Ryan Receives a Pair of First Team All-Region Nods (Update)May. 17th, 2013
Urbana University senior Drew Ryan became the Blue Knight baseball program’s first NCAA Division II All-Midwest Region honoree today. The three-year starter was named to both the ABCA/Rawlings and the Daktronics First Teams, earning nominations for both organization's D-II All-American Teams in the process. The teams are voted upon by the head coaches and SID's in the region. After another round of voting, the organizations will release their 2013 All-American teams later this month.
Ryan hit .401 this season, becoming the 19th Blue Knight in the program’s 47-year history to turn in a batting average over .400 for an entire season. Remarkably, he led the team in both runs scored (45) and RBIs (34), an impressive feat hitting in the leadoff spot. Read More
Top-Seeded Trojans End Urbana's SeasonMay. 7th, 2013
The Urbana University baseball team had top-seeded Trevecca Nazarene University on the ropes on the Trojans’ home field in Nashville on Tuesday afternoon, but the Blue Knights couldn’t seal the deal in a 6-5 defeat. The loss eliminates Urbana from the G-MAC Tournament, ending the Blue Knights’ season at 22-19 overall.
All-Conference shortstop Cody Ridinger finished 3 for 5 with a double and 2 runs in the loss. Urbana’s 2013 season is officially in the books. The Blue Knights turned in the first winning season since 2009. It’s the fourth 20-win season in six seasons under Head Coach Mike Goldschmidt. Read More
Tavone Jr. Tops List of 5 Blue Knights on All-Conference TeamMay. 6th, 2013
The Great Midwest Athletic Conference presented its Baseball All-Conference Team and Individual Awards on Monday prior to the first-ever G-MAC Baseball Championships. The Baseball Championship tournament started Monday in Nashville. The tournament was hosted by top-seeded Trevecca Nazarene University.
Third-seeded Urbana University landed 5 players on the All-Conference squad, including the Offensive Player of the Year, junior catcher Robert Tavone Jr. (Whitby, Ontario, Canada). He was joined by teammates Cody Ridinger, Drew Ryan, Tom Piatt, and Joemar Melendez on the All-Conference Team. Read More
Baseball Drops Opener of G-MAC TourneyMay. 6th, 2013
Cedarville University snapped Urbana's season-long 6-game winning streak in the opening game of the G-MAC Tournament on Monday afternoon. Second-seeded Cedarville didn't allow a hit by the third-seeded Blue Knights until the 8th inning of an 8-1 victory. The Yellow Jackets advance to play their hosts, top-seeded Trevecca Nazarene University, while Urbana awaits the loser of that contest in the next round.
Urbana entered Monday's contest having outscored their opponents 43-19 in the last six. That win streak included an impressive 6-4 win over D-I Wright State, but that didn't help the Blue Knights on Monday as the team suffered a defeat at the same site of their last loss, suffered 16 days ago to Trevecca Nazarene. Down 6-0 in the eighth inning, Urbana finally pushed a run across the plate. All-Conference shortstop Cody Ridinger led off the inning with a double. Ridinger had 2 of UU's 4 hits on the afternoon. Read More
Baseball Sweeps Trailblazers on Senior DayMay. 3th, 2013
Under the Friday afternoon sunshine at Blue Knight Field, the Urbana University baseball team swept visiting Ohio Christian University 2-1 and 5-3 on Senior Day. The wins bump the Blue Knights' season-high winning streak to six entering next week's conference tournament. The sweep also clinches the Blue Knights' (22-17) winning season since 2009.
The Trailblazers struck first in Game 1 on an Urbana error in the top of the third, but senior Drew Ryan's two-run homer in the bottom of the inning delivered the home team its first lead of the day. Ryan's shot was his fourth of the season, and it proved to be the difference. Read More
Urbana Scores Major Upset over D-I Wright StateMay. 1st, 2013
The Urbana University baseball team scored a signature victory over Division I Wright State University on Wednesday night. Urbana entered the contest 0-5 all-time against the Raiders, but by the end of the night, the Blue Knights could boast one of the biggest wins in program history, a 6-4 victory under the lights at Nischwitz Stadium.
The win is Urbana's third over a D-I opponent during the Mike Goldschmidt era. Goldschmidt guided the Blue Knights to wins at the University of Dayton in 2008 and Chicago State University in 2009. Urbana has been close to knocking off the Raiders in their two previous meetings. Last season, Wright State held off their D-II opponents 6-4 and two seasons ago, Urbana fell just 3 runs short.
A huge sixth inning on Wednesday night ensured Urbana wouldn't fall short again. The visitors racked up 6 runs in the decisive inning. Urbana starter Tom Piatt cruised through the first five inning, allowing just two hits. Read More
Baseball Senior Day Set for Friday, May 3rdApr. 30th, 2013
The Urbana University baseball team will host its Senior Day on Friday against Ohio Christian University. Originally, the teams were scheduled to play a single 9-inning game starting at 4:00 p.m. That has been changed to two 7-inning games beginning at 2:00 p.m. The Senior Day ceremony will take place between games at approximately 4:30 p.m. There are no games on Saturday. Read More
Liming Named G-MAC Player of the WeekApr. 29th, 2013
Urbana University's Greg Liming was named G-MAC Men’s Baseball Offensive Athlete of the Week for the first time this season. This week’s honor gives Urbana its fourth different Baseball Athlete of the Week this season, including two Offensive Athletes of the Week (Robert Tavone Jr. and Liming) and two Pitchers of the Week (Justin Robinson & Tom Piatt).
