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16 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Kati Day, Staff Writer
The Tigers finished fourth in a field of 14 teams after competing at the Fairleigh Dickinson University Invitational at Crystal Springs Country Club in Hamburg, N.J. on Sunday and Monday. The 6,734-yard course proved to be difficult, with 20 to 30 mile an hour winds, causing some players to struggle and make big numbers. “The course definitely took some prisoners out there,” Senior Joe Gunerman said. Gunerman led the team after carding a split score of 78-72, for a two-day total of 150. Gunerman finished second in the field of 75 players. After the first day, he was tied for 15th but made a string of birdies […] Read the full story »

Columns, Common Sense Sports, Sports »

16 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Justin Thau, Columnist
I’m really riled up this time. In this space — my miniscule corner of the infinite Internet domain — you’ve seen me get worked up over gender identification and bullying, college athlete exploitation, and Duke University. This time, though, the issue is dire. Here at our beloved Towson University, intramural softball is now using squishy softballs as opposed to regulation softballs. Let’s just say the struggle is real. The first games with the squishy softballs were played last week. The ball was coming off of the bat as if we were using ladles as bats and meatballs as, well, balls. Soon enough, teams were playing a hybrid […] Read the full story »

Softball, Sports »

16 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Payam Agha-Ghassem, Staff Writer
Towson won both games of its doubleheader against Howard on Wednesday at the Tiger Softball Complex. The Tigers won the first game 6-0 before winning the second game, 8-0, in five innings. Freshman pitcher Megan Chocallo started the second game for the Tigers (22-17) and pitched a complete game, allowing one hit and striking out four. “I’ve really been struggling for a little bit, but I felt really good today and the team had a lot of energy,” Chocallo said. Senior infielder Delanie Dunham hit an RBI double off the left field fence in the third inning to give Towson a 1-0 lead. After a fielder’s choice […] Read the full story »

Baseball, Featured, Sports »

Towson piles up 12 hits in 4-2 win over Bucknell at Schuerholz Park
16 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Jesse Jones, Sports Editor
After lasting only 2.2 innings and giving up three runs in the process on April 9, sophomore Joe Patton took the mound a week later against the Bucknell Bison at John B. Schuerholz Park. The right-hander turned things around in Towson’s non-conference matchup, as he held the Bison scoreless through five innings and ultimately earned the win in Towson’s 4-2 win. Patton only gave up two hits and two earned runs in five innings of work, while striking out four. Patton said his fastball was what worked for him Wednesday. “It was moving a lot and it was dropping a lot so I had hitters swinging over […] Read the full story »

Sports, Track & Field »

13 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Kati Day, Staff Writer
It was a day of personal bests for Towson after competing at the Delaware Open on Saturday. The team qualified in two events for the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship Meet, held May 16-18. The Tigers have qualified for a total of four events for the meet. “It was a beautiful day, and it was fun to be able to compete in some really nice weather,” Head Coach Roger Erricker said. “That was definitely a plus for us.” The team took home five first-place finishes this weekend falling short of Delaware’s 14. “They had all hands on deck,” Erricker said of the Blue Hens. “In the events […] Read the full story »

Lacrosse, Men's Lacrosse, Sports »

Tigers fall to Nittany Lions, 8-1, but avoid first shutout loss since 1970
13 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Tyler Beard, Staff Writer
Towson had no answers for Penn State on Saturday night, as the No. 19 Tigers lost 8-1 to the Nittany Lions at Johnny Unitas Stadium. “Hats off to Penn State for a terrific game,” Head Coach Shawn Nadelen said. “They brought their best to the field and we didn’t. It was frustrating to watch; careless turnovers, stick-work and as fundamental of game, we just weren’t good at the fundamentals.” Towson (8-4, 2-2 Colonial Athletic Association) had its fair share of struggles in the game. Its only goal came from freshman midfielder Michael Lynch with 54 seconds left. It would have been the first time since 1970 that […] Read the full story »

Featured, Lacrosse, Sports, Women's Lacrosse »

Towson clinches CAA playoff berth with OT win
13 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Matt Hamilton, Associate Sports Editor
Senior Ashleigh Rohrback made the best of her senior day. The attacker had three goals and two assists, including the game-winning goal in second overtime to give Towson the 12-11 home win over James Madison and clinch a spot for Towson in the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament. The Tigers (9-6, 4-1 CAA) won the draw control and brought the ball down the field. Freshman attacker Gabby Cha found Rohrback wide open in front of the net, and she finished to seal the victory. “I just knew I was open and took my time and took my shot,” Rohrback said of her goal. “We would like to pull […] Read the full story »

Columns, Common Sense Sports, Sports »

UConn star draws criticism for comments about hunger, NCAA ban
9 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Justin Thau, Columnist
I was going to write a third and final volume to my 2014 March Madness Diary detailing the seemingly unlikely rise of the University of Connecticut to the top of the college basketball world. However, what struck me most about the Men’s National Championship wasn’t the game itself. Rather, it was UConn senior point guard Shabazz Napier’s post-game comments. “Ladies and Gentlemen, you’re lookin’ at the Hungry Huskies. This is what happens when you ban us last year, two years – we worked so hard for it – two years and hungry. Hungry Huskies!” Being an advocate for the recent Northwestern football team’s unionization and further changes […] Read the full story »

Featured, Softball, Sports »

Junior pitches complete game and hits three-run home run to lead Tigers
9 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Payam Agha-Ghassem, Staff Writer
Twenty-one up. Twenty-one down. Towson junior pitcher Missy McCormick did something many pitchers can only dream of. After a 1-4 road trip, McCormick returned home and threw a perfect game Wednesday to defeat Temple, 7-0, in the first game of a doubleheader. It was the first perfect game in program history. McCormick was dominant on the mound for Towson (18-15), as she improved to 9-5 on the season with a 3.81 earned run average. “I just felt like I was commanding the game,” McCormick said. “Everything seemed to be working today. My team played so well behind me and I am so thankful for them. It was […] Read the full story »

Baseball, Sports »

Freshman helps TU snap four-game losing streak
9 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Jesse Jones, Sports Editor
Before Wednesday’s game at George Washington, freshman infielder Brady Policelli had played in just 16 of Towson’s 26 games and started in only nine. But with the Tigers riding a four-game losing streak, Head Coach Mike Gottlieb made a change to his lineup and started Policelli as the team’s designated hitter. The freshman took advantage, as he went 4-for-4 with one home run, brought home two runners and scored two runs himself in Towson’s 5-3 win at Barcroft Park. “Struggled early,” Gottlieb said of Policelli. “Been watching him take [batting practice] and saw some promising things. Decided this week, yesterday and today, we needed to get him […] Read the full story »