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From the Baseball Diamond and Esports to a Job at MBU

Nick Sailer, a two-sport athlete and Academic All-American at Missouri Baptist University, has moved to the operations side of the university’s complex athletics programs, accepting a position as manager of Athletic Operations. 

Photo by Trevor Chaney

Nick Sailer smiles as he looks at the two monitors at his desk in his new office in the Athletics Department at Missouri Baptist University, where he recently accepted a position as manager of Athletic Operations. Sailer said he is adjusting well to working alongside colleagues who a short time ago were his coaches.

MBU to MLB: One Spartan’s Big League Dream Coming True

Josh Fuentes, who played at Missouri Baptist University five years ago, is now the 11th-rated prospect in the Colorado Rockies organization, according to MLB.com, and he looks to continue his success as he got called up to the Big Leagues this week, delivering a base hit in his first-ever Major League at-bat.

Photos courtesy of MBU Athletics and the Colorado Rockies

Josh Fuentes, then and now. In the photo on the left, Fuentes fields a ball and makes the throw to first base while shoring up the infield as a Missouri Baptist University Spartan five years ago. In the photo on the right, Fuentes dons his big league uniform as he was called up this week to the Colorado Rockies.

Searching for Empathy in a Child

A child wants to please their parents until they become a teenager, then the parents try to please their child, all because of the fear that one day they may leave.

Photo by Chaney Archive

Trevor Chaney, at 4 years old, sits in the backseat as he gets dropped off at his grandparents’ house. His early life was a series of dropoffs, mainly between parents, but now he has found solid and healthy footing.

Hope Springs Eternal

“People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.” –Rogers Hornsby

Photo by Abby Kassebaum

Fans fill Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida, for the annual rite of passage as winter makes way for spring and professional baseball officially returns to our lives. 

MBU Baseball Finishing Strong, Keeping World Series Hopes Alive

The Missouri Baptist University baseball team is not generally accustomed to losing very many games, so this season required some early season adjustments as they got off to a rocky start but are now proving that it’s not how you start, but how you finish.

Photo by Collin Kossakoski

Missouri Baptist University pitcher Gary Watkins, a junior from Big Springs, Texas, and transfer from Navarro Junior College in Corsicana, Texas, hurls one to the plate during a recent game.

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DID YOU KNOW?
   
Here are some interesting facts about MBU Timeline, the student newsmagazine of Missouri Baptist University, in St. Louis:
   
*Our mission statement is: MBU Timeline is the student news network of Missouri Baptist University, a private Christian university that embraces the essential core value of “social change through service and leadership.”
   
*The Bible verse that drives our mission is 2 Timothy 2:15 (Worldwide English Version): “Tell the true message in the right way.”
   
*The WordPress website has been up since late-fall 2013. We average about 3,000 sessions and about 5,000 pageviews per month.
   
*Our stories and galleries get as few as 40 or 50 hits, or as many as 8,000 hits.
   
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