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July 20, 2019

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Baseball: Beavers blank Olivet 5-0

The Bluffton University baseball team kept host Olivet off the scoreboard in a 5-0 victory over the Comets on a beautiful Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Bluffton moved past the .500 mark for the first time since Florida, improving to 13-12 on the season.

Riley Creek Festival at Bluffton University on Saturday

Family-oriented fest' from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Sommer Center

Bluffton University will host the annual Riley Creek Festival from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in the Sommer Center.

Free and open to the public, the festival will feature block-party-style events including: family-friendly inflatables, games and a Kona Ice truck.

With the theme “Ducks in Space,” the event will conclude with the traditional rubber duck race on Riley Creek starting at 4 p.m. Rubber ducks will be sold for $1 each, with proceeds to benefit the Bluffton Public Library. Duck race winners will receive space-themed gift baskets.

Softball: Beavers move to 6-18 

The Bluffton University softball team had a nonconference doubleheader on Sunday, April 7 when it hosted Ohio Wesleyan. The Beavers got the best of OWU in game one, 10-4, before dropping the finale by an 8-6 count. Bluffton moved to 6-18 on the year, while Ohio Wesleyan improved to 7-17 overall.

All about drones

University Colloquium theme April 12

Andreas Baumgartner, associate professor of art at Bluffton University, will present the colloquium, “‘FPV Drones – Thrills of building, racing and mountain surfing,” at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 12, in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall.

During his presentation, Baumgartner will discuss his involvement with first person view drones over the past four years. 

Award-winning pianist Sun Min Kim to perform at Bluffton University

Bluffton University will host pianist Sun Min Kim during the Pearl Bogart Mann Memorial Piano Recital on Thursday, April 11. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Yoder Recital Hall. Tickets can be purchased through the box office online at tickets.bluffton.edu or by calling 419-358-3239. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and children.

Beaver baseball and softball teams in action

Baseball

The Bluffton University softball team split a doubleheader with Manchester on Wednesday, April 3, in the first conference matchup of the season for both squads. Bluffton took game one by the score of 14-9, and Manchester bounced back in game two for a 14-6 victory. Bluffton is now 5-15 on the season (1-1 HCAC), while Manchester is sitting at 6-8 (1-1 HCAC). Both teams had the bats warmed up as they scored a combined 43 runs in two games!

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