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EMU Alum Kratz Hitting Everything But “Rock-Bottom”

Erik Kratz doesn’t like the phrase, “rock-bottom.” He finds it demoralizing – even morbid – and it implies that, as he put it, that he’s been “down and out.” But he’s never truly felt that way. Not even through 10 years of toiling in the minor leagues, often getting told – either through speech or through his lack of movement up the ladder – that he wasn’t good enough. H ...More

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Alumni Reunite for “Love of the Game”

Baseball players fill seats, inspire songs, become talking points around the water cooler and, more importantly to a dozen Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) alumni, accumulate statistics. For the past 30 years EMU alumni reunite to banter, share familial updates, and participate in an annual fantasy baseball league, “Shenandoah’s Major Minor League.” “It’s great to see ...More

EMU Alum Erik Kratz Movin’ up to the Majors

Eight years after graduating from EMU, Erik Kratz finally got the call he wanted – to the big leagues. Kratz, who still holds 21 season or career records at EMU, patiently worked his way through baseball’s minor leagues before Wednesday’s Triple-A All-Star game. Read more… ...More

EMU Grad Named Head Baseball Coach

Eastern Mennonite University has appointed Mark Mace of Fairfield, Va. as head coach of its baseball program. The hiring was announced by Athletic Director David A. King on Thursday, August 25. ...More