Tigers’ fans come together in the spirit of tradition

LAKELAND, Fla. – Most afternoons in March, Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland could easily be mistaken for any number of places in Michigan. Ask most waiting in line for the gates to open and you’ll hear the cities of Grand Rapids, Detroit, and numerous smaller towns roll off their lips.

Rivera earns major league praise for his outfield play with U. Tampa

TAMPA, Fla.– Few things electrify a baseball crowd more than watching an outfielder flex his athletic ability and chase down a ball that is seemingly out of reach. Richie Rivera, centre-fielder for the University of Tampa Spartans of the Sunshine State Conference, continues to impress the fans and coaches with his fielding, showing that defence […]

Darren Miller finds hype to be the difference between NCAA baseball divisions

TAMPA, FLA. — After playing for both Florida State University and the University of Tampa, utility infielder Darren Miller believes hype, not competition, is the biggest difference between the Division I and II programs. As a child, he believed the hype, watching Seminoles games on TV and dreaming of playing at the next level while […]

Cody Martin

Reliever Cody Martin sets everyone up for success

TAMPA, FLA. – To be a setup reliever is to be a table setter. Cody Martin plays that role on and off the field for the University of Tampa Spartans. The son of Renie Martin, former Kansas City Royal and San Francisco Giant, is working to better himself in order to carry those around him. The recipient […]

Outfielder Connor Crile keeps it in the family

TAMPA, FLA. – From boxing matches in his childhood living room to baseball at the University of Tampa, Connor Crile was born to compete. As one half of a pair of twins, Crile didn’t have to look much further than his brother, Ryan, for an adversary to get those juices flowing. “We did everything together; […]

Top pitching prospect Garrett Cave realizing full potential at U Tampa

TAMPA, FLA. — Garrett Cave is turning heads in his first season at the University of Tampa, including that of his head coach Joe Urso. And it takes a lot to impress the experienced bench boss. The Junior is pitching the best baseball of his life and is likely to hear his name called in the early rounds […]