NAIA recap for February 5

Ryan Delgado

Ryan Delgado

Top NAIA teams starting their season this week:

#2 Lee hosts Illinois Tech Feb. 6-7, and goes to Tennessee Wesleyan Feb. 10.

#4 Oklahoma City visits Northwood (TX) Feb. 6-7.

#7 U. of the Cumberlands hosts #9 Union (KY) on Feb. 10.

#8 Lubbock Christian Travels to Texas-Brownsville Feb. 6-8.

#4 Biola has started the season 1-5, with an opening loss to Simpson, four losses at Hawaii-Pacific, and a win over Hawaii-Hilo. They play at San Diego Christian on Feb. 7, host Cal Poly-Pomona on Feb. 7, and host Vanguard on Feb. 11.

#5 Embry-Riddle lost their opener to Southeastern. They will play four games at Montgomery, AL Feb. 6-8, two against Trevecca Nazarene, and two against Auburn-Montgomery. They have a rematch with Southeastern at home on Feb. 10.

#10 LSU-Shreveport swept LSU-Arlington, then lost to Southern Arkansas to give them a 6-1 record. Brent Lavallee now has seven home runs. The Pilots travel to Belhaven Feb. 6-7, and Southern Arkansas Feb. 10.

Azusa Pacific has started the season 6-0, including two wins over Dixie State. Ryan Delgado of Upland, CA is batting .480 for the Cougars, with seven home runs and 23 RBI. They open their Golden State Athletic Conference schedule at Point Loma Nazarene on Feb. 7, then host non-conference games against Whittier Feb. 9, and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Feb. 10. They play another GSAC game at The Master’s on Feb. 11.