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Senior day sweep jumps EMU into fifth in ODAC

Showing they could play two very different games, EMU’s baseball team picked up a clutch ODAC sweep of Roanoke on Senior Day.  On the backs of defense and pitching, the Royals won the opener before out-scoring the Maroons in a wild nightcap. With the wins, Eastern Mennonite jumps from seventh in the conference standings into a tie for ...More

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Safe at home: Royals baseball coach Ben Spotts makes local recruiting a key contributor to success

Eastern Mennonite University head baseball coach Ben Spotts has a simple recruiting philosophy: Do not lose local athletes to other Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) schools. That’s a tough goal, considering the proximity of three recruiting rivals in the Valley: Shenandoah University, ranked 11th in Division III ...More

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Royals grab three wins in one day in Florida

The Royals baseball team finished their play at the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational with a bang on Friday, winning three games in less than the span of 12 hours.  Eastern Mennonite won four of five in Florida, and returns home with an 11-5 record, just four wins from their win total from last spring. EMU 6, MCLA 5 The Royals opened with an afternoon game aga ...More

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Royals Take Two From Hampden-Sydney On The Road

The Eastern Mennonite baseball team earned an impressive sweep on the road Saturday, taking down Hampden-Sydney College (HSC) by a combined total score of 15-3.  The Royals used just two pitchers in the twinbill, as each starter threw all nine innings. EMU 8, Hampden-Sydney 3 The Royals scored the first run of the game in the top of the second, but HSC answered w ...More

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Royals Earn Sweep, Move to 11-8

The Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) baseball men are now riding a three-game winning streak after taking a sweep from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Friday to wrap up play at the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational. The Royals went 3-2 in Florida and return home with a record of 11-8, tying their win total from each of the previous three seasons with 21 games still to go in the ...More

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Baseball Sweeps Mount Saint Vincent, Improve to 7-5

EMU’s baseball men are now 7-5 after a pair of doubleheader sweeps over the weekend in Harrisonburg.  The Royals powered past Mount Saint Vincent on Sunday, plating 25 runs in two, seven-inning games. EMU 9, Mount Saint Vincent 1 The men pounded out 13 hits in the opener and jumped ahead in the bottom of the first when ...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