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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...

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

Emerson baseball returns to the diamond for practice

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...

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

Lions claim 35 spots on NEWMAC Spring All-Academic team

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...

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

Coaches plan to adjust scouting processes amid 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...

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

Five-run ninth inning propels Lions to win

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...

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

Baseball falls to Framingham State University 13-4

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...

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

Team effort leads Lions past Bearcats

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...

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

Nachamie home run not enough in loss to Neumann

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...

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

Baseball defeated in Florida opener

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...

The Lions recorded 11 hits and five runs on Thursday.

Baseball defeated by New England College in abbreviated matchup

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...

Photo by Domenic Conte / Beacon Staff

Baseball field undergoes $2 million renovation

By Domenic Conte, Magazine 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...

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

Junior baseball pitcher leading NEWMAC in strikeouts

By Lara Hill April 17, 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 baseball team defeated Clark University for the first time since the 2017 season on Tuesday. Photo courtesy of Kate Foultz.

Baseball team beats Clark for first conference win this season

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...

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

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

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...

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

Stadium deal gives baseball, tennis teams new home

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...

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

Baseball: Lions win first game since Florida trip

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...

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

Paladino, Cuccio carry Lions offense in Florida

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...

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...

Former Lions second baseman lands dream job

Former Lions second baseman lands dream job

January 20, 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...

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