The CBB recently made the trip down to Bryant University to see the home opener for the Bulldogs against Bentley. The Bulldogs are the second ranked team in the Northeast while Bentley is unranked. The Bulldogs jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the sixth inning behind a single from Nick Campbell through the third base and shortstop hole to bring home Jason Alexander to break the 0-0 tie. The game stayed 1-0 until the ninth inning behind Bryant freshman starting pitcher David O’Brien who went seven strong innings while only allowing two singles and two walks while striking out eight Bentley batters. He was followed by left handed reliever Mark Andrews who allowed one hit in his only inning of work. Continue reading CBB Visit: Bentley at Bryant
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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).
Continue reading Delta State takes Two of Three from Ouachita Baptist
The Bryant Bulldogs knocked off Number 1 ranked Mount Olive Trojans 5-4 on Thursday which was the first loss of the season for the Mount Olive snapping a 23 game winning streak. The Bulldogs were down 4-0 after three innings but were able to come back behind a strong pitching performance from freshmen pitchers Michael Ryan and David O’Brien. The Bulldogs scored three runs in the fifth innings to get back in the game behind hits from Mark Dondero, Dave Muscatello, and Jason Alexander. Bryant would score a run in the sixth inning to tie the game before taking the lead for good in the seventh inning when Pat O’Connor hit a double to drive in Jeff Vigurs with the winning run.
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ARKADELPHIA – The second-ranked Ouachita Baptist split Tuesday afternoon a series with Southeastern Oklahoma State, winning the opener 3-1, but falling in the second contest, 5-3, at Rab Rodgers Field.
In the first game, the Tigers (22-3) got a pair of RBIs by Jim Streicher as he went 1-for-2 with a solo homer. Streicher, who was named the Gulf South Conference West Division Player of the Week earlier in the day, got the offense going in the first inning with a solo home run. Meanwhile, Chandler Boyce collected two hits as Ouachita Baptist scored three runs on five hits.
Franklin Piece picked up their third and fourth wins of the season on Sunday as they swept a doubleheader from Philadelphia University on Sunday. In game 1, Franklin Pierce rallied from a 2-1 deficit after five innings to pull out a 5-2 victory. The game was tied heading into the top of the ninth with one out Jake Christman hit a double then was promptly driven home by a single from Derek Ingui. All-American candidate Scott Savastano hit a two run homer to give the Ravens the three run lead which they were able to hold onto. Franklin Pierce followed up the first game with a strong pitching performance in Game 2 by Tom Cote who shutdown the Philadelphia University offense in Continue reading Franklin Pierce and Bryant off to Good Starts
Georgetown 5 Holy Cross 4 (11 innings)
WINTER PARK, Fla. – Senior Brendan Akashian (Lowell, Mass.) drove in two runs for the Holy Cross baseball team but it wasn’t enough as Georgetown outlasted Holy Cross, 5-4, in extra innings today during the Rollins Baseball Week Tournament. The Crusaders fall to 0-5 on the season while Georgetown improves to 5-3. Continue reading Holy Cross splits a doubleheader
The Collegagiate Baseball Newspaper has put out their weekly poll for March 3rd for Division 2 which is shown below. Thanks to Collegiate Baseball Newspaper for the poll. Continue reading Collegiate Baseball Division 2 Poll
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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.
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.
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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 on Monday