In honor of St. Edward's 125th Anniversary, I thought it would be fitting to cover a major component of Topper Athletics. Since my arrival on the Hilltop, the baseball team has been Heartland Conference Champions twice. During those two seasons, they have posted 40+ win seasons. The arrival of Head Coach Rob Penders has helped the Toppers improve their record. Prior to coaching for SEU, Penders was the first-base coach for the University of Texas Longhorns.
With St. Edward's being such a small school compared to it's neighbor located a few miles north (UT for those of you who are geographically challenged) the game day atmosphere is drastically different from Divison I participants. For starters baseball games are free and fans are allowed to sit where they please. This includes putting your chairs up against the fence behind home plate, watching from picnic tables, or on the grassy bleachers. Those who choose to enjoy a hot dog or a bag of sunflower seeds will be pleased to know that the concession stand does not have an item over $5. A drastic difference from the concession stands at UFCU Disch-Falk Field, where a drink and a dog can easily cost $10.
On Good Friday St. Edward's hosted St. Mary's for a double-header. At the end of the day both teams collected a win. The Legand of Taylor Johnson captures the Hilltoppers come back against Heartland Conference rivals St. Mary's Rattlers.