2011-12 Baseball News

June 1, 2012
USA South Releases Academic All-Conference Team
The USA South Athletic Conference has released its 2011-2012 Academic All-Conference Team, and North Carolina Wesleyan is pleased to announce that 58 Battling Bishops have garnered recognition.

May 7, 2012
Moe Bauer Inducted into USA South Hall of Fame
The USA South Athletic Conference inducted its 2012 Hall of Fame Class on Sunday, May 6th, in a ceremony held on the campus of Ferrum College. The legendary Dr. Raymond “Moe” Bauer represented North Carolina Wesleyan in the 2012 Hall of Fame Class.

April 17, 2012
Athletics Hosts 47th Annual Awards Ceremony
The North Carolina Wesleyan Department of Athletics hosted its 47th Annual Awards Ceremony on Monday, April 16th, in the Garner Lobby of the Dunn Center. Coaches, staff and student-athletes came together to celebrate the accomplishments of both individuals and teams from the 2011-2012 season. Among those athletes and teams, NCWC boasted 50 USA South All-Conference selections, three USA South Championships, two Players of the Year, one Coach of the Year and one NCAA tournament berth. Highlighting the night’s winners were the honors given for the Male and Female Student-Athlete of the Year, along with the Male and Female Athlete of the Year.

April 13, 2012
Bishop Baseball Ends Season at USAS Tourney
North Carolina Wesleyan saw its 2012 baseball season come to an end at this weekend's USA South Conference Tournament. The Bishops dropped their opening round game to Shenandoah on Thursday, 5-3, but rebounded for a solid 3-0 shutout of Greensboro on Friday morning. Unfortunately, Friday evening saw Wesleyan eliminated from the tourney via a heartbreaking 9-8 decision to Averett in extra innings.

April 10, 2012
Laffin Heads Up Baseball All-Conference Honorees
The USA South Athletic Conference has announced its 2012 All-Conference awards for baseball with a total of 45 student-athletes being named to the All-Conference teams. Senior Pat Laffin led North Carolina Wesleyan as a First Team pick, while five other Bishops garnered accolades.

April 7, 2012
Baseball Honors Seniors to Cap Final Homestand
The North Carolina Wesleyan baseball team honored its 2012 senior class on Saturday afternoon prior to the Bishops' regular season finale with Methodist, capping a three-game homestand that had begun on Thursday. Head Coach Charlie Long recognized Kaleb Wessell, Shane Flynn, Zach Moore, Pat Laffin, Andre' Nichols, Robby Costa and Justin Shearin prior to the contest, which saw the Bishops drop a second-straight one-run decision to the Monarchs, 6-5.

April 2, 2012
Two Bishops Garner Rookie of the Week Honors
The USA South Athletic Conference has released its weekly awards for April 2nd, and North Carolina Wesleyan had two freshmen recognized. Hatteras Brooks of baseball was tabbed the league's Rookie Pitcher of the Week, while Michelle Hart was named Rookie of the Week in women's tennis.

April 1, 2012
Greensboro Baseball Wins in 12th, Sweeps NCWC
Greensboro College scored two runs in the bottom of the 12th inning to earn a 5-4 victory over North Carolina Wesleyan on Sunday afternoon. Sophomore Brandon Roberts received a no-decision after allowing three runs on seven hits and striking out five over seven complete.

March 30, 2012
Diamond Bishops Drop Two in Non-Conference Action
North Carolina Wesleyan's baseball team dropped a pair of non-conference games over the past two days, falling to Randolph-Macon at home by an 8-3 score on Thursday before suffering an 11-1 defeat at Lynchburg on Friday.

March 28, 2012
Bishops Christen Guzzo Gateway with 8-0 Victory
North Carolina Wesleyan's baseball team turned in a 8-0 shutout of Hampden-Sydney College on Wednesday afternoon, making the official opening of Guzzo Gateway at Bauer Field a memorable one.

March 25, 2012
Big Innings Send CNU to Twinbill Sweep of NCWC
The Captains of Christopher Newport earned a twinbill sweep of North Carolina Wesleyan in Sunday's USA South baseball action, downing the Bishops by 11-4 and 10-2 scores, respectively.

March 22, 2012
Pleasant Tosses Gem, Williams Delivers in 1-0 Win
Jackson Pleasant tossed eight scoreless innings, and Hayden Williams delivered the game-winning RBI in the eighth to lift their Battling Bishop baseball team to a 1-0 win over the Jumbos of Tufts University on Thursday afternoon at Bauer Field.

