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2003 Emory Baseball Headline Archive

(July 14) Emory University senior Kyle Foster has been awarded a prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. He is one of five baseball players nationwide, two in Division III, to be so honored.

The scholarship provides for a one-time grant of $6,900 to be used towards graduate school tuition any time in the next three years.

Foster graduated as a third-team All-America outfielder with a .409 career batting average. He carried a 3.82 cumulative grade point average as a chemistry and computer science major.

Foster is the second Emory baseball player ever to receive the NCAA postgraduate award (Tim Hobbs did so in 2002). Foster is the first to be honored as an NCAA postgrad recipient and Verizon Academic All-American, considered the two most prestigious academic-related awards for college student-athletes.


(June 5) Kyle Foster has been honored as the regional Player of the Year by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. Teammate Reed Harvey was one of three finalists for the region Pitcher of the Year honor.

Foster finished seventh in voting for the national Player of the Year award. Previously he made the ABCA All-America third team.

Harvey finished with a 2.54 earned run average, ninth best in school history, in his first season as a starter.

Coincidentally, both Foster and Harvey were voted to the Verizon Academic All-District team for their athletic and academic accomplishments.


(May 28) Emory University finished fifth in the final national poll conducted by the American Baseball Coaches Association. The top eight teams in the poll mirror their finish at the Division III World Series.

This is the first time all season that Emory has been ranked in the top 30 nationally. Of the four regular season polls for NCAA Division III, Emory was listed in three of them among others receiving votes.

This is the highest final national ranking for the Eagles. They were seventh in the final 2000 poll. They were ranked No. 1 in the nation in a 2001 regular season poll before finishing ninth.


(May 28) Kyle Foster has been named to the All-America third team by the American Baseball Coaches Association. He is the eighth Eagle to be chosen All-American, all of them since 1993.

Foster is one of five first basemen honored nationwide on the All-America team. Announcement was made at the Division III World Series.

Previously, Foster made the all-region team for the fourth time. He ended the season with a .403 batting average.


(May 27) Emory University senior first baseman Kyle Foster has been named the Verizon Academic All-American of the Year for baseball in the college division (non-NCAA Division I schools). The honor is bestowed upon a single member of the Academic All-America First Team who becomes eligible for the Academic All-American of the Year honor for all sports.

This is the third consecutive year Foster has made the Verizon Academic All-America team. He was an Academic All-America First Team honoree in 2002 and a second-team honoree in 2001. Earlier this spring, Foster was selected for the Verizon Academic All-District First Team for the third consecutive year.

Foster carried a 3.82 cumulative grade point average as a chemistry and computer science major. He batted .403 this season to become the first Emory player ever with three .400 seasons.


(May 25) Emory University lost to Chapman University (CA) 6-5 in an elimination game at the NCAA Division III World Series. The Eagles led 5-2 entering the bottom of the ninth inning.

Junior Rob Segear was 2-for-3 at the plate with one RBI and one run scored for the Eagles. Leadoff hitter Justin Gordon went 3-for-5 also with one RBI and one run scored. Third basemen Andrew Pinckney went 2-for-5 at the plate with two runs scored.

Emory finishes its season with a final record of 37-15 and a fifth place finish at the NCAA Division III College World Series.


(May 24) Emory University defeated DeSales University (PA) 7-0 in an elimination game at the NCAA Division III World Series.

Senior Reed Harvey pitched well going seven scoreless innings in picking up the win for the Eagles. Harvey had four strikeouts with one walk. Steve Zaychik and John Illius both pitched one scoreless inning.

The Emory offense produced 12 hits and took advantage of five defensive errors by DeSales to yield its seven runs. Andrew Pinckney was 4-for-4, including three doubles, at the plate with one RBI and one run scored. Leadoff hitter Justin Gordon went 3-for-4 at the plate with one RBI and two runs scored.

The Eagles are one of seven teams remaining at the NCAA Division III World Series and will play Chapman University (CA) tomorrow at 3:45 pm in another elimination game.


(May 23) Emory University lost to Anderson University (IN) 3-1 in its first game at the NCAA Division III World Series. The Eagles loaded the bases in the top of the ninth inning, but were unable to score.

Justin Barrett scored the lone Eagle run on Michael Sayegh's single in the top of the third inning. Adam Schorr went 2-for-3 at the plate for the Eagles. Kyle Foster and Andrew Pinckney both went 2-for-4.

Matthew Palmer pitched well for Emory going 6.1 innings allowing three earned runs. Will Carr pitched 1.2 scoreless innings in relief.

Emory (36-14) will play DeSales University (PA) in an elimination game tomorrow.


(May 19) Two Emory University players have been named to the all-region team as selected by the American Baseball Coaches Association. Senior outfielder Kyle Foster made the first team while sophomore third baseman Andrew Pinckney made the second team.

