It was a jarring experience for a team that has conquered some incredibly tough opponents so far this season.
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.
Baseball lost its first game of the season, but was ranked first in the nation for the first time this year.
The victories over Aurora set the stage for the Bears’ toughest stretch yet.
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.
After sailing through their first eight games, the baseball team played their first top-ranked teams this week. But that didn’t stop them.
The baseball team is off to one of its best starts in years, while softball won two games after a tough weekend.
What you missed from the Bears’ first weekend back after nearly a year without competition
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.
This year, with ace pitcher Matt Ashbaugh having graduated, Lopes looks poised to play a key role in the Bears’ pitching successes.
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