Volume 95, Issue 22

Thursday, October 11, 2001
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Meatheads and golf with Lucifer in the NHL

Mustangs go down swinging

They're athletes, not angels

Mustangs go down swinging

The Western mens' baseball team began and ended their playoff action this weekend, bowing out in the first round after losing a best of three series 2-0 to Brock (7-1, 11-7).

Head coach Mike Lumley was disappointed with the outcome, as the team held high hopes entering the playoffs.

"We went in hoping for a championship. Right from the final cuts in try-outs we knew we had the skill and balance to make us strong contenders. The Brock guys seemed a little more up for the challenge and we couldn't find our groove. Sometimes you get into streaks and we just hit a bad streak at the wrong time," Lumley said.

The second game was neck-and-neck and required extra innings. The Mustangs eventually lost on a grand slam.

Highlights for the team were Aaron Bartle, who lead the team in hitting during the regular season with an impressive .382 batting average (5th in OUA), relief pitcher Jeremy Shuh, who posted a 1.40 earned run average (3rd in OUA) and Jeremy Hudson, who lead the OUA with 11 stolen bases.

These three, as well as five of their teammates, exemplify the kind of depth and skill the ball club had as eight Western players were named first team OUA all-stars.

–Dave Martin

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