WPU Baseball Team Looking Up

Tyler Klinedinst stands waiting in his baseball uniform outside

The William Peace Baseball team is practicing for its upcoming season, one that it starts out ranked 11 out of 11 in the conference standings.
But the Pacers are aiming to have a better year than the previous two. Coach Chris Duty says he wants to move his team to the top eight, and make it to the conference tournament. 
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The Pacers opened the season on Feb. 5, 2016 at 6 P.M. against Southern Virginia University at USA Baseball National Training Complex.
“We want to be successful with our pitching and our hitting,”  Duty says. “We need to produce seven runs a game in order to compete at our highest level. Our pitchers need to throw strikes to keep us in the game. If we can do that I feel that we will be top eight.”
The Pacers are aiming to have a better year than they had the previous two years. Because they are just a third year baseball team, Duty feels that they can only get better and better. He has 22 players returning and brought in eight freshman. With that many veterans, the experience will likely help them excel.
The USA South is bringing back the conference tournament because the coaches feel that a tournament would be more in line with all of the other sports in the conference which have one.
“We hope to do big things this year,” said Right Fielder Tyler Klinedinst, a junior at WPU. “We want to be top eight, but as a player I want to make it to an NCAA appearance in a regional.”

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