Wyoming Club Baseball Ready for the World Series [AUDIO]
The Wyoming club baseball team continues to enjoy plenty of success on the diamond, as they return to the NCBA Division II World Series starting Friday in Columbus, Georgia. UW was second last year and has two other top six finishes since 2008.
The Cowboys are 20-8 on the season, which includes a 16-2 mark in their conference. They won the District VIII title for the fourth time in the past five seasons to qualify for the World Series.
This team possess’ some big-time offensive weapons. Statistically, Wyoming has six players in the top 10 of NCBA Division II in hits on the season. Jordan Mette leads the way with 34 hits, among them three home runs and three triples. Mette and teammate John Czerwinski are both hitting over .519 on the season, while Mette and teammate Matt Overton have driven in 25 and 24 runs on the season, respectively.
UW also has some quality pitching at the NCBA Division II level. Ryan Bunger is second in wins with seven on the season, while teammate Dustin Stallings is tied for third with five. Those two, along with Carlos Casas, rank in the top seven in innings pitched this season. Stallings and Casas are fifth and sixth in strikeouts with 54 and 44, respectively. Nicholas Barker leads the division with six saves on the year.
Now it’s time to focus on the action. Seeded fourth, the Cowboys play the first game of the NCBA Division II World Series, Friday at 8 am Mountain time, against Illinois.
Wyoming’s player-coach Skyler Joy joined David Settle and Kari Eakins on Sportsline Live May 14th. He talked about the season, broke down the club and previewed the upcoming NCBA Division II World Series.