Archive for December 12th, 2009

Augustana Baseball – 2010 Preview

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As promised, I begin this week with a preview of the top contenders in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference for the 2010 baseball title and, more importantly for some, a Top 6 finish which gets teams into the NSIC post-season tournament.  My goal with these is to look back at the 2009 season for each of the teams I preview, give a recap of the key players who are no longer with each team and highlight any statistical factors that are interesting.  I’m starting with 2009’s surprise team of the Conference – Augustana.

Augustana 2009

The Vikings came into the 2009 season with a brand new coach (Tim Huber), a new conference (moving into the Northern Sun) and low expectations.   The team was coming off of 2 losing seasons (2008 record: 13-30, 2007 record: 14-24) which led to the pre-season NSIC coach’s predicting an 11th place finish for the Vikings –

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