Foster's name now goes on the ballot for the All-America team to be announced in conjunction with the Division III World Series.

Foster becomes the first player in school history to be honored on the all-region team all four years. He was a first team selection in 2001 and this year, and a second-team selection in 2000 and 2002.

Entering the World Series, Foster is hitting .416. He is the school career record holder in hits, doubles, triples and total bases.

Pinckney, in his first season at Emory, leads the team in batting average, doubles, triples, slugging percentage and on-base percentage. He was 15th in the nation for most triples in the latest NCAA statistical report.


(May 19) Emory University advanced to the NCAA Division III World Series for the second time in four years. The Eagles did so by winning the NCAA regional championship with a 14-4 win against Carthage College (Wis.), the tournament's top seed and the No. 2 ranked team in the nation. The Division III World Series begins Friday May 23 in Appleton, Wis.

Of the eight teams that are competing in the World Series, Emory (36-13) is the only unranked team. The Eagles were listed among "Others Receiving Votes" in the national coaches' poll May 12. The other teams are ranked 1, 5, 13, 14, 15, 16, and 21 in the national poll.

Emory, seeded No. 4 in its regionals, was the lowest seed to win one of the eight regional titles. In the other seven regions, two No. 1 seeds won as did three No. 2 seeds and two No. 3 seeds.

Six Emory players were named to the all-tournament team led by pitcher Reed Harvey, also honored as the tournament's Most Valuable Player. Other honorees were Josh Barrett, Bryan Langbord, Andrew Pinckney, Adam Schorr and Rob Segear.

Harvey won the first and last game for Emory. Thursday night, he carried a one-hit shutout into the seventh inning before finishing with seven innings pitched, five hits, two runs (both earned), no walks and three strikeouts in a win against Wartburg (Iowa). Today, pitching with three days rest, Harvey threw eight innings, allowing seven hits and four runs (three earned) with two walks and two strikeouts.

Emory's No. 7 and 8 hitters, Rob Segear and Bryan Langbord, were a combined 6-for-11 with nine RBIs and three home runs. Segear was 3-for-5 with 4 RBIs and Langbord was 3-for-5 with two home runs and five RBIs. Pinckney was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a home run.

Emory also won the NCAA regional championship in 2000, Coach Mike Twardoski's first year at the helm. The Eagles finished seventh in the World Series that year.


(May 18) Emory University advanced to the championship game of the NCAA Division III regional championship with a 6-4 win against Mississippi College. It was the second time in three days that Emory beat the No. 12 ranked team in the nation.

The Eagles (35-13) scored twice in the visitor's half of the ninth inning. With runners on second and third with one out, a ground ball by Michael Sayegh was misplayed by the opposition, allowing both runners to score. In the home half of the ninth, Mississippi had a runner on base when the last batter flied out to the outfield wall to end the game.

Pitcher John Illius got the win by pitching the last one and two-third innings with no hits and no runs. He followed Will Carr who entered the sixth in relief of starter Tom Mieczkowski.

Adam Schorr was 3-for-4 with two runs batted in. Andrew Pinckney was 2-for-5. Sayegh had a seventh inning single to put Emory ahead 4-3.

The contest was tied at 1-all, 2-all, 3-all and 4-all before Emory went ahead to stay in the ninth.The game was originally scheduled for Saturday night but was pushed back a day because of rain.

Emory, the only undefeated team in the tournament (3-0) faces Carthage (Wis.), the tournament's No. 1 seed and the No. 2 team in the nation. Emory needs to beat Carthage once tomorrow to advance to the Division III World Series.


(May 16) Emory University rallied from an 8-0 deficit to beat Mississippi College, 9-8, in the NCAA Divsion III regional championship. The win keeps Emory, 2-0, undefeated in the double-elimination tournament.

Emory trailed 8-0 going into the bottom of the sixth inning before scoring nine times on seven hits. Andrew Pinckney started the scoring with a solo home run and came back later in the inning with a two-run single. Adam Schorr gave Emory the lead with a two-run single of his own.

After Mississippi scored eight times in the first four innings, the Emory bullpen shut the door with five and one-third innings of scoreless relief. Steve Zaychik, the second pitcher, picked up the win with two and one-third innings of shutout ball. He entered the regionals with 0.78 earned run average in 14 appearances this season. Will Carr and John Illius followed on the mound with the latter picking up the save.

Josh Barrett was 3-for-4 at the plate making him 6-for-9 in the regionals so far. Leadoff hitter Justin Gordon had his second consecutive multi-hit game and is 4-9 in the regionals.

In two days, the Eagles (34-13) have beaten two national top-20 teams. Mississippi is No. 12 in the latest poll by the American Baseball Coaches Association and Wartburg (Iowa), yesterday's victim, is No. 17.


