Baseball Opens Season

wiu712
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Tue May 05, 2015 6:02 pm

Western baseball did make it to the Summit League Championship game last year.

On April 1, Western baseball beat #24-ranked Iowa 16-5.
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leatherface
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Wed May 06, 2015 6:59 am

bb31- I don't know what WIU expects from the BB program. If they see it as a student recruiting tool, this losing record might be over looked. If the new AD wants to be competitive in all sports, and strive for excellence, then this overall and conference record isn't acceptable. Not too many folks in business or other endeavors would be allowed to stay in their job if they had such a low record of success.

As with the other sports, it can't be easy to bring in true D1 athletes to Macomb.
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Wed May 06, 2015 10:08 pm

Amazing catch by Western's Brent Turner from Tuesday night's game at Iowa.
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Wed May 06, 2015 11:18 pm

wiu712 wrote:Amazing catch by Western's Brent Turner from Tuesday night's game at Iowa.
Great catch. Damn shame he didn't get some grass stains for his efforts. ;)
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Fri May 08, 2015 12:39 am

leatherface wrote:bb31- I don't know what WIU expects from the BB program. If they see it as a student recruiting tool, this losing record might be over looked. If the new AD wants to be competitive in all sports, and strive for excellence, then this overall and conference record isn't acceptable. Not too many folks in business or other endeavors would be allowed to stay in their job if they had such a low record of success.

As with the other sports, it can't be easy to bring in true D1 athletes to Macomb.
The record is a bit hard to judge. The team will always face teams that for the first 20 games of the season get the chance to play outdoors 12 months year around. So any wins over that stretch are a positive and generally serve to prepare us for conference play. Conference play is what truly matters and more of a measure to compare how the team does. It is fun to see this is the only mens teams that can truly ever hang with a powerhouse program from the BIG 10 or BIG 12. Cant think of a football or basketball game we have won against a nationally ranked program, and we have done it through the baseball program on a semi-regular basis since the early 2000's
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Fri May 08, 2015 8:32 am

Necks2003 wrote:This is the only men's team that can truly ever hang with a powerhouse program from the BIG 10 or BIG 12.
We can't forget about Men's Soccer. Western beat the Wisconsin Badgers 1-0 in a game played a few weeks ago (April 25) in Macomb.
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Fri May 08, 2015 9:34 am

We compete on a much more even playing field in games not requiring size and pure athleticism.
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Sun May 10, 2015 7:32 pm

Western Baseball won the Senior Day game today by scoring 2 runs in the bottom of the 9th to beat Nebraska-Omaha 5-4.

The victory also clinched Western's first series victory over Omaha in program history.
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