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Old 04-16-2018, 08:24 PM   #51
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Great stuff man
Thanks!

Good kid. Eagle Scout, by the way!
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Old 04-20-2018, 03:12 PM   #52
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UNK Lopers just staged an exciting comeback win over Northeastern St. Univ (Okla.), winning 12-9.

Eric secured his 7th Save of the season, facing the top of an order -- which collected 19 hits on the day, btw -- by throwing a 13-pitch scoreless 9th inning, allowing 2 singles while striking out 1 and getting 2 flyouts. ERA now at 1.54, with 23 strikeouts over 23.1 innings.

Particularly nice for us was that the wife/Mom traveled to Tahlequa, Oklahoma and witnessed this game, which featured an 8-run comeback -- 3 in the 8th, 5 in the 9th.
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Old 04-20-2018, 03:22 PM   #53
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Eric Sandoz
1.54 ERA, 7 Saves, 23 K's over 23.1 innings
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Old 04-20-2018, 04:16 PM   #54
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Test Post: Previous couple of posts not putting thread on New Posts page. (Although it did bump to top of Around the Campfire thread.)

Anyone know what's going on?
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Old 04-20-2018, 04:21 PM   #55
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Kid looks good. Seems to get out for a sub pitcher. Many of them don’t extend with legs but your kid does.
I hope he gets where he wants to go and this whole thing ends up being a positive
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Old 04-20-2018, 04:46 PM   #56
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Thanks, Glen. Yes, he does stride out pretty well.

Will soon see how D1 school visit goes; meanwhile, working hard with a gritty bunch of teammates at UNK who are never out of any game.
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Old 04-23-2018, 11:35 AM   #57
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Interest heating up, with more D2 and D1 schools involved. Not being cagey, just an update. Team took two out of three versus NSU over the weekend. Hoping team can finish things off with a flourish!

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Old 04-27-2018, 09:36 PM   #58
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Update: Got another Save today versus Pittsburgh State (Gorillas) out of Kansas, a 10-7 comeback win at home in Kearney. Eric now has 9 Saves, with 30 strikeouts over 26.1 innings and a 1.71 ERA.

Had a D1 school visit yesterday, with a couple other D1 schools showing interest, along with several D2 offers in the mix. Keep y'all updated as developments occur.
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Just was brought to my attention that Eric's 9 Saves currently has him tied for 11th in the nation for D2. Or, only 10 pitchers in the country playing D2 have more saves than him.

https://www.ncaa.com/stats/baseball/...individual/209
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Old 05-11-2018, 09:49 AM   #60
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Update: Eric named Honorable Mention All -Conference as a reliever. (MIAA)

Also, Head Coach Damon Day was named conference Coach of the Year; Alex Achterman named Player of the Year.


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Old 05-11-2018, 12:43 PM   #61
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thats awesome sir, sure looks like he wont have a problem finding somewhere to play
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thats awesome sir, sure looks like he wont have a problem finding somewhere to play
Thank you, sir!

Got him back home to Texas now. Has offers from schools in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, plus some interest in California. Planning a couple of school visits next week. Will update y'all as information is available. Thanks for the interest and support.

Here's a team picture from the conference tournament site in Warrensburg, Mo.

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Thank you, sir!

Got him back home to Texas now. Has offers from schools in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, plus some interest in California. Planning a couple of school visits next week. Will update y'all as information is available. Thanks for the interest and support.

Here's a team picture from the conference tournament site in Warrensburg, Mo.

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Old 05-14-2018, 11:17 PM   #64
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So, Eric's one-year career as a junior Loper at the University of Nebraska - Kearney is as follows:

ERA 3.06; 9 Saves; 34 K's over 32.1 innings pitched.
Plus, he was named Honorable Mention All-Conference (MIAA) as a reliever.

Good student as well: GPA over 3.5 cumulative

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So glad to see he has options, and I'm sure you hope he comes back to Texas.
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Old 05-14-2018, 11:40 PM   #66
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So glad to see he has options, and I'm sure you hope he comes back to Texas.
Kind words, Burnadell from a former athlete. (Rice? Football?)

Nice that he is, in fact, considering some Texas schools to visit.
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Old 05-21-2018, 10:10 PM   #67
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Boy is fixing to visit a couple of Texas schools this week. Prayers up for safe travels.
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Boy is fixing to visit a couple of Texas schools this week. Prayers up for safe travels.
Yes sir, good luck
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Old 05-22-2018, 10:02 AM   #69
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Closer to home and better weather down south! Sounds like there are several options.
Good stuff. Keep us updated.
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Update is: first visit went "very well," is all I got out of him on text.

