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Two Weeks Notice

So, this whole seeing thing is pretty awesome, everyone should try it.

Heading into my final year as a Concordia Golden Bear I am throwing some of the best pitches of my life–and definitely the most strikes of my life. Last Friday I was fighting through some dead arm, not feeling my best, and still managed to throw 65% strikes. I can remember when 65% was reason to celebrate (last year)–things really have changed around this place.

As for the team, we are definitely getting anxious to get after guys in a different color jersey. We are now less than two weeks away from our season opener, February 18 in the Metrodome. Our first opponent is the Missouri Southern State Lions, a team from the traditionally talented MIAA conference.

The fun thing about season openers is everyone has their best players ready to go. You don’t win championships on opening weekend, but it can definitely be a good measuring stick when you have your ace going against theirs. We are definitely excited to put our best foot forward and get the season rolling in the right direction.

On a congratulatory note, senior third baseman Bryan Lippincott was bestowed with several honors in the last couple of weeks. He was named the NSIC Preseason Player of the Year, NCBWA Presason All-American, and placed on the watch list for the Tino Martinez DII Player of the Year. Lippy has been the catalyst of our lineup the last couple of years, and his bat will be one of the keys to our success in 2012.

As the season starts I will start to post more frequently. Right now, we are just itching to get out there and prove that a new era of Golden Bear baseball has begun.

-Go Golden Bears-