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Tony Schifano, new Head Coach of the Gators’ baseball team, poses for a portrait at SF State baseball field Monday, Aug 24, 2015. (Qing Huang / Xpress)

New faces flood athletic department

Vincent Fausone IV August 26, 2015

The moving boxes sat freshly unpacked in the offices of three recently-hired SF State head coaches after a busy summer of personnel decisions for second-year Athletic Director Charles Guthrie and the...

SF State senior gator Cory Davis (28) hugs the SF State baseball coaches during the senior ceremony before the game against Cal Poly Pomona at Maloney Field Sunday, May 3. (Melissa Minton / Xpress)

Men’s baseball ends season with emotional win for graduating seniors

Vincent Fausone IV May 5, 2015

The Gators turned a 7-2 punishment of the league-leading Cal Poly Pomona Broncos into a dramatic final act for the seniors that took to Maloney Field for the last time on Sunday. One-by-one, the nine...

SF State Gator pitcher Cory Davis takes a portrait after the game at Maloney Field Friday, April 24. Davis has made 21 saves this season.(David Henry / Xpress)

Closing pitcher breaks 20-year record in career saves

Hannah Mullins April 28, 2015

Standing at 6 feet and 3 inches tall, Cory Davis is a right-handed pitcher for the SF State men’s baseball team. Davis is 23 years old, loves baseball and country music and is also recognized as a record-breaking...

Men’s baseball hold onto early lead to beat Chico State Wildcats

Vincent Fausone IV April 17, 2015

The Gators clung to a first-inning lead through the next eight frames of their Friday home game against the Chico State Wildcats, staving off the visitors with poised pitching and thrilling fielding en...

SF State Gators player Joseph Chedid (#15) slides into third base during a game against the Academy of Art Urban Knights on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. (Sara Gobets / Xpress)

Men’s baseball kickoff home stance with loss against Academy of Art

John Montoya April 14, 2015

The SF State Gators baseball team began a six-game home stand with a 8-4 loss to the visiting Academy of Art Urban Knights in a non-conference game on Tuesday afternoon. The Urban Knights struck first...

SF State Gator Matt Vera (7) hits his bat on the ground at the game against Cal State Stanislaus Warriors on Sunday March 29. (Marlene Sanchez / Xpress)

Gators on track to playoff berth halfway through season

John Montoya March 31, 2015

The combination of good offense and defense has pulled the SF State men's baseball team from a rocky 2-8 start to winning eight of their last twelve games, giving them a renewed focus to make playoffs. The...

SF Gators clear off the Maloney field to prepare for the second game against Fresno Pacific Sunbirds part of a three game weekend series on Saturday Feb. 21, 2015. Fresno Pacific Sunbirds swept the Gators 11-6 and 5-0. (Emma Chiang / Xpress)

Superstitions are key to players mental success

John Montoya March 3, 2015

Through a fan’s perspective, baseball is a game all about stats, strikeouts and home runs, but to the players, superstitions and rituals play a large part. From not stepping on the foul line when...

SF State Gator Will Hein (21) slides in for a homerun during Sundays game against Cal State L.A Golden Eagles. (Marlene Sanchez / Xpress)

Men’s baseball closes out weekend with series split

Vincent Fausone IV March 3, 2015

A ninth-inning barrage of Gators' offense wasn’t enough to erase CSU Los Angeles’ lead in a 5-4 loss on Sunday, preventing SF State from besting the red-hot Golden Eagles in a four-game series. After...

SF State Gator Cory Davis (28) pitches during the ninth inning during the game against the Cal State L.A. Golden Eagles at Maloney Field on Friday, Feb. 27. (Melissa Minton / Xpress)

Offense comes alive for men’s baseball in win over Cal State Los Angeles

John Montoya February 28, 2015

The SF State baseball team kicked off its long string of division play with a Friday afternoon 9-5 win over the visiting Cal State Los Angeles Golden Eagles. The Gators were led by senior Mark Lindsay’s...

Gators pitcher, Peter Reyes shows off his scar following his recovery from tearing his UCL and undergoing Tommy John surgery, a reconstruction of the ulnar collateral ligament in the medial elbow with a tendon from elsewhere in the body. (Helen Tinna / Xpress)

Pitcher bounces back from surgery, stronger than ever

John Montoya February 24, 2015

Under the parched and sweltering desert sky, Gators' pitcher Peter Reyes could feel the strands of his ligaments tear with each heave of the ball to home plate. Ignoring the pain only made matters...

Danny Souza and Mark Lindsay pose for a portrait at practice. Feb. 17.

Friendship plays vital role in leading team

John Montoya February 17, 2015

Building their friendship since the beginning of their Gator baseball career, senior starters Danny Souza and Mark Lindsay have used that camaraderie to influence the baseball squad with their leadership. On...

Many campus athletes struggle to keep up with expensive city and lack of financial aid

Curtis Uemura May 13, 2014

Justine Hernandez scored the game-winning overtime goal in SF State soccer’s season opener September 5. By the end of October she stopped appearing in games. By January she was off the team. Hernandez...

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