KALAMAZOO, Mich.- The Western Michigan Division of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Tuesday, June 22, the hiring of Billy Gernon as the eighth head coach of the Bronco baseball program. Gernon was previously the head coach at IPFW for nine seasons before spending the last two as an assistant at Michigan State. Gernon is the all-time winningest coach in IPFW history.
“We are very pleased to welcome Billy Gernon as our head baseball coach at Western Michigan University,” commented WMU athletic director Kathy Beauregard.
Cleveland, Ohio – Defending MAC Regular Season Champion Bowling Green and defending West Division Champion Ball State have been chosen by the league’s head coaches to win their respective divisions, released today by the league office. The Cardinals were also selected by six of the leagues head coaches to take home the 2010 MAC Tournament title.
The Falcons were followed by 2009 MAC Tournament Champion Kent State in the East, while Ohio was picked to finish third. Miami was selected to finish in fourth place, while Akron was tabbed to place fifth. Buffalo rounded out this year’s East Division predictions.
Here are your Early Signing Classes releases for November 18th.
Georgia Tech signs 18 for 2010-2011 season
ATLANTA - – Eighteen of the nation’s top high school baseball standouts, including three prep All-Americans, have signed National Letters of Intent to play baseball at Georgia Tech beginning next fall, head coach Danny Hall announced Wednesday.
KALAMAZOO, Mich.- The Western Michigan baseball team has announced its 56-game 2010 schedule, opening the season with trips to Dallas and Winter Haven, Fla. WMU will also play a five-game intrasquad series, the Black & Gray World Series, in October as part of fall ball practice.
The Black & Gray series begins Oct. 2 at 2:30 p.m at Robert J. Bobb Stadium at Hyames Field. The other four games are scheduled for Oct. 9, 10, 16 & 18. Weekday games will begin at 2:30 p.m. and weekend games are scheduled for 11 a.m.
Cleveland, Ohio – Defending MAC Regular Season Champion Kent State and Western 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 nine of the leagues coaches to take home the 2009 MAC Tournament title. Continue reading →
I will check in throughout the year with some thoughts on issues or stories that have caught my attention over the last few days. We discuss the beautiful new facility that Western Michigan is building, Rivals checking in on the Andrew Oliver situation, and Bryant University’s chances to succeed in Division 1. Continue reading →
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KALAMAZOO, Mich.- Western Michigan has announced that Kory Bauswell, Brooks Beilke, Christopher Bossenbery, Dustin Ditsworth and Kyle Strube have signed National Letters of Intent to attend Western Michigan next fall and play for the 2009-10 Bronco baseball team.
“One of my recruiting philosophies has been to recruit the student-athlete who has great work ethic, is a good person overall and someone that loves to play the game,” said WMU head coach Randy Ford. “I feel that we have accomplished that goal with this recruiting class.” Continue reading →
Max Most, Staunton, OF, Jr., Port Washington, N.Y. (Old Dominion)
Most was an on-base machine for the Braves, reaching safely in 20 of 29 plate appearances for a .690 on-base percentage. The ODU Monarch led the league with a .571 batting average, going 12-for-21 with two doubles. He scored seven runs, drove in four, and led the league with eight walks. Adding to his arsenal, Most also shared the league lead with six steals. For the season, he is batting .364 with 25 runs, 10 doubles, 15 RBIs, 21 walks, 19 steals, and a .447 on-base percentage. Continue reading →