Bulldog Baseball: Three Weeks In, Season of Curves

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By: Tyler Dunn

The season has just started for the Bulldogs and already the baseball team has had to battle off many curveballs. From the weather to overbooked hotels. Mentally the Bulldogs have faced a season’s worth of trouble in a matter of weeks.

Despite all this adversity, the boys have been able win ten of their last twelve games, all of which have been on the road and covered by twists and turns giving the dogs every reason to falter. For example, after an opening sweep against Huston Tillotson, the dogs traveled back to Texas to face off against Texas College. That’s where the fun started, during the second game of the series the lights went out during senior Dylan Fontenot at bat. This same weekend the dogs were shocked to find out the hotel they had planned to stay at had given their rooms away.

Even through all of this, the dogs were able to continue winning. After returning home and briefly catching up on homework, the dogs were off again. Cold weather and delayed construction of Bulldog Park caused the dogs to travel to Oklahoma Panhandle State University. The weekend resulted in another series swept, and a team even closer together going into the start of conference against Kansas Wesleyan. All of this speaks to the culture of the Bulldogs, they have created an atmosphere that demands excellence.

Some Bulldog Baseball players pose for a group photo.

The coaching staff had the challenge of blending a young team with a legacy of determination, and they did just that. From the coaches to the rest of the team there is an air of dedication and commitment that is driving this team’s season. This team is making a statement, turning heads in the KCAC, because no one expected this. One thing is for sure, you can expect to hear more about the McPherson College baseball team.