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NAIA Opening Round Recap for May 20th

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Five of the nine slots for the NAIA Baseball National Championship in Lewiston, ID were filled today, with Oklahoma City, Cal Baptist, Lee, Belhaven, and Point Loma Nazarene.

#3 Cal Baptist defeated #10 Madonna 11-4 at Riverside, CA. The Crusaders led 4-1 after three innings, but Mike Barro came in as a reliever for the Lancers, and allowed one hit during the last six innings. DH Drew Madrigal batted in the winning run in the fifth inning; he was 2-5 with two RBI for the game. This will be the Lancers’ second trip to the National Championship.

#4 Lee defeated William Jewell 9-6 in Cleveland, TN. The game was tied 6-6 going into the bottom of the sixth; J.J. Costantino hit a triple, then scored on an error to get the winning run for the Flames. This will be Lee’s fourth straight trip to Lewiston. William Jewell is moving to Division II. Continue reading

NAIA Opening Round Recap for May 19th

NAIA Baseball National Championship

Two top seeds were defeated, and two more were taken to extra innings.

The game of the day was in Joliet, IL, where #2-ranked Cumberland was taken to 10 innings by #21 Campbellsville. (Campbellsville was the team that won an Opening Round tournament last year on the 21-consecutive-inning performance by Bryan Fuller.)

Campbellsville scored all their runs in the first inning. Cumberland tied it in the third with an RBI Triple by DH Max Kautz, who went 4-5 for the game. The Bulldogs started the top of the tenth with a single by C David Fanshawe. Kautz beat out a chopper between the mound and third base, but pinch-hitter Jesse Bowman lined out to rightfield on a great sliding catch by the Tigers’ Logan Smith. CF Dave Weyer singled sharply up the middle. 2B Luke Gadow gloved the ball, but it bounced into short centerfield, allowing pinch-runner Jason Frost to score from second. 1B Greg Appleton followed with a single to center, scoring Kautz for a 6-4 advantage. Continue reading

NAIA Top 25 and Recap for May 12th

Results of the NAIA Coaches’ Poll for May 12, 2010, and Boyd Nation’s Iterative Strength Rating. This is the final poll for the 2010 season, and will be used for seeding the NAIA Opening Round tournaments, which start May 18. (poll below)

Henry Buenrostro#1 Lewis-Clark State defeated Division III George Fox 7-3, and defeated Division I Seattle U. Twice, 8-7 and 5-3. The game against George Fox was tied in the seventh inning, and the Warriors needed an RBI single by Jack Eccles and a sacrifice fly by Kawika Emsley-Pai to get the first win against Seattle U. Hentry Buenrostro got a win in this game, and a save in the second game. Arlo Evasick went 7 2/3 innings for the Redhawks in the second game. He held the Warriors to one run during the first seven innings, but gave up a three-run home run by DH Pat Murray with two out in the eighth to get the loss. The three runs were unearned, and the home run was only the fourth hit given up by Evasick.

The regular season is over for the Warriors, and they finished it with a 16-game winning streak. A game scheduled at Gonzaga next week was cancelled, and the Redhawks were the only Division I team the Warriors played this year. The next game for the Warriors will be at the NAIA Baseball National Championship, which starts May 28. Continue reading

NAIA Top 25 and recap for April 13th

Results of the NAIA Coaches’ Poll for April 13, 2010, and Boyd Nation’s Iterative Strength Rating. (poll below)

Robert Post#1 Lewis-Clark State swept three games against Division III Willamette. The Warriors’ last loss was April 15. They have won 13 straight, and are having their best start in school history. Upcoming: at #4 British Columbia April 16-18, at Corban April 19-20. The British Columbia series will be webcast by both KOZE and CITR.

After a 5-4 loss to #21 Campbellsville, #2 Cumberland swept three games against Trevecca Nazarene, defeated Lindsey Wilson 6-3, and Bryan 15-5. One of the Trevecca wins was 15-0, and Robert Post pitched the mercy-rule-shortened five-inning shutout. He was named TranSouth Conference Pitcher of the Week. The Bulldogs lead the TranSouth Conference with a 7-2 record, but they lead Freed-Hardeman and #12 Union U. (TN) by only one game. Upcoming: Freed-Hardeman April 16-17, at Lindsey Wilson April 19. Continue reading

2009 All-Canadian College Team: South Dakota State’s Jesse Sawyer is head of the class

By Bob Elliott, Canadian Baseball Network

JesseSawyerSDSU There was nothing provisional about the swing of third baseman Jesse Sawyer.

Playing his first year of college ball south of the border,  Sawyer hit .346 with 19 homers and 58 RBIs in 56 games for the South Dakota State Jackrabbits.

A product of the Prairie Baseball Academy and coach Blair Kubicek, Sawyer had one stretch where he homered in 11 of 13 games for SDSU, in its second season as a provisional NCAA Division I school.

When Atlanta Braves starter Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine filmed the NIKE commercial the key line was delivered by Maddux who said “chicks dig the long ball.”

And so do voters.

Sawyer’s 19 homers led the 711 Canadians playing south of the border in 2009 and he also led all vote getters in balloting for the 10th annual All-Canadian College Team. Sawyer had 33 first-place votes and was named on 43 of 49 ballots to win our unofficial player of the year award.

