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LSU-Shreveport defeats D-II #1 Southern Arkansas

Richard Pharr
Richard Pharr

The LSU-Shreveport Pilots, 27-3 and ranked #6 in the NAIA, defeated the Southern Arkansas Muleriders 7-6 in 12 innings, in a key cross-divisional matchup. Southern Arkansas is 21-7 and ranked #1 in Division II.

2B David Bradley smashed a game-winning double with two outs in the top of the 12th, scoring SS Andrew Blubaugh all the way from first base to win it for the Pilots.

Rchard Pharr was outstanding in relief for the Pilots, pitching four hitless innings and earning his third win of the season.  Pharr did not allow a single hit in his four innings pitched to help lift the Pilots to the win. He is 3-1, 3.86 ERA for the season. Continue reading

NAIA top 25 and recap for March 17

Results of the NAIA Coaches’ Poll for March 17, 2009, and Boyd Nation’s Iterative Strength Rating. Comments below:

RANK

PREVIOUS
RANK

ISR

SCHOOL

TOTAL
POINTS

1 1 2 Oklahoma City 622
2 2 8 Lee 598
3 3 4 Point Loma Nazarene 569
4 4 Spring Arbor 543
5 9 5 Lubbock Christian 529
6 10 6 LSU-Shreveport 524
7 8 10 Azusa Pacific 495
8 5 26 Union (KY) 486
9 11 1 Southern Polytechnic 479
10 7 15 Lewis-Clark State 397
11 13 30 Embry-Riddle 391
12 RV 3 Campbellsville 387
13 6 33 Bellevue 362
14 24 7 British Columbia 357
15 19 11 The Master’s 309
16 14 48 Texas Wesleyan 293
17 RV 23 Southern Nazarene 276
18 RV 13 Madonna 225
19 RV 14 Northwood (FL) 209
20 23 28 Montreat 201
21 RV 16 Berry 192
22 RV 9 Lindenwood 160
23 12 17 Fresno Pacific 150
T24 25 44 Park 129
T24 NR Robert Morris 129
12 Auburn-Montgomery
18 Wayland Baptist
19 King
20 William Penn
21 Oklahoma Baptist
22 William Carey
24 Trevecca Nazarene
25 Tennessee Wesleyan

Oklahoma City received all 22 first-place votes. Continue reading

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 recap for February 12

Joe Zeller
Joe Zeller

Defending champion and #1-ranked Lewis-Clark State opens their season hosting a tournament with College of Idaho, Concordia-Portland, Corban, and Patten Feb. 13-16.

#2 Lee started their season 5-0, including a 10-3 win over Tennessee Wesleyan. They host Virginia Intermont Feb. 13-14.

#3 Oklahoma City started the season 3-0. They host Missouri Baptist (ranked #21 by Collegiate Baseball) Feb. 13-14. Continue reading

NAIA recap for February 5

Ryan Delgado
Ryan Delgado

Top NAIA teams starting their season this week:

#2 Lee hosts Illinois Tech Feb. 6-7, and goes to Tennessee Wesleyan Feb. 10.

#4 Oklahoma City visits Northwood (TX) Feb. 6-7.

#7 U. of the Cumberlands hosts #9 Union (KY) on Feb. 10.

#8 Lubbock Christian Travels to Texas-Brownsville Feb. 6-8.

#4 Biola has started the season 1-5, with an opening loss to Simpson, four losses at Hawaii-Pacific, and a win over Hawaii-Hilo. They play at San Diego Christian on Feb. 7, host Cal Poly-Pomona on Feb. 7, and host Vanguard on Feb. 11. Continue reading

NAIA recap for January 29

Two of the NAIA’s pre-season favorites start their seasons this weekend.

#4 Biola hosts Simpson today.They will then make a trip to Hawaii, playing Hawaii Pacific Feb. 2-3, and Hawaii-Hilo Feb. 4.

#5  Embry-Riddle opens their season in Lakeland, FL, at Southeastern, on Feb. 3.

#10 LSU-Shreveport, already 3-0 on the season, have their home opener against LSU-Alexandria Jan. 30-31, and host Southern Arkansas on Feb. 4. Continue reading