The Eastern Michigan University baseball team lost 10-9 in its series finale with the Ohio Bobcats on Sunday. The best-of-three series was tied at one coming into the game, but the Eagles could not hold on for the victory despite scoring four runs in the first inning. Senior first baseman Ben Magsig went 2-for-4 with two RBI and one run scored for the Eagles (10-17, 3-3 Mid-American Conference). Senior catcher Matt Hitt was 1-for-5 and brought in three RBI in the first off a base-clearing double.
Eastern Michigan University’s Ron English has been mentioned this week by various Internet sites as a possible candidate for football coaching vacancy at Arizona State. English, 45, directed the Eagles to a 6-6 record in a season that ended Friday.
Senior left-hander Robert Wendzicki pitched more innings last season than he had in the entirety of his career on the mound for the Eastern Michigan University baseball team. In the 2011 season, he pitched 106.2 innings, which is fifth most in program history for a single season, and allowed 40 earned runs on 110 hits with a 3.38 ERA.
The Eastern Michigan University Women’s soccer team finished its last season 9-7-5 overall and 6-2-3 in the Mid-American Conference after being eliminated from the MAC tournament in a shootout (4-2) in the quarterfinals by Western Michigan. With the loss came an abrupt end to the season, and the Eagles not only lost hopes for a championship but also lost players at key positions.
The Eastern Michigan University football program signed 20 recruits for the 2011 season, but will also count on returning players to get the struggling team on a winning path. At the most important position on the field – the quarterback – the Eagles will once again rely on the arm and legs of Alex Gillett.
Tim Combs, right-handed relief pitcher for the Eastern Michigan University baseball team, is the first player from the 2011 senior class to sign a professional contract.
Senior Aaron Chavez brings an energy and personality to the EMU baseball team that has made him very popular among his teammates.
On every team there has to be a veteran player helping lead the team down a successful path, and for the Eastern Michigan University baseball team, that player is senior pitcher Corey Chaffins.
The season ended for the Eastern Michigan University baseball team the same way it has for the last three seasons, with a defeat in the semifinal round of the Mid-American Conference Tournament. The Eagles’ 8-0 loss against Kent State Saturday afternoon ceased any hopes of their second MAC championship in five years.
Hopes for the Mid-American Conference West Division title slipped away from the Eastern Michigan University baseball team after its 5-2 loss against Central Michigan in the season finale Saturday at Oestrike Stadium.