Category Archives: Division 2

Smith, Boyce provide spark as Ouachita Baptist downs Missouri-St. Louis

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ARKADELPHIA – Alex Smith pitched 5 1/3 innings of relief and the second-ranked Ouachita Baptist baseball team got a big day at the plate by Chandler Boyce as the Tigers won their fourth straight by beating Missouri-St. Louis, 8-1, Sunday afternoon at Rab Rodgers Field.

Smith (1-0), who came in for starter Chase Baran, surrendered just a run with a walk and four strikeouts. He was helped by a pair of outstanding diving catches in right field by Justin Pennell to get some great defensive help. Baran pitched 3 2/3 innings, giving up one run on four hits with three walks and five strikeouts.

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Ouachita Baptist takes two from Southern Illinois-Edwardsville

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ARKADELPHIA – The second-ranked Ouachita Baptist baseball team took a pair of games Saturday afternoon at Rab Rodgers Field, defeating No. 22 Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, 9-3 and 9-1.

In the opener, Steve Smith started on the hill for the Tigers (15-2), working 6 1/3 innings, giving up three runs on eight hits with a strikeout. Jerry Helferich (2-0) picked up the win in relief. He gave up just a pair of hits and had a strikeout.

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Ouachita Baptist Tigers split pair with Southeastern Oklahoma State

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DURANT, Okla. – It was a rather interesting afternoon as the second-ranked Ouachita Baptist baseball team split a doubleheader with Southeastern Oklahoma State Tuesday by dropping the first game 23-2, but taking the second contest, ,8-5 at the Ballpark in Durant.

In the second contest, after falling behind 3-0 in the bottom of the first inning, Ouachita Baptist (13-2) bounced back by plating six runs on five hits with the big hit coming on a 3-2 pitch by Josh Rose to Jim Streicher, who belted a bases-loaded, bases-clearing double to left-center to give the Tigers a 5-3 lead.

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Division 2 College Baseball News Poll for Feb. 25th

The Division 2 poll by The College Baseball News that came out on Feb. 25th is led by Mount Olive who has taken over the top spot in the poll with a 16-1 record. Ouachita Baptist is ranked second in the country with an solid record of 12-1. Two-time defending national champion and former number 1 team in the country Tampa is ranked number 3. Delta State and Grand Valley State round out the Top 5. You can read the full poll by clicking here.

Ouachita Baptist completes series sweep of Fort Hays State

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ARKADELPHIA – Chase Baran pitched seven innings of shutout baseball as Ouachita Baptist held off a late rally to complete a three-game sweep of Fort Hays State with a 4-2 victory Sunday afternoon at Rab Rodgers Field.

Baran scattered four hits, walked four and struck out seven to run his record to 3-0. Jerry Helferich pitched a perfect eighth, paving the way for Patrick Lemmond. Lemmond struggled in the ninth, giving up a pair of runs on three hits with a walk, but got the final batter he faced to bounce out to second to end the game.

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Destan Makonnen belts three HRs in doubleheader sweep!

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ARKADELPHIA – Destan Makonnen belted three two-run home runs as the third-ranked Ouachita Baptist baseball team took two from Fort Hays State, 2-1 and 11-3, Saturday afternoon at Rab Rodgers Field.

In the opener, Steve Smith (2-1) pitched eight innings to pick up the win. He surrendered a run on three hits with a pair of walks and seven strikeouts. Patrick Lemmond earned his sixth save after working the ninth.

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St. Edwards Hilltoppers down Texas A&M-Kingsville

Bradley Goldsmith

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AUSTIN, Texas St. Edward’s extended its winning streak to eight games Tuesday afternoon, knocking off Texas A&M-Kingsville, 5-1, at Nolan Ryan Field.

St. Edward’s (8-3) got on the board first when left fielder Bradley Goldsmith led off the game with a single through the left side and came around to score on a Texas A&M-Kingsville (6-3) throwing error. The Hilltoppers tacked on another two runs in the second inning when Goldsmith delivered a two-run single to left field.
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Bryant splits on Monday

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WINTER PARK, Fla. — The Bryant University baseball team wrapped up its season-opening weekend in Florida with a 1-1 day on Sunday, completing the sweep of Northeast-10 rival Bentley College while dropping another contest to host Rollins College.

The Bulldogs took an 8-7 win over the Falcons in the first game on 5-of-5 hitting from senior captain Jason Alexander (two RBI, one run scored) and 3-of-6 hitting from sophomore Taylor Ferguson (one run). Continue reading Bryant splits on Monday

Ouachita Baptist baseball sweeps past Truman State

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ARKADELPHIA – After a slow start, the second-ranked Ouachita Baptist baseball team rolled to a doubleheader sweep of Truman State Sunday afternoon, defeating the Bulldogs 5-2 and 18-0, at Rab Rodgers Field.

In the opener, Chase Baron, Jerry Helferich and Patrick Lemmond shut down Truman State (0-3).

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