Western Michigan Broncos baseball

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Western Michigan Broncos
Western Michigan Athletics wordmark.svg
Founded 1911 (1911)
University Western Michigan University
Head coach Billy Gernon (7th season)
Conference Mid–American
West Division
Location Kalamazoo, Michigan
Home stadium Hyames Field
Nickname Broncos
Colors Brown and Gold[1]
College World Series appearances
1952, 1955, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1963
NCAA Tournament appearances
1955, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1966, 1967, 1989, 2016
Conference tournament champions
Conference champions
1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1966, 1967, 1989

The Western Michigan Broncos baseball team is a varsity intercollegiate athletic team of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States.[2] The team competes in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division I as a member of the Mid-American Conference West division. Western Michigan's first baseball team was fielded in 1911. The team plays its home games at Hyames Field in Kalamazoo. The Broncos are coached by Billy Gernon, who began his tenure in 2011. Through the 2016 season, the Broncos have won 14 MAC titles, the most recent being in 1989, and have made 11 appearances in the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship, with the most recent being in 2016 following their first Mid-American Conference Baseball Tournament championship. Western Michigan has also made six appearances in the College World Series, the most recent being in 1963. The 1955 team finished as national runner-up, falling to Wake Forest 7–6 in the championship game. The Broncos had a 6–3 lead in the fifth inning of that game before the Demon Deacons tied it in the sixth inning and took the lead in the eighth. The runner-up finish remains the highest national finish for a MAC team.[3]

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  1. ^ WMU Official Athletics Style Guide (PDF). August 22, 2016. Retrieved August 27, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Western Michigan Broncos". d1baseball.com. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ 2010 Bronco Baseball Information Guide (PDF). Western Michigan University. 2010. p. 11. 

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