College Spotlight – Missouri Baptist University

spartan_2011_markMissouri Baptist University

Division: NAIA

Conference: American Midwest

Nickname: Spartans

School Size: 4,000

Mailing Address: 1 College Park Dr., St. Louis, MO 63141

Team Site: Missouri Baptist University Softball Website

Twitter: @MBUAthletics

Head Coach:

Craig Walston

Program Highlights:

  • Coach Walston has been the Head Softball Coach at MBU since 2006
  • In the past 10 years the Spartans have made an appearance in the American Midwest Conference Tournament every year
  • The Spartans finished last season with a record of 27-16
  • The NFCA (National Fastpitch Coaches Association) named senior Corey Pitchford to the Second-Team All-Midwest Region as a second baseman, while junior Payton Anderson was named First-Team All-Midwest Region as a catcher. Pitchford finished second on the team with a .396 batting average, while Anderson led the Spartans with a .429 batting average, breaking school records in home runs (12), RBI (46), total bases (102), and slugging percentage (.817).

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