(May 15) Emory University won its opening game in the NCAA Division III regional championship. The Eagles (33-13) beat the No. 17 team in the nation, Wartburg (Iowa), 10-4.

Starter Reed Harvey carried a one-hit shutout into the seventh inning before finishing with seven innings pitched, five hits, two runs (both earned), no walks and three strikeouts.

Four Eagles had multiple hits as Emory amassed 15 hits. Kyle Foster was 3-for-5 with two RBIs. Josh Barrett was 3-for-5 with three RBIs. Bryan Langbord was 2-for-4 and Justin Gordon was 2-for-5. The Eagles scored in the first, third, fourth, fifth and seventh innings.

Emory led 10-0 after six innings.This is the 14th time this season that it has scored 10 or more runs in a game.


(May 12) Emory University has been selected for the NCAA Divison III national tournament for the sixth time in eight years. The Eagles (32-13) compete in a six-team regional May 15-18 at Clinton, Miss.

Emory is the No. 4 seed for the regionals hosted by No. 2 Mississippi College. Other competing teams are No. 1 Carthage (Wis.), No. 3 Wartburg (Iowa), No. 5 Fontbonne (Mo.) and No. 6 Millsaps (Miss.). Emory did not play any of these teams in the regular season.

The Eagles were one of 42 teams nationwide selected for the NCAA tournament. Emory received one of the seven spots nationwide reserved for independent teams. Emory is classified as an independent in baseball because its conference, University Athletic Association, does not have an automatic berth.

Emory's 32 wins ties it for fourth-highest total among the 42 teams selected. One school has 37 wins while three others have 33 wins.

Under Coach Mike Twardoski, Emory won the NCAA regional title in 2000 and finished second at the 2001 NCAA regionals. Emory was not selected for the tournament last season.

The winner of the regionals advances to the baseball Division III World Series in Appleton, Wis., May 23-27.


(May 8) Three Emory University players have been honored on the Verizon Academic All-District Teams. Kyle Foster made the first team while Reed Harvey and Hank Hornsby made the second team. Foster is now eligible for the Verizon Academic All-America team to be announced later this spring.

The academic all-district teams honor the best baseball student-athletes from the College Division (non-NCAA Division I schools) in the states of Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

Foster was a Verizon Academic All-America first team honoree last year. The senior had a 3.82 cumulative grade point average as a double major in chemistry and computer science. He finished the regular season with a team-leading .437 batting average as an outfielder/first baseman.

Harvey, a senior, has a 3.81 GPA as a neuroscience and behavioral biology major. He ended the regular season with a 5-4 record and a 2.67 earned run average as the team's No. 1 pitcher.

Hornsby, a senior, carries a 3.43 GPA while majoring in economics and minoring in political science. At the end of the regular season, he was hitting .330 as a catcher/designated hitter.


(May 1) Again, Reed Harvey received media play for his story of overcoming adversity in the form of life-threatening head surgeries. This time, he was featured in "The NCAA News," a national publication for college athletics staff and fans. Read the full story.


(April 30) Emory University senior Reed Harvey was prominently featured on page one of the sports section of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The feature story, written by Carroll Rogers, focuses on how Harvey overcame two life-threatening head surgeries and a position change to become the team's No. 1 pitcher. Read the full story.


(April 29) In the final regular season game of the season, the Emory Eagles defeated Maryville College (TN) by a score of 8-4.

The bullpen work of Steve Zaychik, Keith Meizler, and John Illius combined to throw six innings, giving up one run, five hits, and striking out six. Keith Meizler earned the victory, his second of the season.

Offensively, the Eagles tied the game in the sixth inning on a Justin Gordon pinch-hit sacrifice fly, and then went on to score three more runs in the inning to take the lead.

The Eagles finish the regular season with a record of 32-13, topping the 25-win mark for the eighth consecutive year, and improving on last season's win total by six games. The Eagles finished the season winning 11 of their final 12 games, making a strong push for an NCAA tournament berth.


(April 27) Emory University strengthened its bid for an NCAA tournament berth by sweeping all three games in North Carolina this weekend. After beating N.C. Wesleyan on Friday, Emory won both weekend games at Methodist (N.C.), ranked No. 15 in the nation.

Emory was an 8-6 winner today improving its season record to 31-13. This is the sixth time in seven years that the Eagles have won at least 30 games. In the past six 30-win seasons, Emory ended up with an NCAA bid in five of them. The Eagles have won 10 of their last 11, 12 of their last 14, and 14 of 18 games in April.

Reed Harvey (5-4) carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning before yielding a one-out hit. He finished with four hits allowed and two earned runs. Harvey's season ERA is 2.67, putting him on pace for the third lowest in school history by a first-year starter and 10th overall.

