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Jacob Standridge wants to play baseball. Like, really, really bad. READ MORE

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Transferring colleges is something a lot of student athletes go through for one reason or another, and such is the case with Andrew Meier. READ MORE

By: Diamond Carroll The game isn’t over until the whistle blows as the Griffons pull off another comeback to sweep rival Bearcats 7-6 at the Griffon Spring Sports Complex improving their overall record to 17-15. Last Sunday night’s game was the third installment in a three-game series against Northwest. Western had a slow start as […] READ MORE

After a comeback win in game one, Missouri Western dropped the next two and lost the series 2-1 to Emporia State. Game one had the Griffons losing 7-0 but with a three-run sixth, a two-run seventh and another three-run inning in the eighth led the Griffons to a 8-7 comeback win. Sixth-year senior Thomas Ruwe […] READ MORE

Baseball continued their strong start in MIAA play and improved their conference record to 5-1 by winning the series at #25 Missouri Southern 2-1.   The games weren’t blowouts like last week, but getting two wins over a top-25 nationally-ranked team is always a plus.   The Griffons lost the first game close, 5-4, but […] READ MORE

Baseball season is finally here, and head baseball coach Buzz Verduzco starts his remarkable 20th season at Missouri Western.            Verduzco is 533-390 in his career at Missouri Western with 15 winning seasons. He expects the baseball program to continue their success this year as he has a lot of returning faces in the lineup. “It’s […] READ MORE

It’s been a down year for the Missouri Western baseball club. Batting average is low, ERA is high, and it’s been tough, still they sit above .500, and that’s the story of this team. Casey Danley leads the Griffons in batting average with .323 currently, he also leads the team in HBP (Hit by pitch). […] READ MORE

Missouri Western faced William Jewell and the University of Central Oklahoma, winning two games in the four they played. Western started Dustin Agnew  against William Jewell and he pitched well enough to get the win, throwing for two innings not allowing a hit, as Western won 5-4. Casey Danley stretched his hit streak to 15 […] READ MORE

Western Baseball went 2-2 last week losing to Northwest once and winning the series against Lindenwood two games to one. Last night the Griffons hosted Emporia State and, with the help of a six run seventh inning, they took the win 11-3. Western only struck out three times in this game, a stat in which […] READ MORE

Missouri Western baseball had a tough last weekend, falling to Northeastern State twice in their three-game set in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Western had a good start to the weekend though, beating the Riverhawks 5,3 behind the arm of Jacob Miller. Miller tossed 6 2/3 innings and struck out four batters to earn his fifth win of […] READ MORE

Streaks are meant to be broken and that’s exactly what happened as Missouri Western got swept by Pitt State to end their nine game winning streak. Western started the weekend cold, allowing nine runs in the second inning of the first game. Pitt would go on to win 11-3. Pitcher Trever Carroll started the game […] READ MORE

The Missouri Western Griffons won all four games this weekend, sweeping Southern Baptist University and then beating Emporia State on Tuesday. Maurice Bruce enjoyed a great weekend going 9-14 with six RBIs and scoring seven runs. Western won the first game with Casey Danley going 4-6 with three RBIs and Nate Hunter getting the win […] READ MORE

Casey Danley hit a normal single, and changed the history of Missouri Western Baseball for years to come without even knowing it. His hit pushed coach Buzz Verduzco’s win total to 541, making him the all-time program wins leader. Verduzco is just the second head coach in the history of the MWSU Baseball program and […] READ MORE

Missouri Western baseball had a rough weekend, losing every game in a three-game set against the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Missouri. It was a close game one with Western falling 4-2 with all four runs for the Mules coming off a grand slam late in the game. Sophomore infielder Dusty Stroup also went […] READ MORE

The Griffons had their first home stretch this weekend but ended up going 1-2 against the St. Cloud State Huskies, bringing their record to 5-5. The first game was a blowout, with Western losing 17-2. Head coach Buzz Verduzco is adamanet on not glossing over this game. “Yeah, we always wanna talk about the good […] READ MORE

Baseball had their four-game set against Arkansas Tech moved up to Thursday and Friday and ended the weekend with two more wins and two more losses, moving their record to 4-3. They started the weekend off on a somewhat sour note losing 10-9 after ATU spoiled a Western comeback. This is only somewhat sour because […] READ MORE

Amidst a slow start, Western did just enough at just the right times to end the weekend with a 2-1 record over Harding University. Harding won game one by a score of 8-0. Nate Hunter struck out seven without a walk through six innings, only letting up three runs. Harding blew the game open with […] READ MORE

Missouri Western baseball is hoping to have yet another successful season under head coach Buzz Verduzco as they come into the 2018 season younger, and hungrier. Coming in ranked number five in the preseason polls, Western knows that they’re still looked highly upon despite their youth, but Verduzco still hopes they can surprise people. “This […] READ MORE

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The Griffons won three of their four games this past week, clinching a playoff spot and finding themselves just two games out of first place. With seven games left in the regular season, there is plenty of time for the team to win the conference championship—with three of those games against first place Central Missouri. […] READ MORE

It is nearly impossible to beat a baseball team who is averaging nine runs a game, and that is the lesson that the rest of the MIAA is learning. After a win against Northwest last Wednesday and a three-game sweep of Fort Hays, the Griffons brought their winning streak to seven games. Western traveled to […] READ MORE