Liming hit .600 last week and totaled a slugging percentage of 1.400 to lead the conference. He had a G-MAC-high nine runs scored, seven runs batted in, and two home runs, despite registering only 10 at-bats in the 3 games.. He also walked six times, totaled 14 bases, and added two doubles. His two home runs gives him the regular-season G-MAC home run title with seven on the season. Read More
Baseball's Senior Day Rained Out on SundayApr. 28th, 2013
The Blue Knight baseball team will have to reschedule its Senior Day after rain forced the cancellation of Sunday's home doubleheader with Notre Dame College. The games with NDC will not be made up. Currently, the Blue Knights have 2 games remaining on their regular season schedule: at D-I Wright State University on Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. and home against Ohio Christian University on Friday at 4:00 p.m. Next Saturday is also possibility for the rescheduled Senior Day if the Blue Knights can secure an opponent.
Also today, the G-MAC released more details about the 2013 Championship Tournament. Trevecca Nazarene University earned the top seed by knocking off Cedarville earlier this week, so the Trojans will host the 3-team tournament from Monday, May 6th to Wednesday, May 8th. As the #3 seed, Urbana meets #2 seed Cedarville in the tournament's first game on Monday, May 6th at 12:00 p.m. Central Time. Read More
Baseball Makes Changes to Remaining ScheduleApr. 25th, 2013
As the 2013 season winds down, the Blue Knight baseball team has made several changes to the remaining regular season schedule. First, tonight's doubleheader at Wright State University-Lake has been reduced to a single 9-inning game beginning at 7:00 p.m. Saturday's home games against Miami University-Hamilton will now be a JV game only. Start time is 1:00 p.m. The third and final change at this time is the cancellation of a home doubleheader against the University of Cincinnati-Clermont on Sunday, May 5th.
There are no changes to the home doubleheader vs. Notre Dame College on Sunday, the game at Wright State University on May 1st, or the home game vs. Ohio Christian University on May 3rd. Sunday's doubleheader with NDC will still be Senior Day for the Blue Knights. The team will honor its outgoing seniors with a small ceremony about 15 minutes prior to the first pitch of the first game (approximately 12:45 p.m.). Read More
Baseball Finds a Way to Win at FindlayApr. 23th, 2013
Trailing 5-0 after the first two innings of action on the road at the University of Findlay on Tuesday night, the Blue Knight baseball team found a way to rally for a 7-6 victory. The win gives Urbana a season sweep of their Route 68 rivals. It also evens the Blue Knights' record at 17-17 on the year. Findlay slips to 17-19 with the loss.
Reliever Jeff Beall came in after ace Tom Piatt last just an inning and a third. Beall scattered 5 hits and just 1 run over the next 6.2 innings to keep the Oilers in check to earn the win. Beall struck out 6 in the longest relief outing of his career. Read More
Trojans Sweep UU, Tie Season SeriesApr. 20th, 2013
One day after splitting a Friday night doubleheader with the Trojans from Trevecca Nazarene University, the Urbana University baseball team dropped a pair of decisions by scores of 11-0 and 10-7 at TNU to lose the weekend series 3-1. The two teams finished the season series tied at 4 games apiece after the Blue Knights took 3 of 4 at Urbana two weeks ago. Senior Greg Liming went 3 for 5 with 3 RBIs in the Game 2 loss. Read More
Baseball Splits Series Opener at TNU on Friday NightApr. 19th, 2013
The Blue Knights and Trojans opened a 4-game weekend series with a doubleheader split on Friday night under the lights at TNU's Jackson Field. Urbana took the first game 8-6 on a sixth inning 2-run home run by junior Aaron Bingham, but the Trojans recovered to take the night cap 9-6.
Urbana's lead expanded to 6-1 after a 3-run fifth inning, but the Trojans answered with 5 runs in the bottom of the inning to tie the game at 6 runs apiece. However, Bingham and the Blue Knights did not wilt after watching their 5-run lead evaporate in the fifth. After a leadoff single by catcher Robert Tavone Jr., Bingham sent a Trojan offering over the 25-foot fence in left field. The ball traveled an estimated 400 feet and proved to be the game-winner. Read More
Tavone Jr. Named G-MAC Player of the WeekApr. 16th, 2013
Robert Tavone Jr. was named G-MAC Men’s Baseball Offensive Athlete of the Week for the first time this season. In just one game this past week, Tavone Jr. went 3-3 with a pair of doubles and a run scored. His slugging percentage of 1.667 led the conference, while in just one game he led or tied for the lead in the G-MAC with three hits, two doubles, and five total bases.
