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Smith, Boyce provide spark as Ouachita Baptist downs Missouri-St. Louis


ARKADELPHIA – Alex Smith pitched 5 1/3 innings of relief and the second-ranked Ouachita Baptist baseball team got a big day at the plate by Chandler Boyce as the Tigers won their fourth straight by beating Missouri-St. Louis, 8-1, Sunday afternoon at Rab Rodgers Field.

Smith (1-0), who came in for starter Chase Baran, surrendered just a run with a walk and four strikeouts. He was helped by a pair of outstanding diving catches in right field by Justin Pennell to get some great defensive help. Baran pitched 3 2/3 innings, giving up one run on four hits with three walks and five strikeouts.

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Division 2 College Baseball News Poll for Feb. 25th

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.

Bryant splits on Monday

WINTER PARK, Fla. — The Bryant University baseball team wrapped up its season-opening weekend in Florida with a 1-1 day on Sunday, completing the sweep of Northeast-10 rival Bentley College while dropping another contest to host Rollins College.

The Bulldogs took an 8-7 win over the Falcons in the first game on 5-of-5 hitting from senior captain Jason Alexander (two RBI, one run scored) and 3-of-6 hitting from sophomore Taylor Ferguson (one run). Continue reading

Bryant splits another Doubleheader

WINTER PARK, Fla. – Sophomore first baseman Garrett Stenhouse (Warwick, R.I./Pilgrim HS) had four hits and four RBI, including a three-run homer during a six-run seventh, but Bentley’s comeback bid came up just short as the Falcons dropped a 10-9 decision to Bryant University in non-conference college baseball Sunday afternoon at Rollins College’s Alfond Stadium. Continue reading

Bryant splits Season Opening Doubleheader

WINTER PARK, Fla. – The Bryant University baseball team opened up its 2008 season with a convincing 12-3 victory over Northeast-10 rival Bentley College in Game One of a Saturday doubleheader played at Rollins College.

The Bulldogs (1-0) got its 12 runs off 18 hits while holding the Falcons (0-1) to just three runs off nine hits, two unearned. Continue reading

Franklin Pierce Unanimous Top Choice in NCBWA Northeast Preseason Poll

RINDGE, N.H. (February 4, 2008) – Franklin Pierce University is the unanimous top choice in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers of America’s (NCBWA) Division II Northeast Regional preseason poll. Franklin Pierce, the defending Northeast Region and Northeast-10 regular season and tournament champions, received all nine first place votes by the committee. East Coast Conference regular season and tournament champion Adelphi University was picked second with 73 points. Northeast region and NE-10 Tournament runners-up Bryant University is third, followed by the University of Massachusetts Lowell in fourth and Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference champions Caldwell College rounds out the top five. The entire top ten, plus those receiving votes is listed below. Continue reading

Ouachita Baptist rally to defeat Drury!


ARKADELPHIA – Chandler Boyce had his first collegiate home run as the third-ranked Ouachita Baptist baseball team rallied to defeat Drury, 6-4, Sunday afternoon at Rab Rodgers Field.

The Panthers (2-2) grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first inning off Tigers starter Zach Wilbanks and took a 3-0 advantage into the bottom of the third.

Blake Lockwood, who reached on a two-out error, scored on Boyce’s homer over the center field wall to cut the Drury deficit to 3-2. The Panthers added a run in the fourth, but Ouachita Baptist (6-0) exploded with three in the bottom half of the inning.

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Ouachita Baptist routs Upper Iowa 28-7!


JoeDan Poulter belted a pair of home runs and Rudy Jovanovski drove in four as the third-ranked Ouachita Baptist baseball team set a school record for runs scored as the Tigers pounded Upper Iowa , 28-7, Saturday afternoon at Rab Rodgers Field.

Ouachita Baptist (5-0) raced out to a 6-0 lead after one inning and added eight in the second to take a 14-0 margin into the top of the third. Upper Iowa added a pair on the third, but the Tigers countered with a run in the bottom of the third and four in the fourth to put the game away.

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Chris Dinges’ home runs propels St Edwards Hilltoppers past Newman!


AUSTIN, Texas - Center fielder Chris Dinges hit three home runs to help the Hilltoppers slug their way past Newman, 16-7, Saturday afternoon at Lucian-Hamilton Field.

St. Edward’s (3-3, 3-0 HC) got off to a fast start against Newman (0-3, 0-3 HC). The Hilltoppers tallied six runs on seven hits in the first inning. Left fielder Bradley Goldsmith led off the game with a solo home run to left field. Right Fielder Mike Hancock added a two-run single and first baseman Dexter Moreno knocked an RBI double to right center field. Catcher Adam Wolotira and shortstop Anthony Spagnolo also collected RBI hits in the inning.
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St Edwards Hilltoppers earn first wins of season


AUSTIN, TexasSt. Edward’s opened up Heartland Conference play sweeping two games from Newman Friday afternoon at Lucian-Hamilton Field. The Hilltoppers took the first game, 6-2, and won the second contest, 8-4.

In game one, St. Edward’s (2-3, 2-0 HC) jumped out to an early lead against Newman (0-2, 0-2 HC). The Hilltoppers got on the board in the second inning, scoring four runs on four hits. Center fielder Chris Dinges started off the inning with an infield single. After catcher Stephen McClanahan drew a walk, shortstop Anthony Spagnolo launched a three-run home run to left field. The Toppers tacked on another run in the inning when second baseman Drew Cross singled in left fielder Bradley Goldsmith.

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