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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
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, July 22. Hatch decided that graduate school...

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
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. The win was also the team’s fourth in the NEWMAC...

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, Sports Editor
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 history. The win was the bright spot...

Emerson baseball triumphed over Coast Guard, 7-6

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

By Jordan Pagkalinawan, Sports Editor
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 to the plate with one goal in mind: “Put the ball...

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, Staff Writer, Sports
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 for the Emerson Lions baseball team as a whole. Nissenberg,...

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
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 their skills off the field to explore another...

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

Baseball and softball teams start fall ball

By Abigail Lott
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 non-traditional season last week, practicing four...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Lions wrap up nationwide spring break competitions

Lions wrap up nationwide spring break competitions

By Emily Cardona, Beacon Staff
March 11, 2020

Emerson’s spring sports teams traveled across the country for their 2020 spring break trips, playing 29 games in five states.  The baseball team, men’s and women’s tennis team, and women’s...

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