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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 […]

Women’s Tennis Pounces the Tigers

Women’s Tennis Pounces the Tigers

April 12, 2013 Comments

Gary Smith

The Griffon tennis team fought gusty winds on Saturday afternoon as they battled Lincoln University in MIAA match play. Western won its second straight match and third out of their last four after defeating the Lincoln Tigers 9-0, improving their record to 6-13 and 2-8 in MIAA play with the victory. [caption id="attachment_17457" align="alignleft" width="150"] […]

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 […]

Griffons heavy hitting Saturday leads to series win

April 8, 2013 Comments

Christian Mengel

Missouri Western took the series 2-1 against the competitive Pittsburg State Gorillas over the weekend; scoring 24 total runs Saturday but just one run Sunday. Western coach, Buzz Verduzco, was happy with the hitting Saturday, but disappointed the Griffons couldn’t get anything going against Pittsburg State’s top guy, Matt Stalcup. “Heading into Sunday we knew […]