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Baseball back to winning ways

Baseball back to winning ways

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

April 12, 2017


Filed under Sports

After completing a four-game sweep of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Sunday, the USI baseball team is over .500 for the first time this season. The series offered little drama as the Eagles outscored the Rangers 31-7 over the two days of play. Game three, a 4-3 victory, was the closest of the week...

Put down the phone

Sarah Rogers, Staff Writer

September 1, 2016


Filed under Opinion

I recently attended a Cleveland Indians game, my first major league baseball game. My expectations for the game were loosely based on movies I’d seen which took place in the 50s.

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Athletes stress nutrition

Athletes stress nutrition

Megan Thorne

March 1, 2016


Filed under Sports

Before baseball season started The Shield sat down with three members of the baseball team to discuss their nutrition habits. While the stands are filled with burgers, pretzels and nachos, the players on the field often keep steady nutrition in mind. Shawn Williamson said nutrition is important to him...

Baseball falls 3-2

Caitlin Golden, Staff Writer

February 29, 2016


Filed under Sports

USI’s baseball team fell to Truman State Sunday evening in a 3-2 loss. The team was unable to score in the first four and a half innings. The first action came from senior shortstop, Kyle Niemeier who got a hit and RBI to bring in senior first basemen, Andrew Cope. Truman State was able to ...

‘Cherish every moment’

‘Cherish every moment’

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

February 9, 2016


Filed under Sports

“I felt bad instantaneously,” Kozlecar said. “He had to go through a lot to be able to play, and my heart just dropped when he told me.”

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MLB-style uniforms for baseball

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

January 20, 2016


Filed under Sports

USI reached a three- year agreement with Majestic Athletics for them to be the official uniform for the baseball program. The contract runs from 2015--16 through 2017--18. Majestic supplies all 30 Major League Baseball Franchises and all the way down to youth leagues. “We are thrilled to be part ...

Kuester to enter Hall of Fame

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

January 12, 2016


Filed under Sports Briefs

Brian Kuester, a former USI baseball player, will be inducted into the Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame this month. He is entering as a coach of the South Spencer High School Rebels. He coached the team for 18 seasons and led the team to eight Pocket Athletic Conference championships. The team also collected...

Baseball ranked 33rd

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

January 12, 2016


Filed under Sports Briefs

The baseball team ranked 33rd this year in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Preseason Poll. The team ranked 33rd in 2010 when it won the national championship, and in the past nine years it has ranked six times. The Eagles start the season Feb. 19, with a three-game series against Grand Valley Sta...

Freshman, Reds fan hops fence, avoids sentence

Freshman, Reds fan hops fence, avoids sentence

Megan Thorne

August 19, 2015


Filed under Sports

Incoming freshman, Justin Buchanan learned quickly what a little fame could bring after he ran across the field of a Cincinnati Reds game on July 22. Justin Buchanan, an exercise science major, has been trending all the way from the United Kingdom to Australia after his consequences for losing a ga...

Baseball ranked No. 2 despite rocky start

Caitlin Golden

April 28, 2015


Filed under Sports

Canceled games and a rocky start at the beginning of the season hasn’t stop USI’s baseball team from competing. Currently ranked second in the Great Lakes Valley Conference standings, the team is only continuing to improve its game. Being the defending champions, the team knows it has a target...

Kempf and Holder receive GLVC awards in same week

Caitlin Golden

April 14, 2015


Filed under Sports

USI men’s baseball had a rocky start to its spring season, but this past week, both Kyle Kempf, a junior outfielder and Alex Holder, a junior pitcher, received weekly honors from the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Kempf was named player of the week by GLVC and Holder was named pitcher of the week. Both...

COLUMN: National champions need to spice up game

Jerry McCartney

March 24, 2015


Filed under Sports

Coming off of an NCAA Division II National Championship, the Screaming Eagles’ baseball squad is underway once again with the start of the 2015 season. The reigning champs started the season with a three-game series in Florida, against the University of Tampa, which the Eagles defeated in the first...

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