ESU Women Roll on the Court

Wolves vs. Warriors 2018Abby Schoffstall works inside against the Cheyney Wolves.

Wolves vs. Warriors 2018Imani Brown goes in for a layup.

Wolves vs. Warriors 2018Ann McKnight eyes up a free throw.

Wolves vs. Warriors 2018McKnight scores on a reverse.

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Wolves vs. Warriors 2018McKnight looks to the referee on a tied up ball.

Wolves vs. Warriors 2018Kaitlyn Swint scores two!

Wolves vs. Warriors 2018Marlene Bassett goes up strong for two more. Lady Warriors roll to a 79-70 win over Cheyney.

 

ESU Women’s Basketball Secures Victory over Bloomsburg

WBKB180113 20913Ann McKnight (#20) steals the ball in a scramble for possession against Bloomsburg. The Lady Warriors played a hard-fought game to secure the victory.

WBKB180113 20618ATiffany Lapotsky (#10) takes the ball to the hoop against Bloomsburg.

WBKB180113 23500EImani Brown (#2) drives through the lane.

WBKB180113 24432ASadie Cresswell (#15) makes a move around a Bloomsburg defender.

WBKB180113 23722AImani Brown (#2) on the free throw line.

WBKB180113 22125DTiffany Lapotsky (#10) cuts inside to score.

WBKB180113 21014AJordan Hertz (#5) causes a defensive response!

 

ESU Men’s Basketball Likes Pressure!

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ESU Men’s Basketball likes to press opponents. Their full court press opened up an unsurmountable early lead against Bloomsburg University this afternoon. ESU put the pedal to the metal and never looked back.

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The full court press forced turnover after turnover, several turning into turnover points. The beginning of the first half was a flurry of white motion.

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Solid offense produced quality scoring opportunities, too.

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Ball handling and control made for those turnovers to be costly.

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Crisp passes…

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contributed to the scoring opportunities.

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It happened time,

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after time!

What a Day of Baseball!

Some days when you’re behind the camera you just don’t know what you’re going to see. Today I got charged by a groundhog, witnessed incredible wind gusts, saw an acrobatic catch over the outfield fence, and photographed the East Stroudsburg Warriors’ Baseball Team sweep a doubleheader against Lock Haven!

The bullpen catcher, during the game, said, “Here he comes.” A groundhog charged his way from the outfield, down the line toward me, jumped over a piece of trash, ran along the dugout, behind home plate, and slipped under the visitor’s dugout! The rodent stole the show and gained the attention of the amused fans, players, and umpires for a few moments!

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The wind gusts stopped the game momentarily at one point so the players could regain their visibility.

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A defensive play in left field was a game-saver. Left Fielder, Casey Saverio, went back to his right, on a long-hit ball deep into the outfield. It looked like the ball was going to clear the fence and be a homerun, but Saverio leaped up and snagged the ball out of the air as he toppled over the top of the fence! It was an absolutely incredible play! And there was still more to come!

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Both games of the doubleheader were well played by the Warriors. Strong pitching, consistent defense, and aggressive bats made the difference, and resulted in the two victories.

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All-in-all, it was quite a day of baseball at ESU!

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Big Day for ESU Baseball

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ESU hosted Kutztown on Monday afternoon for a doubleheader on a beautiful day. The weather was just right for baseball and the ESU players were just right for this matchup. Solid pitching and consistent at-bats were the plan of the day. Coaches just love it when a plan comes together!

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The Warriors scored 10 runs in the first game off two homeruns. RBIs resulted from getting men on base, moving them into scoring position, and then letting the bats at the plate do the work. With ducks on the pond, it looked almost easy.

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Baserunning is not as easy as it appears. Pickoff attempts, stealing bases, and line drives can wreak havoc for a runner on the basepaths. But ESU won these battles, too.

 

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An early collision at first base had some holding their breath for a moment or two. Fortunately, the play did not result in any serious injury. Play resumed with the runner on first base looking to get into scoring position.

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The second game seemed just as easy for ESU even though they scored half as many runs. Consistent hitting continued and the runs kept coming.

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Speed from the batter’s box to first base was also apparent in both of these games. Runners beat out a bang-bang play several times.

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ESU definitely had Kutztown in its sights. Most definitely!

East Stroudsburg University Tops Millersville University to Advance to the PSAC Final Four

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East Stroudsburg University won big over Millersville University in PSAC quarterfinal action on Wednesday night. The Warriors split the two regular season games against the Marauders but came up with a huge victory to advance to the PSAC Final Four. They will face Indiana University of Pennsylvania on Saturday in the semi-final. I was covering the game for The Pocono Record and the above photo was published on Thursday.

Here are some additional photos from the game at Koehler Fieldhouse.

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at Koehler Fieldhouse in East Stroudsburg on Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

 

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at Koehler Fieldhouse in East Stroudsburg on Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

 

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