1953 Baseball Team

Sport:
Baseball (Inducted 2015-16)

1953  Baseball Team

The 1953 Lafayette baseball team finished with a 20-6-2 mark with wins over Pitt and Penn State in the NCAA District 2 Playoffs in Easton, Pa. to qualify for the College World Series. At the College World Series, the Leopards beat Colorado State College, Stanford and Boston College while losing twice to Texas, which later advanced to the title game. Lafayette finished third in the CWS. The 1953 Lafayette squad managed a 12-game winning streak midway through the season, and Ronnie Owen set a program record for victories in a season with 12.