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Jake Field scored his 100th RBI in the Gaels loss to Siena College.

Baseball and Softball Roundup

Lachlan Wellington, Sports Editor May 4, 2023

The Iona softball team is well-placed to qualify for the MAAC tournament as they currently sit in fifth place in the MAAC regular season standings.     The team was one game away from the MAAC...

 Jake Field currently leads the team in terms of batting with a .370 average, 18 runs, 37 hits and 25 runs batted in.

Baseball continues season

Kaylin Flukey, Managing Editor April 20, 2023

The Iona University baseball team is past the halfway point of the season and currently holds an overall record of 7-25 and an in-conference record of 3-6.    The Gaels struggled in the 2022 season...

Both teams have won MAAC titles before, but baseball have not won since before the year 2000 and softball last won the conference back in 2014.  

Iona baseball and softball gearing up for 2023 seasons-

Lachlan Wellington, Sports Editor February 13, 2023

The Iona baseball and softball teams are preparing for the 2023 season which starts on Feb. 17 and Feb. 24 respectively for the two teams.    The softball team will be looking to go one step further...

Iona baseball gets first win of 2022 campaign

Giovanni Paolo Tagliafierro, Sports Editor April 21, 2022

The Iona baseball team notched their elusive first victory of the 2022 season with an 8-5 win over Saint Peter’s on April 14 at City Park in New Rochelle.     Iona was on the verge of suffering...

Drought continues for Iona baseball 

Giovanni Paolo Tagliafierro and Jordan Score March 31, 2022

The Iona men’s baseball team has endured a difficult start to the season as they now sit with a record of 0-19 following a loss against Rider with a score of 8-1 on March 27 at New Rochelle City Park.      The...

For softball, this is the best start to the season in over five years.

Iona softball starts strong, baseball begins on bad note

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor April 8, 2021

The Iona College baseball and softball teams started their early seasons on opposite notes as they approach the middle of the competition.  The softball team has secured an 8-4 record by their fourth...

Paul Panik joined the Gaels in 2018, with his second season being cut short by the coronavirus pandemic. // Photo courtesy of icgaels.com

Paul Panik discusses relationship with MLB brother

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor October 1, 2020

Iona College men’s baseball coach Paul Panik grew up in a home surrounded by baseball. He and his brother, Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Joe Panik, would come home after school from basketball...

Senior Mario Ferraioli earned the NCAA Player of the Week award right after his no-hitter versus Quinnipiac.

Enjoying the game important for Ferraioli after injury

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor February 20, 2020

Iona College senior Mario Ferraioli is going into his last season of college baseball with the primary goal of having fun with the sport. Ferraioli has played baseball since he was 5 years old, where...

Head Coach Paul Panik led the Gaels to a 14-38 record in his first season at the helm.

Competition within team will help overall quality: Panik

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor February 1, 2020

The Iona College baseball team aims to focus on internal competition to improve the overall play of the Gaels this season. The addition of eight freshmen plus the return of senior Mario Ferraioli after...

The Gaels have a total of 36 players, adding more depth to the team this season.

Influx of freshmen help refresh men’s baseball team

Daniel Abbate, Staff Writer November 14, 2019

The Iona baseball team starts their season soon, and the Gaels are looking forward to improving their 14-38 record from last season. The team will start the new season with hopes to bounce back from...

Tim Cluess has lead the Gaels to four straight Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championships and is the only coach to have done so.

Preparation, experience to help Gaels through season

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor October 31, 2019

The Iona College men’s basketball team has performed well in the past four seasons and hopes to win their fifth straight Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship this season with the help of streamlined...

Junior Brian Picone has 13 runs and 21 hits this season.

Iona looks to push through tough season as conference play begins

Will Schneiderhan, Staff Writer April 16, 2019

The Iona College baseball team has had to battle through a lot of ups and downs throughout a tough 2019 campaign. The Gaels’ 8-26 record lands near the bottom of the MAAC rankings, just above Saint Peter’s...

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