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Sat Feb 29
Final
5 #9 Denison
6 at Transylvania
in Lexington, Ky.
Sun Mar 01
Final
11 #9 Denison
10 at Transylvania
in Lexington, Ky.
Sun Mar 01
Final
5 #9 Denison
6 at Transylvania
in Lexington, Ky.
Fri Mar 06
Final
9 #19 Denison
2 vs. Adrian
@ Berry College in Rome, Ga. - Berry Invitational
Sat Mar 07
Final
10 #19 Denison
9 at Berry
in Rome, Ga. - Berry Invitational
Sun Mar 08
Final
4 Wis.-Oshkosh
0 vs. #19 Denison
@ Berry College in Rome, Ga. - Berry Invitational
Tue Mar 10
Final
12 Otterbein
6 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Mar 11
Final
16 Denison
1 at Muskingum
in New Concord, Ohio
Sat Mar 14
Cancelled
Baldwin Wallace
vs. Denison
@ North Charlotte Regional Park #9; Port Charlotte, Florida in Port Charlotte, Fla.
Sat Mar 14
Final - 5 innings
1 Muskingum
8 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio - Senior Day
Sat Mar 14
Cancelled
Muskingum
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio - Senior Day
Sun Mar 15
Cancelled
#5 Babson
vs. Denison
@ North Charlotte Regional Park #10 in Port Charlotte, Fla.
Tue Mar 17
Cancelled
Arcadia
vs. Denison
@ North Charlotte Regional Park #10 in Port Charlotte, Fla.
Tue Mar 17
Cancelled
Eastern Conn. St.
vs. Denison
@ North Charlotte Regional Park #10 in Port Charlotte, Fla.
Wed Mar 18
Cancelled
Denison
vs. Scranton
@ North Charlotte Regional Park #10 in Port Charlotte, Fla.
Thu Mar 19
Cancelled
SUNY Cobleskill
vs. Denison
@ North Charlotte Regional Park #10 in Port Charlotte, Fla.
Fri Mar 20
Cancelled
Messiah
vs. Denison
@ North Charlotte Regional Park #10 in Port Charlotte, Fla.
Tue Mar 24
Cancelled
Denison
at Ohio Northern
in Ada, Ohio
Sat Mar 28
Cancelled
Ohio Wesleyan
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Mar 28
Cancelled
Ohio Wesleyan
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Apr 01
Cancelled
Denison
at Wabash
in Crawfordsville, Ind.
Wed Apr 01
Cancelled
Denison
at Wabash
in Crawfordsville, Ind.
Sat Apr 04
Cancelled
DePauw
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 04
Cancelled
DePauw
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Apr 05
Cancelled
Denison
at Capital
in Bexley, Ohio
Wed Apr 08
Cancelled
Marietta
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 11
Cancelled
Oberlin
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 11
Cancelled
Oberlin
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Apr 14
Cancelled
Wooster
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Apr 14
Cancelled
Wooster
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 18
Cancelled
Denison
at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Sat Apr 18
Cancelled
Denison
at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Tue Apr 21
Cancelled
Denison
at Heidelberg
in Tiffin, Ohio
Wed Apr 22
Cancelled
Denison
at Baldwin Wallace
in Berea, Ohio
Sat Apr 25
Cancelled
Denison
at Allegheny
in Meadville, Pa.
Sat Apr 25
Cancelled
Denison
at Allegheny
in Meadville, Pa.
Sun Apr 26
Cancelled
Denison
at John Carroll
in University Heights, Ohio
Wed Apr 29
Cancelled
Hiram
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Apr 29
Cancelled
Hiram
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat May 02
Cancelled
Denison
at Wittenberg
in Springfield, Ohio
Sat May 02
Cancelled
Denison
at Wittenberg
in Springfield, Ohio
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Spring 2020 Reflections: Denison Baseball

Will Krushena, Brian McAuliffe | Photo by Jace Delgado
Will Krushena, Brian McAuliffe | Photo by Jace Delgado

The following was written by Denison head coach Mike Deegan in reference to the cancelation of the 2020 college baseball season due to COVID-19.  Coach Deegan also authors a popular weekly email newsletter and recently released his first book, Let it Rip: Life Lessons Learned Through Sport. Complete biographies on all six seniors can be read by clicking on their names below.

"It's just a game."

If you've never been a part of sports it is hard to understand its meaning.  Working shoulder to shoulder with people from diverse backgrounds for a common goal is something you can't put into words.  The good times, the struggle, the trying and failing lead to a collective bond that is hard to break. 

We played our last game on Saturday, March 21.  That day we were supposed to be opening our spring trip in Port Charlotte, Florida.  It was just the ninth game of a 40-game season. 

It was a whirlwind of a week.  We returned early Monday morning, March 9, from a trip to Rome, Georgia. We lost our home opener on Tuesday and picked up a convincing win on Wednesday.  In some ways, it was starting to feel like our team was hitting its collective cadence when Thursday occurred.  By the end of that day, the season was over. 

Our 2020 season was not easy.  We opened with a grueling schedule.  We had some interpersonal conflicts.  In a lot of ways, we were still in the storming phase. 

What hurts me the most is we'll never get to see our response to the storm.  That's what makes teams so special; when they must pull together and overcome the challenges.  Our group never got the chance to show our mettle on the field. 

These feelings are magnified for the senior class.  This class was unique in that only three of the young men were here all four years: Will Krushena, Brian McAuliffe, and Vince WalkerBrad Baldinger joined us in his sophomore season and Max Dehon and Steven Verstandig became members in their junior seasons.  The group, as a whole, experienced a ton of success both on and off the field. 

Legendary Oregon track and field coach, Bill Bowerman, called himself a "Professor of Competitive Responses."  His job was to "get you ready for the struggles and competitions that lay ahead, far beyond Oregon."

When I think of the senior class of 2020, I see a group of young men who have faced many challenges and obstacles both individually and collectively.  In 2018, the unthinkable happened with the tragic passing of their classmate, Sean Bonner.  We grieved, mourned and eventually rallied together to honor Sean with an amazing 2019 season. 

In some ways, the abrupt end to the 2020 season was symbolic of this group- another challenging situation.  It's a challenging situation that I know they are equipped to respond and overcome.  The men that comprise our 2020 class will be compassionate, caring and resilient leaders. 

Our baseball program is strong because of the people.  Our alumni, our current roster and our future players.  Our common bond happens to be a love for the game of baseball, but it is much more than that.  We will be together again.  We will compete again.  I am excited to see how we emerge stronger because of this experience. 

Lowrie and I are extremely grateful to be a part of Denison University and the baseball program.  Thanks to everyone involved for making this so special.  We will be back, and we will be stronger than ever. 

Yours in baseball and friendship,

 

Coach Deegan