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A stellar season
Under first-year head coach Dylan Putnam, Oakland’s baseball team had one of its most successful seasons in recent years in 2006. After a tough start to the season against a strong non-conference schedule, the Golden Grizzlies regrouped at the start of conference play to win nine of 11 games, a streak that propelled the team into the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament for the first time in four years.
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Women take honors on the links
Oakland’s golf teams had a solid outing this spring: the women saw four of their golfers earn all-conference honors and a second-place showing at the Mid-Con Championships and the men finished fourth at the conference tournament.
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A good first run
History was made in the spring of 2006 with the debut of Oakland’s newest varsity sport, outdoor track and field.
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Coach takes honors in first time at bat
Like the baseball team, Oakland’s softball team was under new leadership in 2006 with Glenn MacDonald taking the helm. With the new leadership and a senior-laden squad, the team finished 27-29, the second-most wins in the seven-year history of the program. In Mid-Con action the Golden Grizzlies finished fourth in the regular season standings with a 12-12 mark and earned their first trip to the Mid-Con Tournament after a two-year absence.
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A strong swing
Oakland’s women’s tennis team had its best season as a Division I squad, just missing a Mid-Con Tournament berth with a fifth-place finish in the conference standings.
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Promising premier season for equestrians
Last fall a group of dedicated students and Christopher Ewing, an equestrian coach at Foxwoode Farms in Holly, Mich., began Oakland’s first equestrian club.
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