Three Spring Athletes Named All-ConferenceAs baseball moves on and softball just begins, Franciscan University student-athletes from each were honored by the conference Wednesday afternoon. The Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference announced its 2011 All-Conference teams for the spring sports with Erin Gulick, Jacob Machado and Luke Starre making the cut.
One Final Game, One Final Win; Baron Baseball Finishes With VictorySTEUBENVILLE—Eight years ago, the Franciscan University of Steubenville baseball program played its inaugural game against the Bethany College Bison. It was only fitting that on Thursday, in the program’s final game, the Bison came back to town. Using a late inning comeback, the Barons earned an 8-7 victory in front of the biggest home crowd they’ve seen all season.
Game 2 Highlight: Baron Defense Dishes Out a TripleSTEUBENVILLE—In the first game of the afternoon, the Franciscan University Barons trailed 8-0 going into the bottom of the sixth inning, but they managed to squeeze seven runs into that tiny timeframe. The Barons could not complete the comeback, however, and fell 9-7. Continuing on, the Barons dropped game two of Monday’s doubleheader versus Mount Aloysius College by a wider margin of 8-1.
Mavericks Top Barons in DoubleheaderTORONTO, Ohio—The Baron baseball team dove deep into its bench to try and find consistency Saturday afternoon as the team fell to the visiting Mavericks of Medaille College, 14-3 and 5-4. The games were played at Toronto High School due to scheduling conflicts at Vaccaro Field.
Barons Drop Doubleheader to St. Vincent CollegeSTEUBENVILLE—The Franciscan University Barons baseball team played the first doubleheader of the final home stretch of the season against St. Vincent College on Friday afternoon. The Barons squandered a 5-1 lead to drop game one 7-5, and could only muster up three hits in game two as they fell 10-2.
Baron Baseball Faces Third One-Point LossBETHANY, W.Va.—After nine innings, two rain delays, and one close call, the Bethany Bison defeated the Franciscan University Barons 4-3 in a nonconference match-up. Due to inclement weather, the teams were only able to play game one of the scheduled doubleheader.
Barons Victim to Late Game Heroics by GreensburgBUTLER, Pa.—The Franciscan University Barons traveled to Pullman Park Wednesday afternoon to finish up the final two innings of a suspended first game of a doubleheader with the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. The game was postponed three weeks ago due to snow in Steubenville with Greensburg leading 5-2. The Panthers ended up taking both games by one run, the first 7-6 and the second 3-2 in eight innings.
The Barons Come Alive in Split with HilbertSTEUBENVILLE—The Franciscan University Barons baseball team unleashed 31 runs in an afternoon doubleheader split with the Hilbert College Hawks on Sunday. The Barons took game one easily from the Hawks 23-6, and despite a late comeback, fell to Hilbert in game two, 10-8
Franciscan Loses to Top-Seeded La RochePITTSBURGH—The Franciscan University of Steubenville baseball team faced a tough battle Wednesday afternoon, taking on Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference leader La Roche College after three days off the field. The Barons struggled in a stagnate performance against the Red Hawks, losing 9-1 and 9-2.
Barons Come Up Short On Kloska DaySTEUBENVILLE—It was the fifth annual Kloska Community Day at Franciscan University on Saturday, and despite the Barons dropping both games 6-1, 8-7 to the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, game two of the afternoon brought some exciting baseball to Vaccaro Field.
Franciscan Splits With AMCC-Powerhouse AltoonaALTOONA, Pa.—Coming off a sweep of D’Youville College on Sunday, the Franciscan University Barons traveled to Penn State Altoona Thursday afternoon. The Lions sat at No. 2 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference entering the day with a 13-4 overall record and a 4-0 mark in the AMCC, but in the second game of the afternoon the Barons handed the home team their first conference loss of the year.
Parsons Goes Yard; Barons Sweep D’YouvilleSTEUBENVILLE—The Franciscan University baseball team picked up their first two conference wins of the year on Sunday in a doubleheader sweep of the D’Youville College Spartans. The games were originally scheduled to be played at D’Youville, but an unplayable field forced the Spartans to Franciscan’s Vaccaro Field. The Barons clinched easy victories, winning game one 15-4, and game two 10-3.
Baseball Games Today PostponedSTEUBENVILLE--Snow forced the Baron baseball team to postpone the rest of its doubleheader today versus the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. Game one sits in the top of the fifth with Pitt-Greensburg leading 5-2.
Barons Drop Two to BehrendSTEUBENVILLE—The Franciscan University Barons baseball team hosted the Penn State Behrend Lions for its first home doubleheader of the year on Saturday. They dropped a close first game in eight innings by a score of 4-3, while also falling to the Lions in the second game of the day by a wider margin of 21-3.
Barons Catch a Rhythm at DodgertownFranciscan University of Steubenville’s Baron baseball team returned from spring training in Florida with some experience and a win under its belt. Franciscan traveled down to the Vero Beach Sports Village, formerly Dodgertown, for a week of baseball against other teams from across the country.
Kleinschnitz Awarded First Team All-ConferenceThe Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference announced the 2010-11 men’s basketball all-conference team and award winners Tuesday afternoon. Baron senior guard Thomas Kleinschnitz was chosen as one of five conference players named to first team all-conference.
Baseball Opens Up Season vs. Rio GrandeRIO GRANDE, Ohio—Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Baron baseball team opened up the 2011 season at Rio Grande University in doubleheader action on Saturday. The Barons dropped both games 11-0, 4-1 to the Red Storm.
Baseball Approaches Season with High ExpectationsFranciscan University’s baseball team is ready to roll for the 2011 season. The Barons will be competing again in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference as provisional members of the NCAA Div. III. Fifth-year head coach Dr. Robert Marrow is focused on the season with high expectations.