Baseball

Erica Howard gives her acceptance speech at this year's Hall of Fame induction ceremony. (Photo by Heather Davidson)

Athletes inducted into Laurier Hall of Fame

It’s something Brian Devlin will never forget. Being part of the 2005 Vanier Cup football team for Wilfrid Laurier University is forever etched into his mind. Being the kicker that won the Vanier Cup for Laurier is there too. And by being inducted into Laurier’s Hall of Fame Friday night, he’s forever etched into Laurier’s history. “Sometimes I think back […]

Sports in brief

Women’s rugby blown out by Guelph The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks women’s rugby team took a beating Saturday night as the No.1 nationally ranked Guelph Gryphons defeated the Hawks 110-0 at University Stadium. Guelph led 41-0 after the first half and would not let up, as they scored an additional 69 points in the second half, exploding the moment the […]

by Shelby Blackley· · Baseball, Hockey, More Sports, Soccer, Sports ·
Laurier swept their doubleheader against Queen's over the weekend. (Photo by Andriana Vinnitchok)

Baseball finds groove

The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks used dominant pitching and stellar offensive prowess to capture two impressive victories in the double-header affair on Saturday against the Queen’s Gaels 7-0 and 8-1 respectively. In the first contest, Jordan Petruska showed once again why he is one of the deadliest pitchers in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) conference by throwing a complete game […]

by Brad Bowen· · Baseball ·
(File photo by Nick Lachance)

Baseball defeats Waterloo 5-0

The age-old dictum of ‘performance starts from the pitchers mound’ was evident against the crosstown rivals the Waterloo Warriors last Wednesday as the Golden Hawks rode strong pitching and a defensive performance to seal a well executed 5-0 win. Starting pitcher Jordan Petruska had wide shoulders on Wednesday, as he carried the team to an impressive victory. Petruska spun eight […]

by Brad Bowen· · Baseball ·
The baseball team will look to improve on their season last year, when they were suspended for four games for hazing. (File photo by Nick Lachance)

Hawks acquire MLB-drafted players

On the heels of a disappointing 2012 campaign that failed to meet expectations, the Wilfrid Laurier men’s baseball team is looking beyond their struggles and is eager to raise the bar higher this year. Head coach Scott Ballantyne believes that this year’s purple and gold squad has the potential to claw their way to their first Ontario University Athletics (OUA) […]

by Brad Bowen· · Baseball ·
The Hawks start their fall campaign this upcoming week. (Photos by Megan Cherniak, Heather Davidson and Jody Waardenburg; Photo manipulation by Kate Turner)

A guide to the Fall Hawks

Football: Considering the changes that the men’s football team has gone through, there is a lot that can be expected from the upcoming season. In the pocket will be quarterbacks Julien John and James Fracas, both with minimal experience and a lofty offence. However, with new head coach Michael Faulds as the offensive coordinator, there’s anticipation with the new no-huddle […]

(Photo by Eli Garlin)

Baseball appeal gains ground

In light of last week’s accusations by members of the Wilfrid Laurier men’s baseball community against the university, the school is currently following the procedure for the appeal process to move along with the allegations. As of Monday afternoon, the university had not heard directly from the team’s players or coaches on whether or not they support the request sent […]

by Shelby Blackley· · Baseball, Sports ·
(Photo by Eli Garlin)

Baseball team looking to appeal suspension

On Thursday Sept. 20, the Wilfrid Laurier University men’s baseball team was suspended four games following a hazing incident at a rookie party. The team collectively put on a presentation for members of the Laurier community explaining reasons regarding why they should be allowed to continue their season. Three weeks later, after finishing their season, the issue has been raised […]

by Shelby Blackley· · Baseball, Sports ·
(File photo by Megan Cherniak)

Baseball team cleared

Wilfrid Laurier University’s men’s baseball team was given an ultimatum — present an apology to the school, or face being banned for the entirety of their season. When Sunday night came, 34 players stood in front of athletic director Peter Baxter, interuniversity sport coordinator Wally Gabler and vice president of Student Affairs David McMurray to plead their case. It was […]

by Shelby Blackley· · Baseball, Sports ·
(File photo by Nick Lachance).

Laurier baseball approved to play the rest of their season

After giving a presentation Sunday evening to athletic director Peter Baxter, interuniversity sport coordinator Wally Gabler, and vice president of Student Affairs David McMurray, the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s baseball team was given the green light to continue the rest of their season. The Hawks were suspended last Thursday following a hazing incident that occurred at a rookie initiation […]

by Shelby Blackley· · Baseball ·