MCMINVILLE, Ore. – The University of Texas at Tyler baseball team scored five runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to come from behind and eliminate Hendrix, 5-3, on Friday at the 2009 NCAA West Baseball Regional at Jim Wright Stadium in McMinville. Continue reading →
The Okotoks Dawgs and the Swift Current Indians will meet for the Western Major Baseball League final. The best-of-five series starts in Swift Current, SK on Wednesday,
The Dawgs won three of four against the Sherwood Park Dukes in the West Division final. Their leading hitter is now Lee Darracott (Campbellsville; .353, 4 HR, 27 RBI). Jake Bottari (College of Idaho; 6-0, 0.71 RBI, 54 K) continues to do great things on the mound.
The Indians swept the Regina Red Sox in the East Division final. They are lead by Conrad Funk (Winthrop; .397 regular season, 1 HR, 36 RBI), and Nick Bratney (George Fox; 6-0 regular season, 1.18 ERA, 24 K).
The Division Finals of the Western Major Baseball League start on Thursday, August 7, and the matchups are the Sherwood Park (AB) Dukes vs. the Okotoks (AB) Dawgs, and the Regina (SK) Red Sox vs. the Swift Current (SK) Indians.
The Dukes are led by Dan Grant (Northern Iowa; .403, 4 HR, 38 RBI) and Casey Barnes (Kansas Wesleyan; 5-4, 2.76 ERA, 67 K). They defeated the Saskatoon Yellow Jackets three games to one in the first round.
The Dawgs have Manny Kumar (Grambling State; .336, 3 HR, 28 RBI) and Jake Bottari (College of Idaho; 5-0, 0.84 RBI, 43 K). They swept the Lethbridge Bulls in the first round. Continue reading →
ABILENE, Texas – La Verne took advantage of five George Fox errors and Scott Marcus drove in four runs as the Leopards eliminated the Bruins with an 11-6 victory at Walt Driggers Field in day two of the NCAA Division III West Region Championships. The Leopards were behind 4-0 before outscoring the No. 2-seeded Bruins 11-2 in the final six innings.
Marcus knocked in a 3-run homer in the third inning to start off the scoring for La Verne, then the Leopards put up two in the fifth, four in the sixth and two in the eighth to complete the offensive attack. La Verne starter Jesse Sweet scattered six hits and allowed four runs, however, it was Jimmy Wilfong who picked up the win in relief to move to 6-2 on the year. Wilfong threw three innings, allowed just one hit, two runs, walked two and struck out two.
ABILENE, Texas – Behind the arm of Evan Bronson and the bat of Dylan Early, the Trinity Tigers knocked off No. 2 seed George Fox University on the first day of the NCAA Division III West Region Baseball Championships Wednesday at Walt Driggers Field. Bronson pitched a complete-game 6-hitter, Early homered twice, and the Tigers took an 8-1 victory. Continue reading →
McMurry University, the pre-determined site for the 2008 NCAA Division III
West Region Baseball Championships, was awarded a six-team tournament field
late Sunday night. The tournament will feature the No. 1 team in the nation
in Chapman University along with California State University-East Bay,
George Fox University, La Verne University, the hosts McMurry University,
and Trinity University.
All six teams are representatives of the west region, but a seventh west
region team, Linfield (Ore.), was shipped to the Central Region Tournament
site in Rock Island, Ill. The double elimination tournament begins Wednesday