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The Buc Report: There's a first time for everything--Beloit hosts conference tourney

May 8, 2011 at 9:19 pm


The Beloit College baseball team is hosting the Midwest Conference Tournament for the first time ever next weekend. It’s the second time in three seasons,and just the third time since 1986, that the  team has gotten into the tournament. The tourney runs this coming Friday (May 13,) through Saturday (May 14) at The Ballpark at Strong Stadium.

The winner of the four-team tournament gets the MWC’s automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament, which begins on May 18.

The last time the Bucs got in the tourney was in 2009, when they won their first, and only, MWC Championship.Their first tourney experience came in 1995, when they went 2-2, finally getting knocked out by Illinois College in the championship game, 15-7.

All that means the Buccaneers have been in two MWC Tournaments and played in the championship game both times. A return to the top spot in 2011 is within reach--on their home turf, no less  

LAST WEEK IN BUCCANEER ATHLETICS

Buccaneer Baseball (23-10, 12-4 MWC) won the MWC North Division Championship on Sunday when St. Norbert swept Ripon for a split of their four-game series (see above and Buccaneer Athletics website. The Bucs went 3-0 last week, all non-conference games, with a sweep of Milwaukee School of Engineering and a come-from-behind win over Rockford College. 

Buccaneer Outdoor Track & Field had their final tune-up on Saturday for the MWC Outdoor Championships, competing at the Wisconsin Twilight Meet in Madison. Kenny Williams finished second in the 400m hurdles to lead the Beloit performances while Erika Moen tied for third in the discus to pace the women’s squad.

For more in-depth information on Buccaneer Athletics go to www.beloit.edu/bucs.