Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (11-6, 2-1 Summit) got off to a solid start in conference play, as the Mastodons took two of three from Western Illinois in Macomb, Ill. IPFW mustered just five hits in the opener, a 4-2 Leathernecks victory, but the Mastodons bounced back to take the next two games despite hitting a .204 for the weekend.
And while IPFW was stifled on offense, the pitching staff showed marked improvement as they shaved their staff ERA from 5.58 to 4.48. Western Illinois hit just .257 against an IPFW that entered the weekend ranked second-to-last nationally in walks per nine innings (7.58) and gave up more than nine hits per game. Continue reading Summit League Weekend Feature: IPFW visits Oral Roberts→
FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE ELMHURST, Ill. – Oral Roberts is favored to win its 15th-straight Summit League Baseball Tournament title in a vote among the league’s seven head coaches. The Golden Eagles received six first-place votes and 36 points. Continue reading 2012 Summit League Preseason Coaches Poll→
FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE ELMHURST, Ill. – After winning its record 13th straight league championship a year ago, Oral Roberts was an overwhelming choice to claim The Summit League crown in 2011 as voted on by the league’s eight head coaches. Continue reading 2011 Preseason Summit League Coaches Poll→
ELMHURST, Ill. – After winning its record 12th straight league championship a year ago, Oral Roberts was a unanimous choice to claim its 13th consecutive Summit League crown in 2010 as voted on by the league’s eight head coaches.
The Golden Eagles collected seven first-place votes for a total of 49 points. Centenary came in second with 39 points, followed closely by South Dakota State in the third slot with 36 points and the final first-place vote. Southern Utah (30 points) and North Dakota State (27 points) were each separated by three points apiece for the fourth and fifth positions, respectively. Oakland (16 points), IPFW (14 points) and Western Illinois (13 points) rounded out the voting.
ELMHURST, Ill. − After winning its record 11th straight league championship a year ago, Oral Roberts was a unanimous decision to claim its 12th consecutive Summit League crown in 2009 as voted by the league’s eight head coaches.
The Golden Eagles collected seven first-place votes for a total of 49 points. Only five points separated the next three teams as Southern Utah placed second with 40 points, Centenary was third with 35 points and South Dakota State is in the fourth slot with 30 points and the final first-place vote. SDSU edged Western Illinois by one point, as the Leathernecks were selected fifth with 29 points. Oakland (17 points), IPFW (13 points) and North Dakota State (11 points) rounded out the voting. Continue reading 2009 Summit League Baseball Preseason Poll→
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Fort Wayne, IN- The IPFW Baseball program has released its schedule for the 2009 season, and it features some stiff competition. IPFW will play 20 games at Mastodon Field.
The Mastodons will open the season in Bloomington, Indiana, as they take on the Hoosiers, February 24, 2009, at 3:00 p.m. at Sembower Field. The following three games will take place in Richmond, Kentucky, with two games against Buffalo and one game against Eastern Kentucky. Continue reading IPFW announces 2009 Schedule→
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Fort Wayne, IN- IPFW baseball coach Bobby Pierce announced this morning the signing of three future Mastodons: Ryan August from Mokena, Illinois; Will Faulkner, from Blissfield, Michigan; and Lucas Kesterson, from Taylorville, Illinois. Coach Pierce said these three gentlemen will have a `tremendous impact on and off the field’ for IPFW. Continue reading IPFW signs three for 2010 season→
Fort Wayne, IN – IPFW Director of Athletics has announced that Bobby Pierce has been hired as the Mastodons’ new head baseball coach.
Pierce comes to IPFW after a successful stint at Metro State College in Denver, Colorado.
Pierce led Metro State to Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) tournament berths in each of his two seasons at the helm. The Roadrunners went 55-54 in two seasons under Pierce, including a 43-34 mark in RMAC play. Pierce and Metro State had an outstanding 2008 season, going 38-19, including 30-10 in league play. Reece Gorman and Jake Palmer each earned All-American honors, while 11 Roadrunners earned all-RMAC honors.