The Okotoks Dawgs lead the West Division with a 19-8 record. They defeated the Melville Millionaires 8-3 and 6-4, and the Yorkton Cardinals 6-2 over the weekend. Mark Phillips (Colby College), Logan Todd (Merced College), and Danny Britton-Foster (British Columbia) got the wins. Britton-Foster leads the team with a record of 3-0, 1.16 ERA. Anthony Cros (Northwest Oklahoma State) leads the league in hitting with a .436 average, and he also leads the team with 30 RBI. Continue reading
Results from the fourth and final day of the first-ever NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round, for May 15:
At Lubbock, TX:
#1 Lubbock Christian defeated #18 Wayland Baptist 15-6, to qualify for the Baseball National Championship tournament in Lewiston for the first time since 2006. Ross Blondin went 4-6 for the Chaparrals, with two doubles and a triple. Continue reading
Results from the third day of the first-ever NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round, for May 14:
At Lubbock, TX:
#1 Lubbock Christian was upset by #18 Wayland Baptist 6-2. Marcus Limon pitched a complete game for the Pioneers, scattered nine hits, struck out 14. The Chaparrals’ starter, Jakob Cunningham, also went the distance, allowed eight hits, struck out nine. Continue reading
Results from the second day of the first-ever NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round, for May 13: Continue reading
Results from first day of the first-ever NAIA sectional tournaments, officially the Baseball National Championship Opening Round, for May 12:
At Lubbock, TX:
#1 Lubbock Christian picked up where they left off in the regular season, defeating William Jewell 28-2. The Chaparrals scored seven runs in the second inning, and 18 runs in the eighth inning. William Jewell used six pitchers.
#18 Wayland Baptist defeated Northwood (TX) 8-6. Continue reading
|3||3||1||Point Loma Nazarene||34-11||576|
First-place votes: Lubbock Christian 22 Continue reading
#1 Oklahoma City swept a three-game series against Rogers State, and defeated Calumet. The Stars are now 22-1, but they get their first serious challenge of the season with a series at #17 Wayland Baptist March 15-16.
#2 Lee swept Emmanuel, but trailed Trevecca Nazarene 8-6 after 6 1/2 innings. The Flames closed to 8-7 in the bottom of the seventh on an RBI single by Junior Rodriguez. The winning run came in the bottom of the eighth on an RBI single by Julian Alvarez. The Flames then lost their second game of the season while splitting a double-header with Milligan (Johnson City, TN). The loss was 2-1, and the winning run was scored when Spencer Street was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.
The Flames are now 23-2. They visit Faulkner March 13-14, and Trevecca Nazarene March 17. Continue reading
#1 Oklahoma City lost their first game of the Season on March 2, but it took 13 innings to do it. The loss was 4-3 to Iowa Wesleyan, who is 9-6. Starter Jorge Martinez pitched ten innings for Iowa Wesleyan, allowed 13 hits, but only three runs. Hector Acevedo held the Stars to two hits over the remaining three innings. Edwin Jimenez hit a sacrifice fly to bring in the winning run.
The Stars are now 18-1. They play a Rogers State team that is 10-6 away-and-home March 5 and 7.
#2 Lee is 18-1, but they trailed going into the bottom of the ninth at Tennessee Temple on March 3. The Flames ended up winning 10-6 in ten innings. Elvis Sosa is hitting .508 with eight home runs for the Flames. Matthew Gilson is 3-0, 0.46 ERA. Next up for the Flames is Emmanuel March 6-7. They get a stiffer test against Trevecca Nazarene on March 10. Continue reading
Results of the NAIA Coaches’ Poll for February 24, 2009. Comments below:
|RANK||SCHOOL (1st PLACE VOTES)||2009
|1||Oklahoma City University (16)||13-0||527|
|2||Lee University (Tenn.) (2)||12-1||513|
|3||Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.)||11-2||455|
|4||Spring Arbor University (Mich.)||0-0||452|
|5||Union College (Ky.)||9-0-1||437|
|6||Bellevue University (Neb.)||0-0||427|
|7||Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) (1)||5-3||424|
|8||Azusa Pacific University (Calif.)||13-1||407|
|9||Lubbock Christian (Texas)||9-1||406|
|11||Southern Polytechnic (Ga.)||11-1||391|
|12||Fresno Pacific University (Calif.)||11-1||324|
|14||Texas Wesleyan University||9-1||295|
|15||Cumberland University (Tenn.)||6-3||276|
|16||University of St. Francis (Ill.)||0-0||275|
|17||Wayland Baptist (Texas)||15-3||259|
|19||The Master’s College (Calif.)||14-4||162|
|20||U. of the Cumberlands (Ky.)||2-2-1||157|
|21||Warner University (Fla.)||7-3||152|
|22||Ohio Dominican University||0-0||124|
|23||Montreat College (N.C.)||6-2||101|
|24||University of British Columbia||8-1||92|
|25||Park University (Mo.)||6-0||81|
The final game, in Okotoks, drew a crowd of over 2,700; the Dawgs have a new ballpark, and have been drawing good crowds all year. The Dawgs continued to get excellent pitching during the final round. Mark Hardy (British Columbia) pitched a complete-game one-hitter in a 1-0 win. Jake Bottari (College of Idaho) held the Indians to one run in seven innings in another game.
Swift Current’s win was a 1-0 14-inning thriller. Sean Cooley (North Dakota; 8 1/3 innings, 6 hits) and Shawn Lee (Bellevue; 5 2/3 innings, 2 hits, eight strikeouts) combined for the shutout. Jeff Duda (Campbellsville) pitched twelve shutout innings for the Dawgs. Duda was 7-3, 1.88 ERA for the season.