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Warren Turner to be inducted into MIAA Hall of Fame

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KANSAS CITY, Mo.--  Warren Turner, the all-time wins leader in baseball atMissouri Southern State University, will be inducted into the MIAA Hall ofFame, the league announced today. 

This year'sHall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held on June 6, 2013 at the Kansas CityPublic Library – Plaza Branch, 4801 Main Street in Kansas City, Mo. The eventwill be held in the Truman Forum Auditorium. Tickets for the event areavailable by visiting www.themiaa.com/sb_output.aspx?form=4and filling out the form. Tickets will be given out on a first come, firstserve basis.

Turner coached at Southern from 1977-2007 and is the all-time wins leader inthe history of MSSU baseball. With 852 career victories he also ranks 15thall-time in NCAA history. During his tenure, Turner took five teams to nationaltournaments. His 1978 squad finished second to Emporia State in the NAIA WorldSeries at St. Joseph, Mo., and Turner was named NAIA national coach of the yearthat season. Turner's 1986 and 1987 squads competed in the NAIA World Series atLewiston, Idaho, finishing seventh and fifth, respectively.

He coachedMSSU to a pair of NCAA Division II World Series at Montgomery, Ala., with theLions finishing as the national runner-up in 1991 and finishing fifth thefollowing year. He led MSSU to the CSIC title in 1986, MIAA south divisionchampionships in 1990, 1991 and 1992 and MIAA titles in 1991 and 1992. Histeams advanced to the NCAA-II regional tournament four times, finishing firstin 1990 and 1991, Turner has been named conference Coach of the Year threetimes (CSIC in 1986 and MIAA in 1991 and 1992).

He was theNCAA Regional Coach of the Year in 1991 and 1992; NAIA District 16 Coach of theYear in 1978, 1985, 1986 and 1987; and NAIA National Coach of the Year in 1978.Turner was elected to the NAIA Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2004 and intothe ABCA Hall of Fame in 2008. He also is a member of the MSSU Athletics Hallof Fame.

Turner is thefourth individual inducted into the MIAA Hall of Fame from Missouri Southern,joining Rod Smith, Sallie Beard, Pat Lipira, as well as the 1992 MSSU SoftballDivision II National Championship Team. 

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