June 20, 2019 Ithaca's Binder Earns ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Award ITHACA, N.Y. – On Wednesday evening, June 19, the American Baseball Coaches Association and Rawlings Sporting Goods released their annual Gold Glove winners and Jake Binder of the Ithaca College baseball program was selected as the lone pitcher in NCAA Division III to earn this prestigious honor.
June 18, 2019 Valesente era to end at Ithaca Ithaca legendary Hall of Fame coach and alumnus, George Valesente has announced his retirement after 41 seasons. Valesente has been the head coach at his alma mater since 1979 and departs South Hill with a career record of 1,136-507-8 at the helm of the Bombers program.
June 18, 2019 George Valesente ’66 Announces Retirement After 41 Seasons at Ithaca ITHACA, N.Y. – Ithaca College legendary Hall of Fame baseball coach and alumnus, George Valesente ’66, has announced his retirement after 41 seasons, effective in August 2019. Valesente has been the head coach at his alma mater since 1979 and departs South Hill with a career record of 1,136-507-8 at the helm of the Bombers program. He maintained the tradition of excellence in what is Ithaca College baseball for four-plus decades and guided IC to 38 seasons with 20 or more victories. With a 31-9 campaign in 2019, Ithaca continued the nation’s longest streak of consecutive winning seasons (in all divisions) to 81 years.
June 4, 2019 Ithaca's Carey Named Google Cloud CoSIDA Third-Team Academic All-American ITHACA, N.Y. – On Tuesday, June 4, the College Sports Information Directors of Academic released its Google Cloud Academic All-Americans for the 2019 baseball season and Ithaca College senior outfielder Matt Carey was selected to the third-team. Carey becomes the first IC baseball player to achieve this distinguished honor since 2010-11 (David Ahonen) and is the seventh player in program history to be selected as an Academic All-American. He is also the 97th student-athlete since 1969-70 to be named Academic All-American.
May 17, 2019 No. 21/19 Baseball Drops 4-2 Decision to Westfield State to Open NCAA Regional UNION, N.J. – The nationally ranked No. 21/19 Ithaca College baseball team had its 12-game winning streak come to an end in the opening game of the NCAA Division III Union, N.J. Regional as Westfield State University topped the Bombers, 4-2, on Friday afternoon at Kean University’s Jim Hynes Stadium. Ithaca is now 31-8 on the season and will have to play through the elimination bracket for the remainder of the regional to keep its season alive.
May 15, 2019 No. 21/19 Ithaca Gears Up for Union, N.J. Regional This Weekend ITHACA, N.Y. – The nationally ranked No. 21/19 Ithaca College baseball team will head down to Union, N.J. later this week to take on Westfield State at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 17 for the opening game of the NCAA Division III Regional at Kean University’s Jim Hynes Baseball Stadium. Ithaca will be the top seed of the regional, while Westfield State is the four seed. Host Kean is the two seed and will play third-seeded Shenandoah University at 4:30 p.m. on Friday.