With the Fall season wrapping up, the Bellevue University baseball team has moved their focus to overall strength building and conditioning. The baseball oriented-program is designed to benefit players throughout the long Spring season.
To accommodate the Bruins’ up-tempo style of play the team works with the Strength and Conditioning Trainers at Omaha’s Going Vertical facility. This state-of-the-art 25,000 square foot facility is the Bruins home leading up to the start of the season. The focus of working out at Going Vertical is on speed, agility, strength building, and overall conditioning. The results of the program are evident in the 165 stolen bases the team accumulated during the 2005 season.
The team also has access to Bellevue’s Powerhouse Gym, located minutes from campus. The focus while at Powerhouse is geared more towards the strength building facet of our program. The dedication to the weight room, and to the program itself, helped the Bruins be at, or near, the tops nationally in major offensive and pitching categories. The Bruins finished with an overall batting average of .361 and a slugging percentage of .529. In addition to the 54-14 record, the Bruin pitchers compiled a staff ERA of 2.78 and amassed 644 strikeouts in just 492 innings. (link here to photos of facilities)
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