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NAIA recap for March 3rd

Joe Staley
Joe Staley

#1 Lubbock Christian won two of three against University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, and swept a double-header against University of the Southwest. The Chaparrals are now 13-6. Their leading hitter is C Joe Staley with a .455 average, and their ERA and strikeout leader is Paul Gonzalez, 2-1, 1.11 ERA, and 29 strikeouts with 24 1/3 innings pitched. Upcoming: at Northwestern Oklahoma State (11-3 with two wins over Wayland Baptist) March 5-6, Angelo State March 9. The Angelo State double-header will be televised by Stretch Internet.

#2 Lewis-Clark State is 12-1, and their two most recent wins were against in-state rival College of Idaho, 16-8 and 7-6. In the second game, RF Gino Casini drew a base-loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth to bring in the winning run. Colby Hawk is 3-0, 0.00 ERA for the Warriors; Tyler Lichty is 2-0, 1.47 ERA, 17 strikeouts. Upcoming: Division II Central Washington March 6-7.

#3 British Columbia has started their season 10-1. They have yet to play a home game, and their only loss was 6-2 to #10 Fresno Pacific. 3B Keaton Briscoe is batting .400 for the Thunderbirds, CF Blake Carruthers is batting .387. RHP Taylor King is 1-0, 1.23 ERA with three saves, LHP Mark Hardy is 2-1, 3.00 ERA with 20 strikeouts. Upcoming: at Corban March 5-6. Continue reading NAIA recap for March 3rd

NAIA sectional tournament results for May 13

Brent Weaver
Brent Weaver

Results from the second day of the first-ever NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round, for May 13: Continue reading NAIA sectional tournament results for May 13

NAIA sectional tournament results for May 12

Chris Daniels
Chris Daniels

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 NAIA sectional tournament results for May 12

NAIA Top 25 and Recap for April 21

Results of the NAIA Coaches’ Poll for April 21, 2009, and Boyd Nation’s Iterative Strength Rating. Comments below:

RANK LAST
WEEK
ISR SCHOOL 2009
RECORD
TOTAL
POINTS
1 1 1 Lubbock Christian 38-4 622
2 2 4 Oklahoma City 42-6 594
3 4 2 Point Loma Nazarene 32-10 563
4 3 3 Southern Polytechnic 41-6 561
5 5 12 Union (KY) 37-7 529
6 6 6 Lewis-Clark State 29-9 524
7 9 11 Berry 35-12 477
8 7 9 British Columbia 32-8 456
9 11 14 Embry-Riddle 36-12 450
10 10 5 Campbellsville 31-7 433
11 13 7 Lee 41-9 396
12 14 10 Azusa Pacific 31-13 392
13 12 26 Madonna 33-6 389
14 8 8 Fresno Pacific 29-14 380
15 15 28 Bellevue 30-9 376
16 16 27 William Carey 31-14 323
17 19 23 Warner 32-14 306
18 17 19 LSU-Shreveport 37-11 264
19 18 15 Southern Nazarene 34-10 259
20 22 22 Tennessee Wesleyan 34-13 211
21 25 71 Spring Arbor 25-8 198
22 24 35 Lindenwood 33-10 160
23 20 50 William Woods 31-10 146
24 NR 16 Wayland Baptist 35-11 121
25 RV 21 Malone 32-10 116
13 Auburn-Montgomery 28-19
17 The Master’s 31-16
18 Biola 29-19
20 Trevecca Nazarene 29-16
24 Cumberland 27-18
25 Georgetown College 28-20

First-place votes: Lubbock Christian 22 Continue reading NAIA Top 25 and Recap for April 21

NAIA top 25 and recap for March 17

Results of the NAIA Coaches’ Poll for March 17, 2009, and Boyd Nation’s Iterative Strength Rating. Comments below:

