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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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Old 05-22-2018, 12:18 PM   #70
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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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