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Not quite the ‘Green Monster’ but close: new irrigation on baseball field improves playing surface, water usage

This fall, the Eastern Mennonite University baseball field should be a little greener — and in more than one sense of the word. A new irrigation system uses sustainable technology to grow and support higher quality playing surfaces. Weaver Irrigation is currently installing a system that will use non-potable sto ...More

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Making Royals baseball history: trio named to All-State team

Three’s company, and when it comes to Eastern Mennonite University’s all-state baseball selections, it’s also historic. A scrappy sophomore with a reliable bat was a key piece of that puzzle. Outfielder Joe Hall – a 5-foot-9, 170-pound Rustburg High School graduate ...More

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Royals finish 2014 baseball season with most wins in 12 years

When the dust settled after a flurry of action over the final two innings on April 10, EMU’s baseball men had taken down Southern Virginia 9-5 and logged a very important win. The Royals improved to 16-17 with that road decision, giving them the most wins in a season since 2002. The team finished the season nine days later at 20-19 overall. For perspective, ...More

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Baseball Working Hard to Build a Championship Program

As what usually happens with a coaching change, EMU’s first-year skipper, Ben Spotts, is starting at the ground floor.  Spotts is taking a Royals program which hasn’t had a winning season since 2002, using the good pieces already in place, and implementing his style. “(I expect) a team that is fundamental in what we do, competes every time out no matter who we are play ...More

Ben Spotts Named Head Baseball Coach at EMU

Ben Spotts Named Head Baseball Coach at EMU

EMU has announced the hiring of Ben Spotts as head baseball coach.  The Royals didn’t have to look too far… Spotts has spent the past 14 years as assistant baseball coach at Bridgewater College, just down the Route 42 corridor. He will become the tenth head baseball coach at EMU when he begins July 1, replacing interim ...More