MANSFIELD Conn. – Bases loaded. Two outs.
Trinity’s Jeremiah Bayer, the New England Pitcher of the Year, stared in at the plate. Looking back was Eastern senior Shawn Gilblair, the New England hitter of the year, up in the top of the ninth with his team trailing by one.
But in a matchup of the best players of the two top teams in the Division 3 New England regional, it was Bayer who won out, getting Gilblair to loft a short popup to shortstop to end the game and send the Bantams to the World Series in Grand Chute Wis. where they will look to defend their 2008 title. Continue reading
MANSFIELD Conn. – Senior Conor Fahey’s decision to miss graduation almost paid off for WPI.
Two days after throwing 140 pitches against Suffolk in the opening game of the New England Regional of the NCAA Division III tournament, the righthander hurled 163 gutsy pitches over eight and a third innings in a elimination game against top seeded Eastern Connecticut, on a day when his classmates received their diplomas. Continue reading
MANSFIELD Conn.- The Eastern Connecticut Warrior’s powerful offense flexed its muscles against Husson, proving to be too powerful for even the scrappy Eagles to overcome.
Eastern crushed four home runs among its eighteen hits and knocked Husson out of the Division III New England Regionals with a convincing 18-3 win. Continue reading
MANSFIELD Conn. – The defending champs are sitting pretty.
Trinity, who posted a 45-1 mark and brought home the Division III National Championship last season, moved to 3-0 in New England Regional play with a convincing 14-0 win over WPI last night.
The evening win came after the Bantams downed Southern Maine 6-0 in the morning. Continue reading
The College Baseball Blog sent writer Nate Owen to cover the Division 3 Regional in Mansfield Connecticut on Friday. The first game of the day featured Trinity (CT) taking on Southern Maine in a winner’s bracket game. Trinity was able to walk away with a 6-0 victory. The second game of the day saw Husson defeat Babson by a score of 10-6 to eliminate Babson. The third game of the day was between Eastern Connecticut and Southern Maine which was won by Eastern Connecticut by a score of 7-2 to end Southern Maine’s season. The final game of the night was a winner’s bracket matchup between WPI and Trinity. Trinity won the game in dominating fashion 14-0. Continue reading
MANSFIELD Conn. – A day after getting it done at the plate, Shawn Gilblair was dealing on the mound.
The senior drove in four runs with his bat in Thursday’s 13-2 win over Suffolk, but it was his arm that guided Eastern Connecticut to 7-2 win over Southern Maine that knocked the Huskies from the New England Regional of the NCAA Division III Tournament. Continue reading
MANSFIELD Conn. – Down 4-0 before they came to bat against Babson, Husson had little reason to be concerned.
The scrappy Eagles once again battled back for the third time in as many games, hustling their way to six runs in the fourth and three in the fifth to come away as 10-6 winners over the eighth seeded Beavers (23-19) in an elimination game at Eastern Connecticut Stadium. Continue reading
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
The College Baseball Blog writer Nate Owen was again in attendance during the second day of the NCAA Division 3 New England Regional hosted by Eastern Connecticut State. The first game of the day featured Eastern Connecticut getting an elimination game victory over 13-2 victory over Suffolk. The second elimination game that followed was between Husson University and Westfield State College. Husson would walk away with a 10-3 victory over Westfield State which ended their season. The third game of the day featured a winner’s bracket matchup between WPI and Babson. WPI was able to win the game by a score of 15-5 as they upped their record in the regional to 2-0. The final game of the night between Trinity (CT) and Southern Maine was postponed to Friday morning at 10 am. Continue reading
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