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Vikings baseball head into the CCIW

Vikings baseball head into the CCIW

Margaret Cecilio April 16, 2021

The Augustana Vikings baseball team saw their first losses of their season against North Central on Saturday, March 20 at home. The team was hoping for a better outcome to start the CCIW conference games. Earlier...

Senior spring athletes cope with the cancellation of their final season

Senior spring athletes cope with the cancellation of their final season

Madison Williams April 28, 2020

Senior night is a night dedicated to showcasing the accomplishments of senior athletes each year in college sports. This is an unbreakable tradition, until this year.  When Division I schools started...

Baseball captures first place in the CCIW

Clint Ugolini April 16, 2019

The Augustana baseball team is off to a hot start this season with an overall record of 19-5-1 and a conference record of 8-1 as of April 14. Over the past weekend, they took down Carthage in a doubleheader...

Baseball falls short to Cornell; splits doubleheader against Rockford

Matthew McKay March 26, 2019

The Augustana baseball team split a home doubleheader Sunday, Mar. 24 against Rockford University losing 1-8 and winning 4-3. The Vikings also fell in a home game on Thursday evening against Cornell College...

Is baseball headed for a strike?

Matthew McKay March 11, 2019

The 2019 MLB season is set to began in a couple of weeks, and the hectic off season has come to an end. This past off season turned into a huge waiting game as it took over 100 days for the two biggest...

#35 Chris Refka (2), pitcher

Vikings prepare for crucial series against Illinois Wesleyan

Alex Riddle April 26, 2018

With both teams lying in the middle of the pack in the CCIW Conference, the Vikings will look to take the series against their rival Illinois Wesleyan to continue to climb up in the CCIW standings. Everyone...

Augustana Baseball Ready for CCIW Play

March 29, 2018

The Augustana baseball team has gotten off to a strong start this season, compiling an overall record of 12-3 and winning seven of its last eight games. The Vikings have won three contests in a row, with...

Pitching coach Justin Hauer meets with Augustana baseball players during practice. The Vikings will play two CCIW opponents this weekend.

Pitching coach enhances Augustana baseball

April 21, 2017

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...

Baseball pitching coach Justin Hauer works with junior Jack Hallmark during practice. The Vikings will play two CCIW teams this weekend. Photo by Tawanda Mberikwazvo.

Baseball starts conference 3-1

April 5, 2017

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...

McGinley pitches baseball goals and aspirations

April 2, 2017

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....

Vikings escape Illinois weather; go 8-1 in Florida

March 18, 2017

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,...

Augustana hires new pitching coach

Matthew McKay September 9, 2016

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...

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