Welcome the Record-Setting Webster Baseball Team Back from World Series

| May 28, 2012
Webster University Baseball

Sophomore Kevin Kojs had nine consecutive hits in the World Series.

Update: Come gather in the University Center quad to welcome the baseball Gorloks back from the World Series today (Tuesday, May 29) at 3:45 p.m. The bus carrying the players and coaches from Appleton, Wis., is expected back on campus at about 4 p.m., so the local Webster University community will gather to give them a warm and congratulatory welcome home from a historic season.

Make a sign of congratulations if you want. Ted Drewes ice cream will be served.

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Original Story:

The Webster University baseball team was eliminated from the NCAA III World Series with a 12-7 loss to defending champion Marietta College (Ohio) on May 28 at Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton, Wis.

Webster took Marietta (45-8), the #1 ranked team nationally in the NCAA III, to task early, building up a 7-2 lead with a seven-run fourth, but Marietta responded with ten unanswered runs to eliminate the Gorloks.

Read all the game details, including several standout performances, from the Gorloks’ final World Series game at the Webster University Athletics site here. The Webster University student newspaper, The Journal, covered the game in detail here.

A Record-Setting Season for Webster University Baseball

Though the trip to Wisconsin ended without adding another title for the 2012 season, it featured many highlights, including a dramatic come-from-behind win over the weekend. At NCAA.com, you can watch highlights of their thrilling walk-off 8-7 win over Kean here.

The Gorloks completed an outstanding season that saw them win the SLIAC title for a sixth straight time, win the SLIAC Tournament, win the NCAA Millington Regional, and make their first-ever World Series appearance. The Gorloks wound up 36-14 on the season, setting a Webster record for most wins in a season. They are the first SLIAC team to ever make the World Series, and they end the season ranked an expected fifth overall in the nation in NCAA Division III.

It also caps a season of many individual honors, including most recently, the Rawlings Company and the American Baseball Coaches Association have named senior David Mueller (Westminster Christian Academy) 2012 Central Regional Pitcher of the Year and head coach Bill Kurich the 2012 Central Region Coach of the Year.


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