Thursday, April 23, 2009

Batter Up! Gordon Baseball Team Hits Its Stride

Bob Whittet, associate professor of Christian ministries, writes:
In the final days of the 2009 baseball season, Gordon College finds itself in control of its own playoff destiny. When practice started back in January, players dodged the snow banks on the way to indoor practices in the Bennett Center. Now with the grass finally green and the weather warming, the Scots enter the final week just one game in the standings from gaining a slot in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) playoffs with four conference games to go. Win and they are likely in. Having knocked off nearly all of the top teams in the standings so far in the season, the Scots are hot and hitting their stride at just the right moment. Gordon is a young team with only one senior on the roster and a very bright future. After rolling over Eastern Nazarene College in a doubleheader sweep on Monday afternoon in their biggest offensive explosion of the season, the team will be playing for a run to the playoffs starting today at 2 p.m. when the Scots will play two games at cross-town rival Endicott College. Friday the team will return home to play in a non-conference matchup with Salem State College.
The Scots conclude the regular season on Saturday in Henniker, New Hampshire, when they play against the Pilgrims of New England College in what Gordon hopes will be games that clinch their trip to the CCC postseason. If the team gets its way, Saturday will be the final stop of the regular season with Gordon Scots playoff baseball hopefully beginning next Tuesday. Read more about the Gordon College baseball team.

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