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Baseball team picked high in MIAA, hopes to finish first

February 21, 2013 Comments

Albert Shelby

The preseason rankings and honors are out, and now it’s time for the Griffons to live up to their high billing. After posting a 34-17 record last year, the baseball team is bringing out the bats in hopes of having an even more productive season than last year. This season, the team is filled with […]

Sports shorts

January 15, 2013 Comments

Kyle Inman

Defensive end and sack specialist David Bass will play in the annual East-West Shrine Game on Saturday, January 19, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Florida. The game will be played at Tropicana Field home of the Tampa Bay Rays and is considered a way to showcase your talent to NFL scouts before the draft. Bass is the […]

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 […]

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