Mike Elias ’06, the Yale baseball alum who helped the Houston Astros win the 2017 World Series as assistant general manager, has been named the new general manager of the Baltimore Orioles. The Orioles announced the move Friday.
A pair of rising seniors on the Yale baseball team who have helped the Bulldogs win back-to-back Ivy League titles, first baseman/right-handed pitcher Benny Wanger and infielder Simon Whiteman, culminated the summer of 2018 with another championship on Aug. 9. The duo led the Valley Blue Sox to a 19-6 win over the Ocean State Waves in the decisive game two of the New England Collegiate Baseball League Championship Series, clinching the Blue Sox' second straight NECBL title. The team had a league-best 30-12 regular season record and went 4-0 in the postseason. Valley's opponent, Ocean State, had been ranked No. 1 nationally in all of collegiate summer league baseball at one point this summer.
The Ivy League released its list of student-athletes selected for 2018-19 Academic All-Ivy honors in its spring sports today, and 10 Bulldogs were recognized. The 80 men and women honored from the eight league schools were starters or key reserves on an officially recognized varsity team with 3.0 or better cumulative grade point averages. Each institution nominated five men and five women from its eligible student-athletes.
Junior infielder Simon Whiteman (Trumbull, Conn.) of the Yale baseball team has been named First Team Academic All-America. The honor was announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday.
The Ivy League Championship Series between Yale and Columbia, which determines the recipient of the league's automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament, has been set for Tuesday, May 22 at 12:00 (games one and two) and Wednesday, May 23 at 1:00 (game three, if necessary). The best-of-three series was initially scheduled for Saturday May 19 and Sunday May 20 but has been re-scheduled due to the rain forecasted for the New Haven area those days.
Junior infielder Simon Whiteman (Trumbull, Conn.) of the Yale baseball team has been named Academic All-District. The honor was announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday.