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Emerson fans cheering on the mens basketball team during their 2022 NEWMAC Semifinals game vs. Babson.

Is Emerson a sports school?

By Jordan Pagkalinawan, Sports Editor
Published November 30, 2023

Emerson College is known for a lot of great things—from its creative programs, outstanding alumni network, or even as the school Nancy Wheeler chooses...

The NCAA logo.

NCAA grants eight additional practices to Div. III sports

By Kaitlyn Smitten
Published October 2, 2023

For decades, Div. III sports have been limited in the number of regulated official practices—but as of Nov. 16, 2022, the NCAA has made a change to some...

Emerson alumni and infielder Jake Hatch 23 (#15) celebrates after scoring a run against MIT on April 29. Courtesy of Anna Schoenmann

Emerson Grad Jake Hatch commits to Div. I Manhattan College

By Jordan Pagkalinawan, Sports Editor
Published July 28, 2023

Recent graduate and infielder Jake Hatch traded Beantown for the Big Apple, announcing his commitment to the Div. I Manhattan College Jaspers on Saturday,...

The 2023 Emerson baseball team. Courtesy of Anna Schoenmann.

Baseball ends record-breaking season with two historic victories vs Springfield and MIT

By Jordan Pagkalinawan, Sports Editor
Published May 16, 2023

On Apr. 25, the Emerson baseball team eclipsed a mark 13 years in the making, recording a program-record 16th win with an 8-2 victory over Springfield....

Emersons 14 athletics programs shone in a variety of ways in 2022-23

The Year of the Lions: Highlights from Emerson athletics’ 2022-23 season

The 2022-23 Emerson Lions have a lot to be proud of: across all 14 athletic programs, the Lions captured a bevy of accolades, including five major individual...

Emerson baseball fell 1-2 to Babson College, though notched their first-ever win over the Beavers in program history.

The dam is broken! Baseball bests Babson for first time in program history

By Jordan Pagkalinawan
Published April 19, 2023

Emerson baseball triumphed over Babson in game two of their three-game series on Saturday, marking the Lions’ first victory over the Beavers in the program’s...

Emerson baseball triumphed over Coast Guard, 7-6

Baseball walks off, falls to Coast Guard in senior day doubleheader

By Jordan Pagkalinawan
Published April 13, 2023

With the first game of Senior Day tied in the bottom of the ninth, the winning run on third base, senior catcher and co-captain Matt Nachamie stepped up...

Sophomore Pitcher Alex Nissenberg is looking to make big strides this season.

Emerson Baseball player looks to revitalize his career and help elevate program

By Aidan Crooke
Published April 5, 2023

What started as a weekend gone awry in upstate New York has turned into a major comeback story—not only for sophomore pitcher Alex Nissenberg but also...

Briggs Loveland ended the day 3-for-5, with two runs scored, a grand slam, and seven RBIs.

Baseball walks-it-off versus Lesley with Loveland grand slam

By Camilo Fonseca
Published March 8, 2023

The Emerson baseball team notched its first win of the season against Lesley University on Tuesday in spectacular—and bases-clearing—fashion. With...

Senior infielders Jake Hatch (left) and Thai Morgan (right) are team captains and musical collaborators (Courtesy: Jake Hatch)

Baseball captains have a blast making beats

By Abigail Lott
Published February 23, 2023

Playing collegiate sports is all about having trust and being close with teammates. Two seniors on Emerson’s baseball team are doing exactly that, using...

Emersons baseball team went 10-23 in 2022. (Courtesy: Anna Schoenmann)

Competition, execution, and preparation: Emerson’s baseball team ready to take strides

By Leo Kagan, Sports Editor
Published February 13, 2023

The Emerson baseball team dropped its last two games on April 30, 2022, swept in a doubleheader against MIT. But by late April, the Lions were out of the...

Emerson Basbeball. (Photo Credit: Anna Schoenmann Courtesy of Matt Horan)

Baseball and softball teams start fall ball

By Abigail Lott
Published October 12, 2022

Emerson’s baseball and softball teams returned to the field three weeks ago, well ahead of the ordinary start date. The softball team finished its...

 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

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

By Tyler Foy
Published October 5, 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...

Briggs Loveland ended the day 3-for-5, with two runs scored, a grand slam, and seven RBIs.

Baseball team gets last laugh against WPI

By Tyler Foy
Published April 13, 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...

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
Published 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...

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

Baseball team partners with Emerson College Food Pantry

By Tyler Foy
Published 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...

Loveland at bat for the Burleson Elks.

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

By Tyler Foy
Published 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,...

Emerson finished the season with a 1-9 record.

Baseball loses doubleheader to Springfield to end season

By Christopher Williams
Published 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...

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

Baseball loses home doubleheader against Babson

By Christopher Williams
Published 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...

Junior captain Calvin Jacey throws the ball.

Baseball falls to WPI in doubleheader

By José Ríos
Published 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...

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