Tag Archives: 2009 Division 3 NCAA Tournament

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

Division 3 New England Regionals: Day 1 Recap

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Courtesy of Little East Conference (Bob Molta Photo)

The College Baseball Blog was in attendance on May 13th for the first day of action in the 2009 Division 3 New England Regional in Mansfield Connecticut. The first game of the day featured WPI taking on Suffolk College which was won by WPI by a score of 7-6. The game was WPI’s first in the NCAA Tournament in the 106 year history of their program. The second game of the day featured Babson taking on the host school of Eastern Connecticut State. Babson used a big seven run second inning to grab a 9-0 lead and hold on for a 10-6 victory. The third game of the day saw Trinity (CT) take on Westfield State. The Bantams were able to get a James Wood homer which gave them the lead for good as they picked up the 6-4 victory. The final game of the night saw Southern Maine take on Husson. Southern Maine was able to pick up a 5-4 ten inning victory on a Mike Eaton single to right field. 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

NCAA Division 3 Tournament set to begin

The first day of action in the Division 3 NCAA Tournament begins today at 10 am (eastern) with three regionals in action. The New England Regional features Worcester Poly Tech facing Suffolk hosted by Eastern Connecticut State. The South Regional will kick off at the same time with Washington and Jefferson playing Christopher Newport in Salisbury MD while the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional begins with New Jersey taking on Penn State-Behrend. The entire New England Regional will be webcasted for free by the host school (CLICK HERE) and some of the other regionals might be have video/audio but all will have live stats. (FULL LIST) The College Baseball Blog will have writer Nate Owen covering the tournament so come back for recaps from each game and commentary from him.  Continue reading