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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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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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EMU breaks record for all-academic honorees

Eastern Mennonite University once again set a new high for student-athletes named to the annual Old Dominion Athletic Conference All-Academic Team, as 96 Royals were honored.  Last year a total of 80 Royals were named to the list, which had also been a high over the previous year’s total of 61. All of EMU’s ODAC-sponsored sports were represented on the All-Academic Team.  Men’s v ...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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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 Set New High For ODAC All-Academic Team

Eastern Mennonite University set a new high for student-athletes named to the annual Old Dominion Athletic Conference All-Academic Team, as 80 Royals were honored.  Last year EMU landed 61 on the list. All of EMU’s ODAC-sponsored sports were represented on the All-Academic Team.  Men’s volleyball competes in the Continental Volleyball Conference and is not eligible for the ODAC tea ...More

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Baseball Royals Earn Split to Open Season

The Eastern Mennonite baseball team opened the 2012 season Saturday, playing a doubleheader at North Carolina Wesleyan in Rocky Mount, NC.  Despite temperatures in the low 50s, cloudy skies and a blustery wind made for a chilly day. The men had a successful start, capped by a 9-1 outburst to earn a split. NC Wesleyan 5, EMU 2 In game one, the Royals jumped on the ...More