Category Archives: Division 3

SE Missouri adds Josh Stoetzel to Coaching Staff


StoetzelSEMissouri CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO.- The Southeast Missouri baseball team has completed its coaching staff with the recent addition of Josh Stoetzel.

Stoetzel will be a volunteer coach for the 2010-11 season. He graduated from Oswego State University where he played catcher and first base. He hit .360 in two seasons for the Division III school. This past season, Stoetzel coached at Oswego State.

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Duke to add former Bates head coach Edwin Thompson to Coaching Staff

EdwinThompsonBates According to multiple sources, former Bates College head baseball coach Edwin Thompson will be named an Assistant Coach at Duke. In two years at Bates, Thompson compiled a 37-33 record. The Bobcats finished 12-22 in 2009, then set a school record for victories by going 25-11 (6-6 in conference) last spring.

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North Shore Navigators edge Danbury 5-4 to win NECBL Title


NorthShoreChampionshipPhoto LYNN – After 42 regular season games and an additional nine playoff contests, the North Shore Navigators battled their way to a second place finish in the division, defeated the defending champion Newport Gulls in the playoffs, and in the end won their first ever NECBL championship after they prevailed in an unforgettable 5-4 win in the NECBL finals last night at Fraser Field.

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Danbury evens NECBL Championship Series

MichaelWilliamsKentucky Michael Williams (Kentucky) went 3-for-5 and drove in three runs as the Danbury Westerners used a five run third inning to defeat the North Shore Navigators 9-3 on Monday night.

The Westerners pounded out 16 hits with Michael Williams (Kentucky), Jim Brennan (St. John’s) and Brian Kownacki (Fordham) each collecting three hits.

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NECBL Playoffs Recap for August 5th

DanGamache Here is your NECBL Playoff Recap for August 5th. The Newport Gulls defeated the North Shore Navigators 5-4 while the North Adams SteepleCats defeated the Danbury Westerners 4-2. Continue reading NECBL Playoffs Recap for August 5th

Cal-Ripken All-Stars take Game 1, 5-2 in Puerto Rico

Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League Logo The CRCBL won their opener in Puerto Rico, 5-2, over host Caguas-Guaynabo on Tuesday evening in the first of four exhibition games against Puerto Rican amateur teams.

After falling behind early, 2-0, the Ripken Leaguers got a double from Matt Marquis (University of Maryland/Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts) in the fourth inning and a painful RBI-hit-by-pitch from Cory Jensen (Florida Southern University/Baltimore Redbirds). Meanwhile, starter Cameron Love (University of San Francisco/Bethesda Big Train) struck out ten batters in four innings before giving way to Dustin Herbert (Salisbury University/Southern Maryland Nationals), who struck out seven more in four innings of his own.

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2010 NECBL All-Star Game Recap

The 2010 NECBL All-Star Game took place this year at Cardines Field in Newport Rhode Island which serves as the home of the Newport Gulls franchise. The NECBL features players from power conference teams like Vanderbilt and Georgia while also having players from lesser known schools like Nova Southeastern and UMass-Lowell.

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Metrodome a Lifesaver?

Metrodome Pat Borzi of the New York Times has a great article on Ron Petrich. He is in charge of scheduling all the college baseball games at the Metrodome from February through April. The dome hosts many Division 2 and 3 games around the clock while serving as the home for the Minnesota baseball and softball programs during the early part of the season. Petrich said he was able to accommodate a record of 240 college games this season while setting up a total of 420 games. You can read the full article by clicking here.

The other interesting thing about the dome is the ability to roller skate on the concourse for $6.50. Has any of our readers ever done that?

Foley’s Friday Thoughts

MarioHollandsUCSB Here are my thoughts about the day of College Baseball action around the nation on Friday.

The Virginia Cavaliers showed some grit tonight by going into Dick Howser Stadium and shutting out the Florida State Seminoles by a score of 5-0. The Seminoles before tonight’s game were averaging over 11 runs per game but they couldn’t get anything going tonight against Virginia’s Danny Hultzen. He went six innings allowing only two hits as he improved his record to 3-1 on the year.

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New Orleans making move down to Division III

Due to financial constraints, UNO has decided to move their athletic program from Division I to Division III. The move was necessary for the Privateers in order to continue participating in NCAA-sanctioned sports. In an act of kindness, the Sun Belt Conference unanimously voted to waive a $500,000 fee for schools that voluntarily leave the conference, helping New Orleans make their transition beginning on July 1, 2010.

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