Tavone Jr. is seventh in the conference with a .352 batting average, while leading the G-MAC with 15 doubles and a .612 slugging percentage. He is tied for fifth with two home runs, ninth with 19 runs batted in, fourth with 52 total bases, and seventh with 12 bases on balls. Read More
Baseball Stung Twice on MondayApr. 15th, 2013
The G-MAC baseball race got a little clearer after a make-up Monday doubleheader at Urbana University. The visiting Yellow Jackets from Cedarville University swept the Blue Knights 11-3 and 16-11 to take a commanding 5-1 lead in 6 games against Urbana this season. The Blue Knights slip to 4-6 in the G-MAC, while Cedarville surges into the conference lead at 5-3.
Urbana appeared to be the team to beat at the start of Game 1. In front of about 25 pro scouts on hand to watch Cedarville ace David Ledbetter amongst others, Blue Knight leadoff hitter Drew Ryan sent the second pitch of the ball game, a 93 mph offering, over the left field fence. Read More
Rain Forces Changes to Weekend Baseball Schedule (3rd UPDATE)Apr. 13th, 2013
Late-week rainstorms have forced some changes to this weekend's 4-game series between the Blue Knight baseball team and Cedarville University. Friday afternoon's doubleheader has been postponed to Monday at 12:00 p.m. at Urbana, and Saturday's doubleheader has been postponed to a later date, yet to be determined. The teams will play a 7-inning game followed by a 9-inning game at Urbana on Monday and the TBD date. The two teams are currently tied atop the G-MAC standings, but Cedarville took 3 of 4 against the Blue Knights at Cedarville earlier this season. Read More
Wayne State Overwhelms UrbanaApr. 9th, 2013
An 8-run first inning nearly ended Tuesday afternoon's contest before it began. The Wayne State Warriors batted around and clubbed 3 home runs, including a grand slam, in their first at-bat to coast to a 19-8 victory at Blue Knight Field. Urbana's offense pounded out 13 hits in the loss. The Blue Knights were led by newcomer Steven Brown who finished 2 for 3 with a 3-run triple, a walk and a pair of runs. Read More
Baseball Splits with TNU on Saturday to Stay Atop G-MACApr. 6th, 2013
After dropping the first game of a Saturday doubleheader 8-1, the Urbana University baseball team bounced back to take the night cap 10-9 over the visiting Trojans from Trevecca Nazarene University. The Saturday split gave the Blue Knights the series win after posting a pair of 7-6 victories over TNU on Friday night.
After the weekend's 4-game set, the teams remained tied atop the conference standings. Urbana is 15-11 overall and 4-4 in the G-MAC. Trevecca sits at 19-15 overall and 3-3 in the conference. Jose Vargas' 2nd grand slam of the season provided the offensive firepower for the Blue Knights in the Game 2 win. Read More
Baseball Takes a Pair of 7-6 Decisions from TNU on FridayApr. 5th, 2013
The Urbana University baseball team turned a 3-game in-conference losing streak into a 2-game winning streak on Friday night at home. The Blue Knights took down the G-MAC leaders from Trevecca Nazarene University twice in a pair of tight 7-6 games to turn a 2-game deficit into a three-way tie atop the conference standings.
Urbana improves to 14-10 overall and 3-3 in the G-MAC with the Friday sweep. The Trojans, meanwhile, slip to 18-14 overall and 2-2 in the G-MAC. Jordan Pergrem preserved the Game 2 win with a barehanded grab on a bad-hop grounder with 1 out and the game-tying run at second base in the top of the ninth inning. Read More
Yellow Jackets Take Make-up Game 14-6Apr. 3th, 2013
In a make-up conference game lost to weather two weeks ago, the Urbana University baseball team fell 14-6 on the road at Cedarville University on Wednesday night. With the win, the Yellow Jackets took the first G-MAC series of the season for the Blue Knights 3 games to 1. Urbana won the opener 6-0, but Cedarville stormed back to take the final three games on their home field. Only Brad Hall experienced success on the mound for the Blue Knights. Hall finished the game with 4 scoreless innings, allowing just 2 hits. Read More
Baseball Takes Two from TrailblazersMar. 29th, 2013
The Blue Knight baseball team got back on track on the road today, sweeping the Trailblazers from Ohio Christian University 12-0 and 4-2.
Urbana's offense pounded out 16 hits in the Game 1 victory, and pitcher Justin Robinson threw a complete game 2-hit shutout while striking out 8. Robinson improved to 2-1 and kept his season ERA below 1.00 after the dominant outing. Read More
Baseball Salvages Split with LakersMar. 28th, 2013
It took a walk-off base hit in near darkness on Thursday night, but the Blue Knight baseball team salvaged a split with the visiting Lakers from Wright State University-Lake Campus. After dropping a wild first game 14-12, Urbana bounced back to take the night cap 6-5 on Greg Liming's walk-off post-sunset single. Read More
G-MAC Picks Piatt as Pitcher of the WeekMar. 25th, 2013
The Great Midwest Athletic Conference has announced that Thomas Piatt of Urbana University and Jordan Foreman of Trevecca Nazarene University have been named G-MAC Baseball Pitching and Offensive Athletes of the Week, respectively.
