Iona Ended The Longest Losing Streak In College Baseball And Their Reaction Is Pure Joy

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  • Iona had lost 33 straight games dating back to last season, which was the nation’s longest losing streak
  • The Gaels beat St. Peter’s on Thursday to end the skid
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The Iona Gaels had been getting recognition for the wrong reasons this college baseball season.

The program had lost the first 27 games of the season, extending a losing streak to 33 contests dating back to last year. And some of those scores had been downright awful.

There was a 24-0 loss at Old Dominion in the season’s first series. They were blasted by Tennessee 29-0 and 27-1 in back-to-back games. In all, 16 of their 27 opponents had scored 10 runs or more.

None of that mattered on Thursday.

The Gaels ended that losing skid with a triumphant 8-5 victory over conference rival St. Peter’s. Iona notched three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to send the fans home with something to cheer about.

As you could expect, the scene was one of pure joy for the Iona players. Check out the awesome celebration below.

The pitcher is so excited he almost doesn’t seem to know what to do. When the dugout rushes out onto the field, it’s hugs and high fives all around.

It was fitting that St. Peter’s was the team that the Gaels beat to end this 33-game skid.

Back in 2018, it was the Peacocks who were on the losing end of a nation worst 78 straight games, a mark that spanned two whole seasons.

Guess who they beat to end that streak… If you said Iona, you’d be correct.

Now, the Gaels get some payback by dishing the Peacocks an opening loss. We’ll see if they can follow this mighty performance up with another win on Friday to land a series win.