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.
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→
FROM NCAA RELEASE The NCAA Division III Baseball Committee has announced the 54 teams that will compete in the 2009 NCAA Division III Baseball Championship.
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.
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→
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→
This is now the second time during the last couple of months that I have to make a post about one of our readers passing away. Jeff Taylor Sr. who was a constant reader of this site including sending us multiple links and videos over the last year. Taylor was a professor at Liberty University and would try to make every game of his son Jeff Jr. at nearby Lynchburg College. Continue reading Another CBB reader passes away→