Baseball Grabs Big East Title

September 14, 2014 |

It didn’t matter that it was May and the temperature of the Atlantic Ocean along the New York shore was somewhere between cold and frigid. It didn’t matter that people were walking along the Coney Island Boardwalk. It didn’t matter that … Read More

Xavier: Turf and Time Upgrades

January 1, 2011 |

Xavier’s boys of summer were off for the fall, so the Department of Athletics brought in the sod squad in October to do some major renovations to Hayden Field. The crew ripped up the old baseball field and recrowned it for … Read More

Field of Dreams

October 1, 2010 |

Chalk up another victory for Xavier pitcher Tommy Shirley, who was drafted by the Houston Astros as the 273rd pick in the ninth round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft. Shirley’s selection is the second-highest draft pick in Xavier … Read More

Whole New Game

October 1, 2009 |

In his first year as Xavier’s head baseball coach, Scott Googins’ recruiting pitch went something like this:  “Come to Xavier and you have a chance to play right away.”

Four years later, it’s changed to: “Come to Xavier and be … Read More

Major Aspiration

October 1, 2008 |

Matt Watson remembers calling his parents in Lancaster, Pa., during the summer of 1999. He had just been selected in the 16th round of the Major League Baseball draft by the Montreal Expos following his junior season at Xavier and … Read More