1975 Baseball Team

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1975 Chiefs Baseball Team
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The first whole team inducted into Waubonsee’s Hall of Fame, the 1975 baseball team helped put the college on the athletic map. Coach Bill Prince’s squad advanced all the way to the NJCAA Region IV Tournament Championship game at a time when all 45 schools in Illinois participated in one division. Undefeated in league play, the team captured Waubonsee’s first Skyway Conference title in baseball before going on to win a Region IV Sectional crown and finishing as the Region IV State Runner-up. They had a school-record 10-game winning streak, which stood until 2010. The pitching staff had a team earned-run-average (ERA) of 3.48, the fourth best in school-history, and three of their pitchers are still in the top-15 for strikeouts per game. Their team fielding average of .942 still stands as the fifth best mark in Chiefs’ history.