Sunday, March 29, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
On the mound, Max Peterson, the 6'2" left hander from San Diego (picture left) went 6.0 strong innings to improve his season record to 4-0. He struck out five, allowing three singles and no runs.
San Jose State concludes its current six-game homestand this week by hosting Fresno Pacific University on Sunday afternoon. First pitch is set for 2:00 p.m. at Municipal Stadium.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
As you can see from the photo above, the Lady Spartans put up a valiant effort, but in the end the men's team prevailed when partners Tim Pierce and Robert Owens dominated the ladies team of Christina Calcagno and Sayja Sumler in the championship game, ultimately leading to Christina and Sayja having to slam 3.5 glasses of beer each. The men's win marks the third year in a row that the men's team has defeated the women (guys, guys, guys, guys!!!). In an interview after the championship game, an inebriated Calcagno told us that the lady Spartans have been preoccupied the past few days tracking the results of "the best looking Lady Spartan basketball player" poll and therefore hadn't been training as hard for the tournament as they should have. Oh well, is there really a loser in a beer pong tournament? I didn't think so. Congratulations to both teams on a successful St. Patrick's Day!
In other news, the San Jose State baseball team is back to their winning ways. The Spartans began the year with 9 straight wins and climbed to the #25 national ranking, but dropped three games last week to drop to 9-3 heading into the weekend. With a good weekend and a good start to the week, the team is now on a 3 game win streak and have improved their record to 12-3.
Disclaimer: Any names included in this post are completely fictional and if they happen to be the exact same as someone who actually plays for the San Jose State basketball team(s) it was not done intentionally and does not in anyway implicate any particular individuals
Friday, March 13, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Nevada - 78
San Jose State -
So, just because you didn't have a winning season, and your WAC tournament run was cut short, don't fret San Jose State Spartans. Hold your heads high and be proud of yourselves (I know Jesse James and Abel are) for there are not many teams, like you, that get to exit like an Ole!
On the women's side, there would be no surprise ending to a sub par season. Hawaii walked all over the Lady Spartans in a WAC tournament play in game and ended up trouncing the Spartans 70-57 to mercifully bring their 2-28 season to an end.
I was hoping while I wrote this that the Spartan men would have inched closer, however, they are now down 55-68 with 3:24 left and it isn't looking promising. I'll update this post when the game is done.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
There is your answer. Let's hope the ranking doesn't give them a big head. (Okay, that was lame, but in honor of my Dad, who would never be shamed by a joke so dumb, I had to do it.)
This week will be a great test for the Spartans as San Francisco and newly #15 ranked Cal Poly come come to town on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
SPARTAN WOMEN'S GYMNASTICS TEAM WILL RIDE MOMENTUM INTO WAC CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Spartan women's gymnastics team won their meet today vs. Utah State improving their record to 14-1, the best in school history. Veronica Porte made her final meet at Spartan Gym a memorable one by winning the all around with a 38.625. Next up for the Spartans is the WAC Championships on Saturday, March 21, at Sacramento State.
OTHER WEEKEND SPORTS
In other Spartan action this weekend, the softball team was beat in 3 of 4 games by Cal State Bakersfield to drop to 5-13 on the season. Next up for the softball team is a pair of double headers in San Jose this week vs. Illinois State and Vermont respectively prior to hosting the National Invitation Softball Tournament Friday and Saturday of next weekend.
The women's tennis team picked up two wins over the weekend with a 6-1 win on Saturday vs. Cal State Bakersfield and a 4-3 win against Southern Utah today. They improved their season record to 5-3. Next they head to Palm Springs and will be playing Gonzaga, Sacred Heart and Toledo Thursday, Friday and Saturday this week.
Friday, March 6, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
And those match-ups are only the beginning. The softball team has a noon game on Friday against CSU Bakersfield to open up a weekend four game series. And Max Peterson (the preseason WAC Pitcher of the Year) and the Spartan baseball team head to Pacific for a two game series (Fri/Sat) before returning home for the third game of the series on Sunday. While I'm keeping an eye on these games I'll also be paying close attention to a the women's gymnastics team, the women's tennis team and the women's water polo team who all have big games this weekend. And after all of that I'm led right back to where I started as the men's basketball team heads to Utah State to replace the women as they play the Aggies in a big WAC Saturday matchup.
Here's to a great weekend of Spartan sports!!!
After much anticipation, last night was the big night. We put 103 colleges into a hat and were slated to draw two teams and then pick one to be our new "team for life." ( Note: almost all D1 schools that had a football (bowl subdivision) and basketball team were included - we eliminated a few teams due to the fact that we have friends that already support those teams.) We gathered at Houlihan's in Richfield with grandiose thoughts of being able to cheer our Connecticut Huskies to a Big East title or to usher our Seminoles of Florida State into the post Bobby Bowden era. While I was hoping I wouldn't have to pledge my allegiance to Lane Kiffin or Bob Stoops, I was ready to do just that if it was in the cards. I was actually ready for just about anything! Ultimately, I wasn't disappointed. While I can't say I expected to have to choose between the Zips of Akron and the Spartans of San Jose State, I couldn't be happier with my new team for life. Here's to the beginning of a life of servitude to my new team. Go Spartans!!!