Adam Schorr, Friday's offensive hero, went 2-for-4 with 2 RBIs. Josh Barrett was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBIs.

Emory is the first team to sweep Methodist at home since the 1994 season.


(April 26) Emory beat Methodist (N.C.) in a slugfest Saturday, 15-8. The victory gives the Eagles 30 wins in a season for the sixth time in seven years. The Eagles scored nine runs in the third and fourth innings combined. The team lashed out 22 hits, second-best this season behind 23 hits against Huntingdon March 21. Rob Segear was 5-for-6 and Justin Gordon was 4-for-6. Kyle Foster and Travis Langley had 4 RBIs apiece. Tom Mieczkowski picked up the win in relief with 3 1/3 scoreless innings.


(April 25) Adam Schorr hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning for a 4-3 win against N.C. Wesleyan. The fly ball scored Michael Sayegh who had reached base on an error. Emory scored three runs in the first two innings. Will Carr pitched the last two innings, including a game-ending double play, to pick up his 10th win of the season. Carr is one win away from the school record of 11 wins in a season, set by Ryan Donegan in 2001.


(April 23) Listen to audio highlights of Emory's April 19 games against Savannah Art & Design as called by TEAMLINE announcers Sam Radin and Karl Werl.


(April 22) Emory took both games of a doubleheader at Huntingdon College (AL), 14-3 and 8-5.

In the first game, Reed Harvey picked up the win, yielding two earned runs in five innings. Hank Hornsby led the offense with three hits, including a home run, three runs scored and three runs batted in. Justin Gordon, Kyle Foster, and Adam Schorr also had three hits each.

Will Carr notched the win in the second game, giving up just one earned run in five innings. Kyle Foster went 3-for-3, scoring three runs, while Adam Schorr knocked in three. Steve Zaychik pitched the last two innings of the game, striking out four and earning a save.

 


(April 19) Emory won both games of a doubleheader against Savannah College of Art and Design on Seniors Day at Chappell Park Saturday. In between games the Eagles honored graduating seniors Kyle Foster, David Gryboski, Reed Harvey, Hank Hornsby, John Illius, Matthew Palmer and Michael Sayegh in their next-to-last home game at Emory.

In the first game Illius got the win, going seven and one-third innings and giving up two earned runs on seven hits.

Kyle Foster hit a two-run home run to put the Eagles up for good in the fifth inning. Foster went 2-for-4 in the fist game and had four RBIs and one run scored. Will Carr earned the save.

The second game was a seven-inning game and Tom Mieczkowski earned the victory pitching six shutout innings.

Andrew Pinckney went 4-for-4 in the second game knocking in three runs and scoring once. Foster went 2-for-3 with two doubles and two RBIs to finish the day with six RBIs.

The Eagles improved their record to 26-12 on the season.


(April 18) Senior Reed Harvey gave up one earned run in a complete game victory as the Eagles beat Savannah College of Art and Design 5-2 Friday afternoon.

The victory was Harvey's second consecutive complete game and his third win of the season. Harvey Harvey gave up eight hits and one walk, pitching two strikeouts on the day.

With the Eagles up 3-2 in the eighth inning catcher Adam Schorr provided two insurance runs hitting a two run home run over the left field fence to knock in Kyle Foster.

Justin Gordon went 3-for-4 on the day with one run scored, one RBI and one double. The Eagles are now 24-12 on the season.


(April 15) Freshman relief pitcher Keith Meizler earned his first collegiate victory as Emory University defeated Brevard College 13-9 on Tuesday afternoon.

Meizler pitched three and two-thirds scoreless innings, giving up four hits, walking one, and striking out two batters.

After falling behind 9-5 in the fourth inning, Kyle Foster hit a three-run home run to cut the deficit to one. Third baseman Andrew Pinckney had a double and a triple to go along with four RBIs. Freshman Travis Langley hit his third home run of the season. Emory took the lead for good by scoring four runs in the sixth inning, all coming with two out.

The Eagles improved their record to 23-12 on the season.


(April 13) Emory University won 9-0 over the Piedmont College (GA) after splitting a doubleheader against them Saturday.

Emory jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back. The Eagles scored at least one run in each of the first five innings, including two in the fourth inning and three in the fifth. Strong performances were turned in by Andrew Pinckey, who went 3-for-5 with three RBIs and Travis Langley, who went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI.

Reed Harvey pitched his first complete game shutout of the season, allowing only six hits and one walk while striking out five. Harvey, who retired the first eight batters in a row, did not allow a runner past second base. The shutout gives Harvey his second win of the year and his third complete game of the season.

Emory improves to 22-12 on the season with the win.


(April 9) Emory University won 10-4 over the University of the South (Tenn.).

