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St Edwards Hilltoppers win Heartland Conference Championship; take two from Incarnate Word

Brian Thomas


AUSTIN, Texas - The St. Edward’s baseball team won its second consecutive Heartland Conference championship by taking a pair of games from Incarnate Word on Saturday afternoon. The Hilltoppers won the first game, 15-3, and defeated the Cardinals in the second contest, 14-10.

In game one, St. Edward’s (40-16, 38-11 HC) came out swinging against Incarnate Word (39-17, 35-14 HC). Left fielder Bradley Goldsmith led off the game with a solo home run to right field. Three batters later, designated hitter Robert Hays launched a two-run home run to left field.

The Hilltoppers struck again in the second inning. Goldsmith smashed his second home run of the day over the left field wall. This home run was of the two-run variety.

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St Edward Hilltoppers split doubleheader with Incarnate Word

Drew Cross


AUSTIN, Texas - St. Edward’s split a doubleheader against Incarnate Word Friday afternoon in San Antonio, Texas. The Hilltoppers took the first game, 10-3, and dropped game two, 9-8.

In game one, St. Edward’s (38-16, 36-11 HC) jumped all over Incarnate Word (39-15, 35-12 HC). The Hilltoppers rode a 15-hit attack to a, 10-3, victory. Josh Dale (8-1) picked up the victory. Dale, along with Chris Sharp, and David Wagner, held the Cardinals high powered offense to only five hits.

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St Edward downs Texas A&M International, 8-2

David Wagner


AUSTIN, Texas - St. Edward’s defeated Texas A&M International, 8-2, Saturday afternoon at Lucian-Hamilton Field.

St. Edward’s (37-15, 35-11 HC) got on the board first in this contest against Texas A&M International (18-34, 16-29 HC). The Hilltoppers scored in the second inning when designated hitter Robert Hays scored on a sacrifice fly off the bat of first baseman Dexter Moreno.

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CBB talks with Rob Penders (St. Edwards)

Rob PendersThe College Baseball Blog continues our series of interviews with head coaches checking in with St. Edward’s coach Rob Penders. He is entering his second season in charge of the Hilltoppers program after coming over from the University of Texas where he severed as the first base coach for Augie Garrido. Coach Penders come from a long line of family members who are coaches themselves. Rob’s brother Jim is the head baseball coach at Connecticut and his uncle is the head basketball coach at the University of Houston.

1) The St Edawrds Hilltoppers had a 43-15 overall record and went 31-9 in the Heartland Conference. Patrick Colgan (12-0, 1.97 ERA) is the only returning starting pitcher as you lost Niel Smith (7-3, 3.95 ERA) and Casey Plant(8-4, 4.31 ERA) but return closer David Wagner to the squad. Who do you expect to fill Smith’s and Plant’s spots in the rotation? Continue reading