Baseball Lions Wins Game 1 Over Princeton

The Columbia Lions baseball team did everything they possibly could in order to keep their division hopes alive. They did just that.

Lions quickly attacked in four runs in the first inning. The Princeton Tigers slowly creeped up to them scoring two runs separately in the 3rd and 4th inning and scored two more runs in the 6th inning.

Lions wasted several huge opportunities to score more runs. Columbia stranded two in the bottom of the fourth and loaded the bases in the fifth with nobody out. The Tigers’ reliever escaped the jam with two strikeouts sandwiched between an infield pop-up.

Harrisen Egly closed out the game for the Lions as he struck out Flynn swinging. Egly had five strikeouts and earned his third save of the season and eighth of his career, breaking the Columbia all-time record. Will Savage had three hits and scored a run for the Lions, Randell Kanemaru lead the offense with a homer, two rbis, two hits and scored two runs.

Lions won Game 1 of the doubleheader, 5-4. The Lions will face the Rutgers on Tuesday, April 26th, 3:30pm at Robertson Field at Satow Stadium.

Tigers Handles Business Against Lions

Princeton made the Columbia Lions pay the price as they took care of business of the road winning 14-9. This is Columbia’s home game finale.

Princeton always maintain an edge over the Lions throughout the game. In the first half, they jumped to a 5-1 lead in which became the biggest lead of the half. Four answered points by Princeton. However, the Lions would not back down to  the challenge. They would score two goals in the middle of the half. Lions fans kept them alive in the game and their mental toughness refused to give up. Unfortunately, no matter how much the Lions try to come back, Princeton always had an answer for them. Princeton increased their lead back to four, 7-3. Taylor Quinn would score two more goals for the Lions in the last two minutes as they went into half time trailing Princeton, 7-5.

You can say it was more of an exchange of two goals between both Princeton and Columbia. Princeton had eight saves on defense in the first half.

In the second half, the Lions didn’t have much of a chance against Princeton. They scored four quick goals to start the half, which became the biggest lead of the game, 11-5. Princeton would never look back. Columbia answered with a grinding four-goal run of its own through 13 minutes of play, but that wouldn’t be enough to surpass Princeton.

The Lions fall to 6-8  (1-5 ivy league).

Miguel’s Friday Thoughts

It’s Friday! It’s time for Miguel’s Friday Thoughts. I will touch on both the NHL and NBA Playoffs and everything else that’s happening big around the sports world.

The New York Rangers got shut out by the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-0 and they now trail the series down 3-1. Now, we all seen that in the past two seasons the Rangers have rallied back to win the series after a 3-1 deficit. However, we can’t always expect the same result every year. I just don’t see this Rangers team willing to pull off something like this for a third straight year in the playoffs. They have battled with injuries and they are not the full mental tough team from the past two years. The Rangers will have to travel to Pittsburgh for Game 5 which will take place on Saturday. Can they keep their season alive or will they head home early?

Kings, Blackhawks, Minnesota Wild and the Flyers are trying to bounce back from a 3-1 deficit. Islanders are looking to go up 3-2 in the series against Florida after losing a close 2-1 in Game 4 at Barclays.

Steph Curry sat out for the second straight game due to his right ankle. I think this is a good move by the Warriors because you need Curry 100% in the next upcoming rounds which won’t be easy. However, last night James Harden responded with an answer, he hit a game winning jumper late in the game to give the Rockets an 98-97 lead. With 2.7 seconds left to go, Warriors had a chance to win the game but Draymond Green fumbled the game off his right foot which resulted the Rockets to win the game. Rockets almost blew it but they manage to hang on. The series is now 2-1.

NYU Trounces City College

The City College of New York baseball team was topped 10-2 by NYU on Saturday. City and NYU were supposed to play a doubleheader, but battling through the weather, the two teams played just one nine-inning game. The second game of the doubleheader does not have a new date yet.

City got things started right off in the first inning. Michael Siklas reached on a fielding error, followed by Adrian Pena recorded a base hit up the middle. Rob Mandich also reached on a fielding error to load the bases. Elmy Antonio then came up to bat and singled and brought in both Siklas and Pena for an early 2-0 lead. Those two runs would be all CCNY would get across in the first inning.

Sasha Urbach led things off for the Beavers on the mound. In his five innings pitched, he gave up seven runs, but only two were earned. Urbach also recorded one strikeout.

CCNY would hold off the Violets until the third inning. NYU would score four runs off of just two hits for a 4-2 lead.

NYU recorded three more runs in the fifth inning for a 7-2 lead.

Coming into pitch for CCNY would be Cal Romano. He would pitch 2.0 innings and give up three runs to the Violets.

The Violets picked up one more run in the sixth inning for a 8-1 lead.

The Beavers could not get anything going for them as they battled through the rain and wind. It would be just those two runs in the first inning that the Beavers would hold onto. NYU came out with a pair of runs in the seventh inning for a 10-2 lead.

Lorenzo Hiaraldo would pitch the final inning for the Beavers. Hiraldo would leave the Violets hit-less as he would also record one strikeout.

At the end of the ninth inning, NYU would take the victory 10-2.