Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Sidearm Scoop #1

Edgewood College sophomore pitcher Blake Hunt will be writing blog entries for the Eagle baseball team this year. Enjoy...

Welcome to the first of my blog entries I will be writing over the upcoming baseball season. My name is Blake Hunt and I am currently in my second year here at Edgewood College. If you manage to make it out to any games this year just look for the sidearm left-handed pitcher with goofy mechanics and that would be me. I figured for my first blog I would just give you a little insight into what's been going on at practices and what you can expect to see this year.

We signed a contract this year that allows us to practice at Hitters Sportsplex, the only indoor baseball field in this part of the state. This is awesome and practices have been much more productive this year. I feel we have a huge advantage over teams going into the season because we have been able to competitively scrimmage for the past two weeks. The only downside is that we practice until at least 11 every night. This has made me really regret signing up for the 8 a.m. managerial accounting class.

I can't wait to travel up to the Metrodome this weekend for our first games against Macalaster College and Augsburg College. It is obvious the anxiety and excitement is starting to build in us all as we keep getting closer and closer to Friday. We all remember our disappointing season last year and are determined to make this season count. It will be awesome to see everyone hit the field for the first time, especially some of the new guys who I feel will have a huge impact on our team.

Finally, I would encourage all of you to check out the video from this year's Polar Plunge. Myself and several other teamates took the plunge and let me tell you it is something I will never forget. The term "freezing cold" took on a whole new meaning after ten seconds in that water.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Podcast: Baseball season preview

Head Baseball Coach Al Brisack sits down with Sports Information Director David Petroff to discuss the upcoming 2009 Baseball Season. Coach will take a short look back at the 2008 season, and discuss his team's potential for the 2009 campaign.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Podcast: Eagle Golf Outing

Edgewood College's own Suann Saltzberry speaks with sports information director David Petroff about this year's Eagle Golf Outing. The Eagle Golf Outing is slated for June 5, 2009 at the Oaks Golf Club in Cottage Grove. If you are interested in playing or sponsoring, you'll want to sign up now, as Suann is offering a 'Recession Busting" discount if you register by tax day, April 15. Also, alumni receive a special rate to play this year.

Eagle Golf Outing Registration Form

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Scheele to be on "Hoopsville" Sunday night

Edgewood College women's basketball player Megan Scheele will be a guest on the popular internet radio talk show Hoopsville on Sunday night. Hoopsville is a twice weekly show, hosted by Dave McHugh, covering Division III basketball from coast to coast. Hoopsville airs from 5-7 p.m. Central Standard time. Scheele will likely be joining the show around 5:15 p.m.

If you miss the live broadcast, the show will be archived approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion.


Friday, February 13, 2009

Need your Eagle soccer fix?

Sure you do. It's been so warm outside it almost feels like time to get back on the pitch. OK, so that may be a couple of months away, but if you need to see your Eagles in action you'll find them this weekend at the 16th Annual Madison United President's Cup Indoor Soccer Tournament at the Keva Sports Center in Middleton and the Break Away Sports Center on Executive Drive in Madison.

The Eagles are in the Men's Open Division and have been placed in the Washington pool. Their pool play schedule is as follows.

Sat., Feb. 14 - 10:00 a.m. vs. Hawks Celtics at Break Away
Sat., Feb. 14 - 4:00 p.m. vs. Dinos at Keva
Sun., Feb. 15 - 10:00 a.m. vs. United Serbs II at Break Away
Playoffs for the top two in each pool begin at 1:00 p.m. at Keva on Sunday

Complete Schedule

Come on out and see the Eagles in action. It could be your last chance until August!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Podcast: Track Season Previews

Edgewood College head men's and women's track coach Bethany Brewster talks about the first three meets of the indoor track season and looks ahead to the NAC Indoor Championships and the outdoor season.

Women's Track season preview

Men's Track season preview

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

D3Baseball.com's Midwest Region preview

D3Baseball.com offers up their annual Midwest Region preview, including a capsule look at the Northern Athletics Conference. The NAC has two significant changes this year. First, as in every other sponsored sport, the NAC now receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships. Secondly, the NAC has been moved from the Central Region to the Midwest Region for baseball joining the WIAC, UMAC and MIAC.

D3Baseball.com Midwest Region preview (by Ricky Nelson for D3Baseball.com)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Photo Gallery: Jam the Gym

Edgewood College hosted their annual Jam the Gym celebration last Saturday. The day includes a pair of alumni games featuring some of Edgewood College's great players from thre recent past.

Jam the Gym Photo Gallery

Podcast: Kathy O'Connor, Alumni Director

Sports Information Director David Petroff visits with Edgewood College Alumni Director Kathy O'Connor during the annual Jam the Gym event.