- DWU baseball picked to finish 6th in GPAC January 27, 2015
MITCHELL, S.D. – The Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team will have a new look in the dugout this season with former coach Steve Gust having moved on and his former assistant John Greicar set to take over for the Tigers.
DWU had an up and down regular season in 2014, but came alive in the postseason Great Plains Athletic Conference tournament, as the Tigers finished one win shy of making the NAIA National Tournament. The Tigers fell in the GPAC tournament championship game to Midland University at home to close the 2014 season.
This season the Tigers are picked to finish sixth in the GPAC according to the league’s preseason coaches’ poll, it was announced Monday.
DWU picked up 56 points in the poll, which is voted on by the league’s coaches, who are not allowed to vote for their own team. The Tigers finished in fifth place with a 10-10 record in the GPAC (27-24 overall) last season.
The 2014 GPAC regular-season champion Doane College Tigers were picked to win the league after a 20-0 record in conference play a year ago. Doane received 99 points in the poll and nine of the 11 first-place votes. Picked to finish second was Midland University with 85 points, while Northwestern College picked up the other two first-place votes and 84 points to be finish third in the voting.
The Tigers open the 2015 season at the Tucson Invitational on March 7 in Tucson, Ariz., where DWU will play 12 games over eight days.