Archive for Baseball

Western ready to host Northeastern State Universtity

February 21, 2014 Comments

Albert Shelby

After starting the season 1-2 on the road, the Griffon baseball team looks to host Northeastern State University on Feb 21. Western split games with Arkansas Tech University, and lost a close game to Southwest Minnesota State University, 6-7. In the first game against Arkansas Tech, catcher Jake Schrader hit two home runs to help […]

Baseball seals first ever MIAA title

Baseball seals first ever MIAA title

April 24, 2013 Comments

Christian Mengel

The Griffons are the MIAA baseball regular season champions for the first time in history, and improve their record to 34-7. After sweeping the double header against Washburn University in the last regular season home game, and after the ice cold Gatorade shower, coach Buzz Verduzco told his players they get a steak dinner after […]

Shockley makes history, sets sights on postseason

Shockley makes history, sets sights on postseason

April 18, 2013 Comments

Kyle Inman

First basemen Spencer Shockley didn’t start his career at Western, but his bat impacted the all-time record books nonetheless as he became the all-time career leader in doubles. It took Shockley less than three seasons to break Javier Martinez’ record of 42 doubles – which stood for 16-years and was accomplished in four seasons – […]

Baseball streaking again, still atop the MIAA

April 12, 2013 Comments

Christian Mengel

Missouri Western continues to be the most dominant team in the MIAA as they pick up five more wins this week, sweeping both Lincoln University and Northwest Missouri State. The Griffons’ hitting has been nothing short of amazing this season, and Lincoln found that out first hand Easter weekend. In three games, Western cranked out […]

Western’s baseball, softball among the best

April 12, 2013 Comments

Christian Mengel

Other than the success we’ve already seen this year, spring may end up being the most successful season of sports for both men and women. Both baseball and softball have shown they have what it takes to win the MIAA, and maybe more. Baseball has been the scariest team in the league pretty much all […]

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