The baseball team is about home from the World Series. They were eliminated yesterday morning with an 8-4 loss to Embry-Riddle, who in turn, beat the #1 seed in the tournament, Lewis-Clark University.
But we didn’t leave without upsetting all the predictions by beating last year’s World Series champions – Lubbock Christian University.
Interestingly, it appears as if the two teams that beat us, could be the final two schools competing for the championship in the final game on Thursday.
We finished the season with a record setting number of wins, 44, and only 17 losses on the year. This was our first appearance ever in the World Series.
Congratulations to Head Coach Denson, Assistant Head Coach Smith, and Assistant Coaches King and Buescher. And congratulations to a group of talented and committed players who gave us such a spectacular baseball season.
Along with the challenges of facing the other top 9 teams in the nation, the Blazers made news at the World Series for overcoming an incredible trip to get to Lewiston, Idaho.
As reported by the Point Loma Nazarene web site, who we lost to in the opening game:
They had a heck of a travel plan to get to Lewiston. They bused 3.5 hours to Birmingham to catch a Southwest Airlines flight to Phoenix and then Oakland and then Seattle, where they spent the night. Then they bused five hours on Wednesday to Lewiston
Looking ahead – Fall athletes report to campus in only 66 days! It will be fun to see what next year holds.
Congratulations Vice President for Student Affairs and Athletics, Scott Little, and to all our coaches, players, trainers, students, parents, and fans for making 2009-10 our most overall successful athletic year in our history.