March 18, 2012
Wesleyan Hosts Three-Game Set with North Central
The Battling Bishop baseball team hosted a three-game set versus North Central College over the weekend. The Cardinals took Friday's opener and Sunday's finale by 4-3 and 4-1 scores, respectively, while NCWC was a 6-4 winner on Saturday. Brandon Roberts earned Wesleyan's lone victory on the mound, with Jake Swartout earning his second save of the season.

March 15, 2012
Bishops Rally in Ninth for Second Straight Victory
The Battling Bishop baseball team recorded its second straight win on Thursday, plating a pair of runs in the ninth inning en route to a 5-4 come-from-behind victory over Albertus Magnus at Bauer Field.

March 11, 2012
Clark Delivers as Wesleyan Upsets #23 Shenandoah
Junior Tyler Clark drove in the game-tying run in the 9th and game-winning run in the 11th to lift his North Carolina Wesleyan baseball team to a 2-1 upset of #23 Shenandoah on Sunday afternoon at Bauer Field.

March 9, 2012
Diamond Bishops Drop Non-Conference Pair
The Battling Bishop baseball team dropped a pair of close non-conference games on Thursday and Friday, falling to Lynchburg and Keystone by 5-3 and 3-2 scores, respectively, at Bauer Field. Friday's 3-2 loss to the Giants saw the two squads battle for 13 innings.

March 7, 2012
Bishops Kick Off Homestand with 6-4 Win over Lions
North Carolina Wesleyan’s baseball team kicked off its 10-game homestand on Wednesday afternoon with a 6-4 win over the Nittany Lions of Penn State-Abington at Bauer Field. Senior Andre’ Nichols paced the offense by going 3-for-4 with an RBI and run scored.

March 4, 2012
Wesleyan, Averett Split USA South Series
In this weekend's USA South baseball action, North Carolina Wesleyan and host Averett University split their two-game series in Danville. The Bishops earned a 20-13 victory in a high-scoring affair on Saturday, while the Cougars were 6-5 winners in a much closer contest on Sunday.

March 2, 2012
Wesleyan Wins Trio of Games at Cal Ripken Tourney
North Carolina Wesleyan's baseball team traveled to Myrtle Beach, S.C. over Spring Break to compete in the 2012 Cal Ripken Experience Tournament. The Battling Bishops came away with three wins in six outings, led by senior Andre' Nichols who batted .375 and turned in a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage over the six-game span.

February 25, 2012
Panthers Sweep Bishops to Open USA South Play
The Battling Bishop baseball team opened up conference play with a two-game home series against Ferrum this weekend, falling by 5-1 and 6-5 scores on Friday and Saturday, respectively.

February 20, 2012
Baseball Wins Big, Brooks Grabs Weekly Honor
The Battling Bishop baseball team picked up an 11-1 victory over visiting Maine-Presque Isle on Monday afternoon. Senior hurler Shane Flynn earned his first win of the season, tossing five scoreless innings and allowing just one hit while striking out six.

February 18, 2012
NCWC Baseball Takes Three from Polytech
The Battling Bishop baseball team picked up three wins over the weekend, hosting a four-game set with Polytechnic Institute of New York in Rocky Mount. Wesleyan got stellar pitching performances from Kaleb Wessell and Hatteras Brooks on Friday night en route to 15-0 and 7-2 wins.

February 12, 2012
Diamond Bishops Open 2012 Season at Bauer Field
North Carolina Wesleyan opened its 2012 baseball season at Bauer Field over the weekend by hosting a pair of non-conference twinbills with Eastern Mennonite University and Bridgewater College.

February 2, 2012
Moe Bauer Garners USA South Hall of Fame Nod
The North Carolina Wesleyan Department of Athletics, in conjunction with the USA South Athletic Conference, is pleased to announce that the legendary Dr. Raymond “Moe” Bauer has been named to the league’s 2012 Hall of Fame Class.

January 25, 2012
USA South Releases Spring Preseason Polls
The USA South Athletic Conference has released its spring sport preseason coaches polls with North Carolina Wesleyan men's tennis leading the way.

December 1, 2011
Bishop Athletes Support Worthy Initiatives This Fall
The North Carolina Wesleyan Department of Athletics has highlighted a variety of community service projects that our Battling Bishops undertook this fall. In addition to the department's yearly 9/11 initiative, Cans Across the Conference and elementary reading programs, several teams participated in unique projects that surely benefited our student-athletes.

October 29, 2011
NCWC Inducts 2011 Athletics Hall of Fame Class
On Saturday night, October 29th, the North Carolina Wesleyan Department of Athletics officially inducted former head coach Tony Guzzo and men's basketball All-Americans Jamar Jones and Chris Moody into its Athletics Hall of Fame.