Manhattan College Baseball Carries the MAAC Stats Leaderboard

By Maddie Mulkigian, Contributer When the MAAC announced its mid-season baseball statistics leaders, there was not a category without a Jasper named. With Matt Padre leading the NCAA in walks, John Farley pitching 21 scoreless innings, Peter Durocher leading the MAAC in runs batted in, and David Bermudez all over the offensive leaderboard, the Jaspers collectively proved that they are more than competitors in the … Continue reading Manhattan College Baseball Carries the MAAC Stats Leaderboard

Transfer Pitcher Finds “Strikeout Success”on Manhattan’s Field

Will Hesslink is a transfer graduate student who will be pitching for the baseball team. GOJASPERS/COURTESY By Christine Nappi, Senior Writer Baseball has always been a constant in Will Hesslink’s life. Although the sport wasn’t too popular in his chilly Vermont hometown, Hesslink was always surrounded by it. His father, a big baseball fan, would take him to the field often to throw the ball … Continue reading Transfer Pitcher Finds “Strikeout Success”on Manhattan’s Field

Senior Spotlight: Chris Emerson & Jose de La Cruz Want to Make Final Season Count

by Katherine Heneghan, Web Editor The pandemic has offered a unique set of challenges for student-athletes. Manhattan College Baseball and Track and Field, among other sports, are returning to the playing field after nearly a year without competing. The class of 2021 student-athletes have missed out on a lot since the pandemic started, but this spring presents the opportunity to compete with their teammates one … Continue reading Senior Spotlight: Chris Emerson & Jose de La Cruz Want to Make Final Season Count

The Case for a Joseph Coppo Field Ahead of Manhattan Baseball’s 2021 Return to VCP

by Pete Janny, Sports and Managing Editor Baseball has always been more than just a game in New York City. Around these parts, it’s a tradition; a way of life for many. The beautiful simplicity and patriotic disposition of the sport makes it easy to be romantic about. And here, in New York, baseball’s brightest moments have poetically come during the darkest of hours. In many … Continue reading The Case for a Joseph Coppo Field Ahead of Manhattan Baseball’s 2021 Return to VCP

The Jaspers Are Coming Home: Baseball Returns to VCP

by Gabriella DePinho & Michevi Dufflart, Editor-in-Chief & Senior Writer   Excitement is growing in the Bronx near 242nd Street and Broadway. As the sunlit hours of the day grow longer and the temperatures slowly climb, there’s a long-awaited return for one group of Jaspers. After four seasons of traveling over 60 miles to every home game, the Manhattan College baseball team is ready to call Van … Continue reading The Jaspers Are Coming Home: Baseball Returns to VCP

Alum Lands MLB Position

by Christine Nappi, Features Editor  Baseball has always been something that Bailey Shaw holds close to her heart. From discovering a love for it at a young age, to eventually managing the Manhattan College baseball team, the sport has always been a significant part of her life. Now, Shaw is continuing to pursue her passion by working for Major League Baseball. Shaw, a graduate of the … Continue reading Alum Lands MLB Position

Students Weigh in on Astros’ Sign-Stealing Scandal

by Pete Janny, Sports Editor This last week was a historic week for Major League Baseball as three managers around the league lost their jobs due to their involvement in a sign-stealing scheme that dates back to the 2017 Houston Astros. Adding to the egregiousness of their scandalous behavior, Houston went on to win the World Series in 2017 over the Los Angeles Dodgers with the help … Continue reading Students Weigh in on Astros’ Sign-Stealing Scandal

Joe Jacques: Walking Out On Top

by CHARLES LIPPOLIS, Senior Writer In sports, it seems as if the triumphant story of a collegiate walk-on athlete jumps to the top of headlines every season. Manhattan College graduate student Joe Jacques is just the one you haven’t heard about yet. “It was pretty stressful times, I didn’t know what I was doing,” said Jacques, as he recalled the final weeks before submitting his … Continue reading Joe Jacques: Walking Out On Top

What Baseball Means to Manhattan College

Baseball is a game deeply ingrained in the identity of Manhattan College. Brother Jasper of Mary F.S.C., the same man who would become the inspiration for the school’s nickname, founded the college’s baseball team late in the 19th century. He would wear many hats during his time at Manhattan. Starting as the head of resident students in 1861, Brother Jasper would also become the prefect … Continue reading What Baseball Means to Manhattan College