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Get To Know LIU Baseball’s Cory Hart

By: Michael Chin, Staff Writer Cory Hart is a 6’6” left-handed sophomore pitcher for LIU Brooklyn’s baseball team from Elkton, Maryland. Hart is a four-year varsity letter winner in baseball at his high school, Caravel Academy (Del.). Hart also played football in high school as a tight end, a defensive end, and a kicker. Earning […]

360 Degrees with Vincent Tranchina

By: Michael Chin, Staff Writer Vincent Tranchina is a  6’1” right-handed senior pitcher for LIU Brooklyn’s baseball team from Manasquan, New Jersey. Tranchina played one year at Brookdale Community College after transferring from St. John’s. Tranchina was a two-time baseball team captain at Red Bank Catholic High School in NJ. He was named second All-Area […]


John Franco overcomes being told he was ‘too short’ for the big leagues By Brandon Glogau On October 17 the legendary major league pitcher John Franco – a five-time All Star – was joined by Craig Carton, co-host of the popular WFAN morning show “Boomer & Carton” and Gary Perone, assistant general manager of the […]

LIU Honors George Kalafatis

BY JUSTIN ELLIS, Sports Editor George Kalafatis was a husband, father, and a friend. He was also considered by most to be the greatest baseball player in LIU history. On Aug. 23, inside the Steinberg Wellness Center, LIU held its inaugural “Leadership in Sports” seminar. To celebrate the occasion, family and former teammates appeared in […]

Baseball Tries To Turn Its Season Around

BY: JUSTIN ELLIS Overall this season has been astonishingly bad, but at least within the past week LIU’s Baseball team has won half of it games. It isn’t good or bad but at least the Blackbirds aren’t losing all the time. In Northeast Conference action, the Blackbirds played four games against Central Connecticut State. The […]

Blackbirds Pick Up First Three Wins

BY: JUSTIN ELLIS LIU athletics has had major struggles in sports that involve a ball and a bat. The Blackbirds have been getting grilled all season. The baseball team in an attempt to step out the oven played in the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational. In retrospect they only pushed themselves in deeper but BYU would […]

Basebal Drops To 5-0

BY: JOHN TOLIS The Long Island Blackbirds’ baseball season began two weeks ago, but got off on the wrong foot. The Blackbirds dropped their first six games of the season and are currently 0-6 this season. The first series of the season, LIU got swept against High Point losing 5-6, 3-14 and 1-19. After a […]

Blackbirds Open On A Sour Note

BY: JOHN TOLIS The Blackbirds 2013 softball season began this past weekend at the Dot Richardson National Collegiate Softball Invitational in Clermont, Florida. In a disappointing opening, the Blackbirds fell to Fordham 6-14 and Virginia Tech 1-9 on the first day of the Invitational. Chattanooga and Southern Illinois also defeated Long Island 4-6 and 2-4 […]

Baseball Swept at No. 21 University of Central Florida

BY: JOHN TOLIS The Blackbirds didn’t really start the 2012 season as expected as they were swept by No. 21 UCF (3-0) over the weekend. Long Island dropped the first game 13-7 and dropped both games in the double header with a score of 9-1. Long Island University (0-3) was down by five runs heading […]

Is It April Yet? NCAA Baseball Returns

  JOHN TOLIS Staff Writer The Long Island University baseball season is finally here and the Blackbirds are ready to fly .The Blackbirds are coming off an impressive 2011 season finishing 19-11 in Northeast Conference action and posting a 28-23 overall record. The Blackbirds were unstoppable at home, or “The Birdcage” as some call it […]