Bearcat Baseball to Play Alumni Team on Sept. 25

By Robert McKinney, Athletics Communications Director, (503) 370-6110

SALEM, ORE. -- The Willamette University baseball team will take on former Bearcat players in the 2011 Alumni Game on Sunday, Sept. 25 at John Lewis Field. Game time is set for 1 p.m. (PDT).

Former Bearcats interested in playing for the alumni team should contact Head Coach Aaron Swick by e-mail to RSVP if they are attending. All alumni players should arrive at the field by noon on Sept. 25.

Willamette finished the 2011 season with a 22-17-1 overall record, including 12-12 in the Northwest Conference. The Bearcats hit .311 as a team with 83 doubles, 10 triples and 33 home runs. The WU pitching staff concluded the year with a 3.60 team ERA that ranked fifth in school history.

Tommy Kawamura hit .322 and scored 27 runs as a freshman this past spring

Tommy Kawamura hit .322 and scored 27 runs as a freshman this past spring