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2010 NAIA Baseball Preseason All-American Team Announced

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE


r_l_eisenbach-150x150 Four schools list two players apiece among the honorees

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Lubbock Christian (TX) University, 2009 national champions, has landed two players on the 2010 NAIA Baseball Preseason All-America Team, the NAIA announced Friday. Three other schools list two players apiece among the honorees, including Lewis-Clark State (ID), LSU-Shreveport and Saint Xavier (IL).

All 2010 Preseason All-Americans garnered postseason 2009 All-America honors. Ross Blondin of Lubbock Christian, Andrew Brouillette of LSU-Shreveport, Brice Cutspec of Azusa Pacific (CA), Tim Dunn of Trevecca Nazarene (TN), Jayson Koehn of Saint Xavier, Jono Waugh of Southern Polytechnic State (GA) and Justin Zinkovich of Embry-Riddle (FL) were all mentioned on the 2009 All-America First Team. Three other standouts were named to the All-America Second Team while seven players were All-America Honorable Mention picks.

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NAIA sectional tournament results for May 13

Brent Weaver

Brent Weaver

Results from the second day of the first-ever NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round, for May 13: Continue reading

NAIA conference tournament recap for May 2

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Craig Westcott

Southern States Athletic Conference - at Columbus, GA: #6 Southern Polytechnic took #8 Lee out of the tournament with a 6-3 win. Southern Polytechnic then lost to #4 Berry 9-3; Jason Dorcey pitched a complete game for the Vikings. The Hornets and Vikings will play one more game on Sunday for the championship.

Appalachian Athletic Conference - at Kingsport, TN: #10 Tennessee Wesleyan defeated Covenant 8-3. #14 Union defeated Virginia-Wise 14-4. Bluefield defeated King 5-4. Continue reading

NAIA Top 25 and Recap for March 31

Results of the NAIA Coaches’ Poll for March 31, 2009, and Boyd Nation’s Iterative Strength Rating. Comments below:

RANK LAST
WEEK
ISR SCHOOL 2009
RECORD
TOTAL
POINTS
1 1 5 Lubbock Christian 29-4 649
2 2 2 Oklahoma City 31-3 623
3 4 3 Southern Polytechnic 29-3 615
4 3 1 Point Loma Nazarene 23-8 593
5 5 9 LSU-Shreveport 30-5 562
6 6 8 Azusa Pacific 26-7 536
7 7 17 Union (KY) 23-5 523
8 8 4 Campbellsville 22-4 502
9 10 6 Lewis-Clark State 16-6 473
10 11 22 Madonna 22-3 443
11 13 20 Embry-Riddle 27-10 434
12 12 10 Berry 25-7 419
13 16 7 British Columbia 21-7 399
14 14 27 Bellevue 18-7 386
15 15 11 Lee 28-8 343
16 17 34 Warner 25-11 300
17 25 13 Malone 19-4 280
18 18 14 The Master’s 24-11 273
19 20 40 Lindenwood 15-4 248
20 23 18 Trevecca Nazarene 21-12 221
21 NR 24 Univ of Science and Arts of Oklahoma 26-6 187
22 21 52 Montreat 17-7 176
23 9 55 Spring Arbor 10-6 170
24 24 15 Fresno Pacific 21-10 141
25 RV 12 College of Idaho 18-8 130
16 Auburn-Montgomery 18-13
19 Wayland Baptist 25-10
21 Southern Nazarene 27-8
23 Belhaven 26-11
25 Biola 18-16

First-place votes: Lubbock Christian 18, Southern Polytechnic 5 Continue reading

NAIA top 25 and recap for March 24

Results of the NAIA Coaches’ Poll for March 24, 2009, and Boyd Nation’s Iterative Strength Rating. Comments below:

RANK LAST
WEEK
ISR SCHOOL 2009
RECORD
TOTAL
POINTS
1 5 7 Lubbock Christian 26-3 647
2 1 2 Oklahoma City 28-3 612
3 3 1 Point Loma Nazarene 20-7 607
4 9 6 Southern Polytechnic 23-3 581
5 6 8 LSU-Shreveport 29-4 571
6 7 4 Azusa Pacific 23-6 529
7 8 26 Union (KY) 21-5 497
8 12 5 Campbellsville 21-3 494
9 4 Spring Arbor 7-3 467
10 10 9 Lewis-Clark State 12-6 429
11 18 15 Madonna 21-2 428
12 21 21 Berry 21-5 422
13 11 29 Embry-Riddle 24-10 388
14 13 22 Bellevue 14-6 378
15 2 13 Lee 26-6 376
16 14 3 British Columbia 17-6 341
17 RV 28 Warner 21-10 306
18 15 10 The Master’s 22-9 285
19 RV 18 Wayland Baptist 24-8 274
20 22 16 Lindenwood 14-3 204
21 20 45 Montreat 16-6 189
22 RV 32 Saint Francis 14-4 186
23 RV 27 Trevecca Nazarene 18-12 137
24 23 12 Fresno Pacific 18-9 126
25 RV 11 Malone 13-3 113
14 College of Idaho 14-8
17 Northwood (FL) 23-6
19 Biola 16-13
20 Auburn-Montgomery 16-13
23 Cal State San Marcos 15-8
24 William Penn 18-7
25 Southern Nazarene 23-7

First-place votes: Lubbock Christian 17, Point Loma Nazarene 5, LSU-Shreveport 1 Continue reading