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Monmouth College Coach Sander Earns 300th Win
Monmouth College baseball coach Roger Sander didn't know Chaz Baggio's grand slam against Robert Morris-Springfield this week assured the 17-year coaching veteran a milestone.

The 12-3 win in Springfield was Sander's 300th career win. That fact was lost on the coach, but not the team.

"I didnt realize it was No. 300," said Sander. "The team knew it. They gave me the game ball and congratulated me on the first 300. They said 'let's start on another 300.' That was nice."

The win puts Sander 43 victories behind his predecessor, Terry Glasgow. In 20 years at the helm, Glasgow racked up a 343-165-3 record. That's a benchmark Sander hadn't considered when he took over the program in 1994.

"Of course, Coach Glasgow's record is the high-water mark," said Sander. "I never thought of that number when I took over. Hopefully, some day I will pass him."

As Sander joined his mentor as the only two diamond coaches in Monmouth history with 300 wins, he was quick to get back to the task at hand - the Midwest Conference race.

"My only goal this season - as it is every season - is to win the South Division and then the conference championship," said Sander when asked what his next coaching goal might be. "We've still got work to do. We need to win the rest of our conference games."

Sander's teams have won the division eight of the last nine years. They won the ultimate prize - a conference title - in 2002.

"There are a lot of great moments over the years," said a thoughtful Sander. "Winning conference at home and hosting the NCAA Regional in 2002 has to rank way up there. School was out, the team had meals together. It was just all baseball over that 10-day period."

That's another memory this year's team would like to give their coach.

(Monmouth College Athletics)
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