Blue Tigers open season, conference action today

Kyle Henke (22) of the Blue Tigers tells Brian Patrick (25) to slide into home during a game last year against the Oklahoma Panhandle State. At right, is James Johndrow (23) who had just scored.

Kyle Henke (22) of the Blue Tigers tells Brian Patrick (25) to slide into home during a game last year against the Oklahoma Panhandle State. At right, is James Johndrow (23) who had just scored. Photo by News Tribune.

So much for the Lincoln baseball team easing its way back into the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association.

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When their schedule was released, the Blue Tigers were going to play five non-conference games before returning to their former conference to play a schedule that boasts 44 MIAA games.

As the season opens today with four games in a weekend at conference foe Fort Hays State, those warmup games are a distant memory.

“We’ve gone from probably being one of the first teams in the area to play to maybe being one of the last,” Lincoln coach Jim Dapkus said.

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