WPU Baseball Makes History; Earns First Postseason Berth in Program & University History

April 11, 2017
WPU baseball players.

The William Peace University Baseball Team has had a historic season. After earning a major win this past weekend, the Pacers earned their first ever USA South Tournament appearance in the four-year history of the program, and the 160-year history of the University. The team finished the season at 17-19 overall, and 8-10 in conference play.

“Baseball has evolved into one of the real premiere programs at our University due to the leadership of Head Coach Chris Duty, along with his coaching staff.”

Phil Rowe, WPU Director of Athletics 

“We’re very proud of our student-athletes who compete at a high level on and off the field,” Rowe said. “We’re looking froward to the challenges that this tournament will provide us.”

The Pacers earned the seventh seed in the USA South Conference Tournament and will face Ferrum College at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday (hosted at LaGrange College). The Pacers enter the tournament as the hottest team in the league as they are the only conference program currently on a winning streak.

“I’m really proud of our program, especially the seniors who have been around since the beginning,” Duty said.

“Our team goal, which started back in the fall, was to make the conference tournament. We have a special group of guys and we hope to make some noise this week in Georgia.”

Chris Duty, WPU Head Baseball Coach

Stay tuned to www.gopeacepacers.com for more information on Wednesday’s game, including live updates via the WPU Athletics Twitter and details on video live stream.

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