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Success for club baseball

By Danny O'malley
On April 18, 2012

As of last weekend, the team was ranked 11th in the country by the National Club Baseball Association with a record of 18-5 overall and 13-1 in conference. This team was able to sweep Wright State for the first time in club baseball history. They also put themselves in contention to

have a good shot at getting to the collegiate Club Baseball World Series. Last year's team was able to make it to the regional playoffs for the first time in club history. Compared to last season, the squad has only improved and is looking to advance even further this season. They lost one senior player while the rest of the team returned. Additionally, they have been able to pick up some new talents offensively and in their pitching rotation which have allowed the team to reach this level of success. More than anything, the team

seems to have an extremely elevated level of commitment, confidence and a stronger desire to win than they have had in the previous years. "We picked up good additions to the team. Everyone is determined to work hard and practice in order to become better. There is a lot more motivation on this

year's team," sophomore catcher Jarred Dumford said.

"We were kind of considered a weaker, mid-major type club at the beginning of my career, but now the likes of Ohio State and Alabama have reached out to play us," club baseball president Steve Rosenbaum said. This year, sophomore pitcher Steven Lembas received the National Pitcher of the Week award after he was able to pitch a full seven innings, give up no earned runs and reeled together

14 strikeouts. Rosenbaum was able to hit two homeruns in one game back in the fall earning him the National Player of the Week award. This year the team feels they have a shot at advancing through regionals and moving on to the World Series.

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