The Millionaires won the first game of what was originally scheduled to be a best-of-five series 5-3. Coty Saranthus (Southwest Mississippi CC) got the win, and Mark Hardy (British Columbia) got the loss. The game was tied 3-3 going into the ninth inning, and Kyle Barclay (Erie CC) pinch-hit an RBI single, followed by another RBI single by James Green (Houston-Victoria). The attendance in Okotoks was 2,357. Continue reading
ARKADELPHIA – It was a wild day at Rab Rodgers Field on Saturday as the 30th-ranked Ouachita Baptist University baseball team fell behind by 10 runs in the first inning and had to play behind the entire game, but couldn’t rally as Delta State took the first game of the Gulf South Conference West Division opener over the Tigers, 16-10.
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
The Ouachita Baptist University baseball team was picked by the Gulf South Conference West Division coaches to finish third in the preseason poll Tuesday.
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CLEVELAND, Miss. – Making his first start in a month, Jarod Hershberger silenced the top-ranked Delta State bats as the 26th-ranked Ouachita Baptist baseball team will continue playing for another week as the Tigers defeated the Statesmen, 8-1, during Championship Day in the NCAA Division II South Central Regional Monday at Dave “Boo” Ferriss Field.
Hershberger, who retired the first 11 batters, pitched 7 1/3 innings. He gave up a run on six hits with three strikeouts, while improving to 8-2. Steve Smith closed the door with his second save and three strikeouts.
“Pitching doesn’t change,” Hershberger said. “I had good stuff and was fortunate to keep Delta State off balance.”
Ouachita Baptist, which will make its first-ever trip to the NCAA Division II College World Series, struck first as Chad Taylor began the bottom of the second inning with a double to right center and with two outs, scored on an RBI base hit to right by Drew Wurzelbacher.
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CLEVELAND, Miss. –For the first time in school history, the 26th-ranked Ouachita Baptist baseball team is one win away from a spot in the NCAA Division II World Series as the Tigers raced out to a huge lead in defeating top-ranked Delta State , 19-14, during Sunday’s winner’s bracket final in the South Central Regional at Dave “Boo” Ferriss Field.
Ouachita Baptist plays again 1:00 p.m., Monday, May 19 during Championship Day. Delta State falls into the elimination game 8:00 p.m. against the winner of the Abilene Christian/Southern Arkansas game.
Delta State (47-10) struck first in the opening inning as Hunter Jobes singled to right to begin the frame and with one out, Tigers starting pitcher Trent Lingle hit back-to-back batters to load the bases and Chris Clark brought in Jobes with a sacrifice fly to center to give the Statesmen a 1-0 lead.
It is the first weekend in May and it must be Tournament time across the country. Keep checking back as we will have the coverage of the Tournaments taking place this weekend.
2008 GSC TOURNAMENT BRACKET
Saturday, May 3
|Game 1||9:30 am||(E3) Montevallo vs. (W2) Southern Arkansas||Live Stats|
|Game 2||1:00 pm||(E1) Valdosta State vs. (W4) Harding||Live Stats|
|Game 3||4:15 pm||(W1) Delta State vs. (E4) North Alabama||Live Stats|
|Game 4||7:30 pm||(E2) West Alabama vs. (W3) Ouachita Baptist||Live Stats|
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCES
CLEVELAND, Miss. – For the first time this season, the second-ranked Ouachita Baptist baseball team has dropped back-to-back games as the Tigers were blanked by sixth-ranked Delta State, 9-0, Sunday afternoon in a Gulf South Conference West Division game at Boo Ferriss Field.
The Tigers (24-5 overall, 1-2) have now lost three out of their last four games and dropped the series to the Statesmen (18-7, 2-1).
The Division 2 poll by The College Baseball News that came out on Feb. 25th is led by Mount Olive who has taken over the top spot in the poll with a 16-1 record. Ouachita Baptist is ranked second in the country with an solid record of 12-1. Two-time defending national champion and former number 1 team in the country Tampa is ranked number 3. Delta State and Grand Valley State round out the Top 5. You can read the full poll by clicking here.