Piatt picked up Urbana’s only conference win of the weekend in a complete game shutout of Cedarville University, 6-0. His win was the first conference win in league history, the first complete game, the first shutout, and established a conference-high with nine innings pitched and 12 strikeouts. Read More
Cedarville Stings UU Twice by 1 RunMar. 23th, 2013
After dominating the series opener in a 6-0 win on Friday night, the Urbana University baseball team dropped a pair of one-run heartbreakers on the road at Cedarville University on Saturday afternoon. The Blue Knights had one-run leads in both contests, but the Yellow Jackets stung late to win 5-4 and 4-3.
Cedarville surges ahead of Urbana in the standings with the Saturday sweep. The Yellow Jackets improve to 10-5 overall and 2-1 in the G-MAC. Urbana, meanwhile, slips to 9-8 overall and 1-2 in conference play. Jordan Pergrem had a team-best 3 hits on the day. Read More
Piatt Pitches a Gem in G-MAC OpenerMar. 22nd, 2013
Urbana University senior starting pitcher Tom Piatt made a statement in the Blue Knights' Great Midwest Athletic Conference opener on Friday night. In near-freezing conditions, Urbana's right-handed ace went the distance on the road in a 6-0 shutout of rival Cedarville University.
Piatt (4-1) scattered three hits and three walks over nine innings, striking out 12 Yellow Jackets to earn the most impressive win of his four-year career. Read More
#8 Indy Upends Urbana 13-7Mar. 19th, 2013
Playing in near freezing temperatures, the Blue Knight baseball team could only muster 8 hits against the 8th ranked Greyhounds from the University of Indianapolis on Tuesday afternoon. Indy scored in each of the first four innings to post a 13-7 win over visiting Urbana. The game-time temperature was 38 degrees, with a wind chill hovering in the upper-20's. The cold didn't seem to phase the nationally ranked Greyhounds who pounded out 13 hits and held a 6-1 lead after four innings. Urbana briefly tied the game at 1-1 in the second after Aaron Bingham reached on walk, stole second and scored on an Indy error. The Blue Knights wouldn't score again until Greg Liming's solo home run in the top of the eighth inning. Read More
Blue Knights Settle for Split on SaturdayMar. 16th, 2013
After a home opening 15-12 loss to the visiting Tigers from Salem International University on Friday night, the Urbana University baseball team regrouped and took the next game in the series on Saturday afternoon. The Blue Knights won 3-2 on a walk-off bases loaded 2-run single by Drew Ryan, but the Tigers bounced back to take the rubber game 6-4 after scoring the go-ahead runs in the final inning.
Urbana's Drew Ryan continued his torrid pace to start the season. In addition to the game-winning hit in Game 1, the junior third baseman scored Urbana's first run after a lead-off double in the bottom of the first. He finished 3 for 4 with a run and two RBIs. He's hitting a team-high .465 after the first 13 games this season. Read More
Tigers Take 1st Game of Weekend SeriesMar. 15th, 2013
The visiting Tigers from Salem International University took advantage of a huge first inning to top the Blue Knight baseball team 15-12 on Friday night at Urbana University. The Tigers touched up Urbana starter Billy Kosachook for six runs in the top of the first inning. The lead was 12-1 after two and a half innings.
Urbana outhit the Tigers 16-12. Blue Knights Robert Tavone Jr., Greg Liming, Jose Vargas, Colt Turley and Drew Ryan all homered in the contest. Ryan's blast was a 2-out grand slam in the bottom of the ninth, but it was too little, too late in the home opening loss. These same two teams will try to play two more on Saturday afternoon. First pitch is slated for 1:00 p.m., weather permitting. Read More
Baseball Home Opener Moved up to Friday at 4PMMar. 14th, 2013
The Urbana University baseball team announced today that this weekend's series against Salem International University has been moved up one day in an attempt to beat the forecasted rain. The Blue Knights and Tigers will now kick things off on Friday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. at Blue Knight Field. The teams will play one 9-inning game on Friday night. The rest of the weekend's games are in danger of being washed out, but as of now, the two squads will still attempt to play games on Saturday and Sunday with starting times at 1:00 p.m. on both days. Games and times could still change as the weather changes, so be sure to check back here for the latest update before making your way to Blue Knight Field for UU's home-opening series. Read More
Robinson Named G-MAC Pitcher of the WeekMar. 12th, 2013
The Great Midwest Athletic Conference has announced that Jordan Foreman of Trevecca Nazarene University and Justin Robinson of Urbana University have been named G-MAC Baseball Offensive Athlete and Pitcher of the Week, respectively.
