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NAIA highlights for March 4-10

Brian WardLewis-Clark State swept a three-game series with Division II Dixie State, 4-3, 12-11, and 19-6. The Warriors have won nine straight. In the second game, Brian Ward hit a single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to bring in the winning run; Michael Guerrero got the win to run his record to 3-0, 1.46 ERA. Ward hit a home run and had four RBI in the third game. The Warriors play a good College of Idaho team in mid-week, and play at Corban (Salem, OR) Friday and Saturday.


Carlos MaddoxAzusa Pacific lost a game to Fresno Pacific 8-2, swept Westmont 15-0 and 4-3 (10 inn.), and lost to Dixie State 5-2. In the first Westmont game, Garrett Lebsock tossed a complete-game 3-hitter in just his second collegiate start, and in the second game, true freshman Carlos Maddox slammed his first collegiate home run in the tenth inning to win it. The Cougars are 19-3, 11-2 in the Golden State Athletic Conference. They play at Cal Baptist on Wednesday, and at Biola on Saturday.







Antone OntiverosAntone Ontiveros was responsible for Fresno Pacific‘s mid-week win over Azusa Pacific, and it was Jonny Bravo’s first loss in 20 career starts. Ontiveros pitched a complete game, scattered nine hits. His record is 5-1, 1.48 ERA. The Sunbirds split a double-header with Biola on Saturday, bringing their record to 12-5, 8-3 in GSAC play, good for second place in the GSAC, two games behind Azusa Pacific. They play The Master’s on Wednesday, and San Diego Christian on Saturday.

Lee swept three games at Berry, running their record to 25-1, and their winning streak to 22. The Flames host Southern Polytechnic on Friday and Saturday. Southern Polytechnic split with Milligan, and swept Shorter. Their record is now 21-3.

Lubbock Christian swept three games against Saint Gregory’s. The Chaparrals are now 21-1, and their winning streak is 15. They play at Rogers State this weekend.

Spring Arbor defeated Bellevue and Walsh, and lost to Saint Ambrose and Warner Southern. Their record is 4-2. They play at Cedarville (OH) on Saturday, and have their home opener against Madonna on Monday.

Oklahoma City lost to Bacone 10-2 on Saturday. The Stars are now 23-2, and they play Iowa Wesleyan and USAO this week. Bacone is 19-3, and they play Clarke College on Saturday and Sunday.

Trevecca Nazarene’s series with Freed-Hardeman was rained out, but they defeated Faulkner 9-3 on Monday. The Trojans are 13-3, and they play Tennessee Wesleyan on Wednesday, and Martin Methodist on Friday and Saturday.

U. of Mobile lost twice to Tennessee Wesleyan, and split with LSU-Shreveport. They play Auburn-Montgomery on Tuesday, and McKendree on Friday and Saturday. Their record is 20-6. Tennessee Wesleyan is 17-6; they play at Cumberland on Thursday, and host Virginia Intermont on Monday.

Adam MillerFreshman Adam Miller of Savannah College of Art and Design pitched a 1-0 no-hitter against Pikeville. Miller came within a strike of a no-hitter against Voorhees in February. The Bees won three of four against Pikeville, and one of the other wins was a two-hit, ten strikeout effort by Richard Sullivan. The Bees also defeated Bellarmine last week. They are 19-9. They play in a tournament in Ormond Beach March 15-20, and their opponents include Mount Vernon Nazarene.

The next NAIA coaches’ poll will be released on March 19; it might be crowded at the top.

  • Lewis-Clark State ended up sweeping the three games against College of Idaho, and none of them were close. So, it’s safe to say that they will continue as #1 in next week’s poll. It’s going to be interesting to see who gets the #2 through #4 spots, though.

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