemic-era recruiting

By Christopher Williams, Sports Editor
October 29, 2020

In a typical year of recruiting for Emerson sports teams, prospective student athletes visit the campus, meet with coaches, watch a team game, and even stay in dorms overnight with a player. But during...

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