by Cade Slaughter / April 1, 2021
It has been a season of ups and downs for the Trojan baseball program. After years of rebuilding the team and facing losing seasons, it seems as if the new 2020-2021 baseball squad is bringing hope back to the diamond on campus. While the team may not be undefeated, the Trojans have been able to compete very effectively against some of the strongest teams in conference and possibly within the nation.
The Trojans have recently come off a series that did not go the way the baseball squad anticipated. The Trojans played 4 games in a series of 2 doubleheaders on Saturday at Missouri Baptist and Monday at home. The Trojans took 1 game out of the 4 against one of the best teams in the nation – Missouri Baptist, a school with a very strong baseball program which features a majority of their athletes from the West Coast region of the United States. After the series was over, the Trojans were facing an 8-9 record on the year coming into Tuesday where they faced Culver-Stockton College. The Trojans were able to take that 9-inning matchup on Tuesday by a score of 12-8, a game which featured a ton of offense from both sides, and brought their record to 9-9 on the year right at the .500 mark.
In other news, the Trojans have already had a season to remember – and it’s not even April yet. The Trojans are currently tied with the single-season home run record as a team for the 2020-2021 season, as they currently stand at 14 home runs on the year. Jared Remspecher leads the club with 7, followed by Isaiah Holscher, Freshman, with 4, Garrett Welschmeyer with 1, Austin Wilson with 1, and Seong Bin-Hur with 1. While home runs may not be the strongest suit to a club in terms of winning ballgames, many can’t argue that they’re exhilarating to watch. It seems as if this season has been the year of the long ball for the Trojans’ baseball squad.
The Trojans will face Harris-Stowe University on Friday and Saturday in St. Louis, MO. The games are available to watch live on the Trojans’ website.