There is nothing in life that compares to your first love—and no, I am not just talking about the girl down the street. For some it is an instrument, for others it may be that girl down the street. For pitcher Weston Caindec that first love was baseball. “My first memory as a child was […] READ MORE

It seems like just yesterday the Western baseball team was playing their season opener in Arkansas, but 35 games later the Griffons find themselves sitting in third place in the MIAA. After winning 15 of 17 Western has cooled down just a bit. In one of their most impressive victories of the year, the Griffons […] READ MORE

The weather in northwest Missouri has been anything but consistent over the last few weeks. The same cannot be said about the baseball team, which has been hot as of late, winning 15 of their last 18. The Griffons won all four of their games last week, starting with a 6-5 victory over No. 15 […] READ MORE

The Griffons played 13 games since March 3, going 10-3 in that time. Western is 16-8 overall and 8-5 in the MIAA. At the halfway point of the season, the Griffons find themselves in seventh place. Western traveled to Bolivar to play a three-game series against Southwest Baptist March 3-5. The offense continued to be […] READ MORE

Missouri Western will make the trip to Tahlequah, OK to face the Northeastern State University RiverHawks on Thursday. The Griffons are 16-8 (8-5) in the MIAA and are in fifth place in the conference. Head coach Buzz Verduzco knows how important every game is in the conference. “Everybody is very, very competitive and every win means a […] READ MORE

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The Griffons baseball team dropped two of three in their conference home opener this past weekend. Through their first ten games, the pitching has been the team’s kryptonite. That was on full display this weekend, when the staff yielded six, 11 and nine runs. Head coach Buzz Verduzco knows that his team was close to […] READ MORE

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Missouri Western will play their conference opening series this weekend against Washburn at the Griffon Baseball Field. The teams will face off Friday afternoon at 2:00, Saturday at 1:00 and then they’ll wrap-up the series Sunday afternoon at 1:00. Head coach Buzz Verduzco knows this is going to be a to a tough challenge for […] READ MORE

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Missouri Western will play their conference opening series this weekend against Washburn at the Griffon Baseball Field. The teams will face of… READ MORE

The Griffons bounced back this past weekend to win three of four at the HSU Spring Invitational in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Western was matched up against Henderson State in their first game. After a quite two innings, the Griffons’ offense came alive in the third and fourth innings. Western scored two runs in the third, and […] READ MORE

The Missouri Western baseball team spent this past weekend in Russellville, Arkansas, taking on Arkansas Tech University. The Griffons lost two of three games to the Wonder Boys, both by one run. Head coach Buzz Verduzco believes it will be a good learning experience for the team. “You just can’t simulate competition like this in […] READ MORE

Griffon baseball is ranked No. 5 in the conference preseason poll and is back in action for the 2016 season following a 29-21 2015 season and two losses to Washburn in the MIAA tournament. To open the season Western will travel to Russellville, Ark. to face the Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys. The players are excited […] READ MORE

His career as a Griffon has been almost as unique as his name. Banks Born is a redshirt senior pitching as a lefty for Missouri Western. While his career here has been long and hard, the legacy he is leaving behind as the regular season wraps up is one to remember. Born has been playing […] READ MORE

Griffon baseball will face off against Southwest Baptist in a crucial series. The Griffons have only two teams to play before the MIAA tournament begins. The Griffons come into the series with an overall record of 23-17 and are 16-12 in conference play. Southwest Baptist comes into the series with an overall record of 16-21 and are 10-18 […] READ MORE

Over the weekend, Western hit the road for a four-game series against the No. 21 Ichabods of Washburn. Western 2 Washburn 3 Game one was a close one for the Griffons. The Ichabods took an early lead, scoring a run on a wild pitch in the bottom of the first inning. They rode their 1-0 […] READ MORE

Looks like Dylon Koch’s slump to open the season may be coming to an end. The senior helped Missouri Western to a 10-5 home win against Central Missouri by going 2-for-4 with a team-leading four runs-batted-in. “He’s that type of character kid,” Griffon coach Buzz Verduzco said. “He’s going to fight through anything. Him really […] READ MORE

The Griffons headed to Emporia, Kan. last Thursday and Friday to face off against No. 4 Emporia State in two doubleheaders. The series kicked off MIAA play for Western, but was originally supposed to be held at the Spring Sports Complex. Due to snow, however, the series was transferred to Emporia where Western would be recognized […] READ MORE

Western goes back on the road for their second MIAA series against the Lindenwood Lions after taking three out of four games from former No. 4, now No. 26, Emporia State Hornets. After winning three games against Emporia State, Western improved to No. 3 in the MIAA with a 3-1 conference record and a 6-5 […] READ MORE

Like most Griffon athletes, Kyle Kelly is a pretty normal guy. He likes hunting, fishing, trucks and spending time with his family. One thing Kelly can do that most of us “normal guys” can’t is command a breaking change-up. Or come back from Tommy John surgery. Kelly graduated from Lathrop High School in 2011 and signed […] READ MORE

Missouri Western kicks off MIAA play this week as they face No. 4 Emporia State. A series that was originally supposed to be held in Western’s Spring Sports Complex has now been moved to Emporia, Kansas. Now, the teams will play two doubleheaders, on Thursday, Feb. 19, and Friday, Feb. 20. The Hornets come into the […] READ MORE