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Concordia’s Blake Dean putting the School on the Map

Blake Drake always knew baseball was for him.

“My friends played it, my parents loved it, and it was my escape from school,” he said. “It was always something that I did when I was young. Then I figured out I was actually pretty good at it, so I’m trying to pursue a career.” Continue reading Concordia’s Blake Dean putting the School on the Map

NAIA Top 25 and Recap for April 28

Results of the NAIA Coaches’ Poll for April 28, 2009, and Boyd Nation’s Iterative Strength Rating. Comments below:

RANK LAST
WEEK
ISR SCHOOL 2009
RECORD
TOTAL
POINTS
1 1 2 Lubbock Christian 42-5 622
2 2 4 Oklahoma City 45-7 600
3 3 1 Point Loma Nazarene 34-11 576
4 7 10 Berry 38-12 551
5 6 5 Lewis-Clark State 33-10 547
6 4 3 Southern Polytechnic 43-7 513
7 9 15 Embry-Riddle 37-12 511
8 11 8 Lee 45-10 444
8 10 6 Campbellsville 33-8 444
10 20 19 Tennessee Wesleyan 39-13 422
11 15 24 Bellevue 35-9 400
11 14 7 Fresno Pacific 32-15 400
13 8 9 British Columbia 32-10 394
14 5 20 Union (KY) 40-9 377
15 17 23 Warner 35-14 336
16 13 30 Madonna 35-8 324
17 19 17 Southern Nazarene 37-10 280
18 16 31 William Carey 32-18 240
19 25 14 Malone 38-11 232
20 22 25 Lindenwood 39-10 217
21 21 57 Spring Arbor 28-9 206
22 18 22 LSU-Shreveport 39-12 203
23 24 18 Wayland Baptist 39-11 174
24 RV 16 The Master’s 33-17 170
25 RV 42 Saint Xavier 33-12 103
11 Azusa Pacific 32-16
12 Auburn-Montgomery 32-19
13 Biola 32-20
21 Trevecca Nazarene 32-18

First-place votes: Lubbock Christian 22 Continue reading NAIA Top 25 and Recap for April 28

NAIA top 25 and recap for March 24

Results of the NAIA Coaches’ Poll for March 24, 2009, and Boyd Nation’s Iterative Strength Rating. Comments below:

RANK LAST
WEEK
ISR SCHOOL 2009
RECORD
TOTAL
POINTS
1 5 7 Lubbock Christian 26-3 647
2 1 2 Oklahoma City 28-3 612
3 3 1 Point Loma Nazarene 20-7 607
4 9 6 Southern Polytechnic 23-3 581
5 6 8 LSU-Shreveport 29-4 571
6 7 4 Azusa Pacific 23-6 529
7 8 26 Union (KY) 21-5 497
8 12 5 Campbellsville 21-3 494
9 4 Spring Arbor 7-3 467
10 10 9 Lewis-Clark State 12-6 429
11 18 15 Madonna 21-2 428
12 21 21 Berry 21-5 422
13 11 29 Embry-Riddle 24-10 388
14 13 22 Bellevue 14-6 378
15 2 13 Lee 26-6 376
16 14 3 British Columbia 17-6 341
17 RV 28 Warner 21-10 306
18 15 10 The Master’s 22-9 285
19 RV 18 Wayland Baptist 24-8 274
20 22 16 Lindenwood 14-3 204
21 20 45 Montreat 16-6 189
22 RV 32 Saint Francis 14-4 186
23 RV 27 Trevecca Nazarene 18-12 137
24 23 12 Fresno Pacific 18-9 126
25 RV 11 Malone 13-3 113
14 College of Idaho 14-8
17 Northwood (FL) 23-6
19 Biola 16-13
20 Auburn-Montgomery 16-13
23 Cal State San Marcos 15-8
24 William Penn 18-7
25 Southern Nazarene 23-7

First-place votes: Lubbock Christian 17, Point Loma Nazarene 5, LSU-Shreveport 1 Continue reading NAIA top 25 and recap for March 24

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