Baseball Knocks Out Gettysburg, Haverford

               To say baseball is doing well right now would be one of the greatest understatements one could make on campus at the moment.  It’s almost difficult to put into words.  The Garnet have not lost back-to-back games in a month.  They have

Baseball Surges During Spring Break Trip

It’s a good thing the Swarthmore baseball team traveled to Florida for spring break.  With the local weather the way it has been, the team might never have gotten a game in.  Rain on Monday and Tuesday postponed the scheduled games at

Spring Sports Begin, Minus the Spring

There may be snow on the ground, and the groundhog may have seen his shadow, but spring is in the air at the athletic facilities.  Feb. 1 marked the first day spring sports teams could legally practice with a coach present, and

Our National Pastime

James Earl Jones said it best in the movie, Field of Dreams, “The one constant through all the years, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again.

Should Stephen Strasburg Have Been Shut Down?

Imagine you are the general manager of the Washington Nationals. You have been in control of the National League East Division all season and are looking towards the playoffs in October. The Nationals have never been to the playoffs before and, since

Matt Midkiff Joins Garnet Baseball as Head Coach

Garnet baseball enters a new era this spring under a new head coach, Matt Midkiff, who is taking the reins after former coach Stan Exeter’s departure to Ursinus this summer. Midkiff was an assistant coach at Swarthmore during the 2007-08 seasons, but

Baseball celebrates Senior Day with sweep of F&M

As far as Senior Days go, it would be difficult to find a more perfect one than last Saturday, April 21, when the baseball team dominated conference opponent Franklin and Marshall 13-5 and 19-0 in the last home games for the class

Phillies showing their age in the early going

So far, the spring has left me very frustrated. Not frustrated like most dogs are before you get them ‘fixed,’ but I suppose ‘agitated’ would be a better word. The Phillies have begun what looks to be a disappointing season, and one

Baseball’s seniors leave behind formidable legacy

On April 21, the baseball team will hold its Senior Day as it hosts conference foe Franklin & Marshall in a late-season doubleheader. Although the Garnet is likely out of contention for a spot in the conference playoffs, the game still holds

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