Emory led 5-3 entering the bottom of the eighth inning before exploding for five runs to ensure victory. The inning featured four players with at least one RBI, including a two RBI double from Andrew Pinckney.

Will Carr pitched well for the Eagles going seven innings allowing two earned runs. Carr is now a perfect 8-0 on the season. Freshman Tom Mieczkowski also gave a strong performance pitching two innings allowing no earned runs while striking out five with no walks.

Emory now has a record of 2 1-12 for the season.


(April 9) Emory University won 10-4 over the University of the South (Tenn.).

Emory led 5-3 entering the bottom of the eighth inning before exploding for five runs to ensure victory. The inning featured four players with at least one RBI, including a two RBI double from Andrew Pinckney.

Will Carr pitched well for the Eagles going seven innings allowing two earned runs. Carr is now a perfect 8-0 on the season. Freshman Tom Mieczkowski also gave a strong performance pitching two innings allowing no earned runs while striking out five with no walks.

Emory improves to 20-11 on the season with the win.


(April 6) Emory University lost 6-3 at Maryville College (Tenn.) in a game with NCAA tournament implications.

Emory had solo home runs from Kyle Foster, Andrew Pinckney and Hank Hornsby. Reed Harvey pitched a complete game, unofficially yielding three earned runs.

Both Emory and Maryville are considered "independents" by the NCAA selection committee and are among those vying for approximately seven spots nationwide for the championship tournament.


(April 5) Emory University was on the receiving end of a ninth-inning rally as it lost 10-9 at Maryville College (Tenn.). The home team scored three times in the bottom of the ninth for the win.

Emory went ahead 8-7 in the top of the ninth thanks to a two-out, two-strike pinch-hit single by Justin Gordon. He then intentionally got caught in a rundown allowing Aaron Rosdal to score from third making it 9-7.

Michael Sayegh tied a school record with five hits (in as many at bats). The feat has been accomplished six times previously, most recently by Kyle Foster against Savannah Art & Design on April 22, 2000.


(April 4) Paul Myslinski was 4-for-5 with 5 RBIs to help Emory University to a 14-9 win against Oglethorpe University (Ga.).

Myslinski improved his season batting average to .333. The junior first baseman was honored this week on the all-conference first team.

Rob Segear was 3-for-5 with two RBIs. Michael Sayegh and Adam Schorr added two hits apiece.

Emory set a school record with 12 stolen bases (in 13 attempts). The previous mark was 11 against Toccoa Falls on April 20, 1991. Travis Langley had a team high three steals today.

Brye Adler (3-1) was the winning pitcher with five innings, three earned runs, no walks and two strikeouts.


(April 3) Senior Kyle Foster, junior Paul Myslinski, and sophomores Bryan Langbord and Andrew Pinckney were selected to the 2003 UAA All-Association First Team. For Foster, Myslinski and Langbord, this is their second career selection. Each was named to the second team last season. Foster hit .471 in six starts at the conference tournament, Pinckney batted .571 and Myslinski batted .429. Langbord, in addition to his selection to the second team, was also named conference Rookie of the Year last season. He followed that selection up with a .389 batting average in this season's tournament.


(April 2) Listen to audio highlights of Emory's March 23 games against Edgewood as called by TEAMLINE announcers Rich Sullivan and Sam Radin.


(April 1) Emory University defeated the University of the South (TN) by a score of 12-7 in Sewanee, Tennessee. The win snaps a three-game losing streak for the Eagles.

Emory used an offensive explosion in the seventh inning to take the lead. Trailing 7-3 entering the inning, the Eagles batted around the order while scoring eight runs on seven hits. Andrew Pinckney started the scoring with a two-RBI double with the bases loaded. For the game, Pinckney went 2-for-5 with three RBI and one run scored.

Adam Schorr had a strong day at the plate going 3-for-5 with two RBI. Hank Hornsby also went 3-for-5 with one RBI and two runs scored.

Emory improves to 18-9 on the season.


(March 30) Emory University fell short 5-3 after showing signs of a rally in the bottom ninth in the second game of a weekend series against University of Dallas.

Freshman outfielder Travis Langley's home run over the left-field fence in the ninth inning provided Emory's third run of the game. It was Langley's second homer of the season. His first homer, the team's only grand slam of the season, came against Maryville College (Tenn.) on February 23.

Andrew Pinckney and Michael Sayegh each had two hits on the day. Sayegh finished with one RBI.

Matthew Palmer went five and two-third innings for the Eagles and allowed four earned runs on eight hits with seven strikeouts. He is second on the team with an ERA of 3.58 and a strikeout total of 27. Steve Zaychik pitched three and one-third scoreless innings in relief. His ERA on the season dropped to 1.46.

The Eagles are 17-9 on the season and will travel to Sewanee, Tenn., for their next game against the University of the South.


