USF – Baseball – 2009 – Bulls vs Bearcats (Game Two) – Thoughts and Perspectives

4 05 2009

A PRISM contribution; written by Jason Roberts

All photos original work by and property of Jason Roberts

Additional images are available by contacting jason@prismfreelantz.org

dsc_0651Being new to USF baseball (okay, I admit it; I’ve not been much of a baseball fan – at least, until discovering the Bulls . . .), I didn’t think I would have gotten the least bit emotional when I arrived at Red McEwen field Saturday evening, just in time for the introduction of four players – Brandon Smith, Mike Consolmagno, Trey Manz, and Chris Rey – being honored as a part of the program’s annual Senior Night.

Parking spots were a scarce commodity for the second of a three game series between the University of South Florida Bulls and the University of Cincinnati Bearcats, thanks to graduation ceremonies taking place concurrently at the nearby Sun Dome.   Plenty of smiles and more than a few shed tears, however, were in abundance out on the diamond.

One thing that you’re taught as a media representative — never give a hint of your personal leanings toward one team or another when you’ve been asked to cover an event.
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USF – Baseball – 2009 – Bulls vs. Bearcats (Game Two) – Photo Journal

4 05 2009

A PRISM contribution; written by Jason Roberts

All photos original work by and property of Jason Roberts

Additional images are available by contacting jason@prismfreelantz.org

The following is a sample of the photographic work done at the 2009 South Florida v. Cincinnati baseball game on Saturday, May 2nd.

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OCU Baseball – Stars grab NAIA homerun record

1 05 2009

A freelantz contribution; written by Jessica Lantz

100_1815They say records are made to be broken; for the Oklahoma City University baseball team, last Thursday night brought the opportunity to do just that, with the Stars shattering a NAIA home-run record against cross-city competition, Southern Nazarene University.

The record-setting night at Jim Wade Stadium saw OCU topple a landmark the team established just last year, with the Stars smashing seven homeruns by four different teammates by the end of the night.  In doing so, the program also finished the contest with a record-breaking season total of 149 homeruns now penned in the books. 

It being Senior Night at the park, it was fitting that seniors Landon Camp, Jason Machado and Brent Weaver were part of the record-setting evening, all contributing to the overall total of homeruns for the game.

The OCU Stars notched yet another win on the season, beating the SNU Crimson Storm 12-2 and running their season record to 47-7 (23-6 conference).  The Stars are second in the NAIA, trailing only Lubbock Christian in the standings.

The game was kicked off by a two-run blast by Nick Spears of the visiting Storm in the first inning.  OCU would fight back with theirown scoring effort in the bottom of the first, however, with a two-out homerun hit by Kirk Walker. Read the rest of this entry »





OCU Baseball Photo Journal – April 30, 2009

1 05 2009

All photos property of PRISM/freelantz

A sampling of photos taken at the April 30th game between the Oklahoma City University Stars and the Southern Nazarene University Crimson Storm.

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Through Their Eyes: Dylan Richter – Volume One

27 04 2009

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What’s up everyone!

This is Dylan Richter from Chicago, Illinois-northwest suburbs to be exact- at approximately 1:36 AM Monday morning after an intense video game session. We are very serious Halo 3 gamers here at Wash U so if anyone wants to play that’s a shout out-get at us! (I’m kidding we’re all really bad, but we mess around and have a good time). So I’m finishing up my first year here at Washington University-IN ST. LOUIS, and it’s been a blast. Classes are tough, I’m not going to lie, but this semester is going pretty well-all I have to do is study for finals for about a week and half now and I’ll be all done-we’ll see how that goes.

Now onto the good stuff-the first year as a Wash U Bear on the basketball team was definitely a success. We won the University Athletic Association conference and ended up winning the Division III national championship for the 2nd year in a row in Salem, Virginia. It was a pretty crazy experience. We knew coming into the season we would have a target on our back and have to play teams at their best which is exactly what happened. We only finished with 2 losses but we played a lot of good teams this year. I had a great time with the guys on the team and there’s tons of stories I could tell ya but I’m going to wait until next year, so you’ll have to keep coming back to read them to see what happens!

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South Florida – Baseball – 2009 – Bulls v. Mountaineers – Game Two

27 04 2009

A PRISM contribution; written by Jason Roberts

All photos original work by and property of Jason Roberts

Additional images are available by contacting jason@prismfreelantz.org

Reprinted from publication on the University of South Florida’s GoUSFBulls.com website, 4/27/09

Special thanks goes to Amy Woodruff, Assistant Director of Communications for allowing PRISM/freelantz access to this wonderful event . . .


dsc_0546On one of the nicest nights that Southwest Florida has seen to this point in the month of April, the University of South Florida Bulls came one step closer to doing something which no other baseball team in the Big East Conference had done prior to this weekend — handing the West Virginia Mountaineers their first conference series sweep this season.

In a game that saw plenty of action by USF hitters, the Bulls routed the Mountaineers 11-2 to take a 2-0 lead in the weekend’s three-game stretch for a team which heading into the matchup Saturday remained  undefeated in conference play on its home diamond at Red McEwen Field.

Representatives from the schools’ women’s basketball squad threw out the ceremonial first pitch and a  steady breeze sent Big East team flags flapping in a loud symphony  just after 7:00 pm, as a crowd of nearly 1500 filled the stands and perimeter of the field to see starting pitcher Derrick Stultz take the mound against a West Virginia squad that a day earlier had been defeated by a score of 8-3.  The Mountaineers found early success in the first inning, with WVU left fielder Justin Parks leading off with a single through the left side which eventually landed him the game’s first run off a fly ball to right field by short stop, Jedd Gyorko.  Stultz allowed only one additional hit in the opening inning, and gave up just four more hits and one run through 131 pitches before being replaced after eight innings by closer, Andrew Salgueiro.  Stulz now moves to 5-1 on the season.

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South Florida – Baseball – 2009 – Bulls v. Mountaineers – Photo Journal

27 04 2009

A PRISM contribution; written by Jason Roberts

All photos original work by and property of Jason Roberts

Additional images are available by contacting jason@prismfreelantz.org

The following is a sample of the photographic work done at the 2009 South Florida v. West Virginia baseball game on Saturday, April 25th.

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