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Baseball splits four with Truman

April 24, 2012 Comments

Kyle Inman

Western baseball split a four-game-series at Truman State over the weekend to put them at 29-13 on the season after finishing a 14-game road swing at 10-4. “Our guys did a great job of improving the intensity and improving the production so from that standpoint it’s been good,” coach Buzz Verduzco said. Things started out […]

Loeffler’s leadership will be missed

April 24, 2012 Comments

Kyle Inman

Senior catcher Tony Loeffler will play his last home game Saturday on senior day at the Spring Sports Complex. His presence will be missed. “His leadership ability is the biggest thing we will miss,” Coach Buzz Verduzco said. “Trying to get the new catcher for next year to do what he does is going to […]

Griffons have strength in starting pitching

April 24, 2012 Comments

Kyle Inman

The starting pitching duo of Brandon Simmons and Nik Jurado has been the most consistent force behind the Griffons’ success this season. “They have been our two work horses,” Coach Buzz Verduzco said. “Having them on the mound you just kind of know you will get a solid outing, you are always going to be […]

Western baseball’s offense explodes in Pittsburg

April 17, 2012 Comments

Kyle Inman

Missouri Western baseball put all of its offensive concerns to rest in a dominant four-game sweep of Pittsburg State at Pittsburg, Kan. over the weekend to improve to 27-11 on the season. Brandon Simmons improved his record to 8-2 on the season by only giving up four hits and zero earned runs in game one […]

Athlete of the Week — Grant Fink

April 17, 2012 Comments

Thomas Huitt-Johnson

Name: Grant Fink Sport: Baseball Year: Junior Position: Third Baseman Stats this week: Hits — 13; RBIs — 11; Doubles — 5; HRs — 4; Fink helped the Griffons go 6-0 this week with a sweep over Emporia State and Pittsburg State. The junior nailed four homers and secured 11 RBIs as the Griffons moved […]

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