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New Delta College baseball field nears completion

New Delta College baseball field nears completion

By Joe Thornton, editor-in-chief. Additional reporting by Zach Parfeniuk UNIVERSITY CENTER — As Delta’s baseball players and coaches compete this season, they continue to make the trek to Wickes Park in Saginaw for practice and games, as they have for every season up until now. Finally, the team will be provided with a new stadium on main campus, directly adjacent […]

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Frustrated Fan: Being a sports fan in Michigan crushes spirits

Frustrated Fan: Being a sports fan in Michigan crushes spirits

By Joe Thornton, editor-in-chief. Dear Michiganders, It’s been a long year, hasn’t it? It’s been a struggle for every one of our sports teams. The Tigers finished horribly, the Red Wings missed playoffs for the second year in a row and the Lions just chose to be the Lions. Luckily, we have the Pistons to thank for giving us a […]

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Jake Wright overcomes major shoulder and elbow injuries

Jake Wright overcomes major shoulder and elbow injuries

By Steele Wynne, reporter. An injury to some may be inconvenient, but an injury to an athlete is nearly devastating — an injury can strip players of their ability to participate in a sport they have trained and enjoyed their entire lives. Jake Wright, a sophomore at Delta College and pitcher for the Pioneers baseball team, has experienced this setback […]

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Pioneers baseball is at bat with Mother Nature

Pioneers baseball is at bat with Mother Nature

By Steele Wynne, reporter. UNIVERSITY CENTER — Typically, players ice their shoulders after a long game of throwing, but what if it is already freezing outside? After starting their preseason games in the south with warmer weather, the Pioneers baseball team has returned to Michigan and its inclement weather. The Pioneers concluded their preseason with an overall record of 5-8-1, […]

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Frustrated Fan: America’s pastime is past its time

Frustrated Fan: America’s pastime is past its time

By Joe Thornton, editor-in-chief. Dear Rob Manfred, Man, things are not looking good for you. As commisioner of the MLB, things aren’t as sweet as they once were. Once heralded as a significant part of America’s culture, baseball is now the little guy on the block. According to Statista, baseball viewership pales in comparison to that of the NFL and […]

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Taking things one pitch at a time

Taking things one pitch at a time

By Joe Thornton, reporter Delta College baseball finished fifth on a national scale in their division last year. Beginning their season ranked ninth in the nation, there are high expectations to look forward to, yet this is an entirely different team. Being a community college, the baseball team suffers from the same turnover that all sports teams and extracurriculars at […]

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Tigers struggle as season nears end

Tigers struggle as season nears end

By Adam Przeslak, sports editor. With only a little more than 30 games remaining in the Tigers’ season, any chance of a sort of postseason run is out of the question. On Tuesday, Aug. 23 the Tigers took on the Yankees in a game that served well as a representation of Detroit’s entire season. The Tigers’ pitching staff put on a […]

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Pioneers reach NJCAA World Series, brings Delta its most successful season yet

Pioneers reach NJCAA World Series, brings Delta its most successful season yet

By Adam Przeslak, sports editor. The Pioneers’ baseball team had quite an exciting spring and summer, to say the least. Sixth-year head coach Dan Smith, now a District B Coach of the Year award-winner, piloted the team on a lengthy run through the postseason into late May 2017. After two wins against Schoolcraft in the semi-finals and finals of the Region […]

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Baseball team gears up for the season on spring break

Baseball team gears up for the season on spring break

By Eric Krauss, Guest Reporter  The Delta Pioneers will be traveling first to Kentucky and then onto Florida this spring break to put their hard work in the offseason to the test. They play some of the toughest competition in the country at their level. Although these are not teams that the Pioneers would play regularly at the regional level, […]

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Great Lakes Loons soar to Midwest League title

Great Lakes Loons soar to Midwest League title

By Adam Przeslak, staff reporter.  The Great Lakes Loons battled back to win the Midwest League Title 9-8 against the Clinton LumberKings at Dow Diamond on Sunday Sept. 18. After ten years of heartbreak and disappointment the Loons have finally accomplished what was at one time thought to be impossible, a Midwest League title. Just ten years ago the Southwest […]

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