This is the sixth edition of “The Season That Could Have Been,” Spectator’s series on spring 2020 sports.
Columbia baseball has one of the most storied histories of any team that has worn the Light Blue. Beginning in 1888, the program has captured 14 Ivy League titles and produced 11 major-league players, including legendary New York Yankees’ first baseman Lou Gehrig....
Updated at 10:52 p.m. on Thursday, April 2.
In its second series, the baseball team traveled over 1200 miles to lose three out of four games to the University of Nebraska, whose impressive pitching stifled Columbia’s offense in a hard-fought slate....
“Wash your gee,” Rosario tells Nico, one of his students, as Nico prepares to leave the dojo. “Don’t come over here smelling like buttcheeks.”
In its first competition of 2020, baseball traveled to Fresno State for four consecutive games against the Bulldogs and lost all four contests. Although senior Julian Bury and junior Josh Nicoloff shone at the plate, the rest of the Lions struggled to produce runs, and Fresno State’s hitters battered most of the Light Blue’s pitching....
Columbia baseball is set to embark on a 13-game road trip to begin its 2020 slate after falling short of Ivy League glory last year in a heartbreaking loss to Harvard. This season will present unique challenges to the Light Blue, which lost a number of key pieces that powered its 2019 team to a 13-8 Ivy League record....
Randell Kanemaru approached home plate at the top of third, ready to make a statement. In his first at-bat he had watched a strike rocket past before nailing a line drive to left field which was promptly caught for an out. In the time since, the Lions had scored two runs against Florida starter Tommy Mace, who was looking increasingly vulnerable. Kanemaru bent his knees, entered his batting stance, and waited for an opportunity....
With the bases loaded in the bottom of the fifteenth inning, and after numerous opportunities to secure a victory, junior shortstop Joe Engel stepped up to the plate. If he could get the ball out of the infield, the Lions would have an excellent shot at their fourth Ivy title in six seasons....
Baseball came away with a win in the first game of the Ivy League Championships Series on Tuesday afternoon as the team defeated Yale 4-0.