Baseball facilities undergo upgrades

Baseball facilities undergo upgrades

The Athletics Department added a new batting cage to the baseball field last week, and a press box is soon to follow. The batting cage was completed on Sept. 26 and cost about $20,000. Head baseball coach Shawn Shewmake said these plans have been in the works for about a...

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Home away from home

Home away from home

Like many other second-year college athletes, Zavier Landry and Mitch Barati were at a crossroads. It was time for them to decide where they wanted to continue their athletic careers. Zavier Landry, a senior guard for the women’s basketball team, came to UTD last season as a transfer athlete from...

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Baseball team falls short in wild ASC tourney

Baseball team falls short in wild ASC tourney

The baseball team fell 5-6 to conference rival UT Tyler in the ASC tournament championship game on May 9 to cap off its series of post-season close finishes. The Comets started off their tournament run with a 7-8 loss to East Texas Baptist University on May 6. This put the team...

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The Art of Pitching

The Art of Pitching

Technique, mental toughness more imporant to quality of pitching than pure arm strength according to coaches, players To the casual observer, pitching may appear easy. If the pitcher can throw the ball faster than the batter can hit it, then the thrower wins. What many may not understand, however, is...

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Culture, seniors key to softball success

Culture, seniors key to softball success

Head coach Brad Posner vying for first win in conference tourney The softball team is looking to expand upon its recent streak of  playoff appearances as it heads into the 2015 campaign. This will be the fourth year the Comets are with head coach Brad Posner. When he first started...

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Baseball team strong in depth, experience

Baseball team strong in depth, experience

Fifteen seniors, 9 juniors look to lead team through ASC scrum The baseball team enters the 2015 season boasting a deep and veteran pitching rotation interjected with a cast of strong batters. The  teams 2014 campaign ended in the semifinals of the ASC Tournament after it earned its 13th straight...

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Very Superstitious

Very Superstitious

Baseball players take part in game day rituals for good luck As he walked to the mound, a phrase was shouted out by his high-school teammate. It was one he was never supposed to hear. “I wanted to mess with him, so I yelled it out,” junior pitcher Tyler Dauer...

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Baseball team falls to Condordia in ASC tournament

The baseball team lost in a 5-2 contest to Concordia, knocking them out of the ASC tournament. The top-seeded Tornados only outhit the Comets 7 to 6 , but the major difference was the 3 errors committed by UTD. Concordia will advance to play for the ASC championship against LeTourneau....

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Baseball team heads to ASC tourney

Baseball team heads to ASC tourney

The baseball team will begin postseason play Wednesday, May 7, against the Sul Ross State Lobos at Concordia University in Austin. Concordia, who has the No. 1 seed in the tournament, will host the tournament as a reward for clinching the ASC’s regular season championship. The Comets, who finished the...

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Consistency key to ASC success

Consistency key to ASC success

Baseball team looks to end unpredictable form in final stretch of regular season to prepare for post-season tourney As the season starts to wind down, the baseball team is working to be more consistent as it makes a run for the ASC tournament. The Comets have their eyes set on...

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