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Curtis signs with Cleveland organization

Matt Curtis in action
Photo by Dave Kopp

Matt Curtis, an 11-game winner this past season, has signed a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians organization.

Curtis capped his four-year career with the Mules by earning MVP honors at the NCAA-II South Central Regional in San Antonio, Texas.

He reports to the Arizona Rooke League Indians team in Goodyear, Arizona...Adobe Reader IconMore Info »


Mules seventh in final poll

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Mules are ranked seventh in the final NCAA-II Poll of the 2011 season.


DeBiasse and Schwartz named All-American

Nick DeBiasse in action Bret Schwartz in action

Nick DeBiasse and Bret Schwartz have been selected to the Rawlings/ABCA D-II All-American Teams.

DeBiassse was named to the second-team as the first baseman, while Schwartz was a third-team selection at shortstop...Adobe Reader IconAll-American Teams »


Mules eliminated at NCAA-II Championship

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Mules saw their 2011 season end at the NCAA-II Championships in Cary, North Carolina.

The Mules dropped a 1-0 decision to the Marauders of Millersville in an elimination round game, capping a 49-10 record for the season.

Kurtis Schuyler in action
Kurtis Schuyler was the tough luck losing pitcher in Monday's game.

A first-inning run proved the difference as the Mules collected only three hits, while stranding eight baserunners, in their earliest exit from NCAA-II Championship play since 1998.

The Mules were making their second consecutive appearance in the D-II Championship Series, and their ninth in the past 12 years. Mules Recap »

Adam Maddox in action at D-II Championships
Adam Maddox pitched 3.1 innings of scoreless relief in Saturday's 4-3 loss to Winona State.

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Mules greet youngster from area baseball team
Mules greet a young player from the Cary, North Carolina, Youth League prior to the start of Monday's game.

Mules Booster Tent in Cary, North Carolina
UCM fans gathered prior to each Mules game at a fan tent outside the USA Baseball Complex.

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Mules name on outfield wall in Cary, North Carolina
School name included on the outfield wall in Cary, North Carolina

Batting practice in Cary, North Carolina
Mules take batting practice at the ballpark in Cary, North Carolina


DeBiasse named All-American

Nick DeBiasse in action

Nick DeBiasse is a second-team selection on the 2011 NCAA-II Daktronics All-American Squad...Adobe Reader IconMore Info »


Jim Crane agrees to buy Astros

Jim Crane shakes hands on agreement with Drayton McLane
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Drayton McLane (left) and Jim Crane shake hands at the news conference at Minute Maid Park. 

Former Mules pitcher and UCM Hall of Fame member Jim Crane has agreed to purchase the Houston Astros.

While Crane hopes to have MLB finalize the deal soon, he continues to focus on his former team and their progress...More Info »


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Mules are NCAA-II South Central Regional Champs

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Mules celebrate the regional championship
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The Mules nailed down their spot in the eight-team event Sunday, by claiming the South Central Regional championship in San Antonio, Texas, with a 7-0 victory over the Cardinals of Incarnate Word.

Matt Curtis in action

Matt Curtis (pictured above) tossed a four-hit shutout to win his 11th game of the season, and was named the regional MVP, as the Mules improve to 49-8 and win their 16th regional championship in program history.

Curtis was joined on the All-Tournament Team by Albert Selanders, Nick DeBiasse, Bret Schwartz, Don Lisi , Travis Unthank, and Jon Wegener . Mules Recap »


Outman returns to "The Show"

Josh Outman in action
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Former Mules pitcher Josh Outman made his return to the major leagues a success.

Pitching for the first time in nearly two years with the Oakland A's in regular season play due to arm surgery, Outman tossed seven innings against the Los Angeles Angels on Monday evening, May 23rd, and allowed only one run. Game Story »

Outman was a standout for the Mules during the 2005 season, and was a 10th round draft pick of the Philadelphia Phillies, one of five Mules' pitchers drafted in the top 11 rounds of the 2005 First Year Player Draft.

Steve Downey in Dodger dugout

Another former Mules player is also in the big leagues, with Steve Downey (pictured above in middle) serving as the Los Angeles Dodgers interim strength and conditioning coach.

Downey, who was the rightfielder on the Mules 2003 national championship squad, is the strength and conditioning coach for the Dodgers Triple-A squad, the Albuquerque Isotopes.


Mules All-Region Selections

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Mules have six players named to All-Region teams.

Nick DeBiasse - First-team selection on all three / Bret Schwartz - First-team selection by ABCA and NCBWA, second-team by Daktronics / Don Lisi - First-team selection by ABCA and NCBWA, second-team by Daktronics / Tyler Anthony - Second-team selection on all three / Tyler Ruch - Second-team selection by NCBWA and Daktronics / Matt Curtis - Second-team selection by Daktronics  

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Mules claim MIAA Tournament title

Mules seniors with MIAA Championship Trophy
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Seniors display the 2011 MIAA Tournament Championship trophy

Mules captured its 15th MIAA Tournament title in the past 18 years on Sunday, May 15th.

The Mules won their second consecutive title with a 7-1 triumph over Nebraska-Omaha at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kansas.


11 receive All-MIAA

Nick DeBiasse in action Don Lisi in action
Nick DeBiasse and Don Lisi
Tom Myers
Tom Myers

Mules have 11 members receive recognition from the MIAA for 2011.

Tom Myers was tabbed as "Coach of the Year", with Nick DeBiasse named "Player of the Year", and Don Lisi selected as "Pitcher of the Year".

DeBiasse and Lisi are joined on the All-Conference First Team by Tyler Anthony, Bret Schwartz, and Tyler Ruch.

Mules had a pair of second-team selections (Matt Curtis & Jon Wegener), plus three receieved honorable mention (Danny Potje, Frank Specht, & Albert Selanders...More Info »


2011 Baseball Media Guide cover
2011 Mules Baseball Media Guide


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NCAA-II NATIONAL CHAMPIONS


WINNINGEST NCAA BASEBALL PROGRAM OF THE MILLENNIUM

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18 CONSECUTIVE APPEARANCES IN NCAA-II POST-SEASON

13 TRIPS TO THE NCAA-II CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES IN THE PAST 18 YEARS

TOP FIVE FINISH IN NCAA-II IN EIGHT OF THE LAST 11 YEARS

10 MIAA POST-SEASON TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIPS IN THE PAST 12 YEARS

MIAA REGULAR SEASON CHAMPIONS IN 15 OF THE PAST 18 SEASONS


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