Alumni & Friends Gather at Annual Baseball Golf Outing
KALAMAZOO, Mich.- Bronco baseball alumni and friends of the program gathered for the annual golf outing Saturday, Sept. 8 at Thornapple Creek Golf Club in Kalamazoo.
Following the outing, many joined in for a tailgate at the baseball field as part of CommUniverCity night prior to the WMU football team's 52-21 home-opening win over Eastern Illinois.
The team of Steve Grinnell, Tyler Grinnell, Bill Oliver and Bill Huyser had the winning golf foursome, while Paul Schneider, Jeff Kaiser, Bill Kaiser and Brian Gniewek were runners-up.Winning the Closest to the Pin contest on hole No. 17 was Jeff Slaby, while Brian Gniewek had the Longest Drive on hole No. 9.
"We had a great turnout and spectacular weather," said WMU head coach Billy Gernon. "It was nice to see Coach Decker and Suds Sumney at our event as well. Western Michigan baseball has tremendous tradition and it was nice to see our guys spend time together and be able to reminisce about their playing days and remarkable accomplishments.
"I thought having the tailgate after the golf outing and seeing many of our alumni make their way into Waldo Stadium for CommUniverCity made the day even more enjoyable. Once again, a special thank you goes out to all of those that participated and to the the sponsors that helped make the event so special."
2012 Western Michigan Baseball Golf Outing Sponsors:
Anytime Fitness, Staduim Drive
Around the Horn Baseball & Softball Training
B&R Homerun Investments
Borlik Drothers and Dzla
Chris and Janet Bush
Christine Bossenbery - In Memory of Holly Bossenbery
Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Troy
Corporate Express Transportation
Diamond Sports Lettering (586)246-3916
Diamonds Baseball Academy
Enkei America (Dinner sponsor)
Global Builders Supply
Global Mold Tech Management
Grandparents of #17 Patrick Duncan (Dinner sponsor)
Half Diamond 'D' Ranch, "Grass Fed-Texas Raised-Beef"
Hamburg Athletic Association (Dinner sponsor)
Harold Zeigler Auto Group
Hoekstra Landscape Management (Dinner sponsor)
In Memory of Carol Marulli
Innovative Building Company Inc.
Jeff Kaiser, Baseball Alumni '82
Jet Electric Inc.
Kalamazoo Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
Kalamazoo Specialty Plants
Ken and Karla Bauswell (Dinner sponsor)
Kevin's Collision and Body Shop
Lawson Ice Arena
Lewis Reed and Allen Attorney
Lynn & Dick Farmer
Mark Bossenbery - In Memory of Holly Bossenbery
Mortgage One S.E. Michigan
Noel "Gus" Kott
Patrick and Christine Haynes
Ray and Thelma Sohn
Ric and Lori Prince (Dinner sponsor)
River Street Flowerland
Saldano Family Chiropractic Center
Schaafsma Heating & Cooling
South Oakland A's National Elite Travel Baseball
Southwest Michigan Periodontic
Sunde Building and Excavating, Inc.
Sweetwaters Donut Mill
The Albertson Family
The Buglione Family
The Cages Indoor Training Facility
The Duncan Family
The Macomb Group
The Nestor Family
The Piccirilli Family(Dinner sponsor)
Toledo Molding & Dye
T-Shirt Printing Plus
Varsity Shop Training Center
West Michigan Dance Center
Westnedge Family Dentistry
WMU Gary Fund