Justin Robinson helped guide the Urbana baseball team to a 4-2 week, improving to 7-3 overall. For Robinson, he threw 10 innings over two games last week without allowing a run. Read More
Wednesday's Baseball Home Opener PostponedMar. 12th, 2013
The 2013 Blue Knight baseball home opener has been postponed due to inclement weather. Urbana was prepared to host regional rival Ohio Dominican University on Wednesday at 3:00 p.m., but soggy fields and forecasts of snow and temperatures in the low 30's have caused the postponement of Wednesday's 9-inning affair. The teams will try to find a date in April to make-up the game, but for now, Urbana's home opener has been moved to Saturday at 1:00 p.m. against Salem International University. The Blue Knights and Tigers are set to play a 4-game series with 1:00 p.m. doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday. If the poor weather conditions continue and cause this weekend's games to be lost, an update will be posted here first. Read More
Kosachook, Robinson Pitch UU to Sweep over SVSUMar. 4th, 2013
After struggling in their Spring Break opener, the Urbana University baseball team bounced back with back-to-back dominant pitching performances in a doubleheader sweep on Monday afternoon. Behind newcomers Billy Kosachook and Justin Robinson, the Blue Knights beat the Cardinals from Saginaw Valley State University 5-2 and 1-0 at the NCAA D-II Winning Innings Invitational in Clearwater, Florida. In Game 2, Urbana starter Justin Robinson managed to one-up Kosachook's Game 1 dominance. The junior southpaw threw a complete game shutout, striking out 8 Cardinals along the way. He allowed just 4 hits and made an early Urbana run stand in the pitching duel. Read More
Baseball Takes 3 of 4 from ToppersFeb. 24th, 2013
A two-run walk-off home run was the only thing that stood between the Urbana University baseball team and a perfect 4-0 start during the team's opening weekend on the road in Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday and Sunday. The Blue Knights swept a twinbill, 9-2 and 5-2, against their future conference foes from West Liberty University on Saturday, but the Hilltoppers prevented the four-game sweep with the aforementioned walk-off home run in an 8-7 win in the first game on Sunday. Urbana bounced back to take the series with a 7-3 victory in the final game of the series on a neutral field at Louisville Male High School. Senior ace Tom Piatt set the tone in Game 1 with a dominant 6.1 innings. Piatt struck out 4 and left the game with a 9-1 lead to win the first start of his senior season. Read More
Location and Time Change for Baseball's Opening WeekendFeb. 20th, 2013
fter last weekend's season opening series was canceled at Virginia-Wise due to a poor forecast, the Urbana University baseball team will open its 2013 season this weekend against West Liberty University. The game times and location have changed. Originally, Northern Kentucky University was going to host the 4-game series between the Blue Knights and Hilltoppers, but field conditions have forced the series to be moved to Louisville Male High School in Louisville, Kentucky. Urbana and West Liberty will open the weekend with a doubleheader on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. The teams will meet again on Sunday for two more games starting at 12:00 p.m. Read More
Baseball's Season Opening Series at UVA-Wise CancelledFeb. 14th, 2013
The Urbana University baseball team will have to wait at least another week before opening their 2013 season after weather forced the cancellation of the Blue Knights' season opening 3-game series at Virginia-Wise this weekend. Temperatures forecasted in the upper 20's and 30's with precipitation caused the teams to call off the series. The games will not be made up. Read More
Baseball Releases 2013 ScheduleNov. 26th, 2012
Head Baseball Coach Mike Goldschmidt released the 2013 Urbana University baseball schedule this week. The Blue Knights will open their 2013 campaign on the road at future conference foe Virginia-Wise on Saturday, February 16th. The Blue Knights' home opener comes nearly a month later on Wednesday, March 13th against regional rival Ohio Dominican University. For the first time since transitioning to NCAA Division II after the 2008 season, the Blue Knights have a conference home in 2013. Read More
Baseball Cleans up Storm Damage at Urbana ParksNov. 15th, 2012
The Urbana University baseball team has spent the past month volunteering with Urbana Parks & Recreation. The Blue Knights have worked on winterizing the baseball and softball fields, as well as helping cut down dead or damaged trees left over from Hurricane Sandy. The team has also helped moved gravel and clear weeds on fields and trails. Read More
Keaton Sullivan's Road to Becoming a Blue KnightOct. 29th, 2012
Click 'Read More' to view the inspiring story of newest Blue Knight recruit Keaton Sullivan's amazing recovery. Sullivan will join the Blue Knight baseball team this January. Read More
Mays, Piatt Earn All-Independent HonorsMay. 14th, 2012
Blue Knights Matt Mays and Tom Piatt earned NCAA D-II All-Independent honors this week, following a 21-26 season by the Blue Knights. Mays, a senior utility player, made the All-Independent First Team as a DH. Piatt was 1 of 4 starting pitchers named to the Second Team. Read More
UU Shutout by Cedarville on Senior DayMay. 5th, 2012
On Graduation Saturday, the Cedarville University baseball team swept a unique Senior Day doubleheader with Urbana University. First, the Yellow Jackets won their regular season finale in Cedarville 4-0, after both teams made the short trek north to Blue Knight Field for Game 2, the Yellow Jackets completed the sweep with a 6-0 win. Senior Matt Mays finished 2 for 2 in his final collegiate game to come from behind to win the team batting title. Mays edged a group of teammates with a .314 average. He ended his career ranked 6th all-time at UU with a .364 average. Read More
UU Sweeps NDC, Keeps OIC Hopes AliveMay. 3th, 2012
The Urbana University baseball team kept its regular season D-II Ohio Independent Championship hopes alive with a doubleheader sweep of visiting Notre Dame College on Thursday afternoon. The Blue Knights took both games by a score of 12-5, completing the 4-game season sweep of the Falcons.
