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CBB Interview with Coach Mark Brew (Lee University)

Mark Brew
Mark Brew

Interview with Lee University Flames Head Coach Mark Brew, at the NAIA Baseball National Championship in Lewiston, ID:

Bob Broughton: The fans here just got to see a pretty good ball game between Lee and Fresno Pacific.

Mark Brew: That was a great game. That’s what happens in the losers’ bracket, when you get two teams fighting for their lives, it gets exciting, the drama and things like that. Both teams played extremely well. Some big pitches, some big hits. [Chris] Warters got a big hit. He’s a senior All-American, and you sort of expect him to do those things. Javier Lopez was good on the mound, at the end, he’s also a senior All-American, and in the end, we had the right guys in the right positions. Also, Trey Burstrom, a junior second baseman, had a big, big double. He’s a nine-hole hitter, and he sort of got us going. Continue reading

Links from Around the Nation

Here are some of the best links from around the nation for today.

The first article comes from The Illinois Baseball Report which has an interview with Illinois shortstop Brandon Wikoff. The next article comes from Big12Sports.com which has an excellent article on Kansas State ace A.J. Morris who recently beat Texas and currently has a 10-0 record and a 1.27 ERA. Ohio.com has an article talking about the Diamond Classic for Kids between Kent State and Akron. The next article comes from The Marietta Daily Journal which talks about Southern Poly’s Sean Teague perfect game which he tossed against Reinhardt last week. The final article talks about the University of British Columbia victory over Lewis-Clark State 11-2 last night. Continue reading

Links from Around the Nation

Jeff Kobernus (Photo couresty of Victoria Chow)
Jeff Kobernus (Photo couresty of Victoria Chow)

Here are some of the best links about College Baseball for today.

The first article comes from The Daily Cal which previews the California-UC Davis game that will take place tonight. The next article comes from The Arkansas Democrat Gazette which looks at Arkansas three game losing streak. CBB contributor Bob Broughton checks in with an article on the University of British Columbia baseball program that was posted on The Canadian Baseball Network. The final article comes from the New York Times which looks at walk-ons in College Baseball. Continue reading

Warner defeats Florida Southern

dan_smithsmallThe Warner Royals, ranked #13 in the NAIA, defeated the Florida Southern Moccasins 9-5 on Tuesday afternoon. Florida Southern is ranked #1 in Division II.

The Royals were led by 1B Dan Smith of Lake Monmorah, Australia. He was 2-5 with a home run and two RBI. DH Jason Griffin also hit a two-run home run for the Royals. Both teams pitched by committee; starter Gary Kott got the win. Story from the Warner Athletics official site: #13 Royals Drown NCAA-II #1 Moccasins 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

William Carey coach nearing 800 wins


If time flies when you’re having fun, the last 23 years must have flown by in the blink of an eye for William Carey University head baseball coach Bobby Halford.

So you’ll have to forgive Halford if he can’t recall exactly how many times he’s

coached a team to a conference championship or can’t remember right off the bat the precise number of wins he’s totaled in his career.

“The competition of the game is what it’s all about for me,” Halford said. “I’ve always enjoyed just the game itself and what all goes into it. The wins and losses, that’s something I don’t put a lot into.” 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