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Baseball steals one game from Red Rolfe champs

(05/05/05 9:00am)

Coming off of a Red Rolfe title and a heartbreaking loss to Princeton in the Ivy Championships last year, the Dartmouth baseball team had large shoes to fill. The loss of key starting pitchers and offensive dynamos added to the uncertain 2005 season for the Big Green. Despite endorsement by "Baseball America" for the Ivy title this year, the Big Green failed to meet the high expectations for the season, ending league play with three losses to Harvard in four games. Harvard (24-14, 15-5) swept the doubleheader on Sunday with two one-run wins of 9-8 and 11-10 against the Big Green (13-20, 8-12 Ivy). Dartmouth managed to pick up a win against the champions of the Red Rolfe title in the second game of the doubleheader on Monday. The Crimson won the first game 10-6 before surrendering the nightcap 8-5.



Dartmouth's Record Breakers

(04/25/05 9:00am)

Baseball's running game has been a source of tension for many fans and enthusiasts over the years. Baseball purists have bemoaned the decline of the stolen base as one of the games current flaws. Those who follow the "Moneyball" approach to baseball, however, see the stolen base as a risk that base runners shouldn't necessarily take. These two camps will debate the issue for the years to come, but it won't change sophomore Will Bashelor's approach to the game.




Big Green outlasts Big Red, sweeps two-game series

(04/12/05 9:00am)

This weekend saw two more starts and two more wins for the Big Green baseball squad. Sunday afternoon the Dartmouth baseball team came out on top in both games of the doubleheader, 6-2 and 4-3, against Cornell at Red Rolfe Field. Both games were defined by solid pitching and timely hitting. The Big Green (9-9, 6-2 Ivy) extended its winning streak to six games, the longest since a 12-game streak in 2000. Dartmouth has won its last seven games against Cornell (6-13, 1-5). After this weekend, it's clear to the Big Green that this year's team is not the same as last year's, but different doesn't mean worse. The games against Cornell and Princeton established positive team morale giving the players the confidence needed going into the divisional play.


Baseball sweeps Princeton, improves win streak to four

(04/11/05 9:00am)

On a beautiful spring Saturday in Hanover, the Dartmouth baseball team took the field against defending Ivy Champions, the Princeton Tigers. After last year's heartbreaking loss to the Tigers in the playoffs, the Big Green (7-9, 4-2 Ivy), who were selected by Baseball America to win the Ivy Championship in 2005, had something to prove to Princeton (9-14, 4-2).


Big Green pitcher Josh Faiola sets sights on MLB

(02/03/05 11:00am)

He has already pitched at Shea Stadium, Coors Field and Fenway Park, but Josh Faiola '06 still has another five months before he knows whether he'll sign with a professional baseball team or finish up his degree at Dartmouth. The junior from Pueblo, Colo., has received a slew of awards and accolades since coming to Hanover and looks to continue that streak, having been one of three Ivy League pitchers designated as "Players to Watch" in Baseball America's 2005 college preview. Baseball America also listed Faiola as the top Ivy prospect for the 2005 and 2006 drafts.



Fall crew season ends strong at the Tail of the Charles

(11/22/04 11:00am)

In their final race of the season, the Dartmouth heavyweight and freshmen lightweight crews saw mixed results in Boston Saturday at the Tail of the Charles. The 2.5-mile course started at the MIT boathouse and ended at the Harvard men's boathouse, including the infamous Weeks Bridge turn, which can make or break a crew's placement in the last mile.


First-year rowers excel at home race

(11/11/04 11:00am)

Decked out in orange racing shirts and rowing through fierce winds, the Dartmouth freshman men's crews took to the Connecticut River Saturday with victory in mind. In the first home race of their Dartmouth rowing careers, the Big Green freshmen dominated the competition from Boston University, Harvard, Trinity, UNH and MIT. Both the heavyweight and lightweight squads turned out strong finishes, with the heavyweight eight winning the race and the lightweight squad winning the men's team award with the fastest combined time of any squad.


Faiola '06 to star in baseball documentary

(11/01/04 11:00am)

A Dartmouth baseball player will appear tonight on an ESPN documentary that promises to tell some of Sports Illustrated's greatest stories. Dartmouth pitcher Josh Faiola '06 will be portraying one of the most intriguing characters of all: a left-handed Mets pitcher named Sidd Finch who supposedly threw pitches at 168 miles per hour and wore hiking boots when he pitched.


Heavies finish in 11th place

(10/28/04 9:00am)

BOSTON, Oct. 24 -- During one of this city's biggest sports weekends in recent history, the Dartmouth heavyweights and lightweights traveled to the Head of the Charles Regatta with hopes of establishing themselves as forces to be reckoned with in the spring racing season. Race officials shortened the course on both days of racing because the wind and choppy water made the course difficult to row.










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