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MLB preview

With the 2011 MLB season set to begin Thursday, it’s time to think about 10 storylines heading into the season that deserve attention throughout the summer. 10. Can the Giants repeat? A standard question approaching every season, can the previous World Series champions the San Francisco Giants repeat? My guess is no. They still have one of the best pitching […]

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Farewell ‘V-Dub’

A week and a half before he was traded, Vernon Wells was right here on Laurier’s campus. He was putting on a clinic for some kids in the Athletic Complex along with three other members of the team as part of the Jays’ Winter Tour. Partly out of sheer dumb luck, partly out of being polite to the right people […]

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Blue Jays land at Laurier

On Monday night the purple and gold of Laurier got a temporary injection of blue as four members of the Toronto Blue Jays visited the WLU Athletic Complex. Outfielders Vernon Wells and Travis Snider, along with catcher J.P. Arrencibia and pitcher Jesse Litsch, teamed up with Jays’ coaches and members of Laurier’s men’s baseball team to give local kids instruction […]

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Late-inning loss keeps Laurier softball from podium

For the first time in the past four seasons, Laurier’s Women’s Softball Program will return home without any kind of Provincial or National hardware. In what was supposed to be a transition year for the Lady Hawks softball team, losing four starting players, a talented incoming class of eight rookies were bound and determined to continue the excellence of the […]

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No playoffs for WLU men’s baseball

The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks baseball team has been struggling to maintain the success of their 2009 Ontario University Athletics (OUA) silver medal season. For the second straight weekend the Hawks went 1-3 in their two doubleheaders, and consequently lost any chance of playing in the post-season. This brings them to 4-8 for the season. This weekend the losses were […]

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Baseball team loses three

The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s baseball team had a rough weekend, winning only one of their four match-ups. In their double header against the Western Mustangs, the Hawks were swept, while they split another set against the Brock Badgers. This brings Laurier’s regular season record to 3-5. Last year at this time the Hawks had a 6-3 record. “We’re […]

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Baseball team splits weekend

After finishing 5-1 in pre season action, the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s baseball team has opened up their regular season with a set of double headers against the University of Toronto Varsity Blues and the Guelph Gryphons. The Hawks split both contests at a game a piece giving them a 2-2 record after week one. “Having four games every […]

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Baseball Hawks look to repeat ’09 success

The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s baseball team is entering the 2010 season on a high note after their highly successful campaign a year ago. The squad finished with a 10-8 season record, 2-2 for the post season and went on to earn a silver medal at the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Championships. This marked the best record in Golden […]

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Baseball Hawks shine on big stage

On May 30, the fourth annual Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Baseball All-Star Showcase was held at the Rogers Center and the team of OUA All-Stars – representing six different universities – defeated the reining 2009 OUA Champion Western Mustangs by a score of 4-3. “[The Showcase] keeps getting better and better each year,” commented Laurier head coach and OUA All-Star […]

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Ballantyne earns two honours

Laurier Baseball’s spirited head coach Scott Ballantyne has earned high honours for his hard work both on and off the diamond. Ballantyne will be making his second appearance representing his country as a coach for Team Canada at the World University Baseball Championships, held in Tokyo, Japan from July 30-August 7th. Along with this honour, Ballantyne has also been named […]

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