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Archuleta getting ready for next season

Archuleta getting ready for next season

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

April 13, 2020

With all spring sports canceled and athletes sent home because of the COVID-19 pandemic, coaches and players are struggling with the changing reality. Tracy Archuleta, head coach of the baseball team, said it’s important for everyone to understand how bad the situation and how important it is f...

Outfielder leads by example

Aaron Euler, a junior outfielder, bating against William Jewell on March 3.

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

March 3, 2020

Aaron Euler has played baseball since he was little. He said that baseball turned into his passion when his father introduced it to him. “My dad got me into baseball at a really young age,” Euler said. “When I was five, I started playing baseball and I just fell in love with the game. It's like my passion. I'm glad I can continue to play in colleg...

Former MLB player to be inducted into USI Hall of Fame

Former MLB player to be inducted into USI Hall of Fame

Ciera McCann, Staff Writer

February 6, 2018

Former MLB outfielder Darin Mastroianni, who started out as a two-year starter for the Eagles at second base helped carry the university to its first national championship appearance in 2007 during Tracy Archuleta’s first year as head coach. Mastroianni will be inducted into the USI Hall of Fame on Saturd...

Baseball back to winning ways

Senior Jaylen Quarles gives teammate Buddy Johnson a high-five after he walks off the field.

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

April 12, 2017

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...

COLUMN: Baseball team led by greatest coach in school history

COLUMN: Baseball team led by greatest coach in school history

Jerry McCartney

February 25, 2015

Coming off its second NCAA Division II National Championship in the past five seasons, the USI baseball team is looking to do it again in 2015. Along with top-notch athletes, the Eagles are led by an extremely knowledgeable head coach, Tracy Archuleta. Archuleta is now in his ninth year as the Eagles’s...

Baseball coach to begin radio show next month

Sarah Loesch

February 25, 2015

Head baseball coach Tracy Archuleta will begin "The Tracy Archuleta on Baseball" radio show at 7 p.m. March 24. The show will take place at the St. Phillip's Inn on March 24, April 2, and April 16. On May 11 the show will take place on the left deck at the USI Baseball Field. Archuleta will be...

Screaming Eagles win national title, thank faculty for support

Division II national baseball champions surprised faculty during their annual fall meeting Tuesday in Carter Hall.

Bradie Gray

August 20, 2014

The baseball team started its summer with a victory, snagging the NCAA Division II national championship May 31, for the second time in program history. President Linda Bennett surprised faculty during the fall faculty meeting Tuesday morning by inviting seven players and Head Coach Tracy Archulet...

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