(March 29) Senior Reed Harvey pitched 8 and 1/3 innings giving up one earned run on seven hits as the Eagles lost 2-1 against the University of Dallas (TX). Harvey struck out five as Emory was able to muster five hits and one run in support of Harvey.

First baseman Paul Myslinski started off the one-run eighth inning with a single. Pinch hitter Justin Gordon then drove Myslinski home with a double, but the Eagles rally was cut short.

In the ninth, the Eagles had the tying run on second after Andrew Pinckney hit a two-out double, to put the tying run aboard, but the Eagles couldn't drive him home.

The Eagles drop to 18-7 on the season against a Dallas team that is now 21-5.


(March 28) The Eagles winning streak ended at seven games as Emory lost to North Georgia College by a score of 6-2. North Georgia is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and offers athletic scholarships.

With a single in the eighth inning, Kyle Foster broke the record for hits in a career. Foster now has 242 hits in his Emory career. In addition to being the all-time hits leader, Foster ranks in the top-10 all-time at Emory in the following categories: total bases (367-second), batting average (.416-third), slugging percentage (.635-third), doubles (49-fourth), at-bats (582-fifth), runs scored (136-sixth), runs batted in (119-sixth), and games started (145-eighth). Foster is undeniably one of, if not the, best Eagle hitters ever.

Emory (17-7) will host the University of Dallas, which was ranked No. 14 in the ABCA NCAA Division III preseason poll, for two games this weekend.


(March 26) Emory University beat Oglethorpe University (GA) by a score of 15-7.

Aaron Rosdal led the offensive charge, going 4-for-5 with three RBIs and four runs scored. Rosdal had a two RBI single in the eighth and scored after doubling in the seventh,

Team RBI leader Andrew Pinckey added a 2 run home run in the sixth, and finished the day 2-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs scored.

Greg Jones picked up the win in his first start of the season, improving his record to 2-0.

The Eagles improve to17-6 on the season and have scored 10 or more runs in nine of their last 12 games.


(March 25) Emory University defeated Frostburg State University (MD) by a score of 10-6, but the Eagles led by as many as eight runs until the visitors scored four runs in their last at bat.

Matt Palmer pitched well in picking up the win. He pitched seven innings allowing two runs on five hits with two walks and seven strikeouts.

At the plate, second basemen Michael Sayegh went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and one RBI. Kyle Foster was 3-for-5 with three runs scored and two RBI.

Emory improves to 16-6 on the season. The Eagles continue to dominate offensively, scoring 10 or more runs in eight of their last 11 games.


(March 23) Emory University won both games of a doubleheader against Edgewood College (WI).

In the first game, the Eagles extended their streak of games scoring 10 or more runs to four with a 15-5 victory. The 15 runs scored by Emory is even more impressive considering the game was shortened to seven innings due to the scheduled doubleheader. Bryan Langbord went 3-for-4 at the plate, including two doubles, with two runs scored and two RBI.

In the second game, Emory required an extra inning to win by a final score of 9-8. The Eagles used two Edgewood errors in the bottom of the eighth inning to plate the winning run. Adam Schorr went 2-for-3 at the plate, including a home run, with two runs scored and two RBI.

Emory is now 15-6 on the season. Offensively, Emory is averaging 12 runs scored in the last 10 games played. The Eagles have scored 10 or more runs in seven of those 10 games. Emory is also averaging nearly 14 hits per game during the past 10 games.


(March 22) Emory University scored more than 10 runs in a game for the second consecutive day in defeating Taylor University (IN) by a score of 15-12. The Eagles have scored 10 or more runs in six of the last eight games.

Andrew Pinckney led the offensive charge for Emory going 4-for-5 at the plate with four RBI, three runs scored, and one stolen base. Senior Hank Hornsby had a strong showing at the plate going 3-for-4, including a double, with three RBI, one run scored, and one stolen base. Fellow senior Michael Sayegh went 3-for-5 with three runs scored and a stolen base for the Eagles.

Emory improves to 13-6 on the season with the win over Taylor, an institution that offers athletic scholarships as a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Over the past two games, the Eagles' bats have been on fire with 33 runs scored on 40 hits.


(March 21) Emory University set a season high with 23 hits in an 18-5 win against Huntingdon College (Ala.).

Adam Schorr paced the hit parade with four hits in four at bats, including his second home run of the season. He scored four times and drove in two runs.

Hank Hornsby was 2-for-2 with three RBIs and one run scored.

Fifteen different players had a hit for Emory. Its previous season high for hits was 21 against Case Western Reserve on March 11.

Emory starter Brye Adler picked up his first win of the season. He went five innings, allowing one earned run, walking none and striking out two.


