He appreciates all the stops made, every inning caught and each at-bat taken. Erik Kratz’s playing career is over, he said, after 19 years in professional baseball and spending parts of the last 11 seasons in the big leagues. “There’s a ton I’m proud of,” Kratz told DN-R reporter Greg Madia.
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Eastern Mennonite University alumnus Erik Kratz ’02 ended his Major League Baseball career with an announcement on Twitter Friday (view below). He played 19 seasons of professional baseball, following a ... read more about Erik Kratz ’02 announces retirement from MLB playing career
The Oct. 28 show “ODAC Chat,” hosted by the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, features Erik Kratz, catcher for the New York Yankees and EMU alumnus. The 24-minute show is hosted ... read more about Yankees catcher Erik Kratz ’02 interviewed on ‘ODAC Chat’
If you’re a baseball fan and a frequent user of social media, odds are you’ve seen the video. It’s a clip gone viral for all the right reasons.
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Mike Gale, 42, came to Lexington after spending 14 seasons as the boys basketball coach at Stuarts Draft High in neighboring Augusta County. He is a 1996 graduate of Fort Defiance High School and a 2001 graduate of Eastern Mennonite University, where he played baseball.
... read more about Rockbridge AD Mike Gale ’01 is the new boys basketball coach from Roanoke Times
Michael Greene '76, who was been coaching for over 40 years, leaves Park View as its longest tenured coach with 30 years of service at the high school. He is married to Bonnie Showalter Greene '77, whom he met at EMU.
... read more about Park View baseball coach retires after 30 years from Brunswick Times-Gazette
EMU’s John Judy and Bailey Hall were joined by five D-1 James Madison players in contributing to the Broadway Bruins RCBL title, the team’s first since 1938. The league’s Pitcher ... read more about Royals athletes contribute to RCBL title for Broadway Bruins
EMU’s alumni award winners will be honored during the Oct. 11-13 Homecoming and Family Weekend. Read more about Young Alum Liza Heavener and Distinguished Service awardee Wu Wei. Erik Kratz ... read more about Alum of the Year: MLB catcher Erik Kratz ’02
EMU’s Jaylon Lee (Newport News, Va./Denbigh) was selected to the 2019 ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Team as voted on by the members of the American Baseball Coaches Association. The sophomore earned a spot on ... read more about Sophomore outfielder Jaylon Lee named All-Region
The EMU Royals had four men recognized as All-ODAC this season after the team matched the program record for conference wins and earned a conference tournament berth. Sophomore Ray Tricarico (Culpeper, Va./Eastern ... read more about Four Royals earn All-ODAC baseball honors