Posts with the tag: "baseball"

Tabor College’s Baez pitches in Major League Baseball Homerun Derby

Gadiel Baez, a former Tabor College baseball player, had the opporunity to pitch to brother in MLB Homerun Derby. Courtesy Photo

For most people it would be only a dream to pitch in the home run derby at the Major League Baseball All-Star game. But for one former Tabor Bluejay baseball player, that dream was a reality this year in Washington, D. C. Gadiel ...

Teaching baseball players to sacrifice is hard to do

After my pastor gave a sermon on Romans 12: 1-3 earlier this summer, the thought crossed my mind how unpopular this passage would be for professional baseball players. The ...

Innovative ‘Slick’ ideas on how to improve baseball

My agent, I. M. Slick, took exception to my recent column on what’s right and wrong with baseball. It’s not that he disagreed with everything, but he thought I didn’t go far enough. Slick: Every so often you have a good idea, but then you waste the opportunity. Joe: I’m flattered that ...

Here’s what’s right and wrong with baseball

A perfect sport doesn’t exist, although some are better than others. Baseball is America’s most popular summer spectator sport, but it isn’t without a few warts. Here’s an abbreviated and admittedly incomplete list of what’s right and wrong with baseball.... What’s right: Unlike football and basketball, there’s no clock that runs out on either team. Both teams get 27 ...

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Neighbors battle in regional semifinals

Coach Roger Schroeder congratulates Evann Heidebrecht after a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning to celebrate a shot for a state tournament berth. Janae Rempel / Free Press

With a three-hit shutout of Southeast of Saline Wed­nesday, the Marion baseball team earned its second-consecutive trip to the Class 3— A state tournament, defeating the Trojans, 6-0, in the Lyons regional championship game. “There’s eight teams that get to go (to state) every year,” coach Roger Schroeder said. “We’ve been ...

Hillsboro baseball opens regional play with 12-0 shutout

Hillsboro, seeded No. 4 (11-9), opened the Class 3— A regional tournament with a 12-0 win over No. 5 seed Min­nea­polis (9-11) May 14 at Memorial Field. Caleb Potucek was the pitching hero for the Tro­jans. The sophomore threw a one-hit shutout over five innings in the run-rule victory. “Caleb was awesome on the ...

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Marion finishes as runners-up to Wichita-Independent in 3A state title game

Making its first-ever appearance in a state championship game, the Marion baseball team ran into a buzzsaw in Wichita-Independent Friday and lost, 8-0, to finish as runners-up in Class 3— A. Panther pitcher Tanner Smith faced two batters more than the minimum, throwing a seven-inning, two-hit shutout to earn the pitching win. He ...

Marion defeats Cherokee-Southeast to advance to 3A state title game

In perhaps one of its best defensive performances of the season, the Marion baseball team overcame a deficit to defeat Cherokee-Southeast Friday, 8-6, and advance to the championship game of the Class 3— A state tournament. The Lancers came out swinging, touching Warrior starter Nathan Baldwin for three hits and three runs in the opening frame. Marion ...

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Marion defeats Hays-TMP-Marian, 6-5, to earn first-ever state baseball victory

Peyton Heidebrecht

The Marion baseball team accomplished something unprecedented Thursday when it defeated Hays-Thomas More Prep-Marian in the quarterfinals of the Class 3— A state tournament. With its 6-5, 8-inning victory over the Monarchs, the Warriors became the first team in program history to win a game at state. Although ...

Marion receives No. 2 seed in Class 3A state baseball tournament

Marion (21-1) has received the No. 2 seed in the Class 3— A state tournament at Kansas State’s Tointon Family Stadium in Manhattan May 25-26. The Warriors will face No. 7 Hays-Thomas More Prep-Marian (13-8) Thursday at 11 a. m. With a win, Marion would face the winner of No. 3 Mission Valley (19-2) and No. 6 Cherokee-Southeast (13-8) Friday at ...

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