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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 »

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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 »

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9 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Matthew Hamilton, Associate Sports Editor; Jesse Jones, Sports Editor; Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
In this week’s sports podcast, Towerlight editors discuss the first week of the MLB season, as well as what kind of interest Towson’s Terrance West will draw in the NFL draft. April 9 Sports Podcast: Terrance West draft stock by Towerlighteditor on Mixcloud Read the full story »

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Towson suffers a three-game sweep to Charleston at home
6 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Jesse Jones, Sports Editor
After its first Colonial Athletic Association series got cancelled due to rain, Towson started its conference campaign this weekend with a home series against College of Charleston. It’s not the start the Tigers wanted, however, as the Cougars walked away with a three-game sweep, dropping Towson to the bottom of the conference. Charleston (21-10, 4-2 CAA) used a 10-run ninth inning to defeat Towson 14-5 on Friday before squeaking out a 5-3 win on Saturday. And while the Tigers (14-12, 0-3 CAA) and Cougars were tied through five innings on Sunday, Charleston held off a late Towson run to win the third and final game of the […] Read the full story »

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Patton earns win as Tigers allow just two hits in 4-1 win
2 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Jesse Jones, Sports Editor
A day removed from a 10-3 loss to St. John’s in Queens, N.Y., Towson returned home for just its third game at John B. Schuerholz Park this season. Six of the Tigers’ home games this season were postponed or cancelled due to rain, but the sun shined down on the field Wednesday against Delaware State. Wednesday’s game proved to be a good tune up for this weekend’s conference opener, as the Tigers took down the Hornets 4-1. “It’s important,” Head Coach Mike Gottlieb said of the win. “We think we’re a good team. We certainly have not been all the time, and we really pitched well today.” […] Read the full story »

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5 Mar 2014 | No Comments | By Jesse Jones, Sports Editor
Coming off of a 2-1 weekend in which Towson defeated West Point and Albany before losing a 5-4 game against Campbell, the Tigers will now travel just 45 miles south to Annapolis to participate in the Naval Academy Tournament. The Tigers (6-3) will play three games in the tournament. On Friday, Towson will face Monmouth before taking on Penn Saturday and closing the weekend with a matchup against host Navy on Sunday. The Tigers looks to be the favorites heading into the weekend, as all three opponents have a combined record of just 4-14. Towson will kick things off against the Monmouth Hawks, who sit at 1-5 […] Read the full story »

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26 Feb 2014 | No Comments | By Jesse Jones, Sports Editor
After a 4-2 start to the season – including sweeping Wake Forest, Georgetown and Marshall in the Wake Forest Tournament and avoiding a sweep against Cal State Bakersfield – Towson will travel back to North Carolina to participate in the Campbell Tournament in Buies Creek. Towson will face both West Point and host Campbell twice, including a double-header against each team on Sunday. West Point is 4-2 on the season and most recently swept UMass. In its first series of the season, the Black Knights dropped 2-of-3 games to Colonial Athletic Association foe William & Mary. Campbell has the best record of all three teams at 7-2. […] Read the full story »

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26 Feb 2014 | No Comments | By Matt Hamilton, Associate Sports Editor; Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
Feb. 26 podcast: Washington Wizards’, Orioles’ offseason moves and Terrance West’s draft chances by Towerlighteditor on Mixcloud Read the full story »

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Tigers picked to finish fourth despite returning 21 letter winners
11 Feb 2014 | One Comment | By Jesse Jones, Sports Editor
One year ago, many players were prepping for what they thought would be their final season playing baseball at Towson. Fast forward one year and the Tigers are coming off of a Colonial Athletic Championship, an NCAA Tournament appearance that included one win against Florida Atlantic and reaching a significant fundraising achievement. Players and coaches are preparing for a season that, at one point, they thought would never happen. “It was a lot easier to focus on training, that’s for sure,” junior outfielder Peter Bowles said. “Instead of looking at other schools, I was working on getting in shape for Wake Forest. The whole experience brought us […] Read the full story »

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18 Dec 2013 | 8 Comments | By Jesse Jones, Sports Editor
After surviving a potential removal from campus, the Towson baseball team was challenged to reach a fundraising goal of $200,000 over the next two years before it could use the $300,000 given from state officials, mainly Governor Martin O’Malley. The team used its offseason to do just that, as it recently met the $100,000 mark for this year heading into the University’s winter break. Because of this, the program and University will be able to use the state’s money as well, ensuring that Towson University will have a baseball program for the next two years. “It’s a huge relief. It just goes to show how much support […] Read the full story »