Urbana improves to 21-24 overall and 8-6 against OIC opponents with the sweep. In order to claim the regular season OIC crown, the Blue Knights need to sweep Cedarville on Saturday and receive some help in the Walsh/Malone season-ending series. Matt Mays hit a crucial 3-run bomb into the parking lot in UU's Game 1 win. Read More
Split Keeps Cedarville & Urbana EvenApr. 27th, 2012
Area rivals Urbana University and Cedarville University entered Friday afternoon's doubleheader with identical 5-5 records against D-II Ohio Independent opponents. After a split in Cedarville, the teams remained an even 6-6 against their familiar foes. The Blue Knights won the first game 7-4, but stumbled in the second game by a score of 6-5. Senior Matt Mays drove in a pair of runs in each game. Read More
Wright State Wins Rain-Shortened Game 6-3Apr. 25th, 2012
The Urbana University baseball team briefly led nationally ranked D-I Wright State University 2-1 on the road on Wednesday night, but the Blue Knights couldn't hold on to the lead as the rain began to fall. The Raiders, who have received votes in each of the last 3 NCAA Division I national rankings, inched ahead of Urbana by a score of 6-3 just before the rain became heavy enough to call the game after 5 1/2 innings of play. Robert Tavone Jr. finished 2 for 2 with a walk and 2 runs to pace UU. Read More
UU Finishes Season Sweep of LakersApr. 23th, 2012
The Blue Knight baseball team braved 40 mph winds and temperatures in the 40's on Monday afternoon to finish the season sweep of Wright State University-Lake Campus. Urbana sunk the Lakers 10-1 to improve to 18-22 on the season. Lake drops to 11-6 with the loss. Urbana took two from the Lakers in Celina earlier this year. Robert Tavone Jr. led UU with a 3 for 3 performance that included a double and 2 RBIs. Read More
UU Edges Malone Late, Salvages SplitApr. 21st, 2012
After nearly 3 hours of rain delays and a 9-1 loss in Game 1, the Urbana University baseball team finally upended Malone 3-2 in the series finale on Saturday night. Malone stole a doubleheader at Urbana on Thursday, and the Pioneers nearly pulled off the 4-game sweep, but the Blue Knights braved the near-freezing temperatures and setting sun to earn their first win against the Pioneers in the final game of the 4-game series. After the split, Urbana sits at 17-22 overall and 5-5 against the Ohio Independents. The Game 2 win snapped a 4-game losing streak. Greg Liming finished the Game 2 win 3 for 3 at the plate. He also scored the go-ahead run in the 6th inning after a leadoff double. Read More
Pioneers Take Two from UUApr. 19th, 2012
A late rally helped visiting Malone University steal Game 2 of a doubleheader at Blue Knight Field on Thursday afternoon. Malone made a first inning 3-run home run by Bob Suitca stand in a 7-1 Game 1 win, and the Pioneers pulled off a 6-3 comeback win in Game 2 by erasing a 3-0 deficit in the final inning. Malone took control of the Ohio Independent standings with the sweep. The Pioneers improved to 24-16 overall and 6-2 in the OIC, while Urbana dropped to 16-21 and 4-4 against OIC opponents. Greg Liming homered in the Game 2 loss. Read More
#26 Indy Escapes with Win at UUApr. 17th, 2012
The Urbana University baseball team had the 26th ranked Greyhounds from the University of Indianapolis on the ropes late on Tuesday afternoon, but the Blue Knights fell short in their upset bid. In a 5-5 game in the seventh inning, Indy's high-powered offense erupted for 5 runs in a 10-7 road win. Winners of 12 of their last 14, Indy improves to 23-10 with the victory. Urbana, meanwhile, drops to 16-19 on the season. Cody Ridinger led UU with a 3 for 4 day at the plate with 3 RBIs in the loss. Read More
Saturday Baseball Rained OutApr. 14th, 2012
Saturday's Blue Knight baseball home doubleheader with Miami University-Hamilton has been rained out. No make-up date has been announced. The Blue Knights are home again on Tuesday afternoon to host the Greyhounds from the University of Indianapolis. First pitch is set for 3:00 p.m. The teams will play one 9-inning game. Read More
Blue Knights Take 3 from ThorobredsApr. 12th, 2012
The Urbana University baseball team enjoyed a rare 3-win day at home on Thursday afternoon. The Blue Knights took three decisions from visiting Kentucky State University thanks to a make-up date victory, followed by a regularly scheduled doublheader sweep. In the game suspended due to darkness on March 22nd, the Blue Knights turned a 6-4 lead into a 10-7 win. The home team followed that with wins of 13-2 and 16-6. Urbana improves to 16-18 with the 3-game sweep. Jordan Pergrem was 11 for 13 at the plate in the 3 wins vs. KSU. Read More
Oilers Erase Late Leads, Sweep UUApr. 10th, 2012
