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Baseball rolling as one of top teams in NAIA early in 2018

Baseball rolling as one of top teams in NAIA early in 2018

Written By Robert Berger, Co-News Editor

March 27, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

Undefeated in conference play thus far, the Pioneer baseball team is off to it’s best start in program history with a 21-2 overall record while outscoring opponents 171-35. The team was in action Monday afternoon making up last weekend’s series against the Asbury University Eagles. Due to snow...

Outdoor track and field begins race for first RSC title

Outdoor track and field begins race for first RSC title

Written By Josh Croup, Co-Sports Editor

March 27, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

After an indoor track season that saw Point Park claim the men’s and women’s team conference titles, the Pioneers look to carry the momentum into outdoor season to claim the program’s first conference titles in the sport. The men and women have been edged out by Rio Grande in each of the last...

Croup’s Corner – Softball keeps waiting…and waiting…

Written By Josh Croup, Sports Columnist

March 27, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

Well, the softball team will have to wait some more to get the bats going. The Pioneers entered last week bracing for their first River States Conference (RSC) weekend at Cincinnati and Ohio Christian. They also entered last week with a home game on their schedule. Then came snow. Point Park...

National champion Shields leaving legacy, making most of second chance

National champion Shields leaving legacy, making most of second chance

Written By Dara Collins, Co-Sports Editor

March 20, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

Anna Shields finished the indoor track and field season with a number of accomplishments. From being named the conference Indoor Track Athlete of the Week five times to being named the NAIA Women’s Indoor Track National Athlete of the Year, Shields racked up every honor in between. Shields highlighted...

Pitching staff leads baseball to 9-0 RSC

Pitching staff leads baseball to 9-0 RSC

Written By Robert Berger, Co-News Editor

March 20, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

The Pioneer baseball team played their home opening series this past weekend as they swept conference opponent Cincinnati Christian to improve their conference record to 9-0. “We are really happy with how the series went, it was a good weekend and we put everything together,” head coach Loren...

Softball comes up empty at crossover tournament

Written By Jordan Slobodinsky, Copy Editor

March 20, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

Despite a strong outing from the Pioneers softball team last week against nationally ranked opponents, the team was unable to come up with a win at the Lindsey Wilson/Campbellsville University crossover tournament. The Pioneers (3-9) took to Columbia, Ky. to take on NAIA No. 11-ranked Lindsey Wilson...

Croup’s Corner – Never working for milestones

Written By Josh Croup, Sports Columnist

March 20, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

Growing up in Puerto Rico, baseball was woven into the fabric of daily life for Point Park baseball coach Loren Torres. He compared baseball in his home country to soccer in Central and South America and Europe. It only made sense for him to pursue a career in the sport. Now, after 14 seasons as...

Pioneers dance to 4th-place finish at second-ever NAIA Nationals

Pioneers dance to 4th-place finish at second-ever NAIA Nationals

Written By Dara Collins, Co-Sports Editor

March 13, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

The competitive dance team placed fourth in the second annual NAIA Competitive Cheer and Dance National Championships in Oklahoma City, Okla. last Saturday. “I’m really proud of how we performed,” junior Kenny Sickles said. “We made some last minute changes on Monday and Tuesday before we fl...

Baseball stays perfect in conference, extends winning streak to 14

Baseball stays perfect in conference, extends winning streak to 14

Written By Robert Berger, Co-News Editor

March 13, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

The Pioneer baseball team continued its dominating start to 2018 in Owensboro, Ky. last weekend, sweeping conference opponent Brescia Bearcats in a three-game series. “We have to be able to show up the same team everyday,” head coach Loren Torres said. “We have done that, but the season tends...

Croup’s Corner – Dancing all the way to the top

Written By Josh Croup, Sports Columnist

March 13, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

The cheer and dance teams both knew they had realistic shots to make it to nationals this year when they began practicing in the fall. Few programs start with such high standards, but the cheer and dance teams knew what it was going to take in order to get over the hump and make it to nationals. ...

Shields cruises to 2 national championships

Shields cruises to 2 national championships

Written By Dara Collins, Co-Sports Editor

March 6, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, SPORTS

Six individuals and two relay teams from Point Park University’s track and field teams flew to Pittsburg, Kansas last weekend to compete in the NAIA Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championship. Junior Anna Shields highlighted the women’s roster as she finished with two national title...

Baseball off to best start since 2012

Baseball off to best start since 2012

Written By Josh Croup, Co-Sports Editor

March 6, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

The baseball team is off to its hottest start since the 2012 season when it posted a program-record of 53 wins. The 2012 team was the last to reach the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) College World Series. The Pioneers finished the season ranked No. 6 in the final NAIA Top 25 p...