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NAIA recap for March 12

Kaohi Downing - Point Loma Nazarene

Kaohi Downing - Point Loma Nazarene

#1 Oklahoma City swept a three-game series against Rogers State, and defeated Calumet. The Stars are now 22-1, but they get their first serious challenge of the season with a series at #17 Wayland Baptist March 15-16.

#2 Lee swept Emmanuel, but trailed Trevecca Nazarene 8-6 after 6 1/2 innings. The Flames closed to 8-7 in the bottom of the seventh on an RBI single by Junior Rodriguez. The winning run came in the bottom of the eighth on an RBI single by Julian Alvarez. The Flames then lost their second game of the season while splitting a double-header with Milligan (Johnson City, TN). The loss was 2-1, and the winning run was scored when Spencer Street was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.

The Flames are now 23-2. They visit Faulkner March 13-14, and Trevecca Nazarene March 17. Continue reading

NAIA recap for March 5

Jorge Martinez

Jorge Martinez

#1 Oklahoma City lost their first game of the Season on March 2, but it took 13 innings to do it. The loss was 4-3 to Iowa Wesleyan, who is 9-6. Starter Jorge Martinez pitched ten innings for Iowa Wesleyan, allowed 13 hits, but only three runs. Hector Acevedo held the Stars to two hits over the remaining three innings. Edwin Jimenez hit a sacrifice fly to bring in the winning run.

The Stars are now 18-1. They play a Rogers State team that is 10-6 away-and-home March 5 and 7.

#2 Lee is 18-1, but they trailed going into the bottom of the ninth at Tennessee Temple on March 3. The Flames ended up winning 10-6 in ten innings. Elvis Sosa is hitting .508 with eight home runs for the Flames. Matthew Gilson is 3-0, 0.46 ERA. Next up for the Flames is Emmanuel March 6-7. They get a stiffer test against Trevecca Nazarene on March 10. Continue reading

NAIA Top 25 and Recap for February 24

Results of the NAIA Coaches’ Poll for February 24, 2009. Comments below:

RANK SCHOOL (1st PLACE VOTES) 2009
RECORD
TOTAL
POINTS
1 Oklahoma City University (16) 13-0 527
2 Lee University (Tenn.) (2) 12-1 513
3 Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.) 11-2 455
4 Spring Arbor University (Mich.) 0-0 452
5 Union College (Ky.) 9-0-1 437
6 Bellevue University (Neb.) 0-0 427
7 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) (1) 5-3 424
8 Azusa Pacific University (Calif.) 13-1 407
9 Lubbock Christian (Texas) 9-1 406
10 LSU-Shreveport 15-2 402
11 Southern Polytechnic (Ga.) 11-1 391
12 Fresno Pacific University (Calif.) 11-1 324
13 Embry-Riddle (Fla.) 7-5 312
14 Texas Wesleyan University 9-1 295
15 Cumberland University (Tenn.) 6-3 276
16 University of St. Francis (Ill.) 0-0 275
17 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 15-3 259
18 Auburn-Montgomery (Ala.) 9-6 192
19 The Master’s College (Calif.) 14-4 162
20 U. of the Cumberlands (Ky.) 2-2-1 157
21 Warner University (Fla.) 7-3 152
22 Ohio Dominican University 0-0 124
23 Montreat College (N.C.) 6-2 101
24 University of British Columbia 8-1 92
25 Park University (Mo.) 6-0 81

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NAIA recap for February 19

Ben Rue

Ben Rue

#1 Lewis-Clark State lost their opener to Concordia-Portland 5-4, and this was the first time the Cavaliers have beaten the Warriors in 42 attempts. Steven Taft got the win in relief for the Cavaliers, and C Tommy Whalen doubled in the winning run in the top of the ninth, but the key player in the win was starter Ben Rue, who went six innings, and held the Warriors to two runs on six hits.

The defending champions won their next three games. They host another tournament this weekend, with Northwest Nazarene, Saint Martin’s, and Dickinson State. They host Gonzaga on Feb. 25.

#2 Lee is now 9-0. LHP Mitch Davidson has two mercy-rule-shortened no-hitters for the Flames, and only one of their wins was close. They visit Georgetown College Feb. 20-21, and Montreat Feb. 24. Continue reading

NAIA Regional Recap for May 7

NAIA Champions of CharacterRegion II – At Azusa Pacific University:

Concordia-Irvine 4, Cal Baptist 3 (10 inn.) (Cal Baptist eliminated)
Cameron Bayne hit a two-run home run and got a save for the Eagles. Enrique Lechuga, who had only two hits this year, batted in the winning run. Steve Goins pitched 10 innings for the Lancers, struck out 15.

Azusa Pacific 9, Point Loma Nazarene 6 (Point Loma Nazarene eliminated)

Fresno Pacific 8, Biola 5

Thursday, May 8 (see http://www.gsacsports.org/gsacbase.html for times):

#4 Azusa Pacific vs. #10 Fresno Pacific
Concordia-Irvine vs. #20 Biola

Region III – At Comet Field, Mayville, ND:

Dickinson State 18, Morningside 10

Jamestown 12, Northwestern 1 (mercy-ruled after 7 innings)

Mayville State 10, Briar Cliff 5

Thursday, May 8 (All times CST):

10 AM: Morningside vs. Northwestern (loser out)
1 PM: Dickinson State vs. Briar Cliff
4 PM: Mayville State vs. Jamestown
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NAIA Top 25 and Recap for May 7

Results of the NAIA Coaches’ Poll for May 7, 2008, the final poll for this season. Comments below.

