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D3 Regional: Bayer leads Trinity over Southern Maine

MANSFIELD Conn. – In matchup between two conference pitchers of the year, runs figured to be tough to come by.

And they were.

Trinity senior Jeremiah Bayer, the NESAC Pitcher of the Year, and Southern Maine senior Tim Therrian (9-1), the Little East Pitcher of the Year, locked in a scoreless dual until the fifth, when the third seeded Bantams scored the first of their six runs on the game, which would be all would need to move to 2-0 in New England Regional of the NCAA Division III Tournament. Continue reading

D3 Regional: WPI rolls over Babson

MANSFIELD Conn.- Dark clouds moved in as the sky started to open up in the middle of WPI and Babson’s second day NCAA regional game.

Unfortunately for eighth seeded Babson that wasn’t the only thing to open up as WPI’s offense exploded for a combined eleven runs in the fifth and sixth innings to pad their lead and coast to a 15-5 win. Continue reading

D3 Regional: Husson knocks out Westfield State

MANSFIELD Conn.- A sloppy seventh inning proved to to be the difference in the second game of Division III NCAA Regional action between Westfield State and Husson.

The Eagles scored six runs in the inning to turn a 3-2 deficit into an 8-3 advantage en route to a 10-3 victory.

“Today we came out and we battled,” Husson head coach Jason Harvey said. “We didn’t come up with some key hits until late in the game but [pitcher] Nate [Adams] kept us in the game and we capitalized on some of their errors.” Continue reading

D3 Regionals: Eastern Connecticut rebounds with convincing win over Suffolk

Eastern Conn picks up a big win (Photo courtesy of Little East Conference/Bob Molta)

Eastern Conn picks up a big win (Photo courtesy of Little East Conference/Bob Molta)

MANSFIELD Conn.- The first three innings of the opening game of day two of the Division III New England Regional saw fifth seeded Suffolk match top seeded Eastern Connecticut run for run and the teams were tied 2-2 entering the fourth.

The Warriors pushed across two in top of the fourth to go ahead 4-2 and the Rams were poised to respond in turn during the bottom of the inning.

But Eastern’s Will Musson had other plans. Continue reading

D3 Regional: Southern Maine walks off against Husson

MANSFIELD Conn.- Powerful Southern Maine and sophomore Mike Eaton took a while to wake out of their slumber, but when they did, the Huskies walked off winners in the opening round on the New England Regional.
After going hitless early on and making a key error in the field, Eaton lined a one out single in the bottom of the tenth to send Southern Maine to a 5-4 win against the Husson Eagles. Continue reading

D3 Regional: Wood’s blast lifts Trinity over Westfield State

MANSFIELD Conn.-The ball off the bat of Trinity junior James Wood kept carrying and carrying before finally disappearing over the left field wall.

When it landed, Westfield State’s early lead was gone too. Continue reading

D3 Regional: Babson knocks off top seeded Eastern Connecticut

MANSFIELD CONN.- While the first NCAA regional game between WPI and Suffolk went down to the wire, the second game of the day between Babson and Eastern Connecticut was decided early thanks to a barrage of hits by the Beavers and a 158 pitch, ten strikeout complete game by sophomore Andrew Aizenhadt.

Eighth seeded Babson took a 2-0 lead in the first but blew the game open in the second with seven runs against the top seeded Warriors and held on for a 10-6 win. Continue reading

D3 Regionals: WPI Rallies to beat Suffolk

MANSFIELD CONN.- The opening game of the Division III New England regional began with a dominating pitching performance by WPI senior Conor Fahey that appeared to put the Engineers in line for an easy win. But a late rally by Suffolk forced WPI to produce a comeback of their own to pull out the win at Eastern Connecticut Baseball Stadium. Continue reading

CAA Weekend Recap and Players of the Week

Jeff Thomson struck out a career best 11 batters on NUs Senior Day.

Jeff Thomson struck out a career best 11 batters on NU's Senior Day.

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
CAA BASEBALL Co-PLAYER OF THE WEEK:

Jake McAloose, Old Dominion

Jr., 3B, Virginia Beach, Va./Princess Anne

McAloose batted .778 (7-9) with two doubles, a triple and seven RBI in the final two games of the VCU series after missing the opener due to injury. In Sunday’s 28-9 victory over the Rams, the junior third baseman was 5-for-6 with five runs scored and six RBI. Continue reading

CAA Weekend Preview

With two weekends left, the playoff picture hasn’t become any clearer in the Colonial. No. 27 George Mason clinched the top seed in the conference with a sweep of Northeastern last weekend. The Patriots, along with third place James Madison, are off this weekend. Here’s a glance at the other teams in action.
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