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CBD Interview with Western Michigan junior shortstop Kurt Hoekstra

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

2015 MAC Baseball Preview

Despite only losing four conference games and finishing with an overall record of 38-16, the Ball State Cardinals were left out of the postseason last year because they fell to the eventual MAC Conference Champion Kent State in the second round of the tournament. Continue reading 2015 MAC Baseball Preview

Western Michigan releases 2015 Schedule

WMUCelebrationKALAMAZOO, 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

2014 MAC Preseason Coaches Poll

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macCLEVELAND, Ohio – 2013 Regular Season Champion Kent State was picked to repeat as MAC East Division & Tournament Champions, the Mid-American Conference announced Wednesday. Ball State, last year’s MAC Tournament runner-up was picked to win the West Division. The Flashes garnered four votes to win this year’s MAC Tournament, while Ball State garnered three votes to win the Tournament crown and NCAA automatic bid. Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Miami and Toledo each received one vote to win the Tournament. The preseason poll was voted on by the league’s 12 Head Coaches. Continue reading 2014 MAC Preseason Coaches Poll

Western Michigan releases 2014 Schedule

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WMUCelebrationKALAMAZOO, Mich.- The Western Michigan baseball team released its 2014 schedule Monday, Nov. 18. Highlights include four home Mid-American Conference series, home & home pairings with Michigan State, Northwestern and Valparaiso, as well as road contests at Louisville, Michigan and Notre Dame. The Broncos will play the Detroit Tigers Prospect team for the third year in a row at Joker Marchant Stadium as part of the annual Florida trip. Continue reading Western Michigan releases 2014 Schedule

Western Michigan hires two Coaches

KALAMAZOO, Mich.- Head baseball coach Billy Gernon has announced the addition of former Bronco Tim Cross and Montevallo assistant Matt Rademacher to the Western Michigan baseball staff. Cross will work with the Bronco outfielders and hitters, while Rademacher will be the assistant recruiting coordinator and will coach the Bronco catchers and hitters.
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2012 MAC Preseason Coaches Poll Released

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Cleveland, Ohio – Defending MAC Regular Season and Tournament Champion Kent State and defending MAC West Division Champion Central Michigan have been chosen by the league’s head coaches to win their respective divisions, released today by the league office. The Golden Flashes were also selected by seven of the leagues head coaches to take home the 2012 MAC Tournament title. Continue reading 2012 MAC Preseason Coaches Poll Released

Western Michigan Assistant Coach Brent Alwine Returns

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KALAMAZOO, Mich.- The start of the Western Michigan baseball season is usually greeted with great anticipation, but this year the team has another reason for excitement, as assistant coach Brent Alwine is set to make his return to the program, five months after being involved in a serious automobile accident.
Alwine was critically injured on the evening of Friday, Aug. 26, following an accident on I-94 eastbound with a semi. Alwine has made nearly a full recovery and will rejoin the Bronco baseball program moving forward for the 2012 season. The team begins small group workouts Jan. 17 and holds its first official team practice Jan. 27. Western Michigan also kicks off the season with its annual Leadoff Dinner, Jan. 28, at the Fetzer Center, with this year’s keynote speaker being WMU Hall Famer and former major-leaguer Matt Mieske. Continue reading Western Michigan Assistant Coach Brent Alwine Returns