Lee opens season with sweep, no-hitter

Mitch Davidson
Mitch Davidson

The Lee Flames opened their 2009 season with a four-game sweep of Illinois Tech.Senior LHP Mitch Davidson got a no-hitter in the third game, but it was a game that ended after five innings because of the mercy rule. Chris Warters had seven hits in the series.

Stories from Lee site: Friday: Flames Squeak By Illinois Tech in Openers
Saturday: Davidson, Gilson Pace Baseball Sweep

In other NAIA action:

Oklahoma City swept a three-game series against Northwood (TX). Story from Oklahoma City site: OCU finishes off three-game sweep of Northwood 11-9, 13-3

Lubbock Christian opened with three wins against Texas-Brownsville. They will play one more game on Sunday. Story from Lubbock Christian site: Chaps Grab a Pair of Wins (and A Snake) @ UTB

Embry-Riddle split with Trevecca Nazarene, 8-2 and 1-15, and lost to Auburn-Montgomery 15-5. The Eagles are now 1-3, and they have one more game at Auburn-Montgomery on Sunday. Stories from Embry-Riddle site: Eagles Lose Game One of Doubleheader in Alabama and Eagles Open Season 1-3

LSU-Shreveport swept three games at Belhaven, running their record to 9-1. John James pitched a seven-inning one-hit shutout in the second game of the series.

All of the scheduled games in Southern California, including Biola-San Diego Christian and Azusa Pacific-Point Loma Nazarene, were rained out.