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Cardinals deserve fans’ respect

April 17, 2014

As many of you don’t know, I grew up in a split home. That is, my father is a St. Louis Cardinals fan and my mother is a Chicago Cubs fan. I understand what it’s like to ‘dislike’ a team because they are your rivals or ‘dislike’ a team because, well, they are the New York Yankees and statistically, they win a World Series every four or five years.
Throughout the past year, my beloved Cardinals have been the subject of an abundance of sports press claiming to loathe everything Cardinals baseball. […]

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Baseball bounces back

April 10, 2014

Suffering their first loss out of seven series, Truman State’s baseball team got swept during four games by the Drury University Panthers at home last weekend.
Truman hasn’t won a series since winning three of the four games against the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Kirksville. However, a single game against Lincoln University at Bulldog Baseball Park might help the Bulldogs going into a four-game away series this weekend. […]

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’Dogs split with Miners

April 3, 2014

Last weekend, the Truman State baseball team split yet another series, taking two from the Missouri S&T Miners in Rolla.
This weekend proved more of the same for the Bulldogs, and it looks as if the cornucopia of young arms on the squad are proving their position on the roster. On the other side of the ball, the veteran hitters are providing ample run support for the young guns.
For the two wins against the Miners, pitchers for the ‘Dogs were freshman right-handers Alex Hoffmann and Logan Moose. Hoffmann went six innings during the second game of the series, backed by a barrage of 15 runs from the potent Truman offense. Moose made a relief appearance and did so well that head coach Dan Davis left him in for eight innings of relief, giving up two earned runs in his first collegiate victory. […]

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An abundance of arms

March 20, 2014

On a Major League Baseball team 25-man roster, usually 11 or 12 of those roster slots include the pitching staff. Sixteen of the 38 men on Truman State’s baseball roster are pitchers. These numbers show how important pitching is for ‘America’s Greatest Past Time’.
In Kirksville, the squad of hurlers already are making an impact for the Bulldogs’ six wins, with the average runs allowed during a Truman victory at more than three runs a game. That is a big number for the Bulldogs, considering they have put up an average of nearly six runs per game.
The Bulldog pitching staff’s No. 1 and 2 starters, senior Tim Lee and sophomore Mark Roberts, have Earned Run Averages less than 3.32 for their first three starts of the season. Roberts is touting a 1.35 E.R.A. and a 2-0 record with a seven-inning complete game shutout during his last outing. […]

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Surprise duo begins their final season

March 6, 2014

Baseball becomes competitive during freshman year of high school, with players practicing daily and traveling for games.
Seven years ago, two Truman baseball players experienced this phenomenon together, then began playing ball together with the same high school and travel teams in Surprise, Ariz., a suburb of Phoenix. Little did the players know, they eventually would continue their baseball careers at the same university more than 1,400 miles away from their high school. […]

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Baseball looks to bounce back

February 27, 2014

When spring weather begins to bring warmth and new weather emerges at the end of winter, so begins the season of baseball.
Truman State baseball has been practicing indoors for the past few months, and finally got a taste of warmer weather while taking to the field two weekends ago in Arkansas. The team has played only three games thus far during 2014, but they already have shed light on things to look for this season from the Bulldogs. […]

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Softball starts in Alabama

February 20, 2014

Moving into a new conference and receiving 89 points in the pre-season poll, which placed the Truman State softball team third place in the western division, which means the other teams in the GLVC think highly of this Bulldog squad.
Four players graduated from the team last season, which left some talented shoes to fill as all four of those players were starters last season. Truman will face two ranked programs, No.7 Indianapolis and No. 18 Missouri-St. Louis, this season. None of this is easy on the eyes, yet the Bulldogs still are ranked highly within the conference. Here is why. […]