The College Baseball Blog was in attendance on May 13th for the first day of action in the 2009 Division 3 New England Regional in Mansfield Connecticut. The first game of the day featured WPI taking on Suffolk College which was won by WPI by a score of 7-6. The game was WPI’s first in the NCAA Tournament in the 106 year history of their program. The second game of the day featured Babson taking on the host school of Eastern Connecticut State. Babson used a big seven run second inning to grab a 9-0 lead and hold on for a 10-6 victory. The third game of the day saw Trinity (CT) take on Westfield State. The Bantams were able to get a James Wood homer which gave them the lead for good as they picked up the 6-4 victory. The final game of the night saw Southern Maine take on Husson. Southern Maine was able to pick up a 5-4 ten inning victory on a Mike Eaton single to right field. Continue reading Division 3 New England Regionals: Day 1 Recap
MANSFIELD Conn.- Powerful Southern Maine and sophomore Mike Eaton took a while to wake out of their slumber, but when they did, the Huskies walked off winners in the opening round on the New England Regional.
After going hitless early on and making a key error in the field, Eaton lined a one out single in the bottom of the tenth to send Southern Maine to a 5-4 win against the Husson Eagles. Continue reading D3 Regional: Southern Maine walks off against Husson
MANSFIELD CONN.- While the first NCAA regional game between WPI and Suffolk went down to the wire, the second game of the day between Babson and Eastern Connecticut was decided early thanks to a barrage of hits by the Beavers and a 158 pitch, ten strikeout complete game by sophomore Andrew Aizenhadt.
Eighth seeded Babson took a 2-0 lead in the first but blew the game open in the second with seven runs against the top seeded Warriors and held on for a 10-6 win. Continue reading D3 Regional: Babson knocks off top seeded Eastern Connecticut
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MINNEAPOLIS – The D3baseball.com/National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Top 25 media poll was released just before the start of the NCAA Division III tournament and Salisbury University moved up one spot to No. 2. The Sea Gulls (37-6) garnered three first-place votes and 575 total points.
Continue reading NCBWA/D3baseball.com poll week 12 – Final Regular Season Poll
The first day of action in the Division 3 NCAA Tournament begins today at 10 am (eastern) with three regionals in action. The New England Regional features Worcester Poly Tech facing Suffolk hosted by Eastern Connecticut State. The South Regional will kick off at the same time with Washington and Jefferson playing Christopher Newport in Salisbury MD while the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional begins with New Jersey taking on Penn State-Behrend. The entire New England Regional will be webcasted for free by the host school (CLICK HERE) and some of the other regionals might be have video/audio but all will have live stats. (FULL LIST) The College Baseball Blog will have writer Nate Owen covering the tournament so come back for recaps from each game and commentary from him. Continue reading NCAA Division 3 Tournament set to begin
Here are some of the best links from around the nation.
The first article comes from The News and Observer which looks at how NC State knocked off the former Number 1 team North Carolina. The next article looks at the Hendrix College Baseball team which has had one of the best turnarounds in the country over the last few seasons. The next article comes from The Republican which looks at former Amherst coach Bill Thurston’s plans since his career ended last week. The final article also comes from The Republican which looks at the resurgence of the UMass baseball program over the last few weeks. Continue reading Links from Around the Nation
Six teams will compete at five first-round sites; eight teams will compete at three first-round sites. All first rounds will use a double-elimination format. Thirty-five conference champions qualified automatically.
Winners of the eight first-round tournaments will qualify for the double-elimination championship at Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton, Wisconsin, May 22-26. Continue reading 2009 NCAA Division 3 Tournament Bracket
MINNEAPOLIS – The D3baseball.com/National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Top 25 media poll was released Tuesday and Salisbury University moved from No. 4 to No. 3. The Sea Gulls (36-6) collected five first-place votes and 557 points.
Continue reading Week 11 NCBWA/D3baseball.com Poll
Texas-Tyler 7, Texas Lutheran 6
CLINTON, Miss – A three-run rally in the top of the ninth inning propelled The University of Texas at Tyler baseball team to a 7-6 win over Texas Lutheran in the opening game of the 2009 American Southwest Conference Baseball Championships at Mississippi College’s Frierson Field on Friday afternoon.
Continue reading 2009 American Southwest Conference Championship round Day 1
Here are some of the best links from around the country.
The first article comes from the Charleston Post and Courier which did a feature on Joey Bergman of the College of Charleston. The next article comes from the student paper of Kent State which looks at some of the breakout performances of freshmen with the Flashes baseball team. The Apache Pow Wow (student paper of Tyler Junior College) reports that the baseball team has been kicked out of the conference at the end of the season. The Chronicle in Lewis County Washington is reporting that Centralia College will forfeit three games this weekend due to an altercation with Pierce College. The final article comes from The Advocate in Western Massachusetts which looks at the Amherst and Williams rivalry. Continue reading Links from Around the Country