Blue Knight Baseball News
Chalfant Chosen as 38th Member of UU Hall of Fame
Urbana University announced plans today to induct former Blue Knight baseball standout Matt Chalfant into its Athletic Hall of Fame this fall. Chalfant will become the first Blue Knight baseball player enshrined since 1995, and the first Hall of Famer that made his athletic mark exclusively on the baseball field at UU. Overall, Chalfant will become the 38th member enshrined since the Urbana University Athletic Hall of Fame was established in 1987.
Dave Ross, a 1976 graduate of Urbana and current University Trustee and Hall of Fame Chairman, administered the nomination and selection process. “Baseball has been an ongoing cornerstone of our athletic program. Matt was both an excellent player and leader in his four years while excelling in a difficult academic major. His coach and teammates were very supportive of his candidacy which attests to his fine character.” Read More
Baseball Announces Team Award WinnersMay. 22nd, 2014
Following a 24-win season and a school-record 20 conference wins in the inaugural season competing in the Mountain East Conference, the Urbana University baseball team and Head Coach Mike Goldschmidt announced the 2014 team award winners. In addition to the team's quality season on the field, the Blue Knights also enjoyed a stellar year in the classroom. The baseball team finished the spring term with a 3.07 team GPA, bringing their 2013-14 team GPA up to 3.068! Twenty-four out of 33 student-athletes had a 3.0 GPA or higher, 20 of which will make the Athletic Director's Spring Honor Roll with a 3.25 or higher! Brad Hall, Bronson Marlett, Matt Paculan, Cody Ridinger, and Matt Watson all posted perfect 4.0 GPA's for the spring. Hall & Paculan earned perfect 4.0's for the entire school year! Read More
Falcons Finish Off Urbana's Season in 9-Inning NailbiterMay. 10th, 2014
The Urbana University baseball team overcame a 7-1 deficit in the seventh inning only to watch the fifth-seeded Falcons from Notre Dame College erase Urbana’s lead and eliminate the fourth-seeded Blue Knights on Day 3 of the inaugural Mountain East Conference Tournament. Notre Dame College pushed two runs across in the bottom of the seventh to reemerge as 9-8 victors at Epling Stadium in Beckley, West Virginia.
Senior catcher Robert Tavone Jr. ended his collegiate career with a 3 for 4 day at the plate with two doubles, an RBI and a run. Read More
Baseball Blasts #19 Shepherd on Day 2 of MEC TourneyMay. 9th, 2014
Playing with their backs against the wall in an elimination game, the Urbana University baseball team upset #1 seed and 19th ranked Shepherd University on Day 2 of the inaugural Mountain East Conference Tournament. Twice, the Blue Knights posted 5-run innings on their way to a 12-7 rout of the Rams.
Urbana’s first five-run inning came in their first at bat. Before recording an out, Urbana had a 5-0 lead. Four innings later, Shepherd had trimmed the deficit to 6-4 when Urbana’s offense exploded again. This time, all five runs were plated with two outs in the inning. Blue Knights Roman Gammell (pictured) and Robert Tavone Jr. combined for 6 hits, 5 RBIs and 4 runs. Gammell doubled twice. Tavone Jr. tripled. Read More
Baseball Edged 3-1 on Day 1 of MEC TourneyMay. 8th, 2014
Fourth seeded Urbana University lost a pitcher’s duel on the opening night of the inaugural Mountain East Conference Baseball Tournament. Third seeded West Virginia State edged Urbana 3-1 thanks to eight dominant innings from starter Devin Bowles.
Blue Knight senior shortstop Cody Ridinger helped manufacture Urbana’s only run with his team trailing 2-0 in the sixth inning. Ridinger singled and stole second with two outs, allowing sophomore Roman Gammell to drive him in with an RBI single to center field. Read More