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Pitching coach enhances Augustana baseball

The Augustana baseball team has a new pitching coach for the 2016-17 season, Justin Hauer. Originally from the Quad Cities, Hauer is excited to be in his first season here at Augustana. Hauer coached for two seasons at Heartland Community College in Normal, Illinois before coming to Augustana this year.…

Baseball starts conference 3-1

Taking it a game at a time, the Augustana baseball team is hoping to continue it’s strong performance by focusing on each CCIW game individual game. Senior pitcher Zack Morgenstern said the team is excited to start up their conferences games and they try to prepare for each single game…

McGinley pitches baseball goals and aspirations

The Augustana Observer sat down with Augustana baseball  pitcher Kyle McGinley to talk about the team and his season. 1. When did you start playing baseball and why? “I started playing when I was four. It was one of those things that everyone was already playing so my parents signed…

Vikings escape Illinois weather; go 8-1 in Florida

After being on a bus for nearly 22 hours, the Augustana Vikings baseball team went 8-1 on their spring break trip down to sunny Florida. The trip marked the begining of the Vikings’ season. On this trip, made up of 9 games against non-CCIW teams, the Vikings outscored their opponents…

Augustana hires new pitching coach

Years ago, Justin Hauer could be seen wearing green and white as he played Friday night football for Alleman High School. Now, Hauer will don the Augustana navy and gold as he works with the baseball team as the new pitching coach. Hauer, who took over for previous pitching coach…

Sauer talks last season as Augie pitcher

The Observer sat down with senior Chris Sauer and talked about his last season as a pitcher for Augustana baseball. 1. As a senior, what has been your most memorable moment on the field? “My most memorable moment is no doubt winning the conference tournament freshman year. It was my…

Baseball strives to earn CCIW title

Last season the Vikings posted a winning record of 24-16, but struggled when it came to CCIW play. The Vikings finished only 10-11 in conference play and failed to make the conference tournament as a result. This season tells a different story when it comes to play within the CCIW.…

Baseball team thrives in spite of storm

March 15’s harsh storm destroyed more than trees and power lines. It caused Augustana’s Brunner Field to suffer heavy damage to the point where the baseball team had to move to another temporary baseball field. Senior Jeff Prior explained how much damage was done to the field. “It was pretty…

Baseball team to play in four game tournament

The men’s baseball team season started off on a high note with a record of seven wins and only three losses. Seniors and captains John Swiderski and Darwin Townsend are focusing on doing well this weekend and earning a good record all season. “Our first goal is to win our…