The Zips took 2-out-of-3 against Eastern Michigan to open up conference play. John Valek gave up 2 earned runs on 8 hits and a walk over 9 innings with 4 strikeouts. Dom Iero was 3-5 with a run and 3 RBI and Joey Havrilak was 3-4 with a run and an RBI. Eastern Michigan took the second game 3-1 as Charlie Land gave up 1 earned run on 7 hits and a walk over 7.1 innings with 3 strikeouts, and Mike Mioduszewski was 2-4 with a run and an RBI. In the loss Daulton Mosbarger was 4-4 with an RBI for Akron. In the series finale Akron won 3-1 as Jon Pusateri tossed 6 innings without giving up an earned run with 7 strikeouts. Mason Mamarella was 2-3 with 2 runs scored and Mitchell McGeein was 2-4 with a run and an RBI. Continue reading MAC Weekend Recap (March 20th-22nd)
Western Michigan’s junior shortstop Kurt Hoekstra is quickly becoming one of the most exciting players in the MAC conference. In his first full season as a starter, he hit .297 and led the team in runs (34), hits (63) and walks (22), while playing exceptional defense. In that sophomore season he became a candidate for the Breakout Player of the Year award. Continue reading CBD Interview with Western Michigan junior shortstop Kurt Hoekstra
The Zips started out the weekend with a rough 17-9 loss to Coastal Carolina. In the loss Daulton Mosbarger was 2-4 with 3 runs scored, while Kris Simonton was 3-5 with 2 runs and an RBI. Akron then bounced back to beat Michigan State 3-1. J.T. Brubaker had a solid outing on the mound giving up just 1 ER on 8 hits and 1 walks over 8 innings with 4 strikeouts. Matt Rembielak was 3-5 with a run scored. They finished off the weekend with a huge 2-0 shutout victory over Michigan. Pat Dyer tossed 8 scoreless innings allowing just 5 his and 3 walks, while striking out two. Mosbarger was 1-2 with a run scored. Continue reading MAC Baseball Weekend Recap (March 6th-8th)
After being named to the 2014 Collegiate Baseball Freshman All American Team, Alex Call continues to excel at Ball State where he’s quickly becoming the leader of a team with postseason aspirations. Continue reading CBD Interview with Ball State’s Alex Call
The Zips lost a couple of 1-run games and salvaged a win against Belmont over the weekend. They lost on Friday 6-5 to Mercer despite Dom Iero going 2-4 with a run and an RBI. They bounced-back nicely with an 8-3 win over Belmont. Joey Havrilak was 2-4 with a home run and 2 RBI in the win. Jon Pusateri gave up 3 hits and 1 walk over 5 scoreless innings. They dropped a tough one 5-4 to Notre Dame. Daulton Mosbarger was 2-3 with 2 RBI in the loss. Continue reading MAC Weekend Recap (Feb. 27th-March 1st)
Akron started off the year with a 7-5 win over Furman. Daulton Mosbarger was 2-4 with 3 RBI. They dropped the second game to Furman 8-7 in 10 innings. Dom Iero went 4-6 at the plate with 2 runs and 3 RBI. They bounced-back to finish off the weekend with a strong 11-3 win. Kris Simonton got it going with three hits, 2 runs and 2 RBI. Pat Dyer turned out a solid pitching performance as well going 6 innings and striking out six, while only allowing 3 hits and 1 walk. Continue reading MAC Weekend Recap (Feb. 13th-15th)
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DeKALB, Ill. – Mike Kunigonis (KOON-uh-GOHN-iss), a veteran Division I coach who has spent the last seven years on the staff at Virginia Tech, most recently as the Hokies’ Associate Head Coach and Recruiting Coordinator, has been named head coach of the Northern Illinois University baseball program, NIU Associate Vice-President and Director of Athletics Sean T. Frazier announced Monday. Continue reading NIU names Mike Kunigonis as Head Coach
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio—The Bowling Green State University baseball program, under the direction of head coach Danny Schmitz, announced their 2015 schedule on Wednesday (Dec. 10) morning. Coming off a 25-27 season in 2014, the Falcons will begin their season on Feb. 13. The 2015 schedule will feature all 11 Mid-American Conference foes, and at least three first-time opponents.
“We are excited to announce our 2015 schedule,” head coach Danny Schmitz said. “The early season schedule will both challenge us and prepare us for Mid-American Conference play. With such a young team, it will be important to get game experience against a very good lineup of teams.” Continue reading Bowling Green releases 2015 Schedule
KALAMAZOO, Mich.- The Western Michigan baseball team released its 2015 schedule with a total of 19 home games including five home Mid-American Conference series. For the fourth consecutive year, WMU will play the Detroit Tigers’ top prospects team at Joker Marchant Stadium as part of the annual Florida trip.
Non-conference highlights of the schedule include home & home series with in-state rivals Michigan State and Oakland, as well as Valparaiso. The Broncos also have a road game at Northwestern and a home game slated against Notre Dame. Continue reading Western Michigan releases 2015 Schedule