RANK

PREVIOUS
RANK

ISR

SCHOOL

TOTAL
POINTS

1 1 2 Oklahoma City 622
2 2 8 Lee 598
3 3 4 Point Loma Nazarene 569
4 4 Spring Arbor 543
5 9 5 Lubbock Christian 529
6 10 6 LSU-Shreveport 524
7 8 10 Azusa Pacific 495
8 5 26 Union (KY) 486
9 11 1 Southern Polytechnic 479
10 7 15 Lewis-Clark State 397
11 13 30 Embry-Riddle 391
12 RV 3 Campbellsville 387
13 6 33 Bellevue 362
14 24 7 British Columbia 357
15 19 11 The Master’s 309
16 14 48 Texas Wesleyan 293
17 RV 23 Southern Nazarene 276
18 RV 13 Madonna 225
19 RV 14 Northwood (FL) 209
20 23 28 Montreat 201
21 RV 16 Berry 192
22 RV 9 Lindenwood 160
23 12 17 Fresno Pacific 150
T24 25 44 Park 129
T24 NR Robert Morris 129
12 Auburn-Montgomery
18 Wayland Baptist
19 King
20 William Penn
21 Oklahoma Baptist
22 William Carey
24 Trevecca Nazarene
25 Tennessee Wesleyan

Oklahoma City received all 22 first-place votes. Continue reading NAIA top 25 and recap for March 17

NAIA recap for February 19

Ben Rue
Ben Rue

#1 Lewis-Clark State lost their opener to Concordia-Portland 5-4, and this was the first time the Cavaliers have beaten the Warriors in 42 attempts. Steven Taft got the win in relief for the Cavaliers, and C Tommy Whalen doubled in the winning run in the top of the ninth, but the key player in the win was starter Ben Rue, who went six innings, and held the Warriors to two runs on six hits.

The defending champions won their next three games. They host another tournament this weekend, with Northwest Nazarene, Saint Martin’s, and Dickinson State. They host Gonzaga on Feb. 25.

#2 Lee is now 9-0. LHP Mitch Davidson has two mercy-rule-shortened no-hitters for the Flames, and only one of their wins was close. They visit Georgetown College Feb. 20-21, and Montreat Feb. 24. Continue reading NAIA recap for February 19

NAIA recap for February 12

Joe Zeller
Joe Zeller

Defending champion and #1-ranked Lewis-Clark State opens their season hosting a tournament with College of Idaho, Concordia-Portland, Corban, and Patten Feb. 13-16.

#2 Lee started their season 5-0, including a 10-3 win over Tennessee Wesleyan. They host Virginia Intermont Feb. 13-14.

#3 Oklahoma City started the season 3-0. They host Missouri Baptist (ranked #21 by Collegiate Baseball) Feb. 13-14. Continue reading NAIA recap for February 12

NAIA recap for February 5

Ryan Delgado
Ryan Delgado

Top NAIA teams starting their season this week:

#2 Lee hosts Illinois Tech Feb. 6-7, and goes to Tennessee Wesleyan Feb. 10.

#4 Oklahoma City visits Northwood (TX) Feb. 6-7.

#7 U. of the Cumberlands hosts #9 Union (KY) on Feb. 10.

#8 Lubbock Christian Travels to Texas-Brownsville Feb. 6-8.

#4 Biola has started the season 1-5, with an opening loss to Simpson, four losses at Hawaii-Pacific, and a win over Hawaii-Hilo. They play at San Diego Christian on Feb. 7, host Cal Poly-Pomona on Feb. 7, and host Vanguard on Feb. 11. Continue reading NAIA recap for February 5

NAIA recap for January 29

Two of the NAIA’s pre-season favorites start their seasons this weekend.

#4 Biola hosts Simpson today.They will then make a trip to Hawaii, playing Hawaii Pacific Feb. 2-3, and Hawaii-Hilo Feb. 4.

#5  Embry-Riddle opens their season in Lakeland, FL, at Southeastern, on Feb. 3.

#10 LSU-Shreveport, already 3-0 on the season, have their home opener against LSU-Alexandria Jan. 30-31, and host Southern Arkansas on Feb. 4. Continue reading NAIA recap for January 29

CBB’s NAIA Pre-season Top 10

The 53rd NAIA baseball season starts on Friday, with Belhaven at Spring Hill (Mobile, AL), La Sierra at Concordia-Irvine, LSU-Shreveport at U. of Mobile, Bethany (CA) at San Diego Christian, Wayland Baptist at Texas-Brownsville, and Patten at The Master’s (Santa Clarita, CA). The LSU-Shreveport-U. Of Mobile matchup should be a good one; they were #9 and #8 in the ISR ranking at the end of last season. Continue reading CBB’s NAIA Pre-season Top 10