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Softball Attempts To Improve Conference Record

BY: JUSTIN ELLIS Despite LIU’s softball teams overall record of 17-35 the Blackbirds will compete in the NEC tournament in a couple weeks. With the season coming to a close LIU attempted to improve its seeding but saw mixed results. Playing in Brooklyn, the Blackbirds split a doubleheader with Monmouth. The first game went to […]

Softball Sees A Change In Pace

BY: JUSTIN ELLIS Maybe LIU Brooklyn’s Women’s Softball team should play double headers more often, as they appear to be riding a high by adding seven wins to their overall record. Bryant was LIU’s first opponent in a tide of double headers, the first game went smoothly for the Blackbirds who saw a 12-4 win […]

Softball Shuts Out Its Opponents

BY: JUSTIN ELLIS With the season coming closer to and end, the women’s softball team has seemed to take a turn for the better competing in three doubleheaders. It started with a single 4-0 win over Farleigh Dickinson. The first game of the double header went LIU’s way VIA shutout. These runs were produced by […]

Softball Continues Losing Streak

BY: JUSTIN ELLIS LIU Brooklyn’s softball teams season has left a lot to be desired. No matter how bad it has been the season must go on and they had another opportunity to redeem themselves in the USF Under Armour Showcase. The Blackbirds first chance would be against Western Michigan. It was the start of […]

Softball Wins Two At The FAU Kickoff Classic

BY: JUSTIN ELLIS At the FAU Kickoff Classic LIU came away with two wins over No.14 Michigan and Florida Atlantic. Against Michigan, the Blackbirds were lead by a two hit day by senior Emily Kakuska. During the third inning Kakuska singled and senior Karina Cervantes was able to score from third. Junior Cassie Vondrak pitched […]

Looking Back At Softball

BY: SHANEL GILBERT LIU- Brooklyn’s 2012 softball season began on Feb. 10, at the USF Wilson-DeMarini Tournament held in Tampa, Fl. There, the Blackbirds took on Illinois State, (No. 2) Florida, Florida Gulf Coast, South Florida and Maine. At the conclusion of the event, Long Island had recorded five losses over a three-day period. Already […]

Twice As Nice: Coach Roy Kortmann On Softball, Life, & Defending An NEC Title

BY: MICHAEL GARCIA Five months ago, Roy Kortmann stood with a peculiar smirk on his face while his 22 players held up the monumental NEC Trophy at Robert Morris University’s North Athletic Complex as 2012 Champions. Five months later, Roy Kortmann stands at Tuesday night practice with the same smirk on his face, this time […]

Softball is Back in Brooklyn

By: Michael Garcia After an inspiring 2010 NCAA Tournament berth, the Blackbirds would miss the 2011 playoffs altogether. Two thousand and ten’s electrifying finish was marred by the 18-35, (8-12 NEC) mark of an injury-plagued, short-handed 2011 season. “Though 2011 was very difficult with wins and losses and the injury bug, it was still very […]