(March 18) Emory University ended a three-game skid with a 6-4 win against LaGrange College.

The Eagles scored four times in the fifth inning thanks to bases-loaded double by Bryan Langbord and a two-run single by Adam Schorr. Kyle Foster added an RBI and finished 2-for-3.

Will Carr started for Emory and pitched five innings for the win. Starter Reed Harvey pitched three innings for a "hold" and starter John Illius pitched a scoreless ninth to get the save.


(March 16) Emory University suffered its third consecutive loss since winning a share of the conference championship, 11-4 to Iowa Wesleyan College. Iowa Wesleyan is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and offers athletic scholarships.

Emory fell behind 3-0 early before cutting the deficit to 3-2 in the second inning, but that was as close as the Eagles would get. Five of Iowa Wesleyan's 11 runs were unearned as the Eagles committed a total of five errors in the game.

Kyle Foster was 3-for-4 and scored a run. For the two-game series, Foster was 7-for-10 with four runs scored and three RBI.

Emory falls to 10-6 overall on the season.


(March 15) Emory University suffered its second consecutive one-run loss, 10-9 to Iowa Wesleyan College in 10 innings.

The Eagles jumped ahead 3-0, fell behind 7-3, went ahead 9-7 in the bottom of the eighth inning. Emory was one out away from the win in the ninth before the visitors tied the game.

Kyle Foster was 4-for-6, scoring three runs and driving in three more.


(March 14) A ninth inning rally fell just short as Emory fell to the visiting Heidelberg College (OH), 4-3.

The Eagles trailed 4-2 entering the ninth before scoring one run on an RBI single by junior Rob Segear. But that would be the last run to cross the plate as the rally ended with two runners left on base.

Sophomore Andrew Pinckney led the offensive charge for the Eagles going 2-for-3 at the plate with one run scored and one RBI. Pinckney also stole two bases.

Senior Reed Harvey gave a strong pitching performance before the Eagles surrendered two runs in the eighth inning. He went 7.1 innings allowing three earned runs on six hits. Harvey struck out eight while walking two batters.

The Eagles fall to 10-4 on the season in their first game back at Chappell Park after winning a share of the conference championship last week.


(March 11) The Emory Eagles won both games on the final day of the UAA Championship in dominating fashion. In the first game of the day, the Eagles defeated Washington University (MO) by a score of 13-3 in a seven-inning game. Emory followed that offensive explosion with 19 runs in the next game against Case Western Reserve University to win by a final score of 19-3 in seven innings.

Against Washington, Will Carr picked up his fifth win of the season, but his first as a starter. Carr pitched four innings, allowing three hits, one earned run, walking one and striking out three. Twelve different Eagles had a hit as the team compiled 14 hits. Those with multiple hits were Kyle Foster and Bryan Langbord, both with two.

Against Case Western Reserve, Emory pounded out 21 hits by 14 different players. Leading the hit parade was Travis Langley, who entered the game in the fifth inning and ended up 3-for-3 with two RBIs. Those with two hits apiece were Kyle Foster, Justin Gordon, Andrew Pickney, Taylor Gettinger, and Josh Barrett. The winning pitcher was Chris Torlone in the first start of his career. Torlone pitched five innings, allowing five hits, two runs, both earned, walking two and striking out two.

The Eagles finished with a 4-2 record in UAA play to claim a share of the conference title along with Brandeis University (MA) and Washington. Emory is now 10-3 on the season.


(March 10) Emory fell to the University of Rochester by a score of 3-1. Rochester scored twice in the first inning off Emory pitcher Brye Adler making the second start of his career. Adler pitched five and one-third innings, allowing just five hits. Rochester added an insurance run on a solo home run in the last inning.

Kyle Foster was 3-for-3 at the plate, including two doubles. Bryan Langbord was 3-for-4 with an RBI. Paul Myslinksi and Josh Barrett added two hits apiece.

The Eagles are now 2-2 at the UAA championship and 8-3 overall.


(March 9) In a game shortened by rain to seven innings, Emory fell to Brandeis University by a score of 3-1.

Matthew Palmer started the game and pitched 6 1/3 innings, allowing four hits, and three runs, all earned. Brandeis scored on a solo homer in the 2nd and added two in the seventh and final inning. Michael Sayegh had two hits in four at bats for Emory.

The Eagles are now 2-1 at the UAA championship and 8-2 overall.


(March 8) The Emory Eagles won both games at the University Athletic Association championship by defeating the University of Rochester by a score of 4-2 and Washington University (MO) by a score of 3-1.

Playing games shortened to seven innings to make up for yesterday's rainout, the Eagles rallied from a 2-1 deficit scoring three runs in the seventh inning to pull out the win. Senior Michael Sayegh started the last inning rally with a one RBI single, which was followed by a two RBI double by Kyle Foster. Reed Harvey picked up a complete game win allowing three hits and two runs while striking out six batters with only two walks.

