Western Baseball

wiu712
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Sat May 12, 2018 6:38 pm

In Saturday's Game 1, Western beat South Dakota State 4-3 in 14 innings.

Weather: Cloudy, 52.

Attendance at South Dakota State = 206.

The series will conclude with a double-header on Sunday beginning at 12 Noon.
wiu712
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Sun May 13, 2018 7:44 pm

In Sunday's double-header, South Dakota State won the first game 13-7. Western won the second game 9-6. Western takes the series two games to one.

Weather: Cloudy, 67.

Attendance at South Dakota State = 345.

Western will be home on Tuesday for a 1PM game vs the Iowa Hawkeyes. There is no special promotion for this game. That is surprising. Not only is it the last home game of the season, but it also with a Big Ten opponent. The 1PM start-time does make it convenient for fans to take Amtrak to the game: morning train down and evening train back up.

Current Summit League standing with one weekend left in the regular season:
Oral Roberts 22-5
South Dakota State 14-10
Western Illinois 12-11
North Dakota State 12-13
Omaha 9-15
Fort Wayne 6-21
leatherneckcountry
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Sun May 13, 2018 8:17 pm

wiu712 wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 7:44 pm
In Sunday's double-header, South Dakota State won the first game 13-7. Western won the second game 9-6. Western takes the series two games to one.

Weather: Cloudy, 67.

Attendance at South Dakota State = 345.

Western will be home on Tuesday for a 1PM game vs the Iowa Hawkeyes. There is no special promotion for this game. That is surprising. Not only is it the last home game of the season, but it also with a Big Ten opponent. The 1PM start-time does make it convenient for fans to take Amtrak to the game: morning train down and evening train back up.

Current Summit League standing with one weekend left in the regular season:
Oral Roberts 22-5
South Dakota State 14-10
Western Illinois 12-11
North Dakota State 12-13
Omaha 9-15
Fort Wayne 6-21
Looks like we need one win at Omaha and we’ll be in the tournament
wiu712
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Tue May 15, 2018 5:59 pm

Iowa won today's game 5-4. Western did have a 4-0 lead going into the 5th inning.

Weather: cloudy, low 70's.

Attendance at Boyer Stadium = 143.

Western will complete the Summit League portion of the schedule with a three-game series at Omaha. First game will be Thursday at 4 PM.
wiu712
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Thu May 17, 2018 6:54 pm

Western won today's game over Omaha 4-1.

Weather: 87, partly cloudy.

Attendance at Omaha = 207.

Game 2 will be Friday at 2PM.
wiu712
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Fri May 18, 2018 8:10 pm

Western and Omaha played a double-header today. Omaha won the first game 7-4. Western won the second game 12-8.

Western finishes conference play with a 14-12 record which ties for the most league wins since 2006 when the team went 14-8.

Weather: 83.

Attendance at Omaha = 223.

Western's next game will be at Kansas on Sunday. Game time is 2PM.

The Summit League Tournament will start on Wednesday in Tulsa.
leatherneckcountry
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Fri May 18, 2018 10:11 pm

wiu712 wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 8:10 pm
Western and Omaha played a double-header today. Omaha won the first game 7-4. Western won the second game 12-8.

Western finishes conference play with a 14-12 record which ties for the most league wins since 2006 when the team went 14-8.

Weather: 83.

Attendance at Omaha = 223.

Western's next game will be at Kansas on Sunday. Game time is 2PM.

The Summit League Tournament will start on Wednesday in Tulsa.
The 14 league wins is the most since 2006.
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Neckfansince71
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Sat May 19, 2018 8:16 am

So the Necks were oh so close against Iowa and now they get their chance against Kansas! Would love to see a win over the JayHawks going into the tournament. For once it seems that any of the four teams that are playing for the title have a chance to win it. I am happy with this coaching staff and the progress WIU is making. It is never about how you start but always about how you finish. Would love to see a .500 start next year with this type of conference record. It would finally end the rebuilding cycle! ;) jc
wiu712
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Sat May 19, 2018 5:24 pm

Final Summit League standings:
Oral Roberts 24-6
Western Illinois 14-12
North Dakota State 15-13
South Dakota State 14-13
Omaha 10-17
Fort Wayne 7-23

Oral Roberts earned the top seed in the upcoming Summit League Baseball Championship for the 18th time in program history and fourth consecutive year.

The 2018 baseball tournament takes place from May 23-26, at J.L. Johnson Stadium on the campus of Oral Roberts University. This marks the 15th time in league history the tournament will be held in Tulsa.

Oral Roberts earned the No. 1 seed after securing its record 18th regular season title. The Golden Eagles finished the league season with a 24-6 (.800) record and winners of 16 of their last 18 games against league competition.

Western Illinois captured the No. 2 seed for the 11th time in program history and first since 2014 after posting a 14-12 (.538) league mark. The Fighting Leathernecks are 7-2 against league foes during the month of May.

North Dakota State, the 2014 tournament champions, are looking to become the first No. 3 seed to win the trophy. The Bison finished the regular season with a 15-13 (.536) league mark and are riding a league-best seven-game winning streak entering the tournament.

South Dakota State, 14-13 (.519) in Summit League play, advanced to its ninth tournament in school history. The Jackrabbits are the No. 4 seed for just the second time (2016) and are looking to join the Bison as the only fourth-seeded teams to win the title.

No. 2 Western Illinois (17-28, 14-12 Summit) opens tournament play against No. 3 North Dakota State (25-22, 15-13 Summit) in game one on Wednesday, at Noon (CT). Top-seeded Oral Roberts (35-18, 24-6 Summit) battles No. 4 South Dakota State (16-30, 14-13 Summit) in Wednesday's second game at 6 p.m. (CT).

The double elimination tournament continues with two games Thursday, one game Friday, and the championship game(s) taking place Saturday. The winner claims The Summit League's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Games contested Wednesday-Friday can be seen on www.thesummitleague.org with Saturday's championship game on www.yurview.com. All games will be streamed free of charge.

Tournament Schedule:

Wednesday, May 23
Noon - Game One: (2) Western Illinois vs. (3) North Dakota State

6 p.m. - Game Two: (1) Oral Roberts vs. (4) South Dakota State

Thursday, May 24
Noon - Game Three: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2
6 p.m. - Game Four: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2

Friday, May 25
6 p.m. - Game Five: Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4

Saturday, May 26
1 p.m. - Game Six: Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5
4:30 p.m. - Game Seven: Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 6 *

*If necessary
wiu712
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Sun May 20, 2018 7:21 pm

Kansas won today's regular season finale 19-6. The game was stopped after the 7th inning.

Weather: 68, drizzling rain.

Attendance at Kansas = 683.

Western claimed the No. 2 seed in the upcoming Summit League Tournament and will play No. 3 North Dakota State in the opening round. The double-elimination tournament begins Wednesday at 12 p.m. in Tulsa.
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