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Mavericks Baseball in National Headlines
Team sets record for runs, catches attention of Sports Illustrated, ESPN, MLB.com.
Minnesota State University, Mankato Athletic Communications Office, 4-13-2015
The Minnesota State University, Mankato baseball program is enjoying another outstanding season. Currently rated No. 7 nationally, the Mavericks swept a four-game series at Bemidji State over the weekend, and attracted some national media attention in the process.
The Mavericks won the second game in the series 41-20 over the Beavers. The 41 runs is a school single-game record and the two teams combined to set a NCAA record for hits in a game (56).
Several national agencies (Sports Illustrated, ESPN, MLB.com) picked up on the story and ran Minnesota State Mankato's postgame graphic in their coverage.
A Minnesota-based news website -- "Bring Me the News" posted a "spotify" - type of story, using narrative and twitter (including a couple posted by the Minnesota State Mankato Athletic Communications staff) to detail the 41-20 game.