MANSFIELD Conn. – Bases loaded. Two outs.
Trinity’s Jeremiah Bayer, the New England Pitcher of the Year, stared in at the plate. Looking back was Eastern senior Shawn Gilblair, the New England hitter of the year, up in the top of the ninth with his team trailing by one.
But in a matchup of the best players of the two top teams in the Division 3 New England regional, it was Bayer who won out, getting Gilblair to loft a short popup to shortstop to end the game and send the Bantams to the World Series in Grand Chute Wis. where they will look to defend their 2008 title. Continue reading
MANSFIELD Conn. – Senior Conor Fahey’s decision to miss graduation almost paid off for WPI.
Two days after throwing 140 pitches against Suffolk in the opening game of the New England Regional of the NCAA Division III tournament, the righthander hurled 163 gutsy pitches over eight and a third innings in a elimination game against top seeded Eastern Connecticut, on a day when his classmates received their diplomas. Continue reading
MANSFIELD Conn.- The Eastern Connecticut Warrior’s powerful offense flexed its muscles against Husson, proving to be too powerful for even the scrappy Eagles to overcome.
Eastern crushed four home runs among its eighteen hits and knocked Husson out of the Division III New England Regionals with a convincing 18-3 win. Continue reading
The College Baseball Blog sent writer Nate Owen to cover the Division 3 Regional in Mansfield Connecticut on Friday. The first game of the day featured Trinity (CT) taking on Southern Maine in a winner’s bracket game. Trinity was able to walk away with a 6-0 victory. The second game of the day saw Husson defeat Babson by a score of 10-6 to eliminate Babson. The third game of the day was between Eastern Connecticut and Southern Maine which was won by Eastern Connecticut by a score of 7-2 to end Southern Maine’s season. The final game of the night was a winner’s bracket matchup between WPI and Trinity. Trinity won the game in dominating fashion 14-0. Continue reading
MANSFIELD Conn. – A day after getting it done at the plate, Shawn Gilblair was dealing on the mound.
The senior drove in four runs with his bat in Thursday’s 13-2 win over Suffolk, but it was his arm that guided Eastern Connecticut to 7-2 win over Southern Maine that knocked the Huskies from the New England Regional of the NCAA Division III Tournament. Continue reading
Eastern Conn picks up a big win (Photo courtesy of Little East Conference/Bob Molta)
MANSFIELD Conn.- The first three innings of the opening game of day two of the Division III New England Regional saw fifth seeded Suffolk match top seeded Eastern Connecticut run for run and the teams were tied 2-2 entering the fourth.
The Warriors pushed across two in top of the fourth to go ahead 4-2 and the Rams were poised to respond in turn during the bottom of the inning.
But Eastern’s Will Musson had other plans. Continue reading
Courtesy of Little East Conference (Bob Molta Photo)
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
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
I will check in throughout the year with links from around the country. Here is three good articles for this Sunday.
The first article today comes from The Daily Californian writer Matt Kawahara who has a recap of California’s 11-0 victory over Washington State on Saturday. The Portland Tribune writer Jason Vondersmith has a recap of the Oregon-Oregon State game on Saturday that Oregon won 3-2 in ten innings. The final article is from The Norwich Bulletin which talks about Division 3 Eastern Connecticut’s strong start to the season. Continue reading
MINNEAPOLIS – The D3baseball.com/National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Top 25 poll was released on March 17 and Salisbury University fell from the top spot to No. 2 after being the nation’s top-ranked team for three weeks. The Sea Gulls (14-2, 5-2 Capital Athletic Conference) received seven first-place votes and 589 points this week.