The University of Findlay stole a pair of games from the Blue Knights on a frigid Tuesday afternoon. The visiting OIlers erased a pair of late 2-run Urbana leads to take the doubleheader by the scores of 5-2 and 8-5. Urbana's Greg Liming smashed a 2-run home run in Game 2. Read More
Lucky Bounce Helps UU Sweep WalshApr. 7th, 2012
On a picture perfect Easter Saturday, the Blue Knight baseball team swept a home doubleheader with visiting Walsh University. In Game 1, Urbana ended a 9-game Walsh winning streak with a 5-3 win. A little luck and clutch hitting helped the Blue Knights pull off an improbable 8-7 win in extra innings of Game 2. The teams split the 4-game season series thanks to a pair of one-run Walsh wins in Canton on Thursday. After Saturday's sweep, Walsh drops to 20-16 on the season and 2-4 in Ohio Independent play, while Urbana improves to 13-16 and 4-2 in the OIC. Aaron Bingham finished the day with 3 hits, including the game-winner in Game #2. Read More
Cavs Clip Blue Knights TwiceApr. 5th, 2012
The Urbana University baseball team dropped a pair of 1-run games at Walsh University on Thursday afternoon. The Cavs clipped the Blue Knights 3-2 in 11 innings in Game 1 and 5-4 in the night cap. Greg Liming led UU with 2 hits in each game. Read More
Sunday's Home Baseball vs. NDC Rained OutApr. 1st, 2012
Sunday's home baseball doubleheader with Notre Dame College has been called because of weather. There is no make-up date at this time. Urbana took the first two games of the 4-game series on Saturday behind dominant pitching performances from Julius Storey and Tom Piatt. If there is more information about a make-up date, it will be posted here. Read More
Storey, Piatt Pitch UU Past FalconsMar. 31st, 2012
The Urbana University baseball team opened Ohio Independent play with a pair of important road wins on Saturday afternoon. Behind dominant starting pitching, the Blue Knights beat Notre Dame College 1-0 and 4-1 on the Falcons' home field. Julius Storey threw a complete game 2-hit shutout in Game 1, and Tom Piatt pitched a complete game 5-hitter in Game 2. Read More
Greyhounds Race Past Blue KnightsMar. 29th, 2012
The University of Indianapolis ended Urbana's 3-game winning streak on Thursday afternoon. The Blue Knights built an early 3-0 lead, but the Greyhounds raced past Urbana with 18 unanswered runs in a 18-3 rout. Aaron Bingham had 2 hits and an RBI for UU in the loss. Read More
Blue Knights Sweep Lakers behind Melendez's 2-HitterMar. 28th, 2012
The Urbana University baseball team picked up a pair of road wins on Wednesday afternoon at Wright State University-Lake Campus. The true road sweep was the first of the season for the Blue Knights, who battled constant 35 mph winds to beat the Lakers 4-2 and 5-0. Joemar Melendez threw a complete game, 2-hit shutout in Game 2 to carry the Blue Knights to victory. The win came in Melendez's first start as a Blue Knight.
Yocom Throws 1-Hitter in Split with TigersMar. 25th, 2012
For the second day in a row, the Urbana University baseball team dodged the rain, and behind freshman pitcher Quinton Yocom, the Blue Knights picked up their first win of the weekend against visiting Salem International University. The Tigers shut out UU for a 3-0 win in Game 1, but Yocom and the Blue Knights returned the favor in a 3-0 win in the night cap. Read More
Sunday Baseball UpdateMar. 25th, 2012
Sunday's home start time with Salem International University has been pushed back an hour due to field conditions after last night's rain. The Blue Knights and Tigers will begin their doubleheader at approximately 2:00 p.m. Read More
Ohio Northern Outlasts UU 10-6Mar. 24th, 2012
The Urbana University baseball team avoided the rain on Saturday, but they couldn't avoid a loss. Visiting Ohio Northern University hung a 10-6 loss on the Blue Knights, dropping Urbana to 6-12 on the season. The Polar Bears, meanwhile, improved to 6-10 with the win. Cody Ridinger finished 3 for 5 with a double and 3 runs at the plate in the loss for UU. Read More
UU Beats Big Blue, But Darkness Suspends Game 2Mar. 22nd, 2012
The Blue Knight baseball team picked up a win and a half on Thursday night at Kentucky State University. First, Urbana knocked off Bluefield State College on a neutral field 5-2. Then, in Game 2, Urbana led the home Thorobreds 6-4 in the 4th inning before darkness forced the suspension of the game. The bottom of the 4th began with UU on top 6-0, but the Thorobreds raced back with 4 runs in the inning before the game had to be called. At this time, there is no make-up date to play out the conclusion of the non-conference game. Against Bluefield State, UU starter Jake Gibson earned the win, throwing 7 strong innings. Read More
ODU Doubles Up UrbanaMar. 21st, 2012
The Blue Knight baseball team dropped their 5th straight contest Wednesday night. Ohio Dominican University upended Urbana 8-4 in a 9-inning affair. Cody Ridinger led UU with 2 hits. Aaron Bingham finished 1 for 3 with 2 RBIs. Read More
