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Baseball team gives back

Nick Gainey October 23, 2021

The baseball team attended the Great River Challenge Event at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport, Iowa on Oct. 2. This is the home of the Quad Cities River Bandits minor league baseball team. About 25 players...

Faculty mentors provide added support for student-athletes

Stuti Shrestha October 16, 2021

The faculty mentor program at Augustana is designed to support student athletes by providing each sports team a faculty mentor.  Men’s soccer captain, senior Nicholas Dispensa, has turned to his...

Freshman Alec McGinnis reaches for a throw from home at the Viking’s doubleheader on Thursday, March 11, 2021, vs. Cornell at Brunner Field.

Vikings Baseball Sweeps Cornell in Double-Header

Sydney Krueger March 23, 2021

The Viking baseball team is on a roll for their 2021 season, currently totaling a 7-0 record. In their most recent double header against Cornell on March 11, the Vikings swept the Rams 8-0 and 7-3. In...

Inside the life of student athletes

Sydney Krueger October 9, 2020

As upperclassmen begin to approach the end of their collegiate careers, Augie athletes reflect on what they have learned over the years. Throughout their experiences, they shared both the highs and the...

Editor’s Column: The real change baseball needs

Matthew McKay February 27, 2020

This time of the year, we are about a month or so away from the first weekend of baseball, and the bad publicity around the sport is just as intense as the early 2000’s when the steroid era was exposed....

#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...

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,...

Senior Chris Sauer pitches during the Augustana Mens Baseball game against Aurora. Photo by LuAnna Gerdemann.

Baseball team thrives in spite of storm

April 6, 2016

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...

Editorial: Athletic success puts spotlight on student athletes

April 9, 2014

The Observer would like to congratulate the Augustana athletic program on its combined success this past weekend. Six Augustana athletic teams combined to go 11-2 in action on Saturday and Sunday. These...

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