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Ouachita Baptist sweeps doubleheader from Missouri Western

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

ARKADELPHIA – It was a ceremonial day Saturday at Rab Rogers Field as the 2008 Division II National Runner-up team was recognized before the game as the ninth-ranked Ouachita Baptist University baseball team swept a doubleheader over Missouri Western State, 7-6 and 65.

The second pitch from the mound in the opening game set Missouri Western (0-2) up with the lead as Troy Landi homered over the left-center wall. Then in the top of the second Billy Waldman hit a two run home run over the same spot to give the Griffons a 3-0 lead.
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Ouachita Baptist Baseball takes series, downs No. 18 Angelo State

Austin Lasprilla scored two runs and had four stolen bases Monday afternoon.-Courtesy: ASU Sports Information
Austin Lasprilla scored two runs and had four stolen bases Monday afternoon.-Courtesy: ASU Sports Information

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SAN ANGELO, Texas – A five-run first, combined with a two-run double by Derek Dibbens in the sixth, was the difference as the ninth-ranked Ouachita Baptist University baseball team took the rubber game of a three-game series Monday afternoon, 7-4, against No. 18 Angelo State at Foster Field.

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Ouachita Baptist splits season-opener against Angelo State

Courtesy: ASU Sports Information
Courtesy: ASU Sports Information

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SAN ANGELO, Texas
– The ninth-ranked Ouachita Baptist University baseball team was on the verge of a doubleheader sweep of No. 18 Angelo State, but after taking the opening game, 8-4, the Tigers surrendered four runs in the final inning of the second game to fall to the Rams, 8-7, Sunday afternoon at Foster Field.
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Gulf South Conference Preseason Poll

DSU and VSU are picked to win the West and East Divisions, respectively.
DSU and VSU are picked to win the West and East Divisions, respectively.

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The Ouachita Baptist University baseball team was picked by the Gulf South Conference West Division coaches to finish third in the preseason poll Tuesday.

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2008 All-Canadian College Team: Mike Gosse of Oklahoma leads the way

By Bob Elliott, Canadian Baseball Network

He stands 5-foot-9 and resembles a back-up infielder.

Mike Gosse
Mike Gosse

DH Mike Gosse sure stood tall for in his Oklahoma Sooners uniform.

As former Montreal Expos manager Felipe Alou used to describe super sub F.P. Santangelo: “It’s not the size of the man, it’s the size of the heart inside the man.”

Gosse has a 6-foot-6 heart.

Gosse (senior, Pitt Meadows, BC) earned 35 first-place ballots to lead the way the ninth annual All-Canadian College Team. He had seven more than First Team votes than 2B Kevin Mailloux (junior, Windsor, Ont.) of the Canisius Golden Griffins.

Results from our usual voting panel of 42 were scored on a 5-3-1 points basis, Our numbers were totaled by a bonded accounting firm of Grant Thornton.

Our 42 experts came from a vast cross section from both sides of the border: coaches (14), executives (eight), scouts (eight), scouting directors (three), former players (three), writers (three), broadcaster (one) and our crack staff. Continue reading

OBU baseball signs six during early signing period

Head Coach Chris Moddelmog-Ouachita Baptist
Head Coach Chris Moddlemog-Ouachhita Baptist

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ARKADELPHIA – Ouachita Baptist University head baseball coach Chris Moddelmog announced the signing of six student-athletes to their National Letter of Intents to begin at Ouachita Baptist in the fall of 2009.

“We have put together a very good mix of freshmen and junior college players during the early signing period,” Moddelmog said. “Coach (Luke) Howard and (Dan) Skirka have done a great job of identifying players who fit our style of play on and off the field.

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OBU baseball releases 2009 schedule

Head Coach Chris Moddelmog- Ouachita Baptist
Head Coach Chris Moddelmog- Ouachita Baptist

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ARKADELPHIA – Coming off the heels of an NCAA Division II National Runner-ups, Ouachita Baptist University baseball coach Chris Moddelmog announced the release of the upcoming 2009 schedule.

The Tigers, who set a school-record 51 wins last season and won the South Central Regional Baseball Championship for the first time in school history, will play at the confines of Rab Rodgers Field 28 times.

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Ouachita Baptist University baseball tabbed Team of the Year in Arkansas

ARKADELPHIA – Natural State Baseball announced its 2008 All-Arkansas Collegiate Team and Awards with Ouachita Baptist earning several top honors, including being named Team of the Year.

The Tigers, who went 51-16 and lost in the NCAA Division II College World Series National Championship Game to Mount Olive, were selected Team of the Year over Division I programs Central Arkansas, Arkansas, Arkansas State and UALR.

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Luke Howard tabbed new assistant baseball coach

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Luke HowardARKADELPHIA – Ouachita Baptist University head baseball coach Chris Moddelmog announced Monday the hiring of Luke Howard.

Howard will assume the role of pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at Ouachita Baptist. He comes to OBU after a one year stint at Murray State University, a Division I school in the Ohio Valley Conference.

“Luke will bring a lot of energy and excitement to our program. He is a good recruiter and a tireless worker on and off the field. I look forward to him and his wife Anne joining the OBU baseball family,” Moddelmog said.
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Ouachita Baptist hires New Coach

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ARKADELPHIA – Ouachita Baptist Director of Athletics David Sharp announced Friday the hiring of new Tiger baseball coach Chris Moddelmog from Fort Scott Community College.

Moddelmog succeeds Scott Norwood, who took the head coaching position at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock.

“I am very excited to announce that we have hired Chris to be our head baseball coach,” Sharp said. “He brings a very strong background in recruiting to our position. He will also bring a very aggressive style in the way he coaches the game. Also he has a good record of recruiting quality young men with the aspiration to attain a college degree. Continue reading