And, yes, Dave: definitely warmer in this neck of the woods. When wife and I visited Nebraska in mid March we watched three games: Friday, 67 (thinking, oh, this is fine); then Saturday, 32; and Sunday, 33. Great folks up there, though!
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Update: Son has accepted a nice scholarship offer at Texas A&M - Kingsville!
Go Javelinas! Coach Gonzales and his staff welcomed and impressed Eric. Outlook is good for next season as well, with many returning on a squad that made it all the way to the D2 College World Series.
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Congrats on the new home. We have a local that played for the Javelinas and he loved it down there, pitcher, Jaden Dillon.
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Old 06-08-2018, 12:26 PM   #73
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Congrats on the new home. We have a local that played for the Javelinas and he loved it down there, pitcher, Jaden Dillon.
Thanks, Mike. Looks like a really good program. Jaden Dillon really excelled, making Lone Star Conf. Pitcher of the Year, all-region, and becoming the school's 6th pro draftee.

Coach Gonzales has established a winning tradition there. Entering his 10th season, besides this year's World Series appearance, his teams have made five NCAA Regionals and won two LSC championships.
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Great news! Best four years of my life spent there, and yes they have a great program
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Update: Son has accepted a nice scholarship offer at Texas A&M - Kingsville!
Go Javelinas! Coach Gonzales and his staff welcomed and impressed Eric. Outlook is good for next season as well, with many returning on a squad that made it all the way to the D2 College World Series.
thats awsesome
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Good luck to your son.
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Thanks! I'm excited about it, too!
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Oh no an Aggie!! Best of luck to your son as he gets to further his pitching career. Good to hear that he landed in a good place. Keep us posted as to his progress. Tell him we are all rooting for him here on the green screen.
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Old 06-08-2018, 05:35 PM   #79
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Oh no an Aggie!! Best of luck to your son as he gets to further his pitching career. Good to hear that he landed in a good place. Keep us posted as to his progress. Tell him we are all rooting for him here on the green screen.
Thanks, QB! Not that there's anything wrong with Aggies, but he's a Javi!

Will definitely keep Green Screen apprised of progress; over 3,700 views of this thread says folks here are interested. Thanks.

BTW, just checked his final NCAA D2 stats for this year. His 9 Saves ranked tied for 19th in all of D2. Ended with 3.06 ERA; faced 138 batters, striking out 34 in 32.1 innings, while walking only 7.
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Thanks, QB! Not that there's anything wrong with Aggies, but he's a Javi!
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Thats Great! Tell him to go by and visit with Johnny Estelle. He is the men's basketball coach there. He was at Navarro for 6-7 years. I just got the golf job at Cameron University. In the Spring I can come watch em play if were in town.
Congrats!
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Old 06-08-2018, 11:33 PM   #83
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Thats Great! Tell him to go by and visit with Johnny Estelle. He is the men's basketball coach there. He was at Navarro for 6-7 years. I just got the golf job at Cameron University. In the Spring I can come watch em play if were in town.
Congrats!
Will do, Dave.

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Dave:
Couldn't get an edit in before time expired. Wanted to thank you for the congrats!

Also, I'm very impressed with Coach Gonzales. As an athlete in high school, he was a standout in football (state championship team member) and baseball; came to UT as a middle infielder, but was injured. Went on to play at Blinn JC and ULL, being drafted to pro ball twice. Later, he coached as assistant on the ULL Ragin' Cajuns team that ended up third in the 2000 D1 College World Series. In nine years at TAMUK, he has led his teams to five Regionals, two Lone Star Conf. championships, and this year's D2 College World Series berth, overcoming highly-seeded opponents along the way.

As a Dad, it is particularly gratifying that this proven winner has recognized the potential contribution of my son to his team by putting substantial scholarship money in play.
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Old 06-09-2018, 09:27 AM   #85
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Saturday morning nudge, in case anyone interested missed the update: Son going to Texas A&M - Kingsville, to become a Javelina!

Thanks to all on the Green Screen who have shown interest and support for him and all the former Univ. of Nebraska - Kearney Lopers, whose program is being eliminated next year.
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Afternoon bump. Thanks for the interest, TBH!
Go Javis!
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Sunday bump, in case anyone missed it. Son going to the only Texas school to make the D2 World Series -- Texas A&M - Kingsville! Go Javelinas!

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Did any of the other Lopers come to Texas schools?
Just wondering as they seemed like a great group of young men !!
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