The Mavericks received three first-place votes and a total of 15 points. South Dakota State came in second with 12 points and one first-place vote while North Dakota State had 10 points for third place. Western Illinois received the final first-place vote and totaled eight points followed by Fort Wayne with five points. Continue reading 2014 Summit League Preseason Coaches Poll
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ELMHURST, Ill. – North Dakota State was favored to capture its first Summit League Baseball Tournament title in a preseason vote among the league’s six head coaches. The Bison received five first-place votes and a total of 25 points.
South Dakota State placed second with 17 points, followed closely by Oakland who received the final first-place vote and 16 points. The Golden Grizzlies received the final first-place vote. Western Illinois (15 points), Fort Wayne (nine points) and league newcomer Omaha (eight points) rounded out the poll. Continue reading 2013 Summit League Preseason Coaches Poll
The Omaha World Herald recently had a feature on Nebraska-Omaha RHP Joe Holtmeyer who is playing this summer with the Harwich Mariners where he has made five starts with a 1-1 record and a 2.76. He has been able to keep opponents off balance with 28 strikeouts in 29.1 innings of work and holding them to a .175 batting average against. He has been wild though walking ten batters, hitting three, and tossing eight wild pitches.
Joe Pavone, Chatham Anglers (UConn) 2-4, SB, RBI
Jordan Ribera, Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox (Fresno State) 2-3, run scored, BB
Andrew Susac, Falmouth Commodores (Oregon State) 2-3, double, BB
Deven Marrero, Cotuit Kettleers (Arizona State) 2-4, 2 RBI
Chris Walker, Wareham Gatemen (Fordham) 2-4
Kolten Wong, Orleans Firebirds (Hawaii) 2-4, run scored
Kevin Muno, Orleans Firebirds (San Diego) 2-4, run scored
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 Western Major Baseball League playoffs enter second round