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2008 CWS Divison II Championship

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Mount Olive 6- Ouachita Baptist 2

Josh Harrison’s two-run single and Dylan Holton’s three-run double gave Mount Olive a five-run lead in the first inning and Casey Hodges took a shutout into the eighth inning as the Trojans captured their first-ever NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP with a 6-2 win over Ouachita Baptist in the championship game of the 2008 NCAA Division II BAseball National Finals Saturday at Sauget, Ill. The national championship is the first in school history for any Mount Olive athletics team. Boxscore

Ouachita Baptist Recap

Ouachita Baptist Tops Sonoma State, Advances to Tomorrow’s Championship Game

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SAUGET, ILL. – No. 4 ranked Ouachita Baptist edged No. 2 ranked Sonoma State to advance to Saturday’s national championship game in the “if necessary” game of the NCAA Division II Championships Friday afternoon at GCS Ballpark.

The Tigers (51-15) will face top-ranked Mount Olive tomorrow afternoon at 12 p.m. in a one-game, winner take all contest. Mount Olive earned a 5-3 victory over Central Missouri Thursday afternoon to secure its spot in the title game. Continue reading

2008 DIV II College World Series 05/29

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Mount Olive Advances to National Championship

SAUGET, ILL. – No. 1 ranked Mount Olive secured its spot in Saturday’s national championship game with a 5-3 victory over No. 7 ranked Central Missouri Thursday afternoon in the semifinals of the NCAA Division II National Championships at GCS Ballpark.

The Trojans (57-6), who will be making their first national championship appearance, will face either No. 2 ranked Sonoma State or No. 4 ranked Ouachita Baptist on Saturday at 1 p.m. Central Missouri ends its season at 47-17.

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Division II College World Series Recap 05/28

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Ouachita Baptist 12 Ashland 5

SAUGET, Ill. – The bats struggled early, then came alive as the fourth-ranked Ouachita Baptist baseball team plated 10 runs between the fifth and seventh innings to eliminate Ashland , 12-5, during Wednesday’s NCAA Division II College World Series play at GCS Ballpark.

“We did a good job today,” Tigers coach Scott Norwood said. “We were emotionally spent after yesterday. Ashland is a great team and Trent (Lingle) did a good job on the mound.”

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Division II College World Series Recap 5/27

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Ouachita Baptist 12 Tampa 10

SAUGET, Ill. – Down seven runs after three innings, the fourth-ranked Ouachita Baptist baseball team battled back and did the unbelievable by sending No. 3 Tampa home with a 12-10 come-from-behind victory against the Spartans during Tuesday’s NCAA Division II College World Series play at GSC Ballpark.

“Our team was resillant tonight,” Tigers head coach Scott Norwood said. “They did it all and hung together. They deserve all the credit. You’re never going to be the best unless you beat the best. Tampa is the two-time defending champs and it was a great accomplishment from our program to go out there and fight back to get the win.”

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D-2 CWS Recap for May 26th

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Mount Olive 6 Ouachita Baptist 5

SAUGET, ILL. – Top-ranked Mount Olive used four runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to rally from a 5-2 deficit against No. 4 ranked Ouachita Baptist en route to a 6-5 victory in a first round game that began Sunday night and concluded Monday morning at GCS Ballpark.

The Trojans improve to 55-6 and advance to play the winner of the Ashland and Tampa game Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., while Ouachita Baptist, playing in its first World Series, falls to 47-15, and will play the loser of that game Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in an elimination game. Continue reading

Day 2 of the D-2 CWS PPD

Ouachita Baptist and Mount Olive was suspended in the seventh inning with the score tied at 2. The teams will head back on the field at 11 am tomorrow to be followed by Tampa against Ashland, Franklin Pierce and Shippensburg, with the nightcap featuring Sonoma vs Central Missouri State. Continue reading

D-2 CWS starts on Saturday

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SAUGET, ILL., May 20, 2008 – The field is set and beginning on Saturday, eight teams from across the country embark on their quest for an NCAA Division II baseball national championship.

SIU Edwardsville and the University of Missouri-St. Louis, along with the village of Sauget and the Gateway Grizzlies, will co-host this year’s World Series at GCS Ballpark in Sauget, Illinois, home of the Frontier League’s Grizzlies. The event begins on Saturday, May 24, and concludes on Saturday, May 31, with the championship game. Continue reading

Ouachita Baptist prepares for D-2 CWS

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ARKADELPHIA – The Ouachita Baptist baseball team will begin its quest for an NCAA Division II College World Series title starting 2:30 p.m., Sunday, May 25 against Mount Olive in the opening round of the tournament at GCS Ballpark in Sauget, Ill.

The Tigers (47-14) have won four straight after falling in the Gulf South Conference Tournament to Southern Arkansas. Ouachita Baptist reached the collegiate World Series for the first time in school history by using dominate pitching and solid hitting throughout the NCAA Division II South Central Regional last week in Cleveland, Miss. Continue reading

Ouachita Baptist advances to D-II College World Series.

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CLEVELAND, Miss. – Making his first start in a month, Jarod Hershberger silenced the top-ranked Delta State bats as the 26th-ranked Ouachita Baptist baseball team will continue playing for another week as the Tigers defeated the Statesmen, 8-1, during Championship Day in the NCAA Division II South Central Regional Monday at Dave “Boo” Ferriss Field.

Hershberger, who retired the first 11 batters, pitched 7 1/3 innings. He gave up a run on six hits with three strikeouts, while improving to 8-2. Steve Smith closed the door with his second save and three strikeouts.

“Pitching doesn’t change,” Hershberger said. “I had good stuff and was fortunate to keep Delta State off balance.”

Ouachita Baptist, which will make its first-ever trip to the NCAA Division II College World Series, struck first as Chad Taylor began the bottom of the second inning with a double to right center and with two outs, scored on an RBI base hit to right by Drew Wurzelbacher.

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