Baseball

‘We beat ourselves more than anyone beat us’: Baseball loses two out of three to unranked Buena Vista

It was a jarring experience for a team that has conquered some incredibly tough opponents so far this season.

| Senior Sports Editor

Baseball retains top ranking with back-to-back doubleheader sweeps

The Bears outscored Spalding 18-4 over four games, and the team’s 21-1 start to the year is one of its best ever. 

| Senior Sports Editor

Baseball ranked top in nation after doubleheader split with Webster for season’s first loss

Baseball lost its first game of the season, but was ranked first in the nation for the first time this year.

| Senior Sports Editor

Baseball, on 14-game win streak to open season, remains second in the nation after sweep of No. 5 Aurora

The victories over Aurora set the stage for the Bears’ toughest stretch yet.

and | Senior Sports Editors

‘I’m gonna put all my time and effort into it’: Baseball’s Caleb Durbin talks wrestling, getting on Tim Van Kirk’s level and post-collegiate ball

Durbin has gotten a hit in 11 of the Bears’ first 12 games, was honored as the Division III National Hitter of the Week in early March and has not stopped since, scoring 15 runs and driving in another 13.

| Senior Sports Editor

‘We have a very strong, calm confidence’: Baseball extends win streak to 12, maintains no. 2 ranking in the nation 

After sailing through their first eight games, the baseball team played their first top-ranked teams this week. But that didn’t stop them.

and | Senior Sports Editor and Associate Editor

Baseball stays hot as softball bounces back

The baseball team is off to one of its best starts in years, while softball won two games after a tough weekend.

and | Associate Editor and Senior Sports Editor

Baseball prepares for Dubuque after roaring start against Illinois Wesleyan

What you missed from the Bears’ first weekend back after nearly a year without competition

| Staff Reporter

How WU baseball prepped one Bear to work for Cori Bush

When the pandemic canceled last spring’s baseball season, Jack Besser lost his internship, too. In the wake of that loss, however, came a new opportunity.

| Staff Reporter

Two years after shaking with nerves in his first appearance, Matt Lopes cannot wait to get back on the mound

This year, with ace pitcher Matt Ashbaugh having graduated, Lopes looks poised to play a key role in the Bears’ pitching successes.

| Contributing Reporter

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