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New City Signs Salute MC Pioneers, Six-Time National Baseball Champs
Posted on: 09/13/2012
By  Mike Cullums
Johnny Wharff reported from the event.
 
Marietta College officials, including president Joe Bruno and baseball coach Brian Brewer, gathered for a ceremony at Don Schaly Stadium yesterday, as Marietta Mayor Joe Matthews unveiled a specially designed white-on-blue street sign honoring the Pioneers baseball team, six-time NCAA Division III Baseball National Champions.
 
Coach Brewer called the signage “another great reflection of the relationship Marietta College and Marietta College baseball have with this community.”
 
The navy blue sign includes the Etta Express’ interlocking MC logo along with the years of the championship seasons — 1981, 1983, 1986, 2006, 2011 and 2012.
 
Brewer, the current coach, has been at the helm for the last three of those, including the first back-to-back titles in school history. Legendary coach Don Schaly led the Pioneers for 40 years and amassed 1,442 victories and three national titles of his own.
 
Mayor Matthews told WMOA News, “After they won their second consecutive championship, I called the state and asked if we could put signs out on the freeway. They said ‘no, but anything you want to put up in city limits is your baby’ so here we are today with these four signs we’re going to put up at entrances to the city. We have the six years on there as national champs and we have room for six more.”
 
The signs are being placed on Pike Street (SR 7 South) off I-77 exit 1; Greene Street at the Williamstown Bridge; Muskingum Drive (SR 60 South) at the city limits; and Washington Street (SR 7 North).
 
College Art Director Ryan Zundell designed the signs, which are 36 inches in diameter and made from recycled railroad crossing signs.
 
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