Against Washington, John Illius started the game strong for the Eagles pitching 4 2/3 innings allowing three hits and no runs. Will Carr came on and picked up the win going the remaining 2 1/3 innings allowing two hits and one run. Carr is now 4-0 on the mound this season. Offensively, the Eagles used a successful double steal in the first inning to score with Michael Sayegh stealing home. Bryan Langbord then added a two run homer in the sixth to seal the Emory win.

Emory is now 2-0 at the UAA Championship and 8-1 overall.


(March 3) The Emory Eagles defeated Lynchburg College (Va.) for the second time in as many days, this time by a score of 7-2.

The Eagles took advantage of timely hitting, including back-to-back triples by Kyle Foster and Andrew Pinckney in the fifth inning, and four Lynchburg errors to score seven runs, which matches the second-highest run total by Emory this season.

The Eagles improve to 6-1 on the season heading into the University Athletic Association tournament March 7-11 in Sanford, Florida.


Emory Coach Mike Twardoski (holding the sign) surrounded by his team after picking up his 100th career victory. (Photo courtesy of Earl Foster)


(March 2) For the fourth consecutive game, Emory University scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning. That gave the Eagles a 5-4 win against Lynchburg College (Va.) and 100 career wins for Emory coach Mike Twardoski.

Bryan Langbord hit a two-out double to score Rob Segear from second.

Matthew Palmer went seven innings in his first start of the season. He carried a four-hit shutout into the seventh before yielding two runs, one unearned.

Andrew Pinckney hit a pinch-hit three-run homer in the home half of the sixth inning to break a scoreless battle.

Twardoski picked up his 100th win in his fourth season as the Emory head skipper. He has a career record of 100-42, a .704 winning percentage. If he continues that pace, he would be in the top 20 among active Division III coaches with at least five seasons.


(March 1) For the third consecutive game, Emory University won the game in the bottom of the ninth inning, this time 5-4 against Denison University (Ohio).

Aaron Rosdal raced home from first on a bunt single by Rob Segear that led to a throwing error. The two produced virtually the same scenario in a win against Maryville last weekend.

The drama made a winner out of reliever Will Carr, now 3-0. Carr pitched 2 1/3 innings allowing one hit and an unearned run. Starter Reed Harvey went 6 1/3 innings, yielding seven hits and one earned run.

Rosdal drove in two runs with a fifth-inning single and scored two runs. The only run he was not involved in was an eighth-inning solo home run by Adam Schorr that put Emory ahead 4-3.


(Feb. 23) For the second game in a row, Emory University pulled out a win in the bottom of the ninth inning, this time on a bases-loaded walk, to beat Maryville College (Tenn.), 7-6. Yesterday, the Eagles won in the ninth on a throwing error.

Freshman Travis Langley, in his first start of the season, led off the ninth inning with a single, his second hit of the day, and eventually scored the winner on a walk by Paul Myslinski.

Langley's first collegiate hit was a grand slam in the fourth inning. Last season, Emory had one grand slam, by Rob Segear at home against Piedmont (Ga.) on Feb. 26.

Also making his first appearance of the season was all-region pitcher Matthew Palmer, who pitched the last three innings to pick up the win. Palmer allowed two hits and no runs.


(Feb. 22) Aaron Rosdal raced home with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Emory University a 4-3 win against Maryville College (Tenn.).

Rosdal scored on a grounder by Rob Seager that resulted in a Maryville throwing error. Rosdal tied the game in the seventh inning with an RBI single.

Bryan Langbord connected for Emory's first home run of the season, a two-run shot off the top of the left field fence in the fourth inning. That scored Andrew Pinckney who reached on a triple.

Pitcher Will Carr picked up his second win in relief this season. He pitched one and two-thirds innings of scoreless relief, following Steve Zaychik who held Maryville scoreless for two and two-thirds innings.


(Feb. 18) Michael Sayegh went 4-for-5 with three RBIs and one run scored to help Emory University to its first win of the season, 9-3 against Washington & Lee University (Va.).

Sayegh's two-run single in the fourth broke a 3-all tie and made a winner of reliever Will Carr. Carr pitched 3 1/3 innings allowing two hits and no runs.


(Feb. 15) A two-run rally in the ninth inning fell short as Emory University dropped its season opener to Brescia University (Ky.), 5-4.

Kyle Foster, who was 3-for-5 on the day, singled home two runs in the ninth inning. Emory had runners on second and third base but the game ended on a strikeout.

Pitcher Reed Harvey, in the first start of his career, carried a two-hitter into the sixth inning before giving up a three-run home run. He pitched six innings, allowing four hits, three walks and striking out four.