Western Michigan Broncos baseball

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Western Michigan Broncos
Western Michigan Athletics wordmark.svg
Founded1911 (1911)
UniversityWestern Michigan University
Head coachBilly Gernon (10th season)
West Division
LocationKalamazoo, Michigan
Home stadiumHyames Field
ColorsBrown and Gold[1]
College World Series runner-up
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 tied for the highest national finish for a MAC team, along with Eastern Michigan in 1976.[3]

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  1. ^ Western Michigan University Official Athletics Style Guide (PDF). February 17, 2017. Retrieved November 24, 2018.
  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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