The Reinhardt Eagles Baseball team left their 2014 season in the third round of the AAC tournament losing to Milligan College. Although the Eagles may not have won the AAC tournament it was the best statistical season the team has ever had. Reinhardt’s regular season record was 34-24 winning over 500 and finishing 19-11 in conference play.
This year the Eagles have 2 key transfer players and 2 key freshmen players that are looking to set the bar even higher for the 2015 Baseball season. The two transfers Champman Lindstrum 6’5 and Ryan Hankins 6’3 both can double as either a first basemen or a designated hitter. The two freshmen Jacob Cagle a 6’ short stop and Tyus O’Neal 6’ center fielder. In addition to these key players they also 4 key players returning from last year.
The Eagles have been put to the test this fall season. On a daily basis their practices usually last around 3 hours. The actually practice consist of base running drills, infield and outfield drills, pitchers throwing bullpens, and hitting drills. Also, the fall season comprise of 2 fall schedule games and then finish the fall with an intrasquad 7 game World Series.
There were 2 fall ball games this year against Georgia Highland College and Gordon College. The Eagles won against Georgia Highlands in a tough fought 18 inning straight and loss to Gordon College in another devastating 18 innings.
With the Eagles working hard this off-season, their expectations are much higher than last year. They plan on improving their record, having better team bonding (on and off the court), and to as a team have one common goal and not work as individuals. The team’s biggest goal this year is to win the Conference Championship.