Rank Apr. 30 School (Region) Record Total Points
1 1 Lubbock Christian (TX) (VI) 50-2 500
2 2 Lewis-Clark State (ID) (I) 47-5 476
3 3 Lee (TN) (XIII) 53-7 459
4 5 Azusa Pacific (CA) (II) 41-8 438
5 4 Oklahoma City University (VI) 49-10 420
6 7 Embry-Riddle (FL) (XIV) 39-14 389
7 6 U. of the Cumberlands (KY) (XI) 43-12 383
8 8 University of Mobile (AB) (XIII) 42-14 345
9 11 Tennessee Wesleyan College (XII) 41-15 334
10 10 Fresno Pacific University (CA) (II) 34-12 306
11 14 Bellevue (NE) (IV) 45-12 290
12 13 University of St. Francis (IL) (VII) 41-9 289
13 12 Wayland Baptist (TX) (VI) 43-14 286
14 15 Union College (KY) (XII) 40-14 217
15 16 Auburn-Montgomery (AL) (XIII) 41-19 213
16 24 Madonna (MI) (VIII) 36-12 193
17 17 Trevecca Nazarene (TN) (XI) 36-14 160
18 20 LSU-Shreveport (XIII) 44-14 141
19 9 Spring Arbor University (MI) (VIII) 32-7 138
20 19 Biola University (CA) (II) 34-16 115
21 NR Oklahoma Baptist (VI) 43-14 100
22 22 Malone College (OH) (IX) 36-11 95
23 23 Warner Southern (FL) (XIV) 33-22 58
24 RV Missouri Baptist (V) 37-14 48
25 18 Texas Wesleyan (VI) 40-14 36

First-place votes: Lubbock Christian 20
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NAIA Regional Recap for May 6

NAIA Champions of CharacterRegion II – At Azusa Pacific University:

Azusa Pacific 13, Concordia-Irvine 3 (mercy-ruled after 8 innings)

Fresno Pacific 15, Cal Baptist 5 (mercy-ruled after 8 innings)
Jacob Burns 5-5 for the Sunbirds.

Biola 10, Point Loma Nazarene 2
Complete game for Brian Albert of the Eagles, held the Sea Lions to six hits.

Wednesday, May 7 (All times PDT):

11 AM: Concordia-Irvine vs. Cal Baptist (loser out)
2:15 PM: #5 Azusa Pacific vs. Cal Baptist
5:30 PM: #10 Fresno Pacific vs. #19 Biola

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NAIA Regional Recap for May 5

Region XIV – At Chain of Lakes Park, Winter Haven, FL:

Embry-Riddle 10, Savannah College of Art and Design 1
Jordan Roberts stuck out nine for the Eagles.

Warner Southern 10, Northwood (FL) 4

Tuesday, May 6 (All times EDT):

noon – Northwood (FL) vs. Savannah College of Art and Design (loser out)
4 PM – #7 Embry-Riddle vs. #23 Warner Southern

All Embry-Riddle games are webcast by Stretch Internet.

Region II – At Azusa Pacific University:

Tuesday, May 6 (All times PDT):

11 AM – #5 Azusa Pacific vs. Concordia-Irvine
2:15 PM – #10 Fresno Pacific vs. Cal Baptist
5:30 PM – #19 Biola vs. Point Loma Nazarene
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NAIA Regional tournaments start Monday

Region XIV – At Chain of Lakes Park, Winter Haven, FL:

Monday, May 5 (All times EDT):

noon – #7 Embry-Riddle vs. Savannah College of Art and Design
4 PM – #23 Warner Southern vs. Northwood (FL)

All Embry-Riddle games are webcast by Stretch Internet.

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NAIA Top 25 and Recap for April 30

Results of the NAIA Coaches’ Poll for April 30, 2008. Comments below.

Rank Apr. 23 School (Region) Record Total
Points
1 1 Lubbock Christian (TX) (VI) 45-2 499
2 2 Lewis-Clark State (ID) (I) 44-4 480
3 3 Lee (TN) (XIII) 53-7 488
4 4 Oklahoma City University (VI) 48-7 440
5 5 Azusa Pacific (CA) (II) 40-8 429
6 7 U. of the Cumberlands (KY) (XI) 43-11 374
7 8 Embry-Riddle (FL) (XIV) 38-13 369
8 6 University of Mobile (AB) (XIII) 40-12 358
9 T9 Spring Arbor University (MI) (VIII) 29-5 348
10 12 Fresno Pacific University (CA) (II) 34-11 299
11 T9 Tennessee Wesleyan College (XII) 37-15 289
12 11 Wayland Baptist (TX) (VI) 41-12 288
13 13 University of St. Francis (IL) (VII) 40-8 274
14 15 Bellevue (NE) (IV) 41-11 255
15 14 Union College (KY) (XII) 37-12 218
16 18 Auburn-Montgomery (AL) (XIII) 41-19 191
17 16 Trevecca Nazarene (TN) (XI) 33-12 180
18 19 Texas Wesleyan (VI) 37-12 137
19 17 Biola University (CA) (II) 33-16 117
20 21 LSU-Shreveport (XIII) 41-14 115
21 22 Avila (MO) (V) 32-11 112
22 20 Malone College (OH) (IX) 33-11 77
23 23 Warner Southern (FL) (XIV) 33-22 71
24 25 Madonna (MI) (VIII) 32-12 43
25 24 Southern Polytechnic (GA) (XIII) 38-15 20

First-place votes: Lubbock Christian 19. Lewis-Clark State 1

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