Baseball Game Changes (UPDATE)Mar. 20th, 2012
The Urbana University baseball team announced two schedule updates this afternoon. First, a make-up date has been decided upon for the Kentucky State University postponement. The February 25th doubleheader could not be played due to inclement weather. The teams will meet this Thursday, March 22 at 4:00 p.m. in Frankfort, Kentucky for one 9-inning game. UU will play Bluefield State University before that game at 1:30 p.m. on KSU's home field. Also, the 9-inning game scheduled for Wednesday, March 28th at the University of Indianapolis has been moved back a day to Thursday, March 29th. First pitch is still set for 3:00 p.m. in Indianapolis. Read More
#11 GVSU Completes Weekend SweepMar. 18th, 2012
One day after sweeping the Urbana University baseball team 5-1 and 6-1, the 11th ranked Lakers from Grand Valley State University completed the 4-game sweep with victories of 7-1 and 7-2 on Sunday afternoon. Catcher Robert Tavone Jr. finished 2 for 3 with a HR and 2 runs in Game 2. Read More
#11 GVSU Takes Two from UUMar. 17th, 2012
Nationally ranked Grand Valley State University halted Urbana's two-game winning streak at Blue Knight Field on Saturday afternoon. The 11th ranked Lakers took a twinbill with the Blue Knights 5-1 and 6-1. Urbana's offense was held to just 7 hits on the afternoon. Cody Ridinger had 2 of UU's 4 hits in the Game 1 loss. Read More
Blue Knights Win Home Opener 16-9Mar. 14th, 2012
Under sunny skies at Blue Knight Field, the Urbana University baseball team took their home opener 16-9 against visiting Wilmington College. Drew Ryan (pictured) led Urbana's offensive attack with 3 hits, 3 runs and 3 RBIs. Jordan Pergrem also tallied three hits, including a triple, 3 RBIs and a pair of runs. Read More
UU Baseball Spring Break Coverage (UPDATE)Mar. 10th, 2012
After a 3-1 start to the 2012 season, the Urbana University baseball team travels south on Spring Break next week to compete in the Savannah Invitational, hosted by Armstrong Atlantic State University. The Blue Knights will play 6 games in 7 days against some of the toughest NCAA Division II competition in the country. Check in here for updates all week long! Read More
Urbana Opens 2012 Season with SplitFeb. 26th, 2012
After seeing the first 7 games of 2012 called due to rain and cold temperatures, the UU baseball team finally opened their season on Sunday afternoon against the Harriers from Miami-Hamilton. The Harriers erased a 2-1 deficit in the bottom of the 6th inning of Game 1, taking the opener 4-2. In the night cap, Urbana responded with a dominant 10-1 victory behind freshman starting pitcher Quinton Yocom. Read More
Saturday's Doubleheader at Kentucky State PostponedFeb. 25th, 2012
Inclement weather has once again postponed the start of the Blue Knights' 2012 season. Urbana's Saturday doubleheader at Kentucky State has been called. The teams will attempt to make-up the games on Tuesday. UU will now open the season on Sunday at KSU vs. Miami-Hamilton at 12:30 p.m. Read More
Tuesday Doubleheader in Chillicothe CancelledFeb. 21st, 2012
For the second time in the season's opening week, the Blue Knight baseball team's season opener has been cancelled due to weather. Rain and cold have caused the cancellation of Tuesday's 3:30 p.m. doubleheader with Ohio Christian University at Chillicothe's VA Memorial Stadium. Urbana will now open the season on Saturday at Kentucky State University. Read More
Baseball's Season-Opening Trip to S.C. CancelledFeb. 16th, 2012
Inclement weather has cancelled Urbana's season-opening trip to Greer, South Carolina. The Blue Knights were scheduled to play West Virginia Tech, Elizabeth City State and Morehouse over Saturday and Sunday, but heavy rains in the forecast means Urbana will have to wait at least another week to open the 2012 season. Read More
UU to Host 5th Annual Fall ShowcaseSep. 15th, 2011
URBANA, Ohio (September 15, 2011) - The Urbana University baseball team is hosting its 5th Annual Fall Showcase on Sunday, October 9th. Read More
Storey, Piatt Pitching Well in New YorkJul. 13th, 2011
WELLSVILLE, New York (July 13, 2011) - Urbana University teammates Julius Storey and Tom Piatt are living and breathing baseball in the New York Collegiate Baseball League this summer. Read More
Rehmert, Ryan & Roll Capture All-Indy AwardsJun. 2nd, 2011
HOLLY, Michigan (June 2, 2011) - After a tough 10-game losing streak ended Urbana University's 2011 season, the Blue Knights received a bit of good news on Thursday. Read More
2011 Team Award Winners NamedMay. 23th, 2011
URBANA, Ohio (May 23, 2011) - Today, Head Coach Mike Goldschmidt announced the winners of the 2011 Blue Knight Team Awards. Staff ace Wes Rehmert (West Alexandria, Ohio/Twin Valley South HS) led the way, capturing both Pitcher of the Year and Team MVP honors after a stellar senior season. Read More