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Ouachita Baptist advances to South Central Region Championship game.


CLEVELAND, Miss. –For the first time in school history, the 26th-ranked Ouachita Baptist baseball team is one win away from a spot in the NCAA Division II World Series as the Tigers raced out to a huge lead in defeating top-ranked Delta State , 19-14, during Sunday’s winner’s bracket final in the South Central Regional at Dave “Boo” Ferriss Field.

Ouachita Baptist plays again 1:00 p.m., Monday, May 19 during Championship Day. Delta State falls into the elimination game 8:00 p.m. against the winner of the Abilene Christian/Southern Arkansas game.

Delta State (47-10) struck first in the opening inning as Hunter Jobes singled to right to begin the frame and with one out, Tigers starting pitcher Trent Lingle hit back-to-back batters to load the bases and Chris Clark brought in Jobes with a sacrifice fly to center to give the Statesmen a 1-0 lead.

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2008 South Central Regional Div II Day 2 Recap


The Tigers of Ouachita Baptist (45-13) continued their winning ways in the second round of the NCAA South Central Regional in the night-cap at Dave ‘Boo’ Ferriss Field, defeating the Wildcats (44-16) of Abilene Christian University, 10-5.

The Tigers showed their teeth early, outscoring the Wildcats 5-1 in the first four and half innings led by Justin Pennell’s two run single to left field in the top of the fourth.

The Wildcats cut the lead to one, scoring three runs in the bottom half before tying the game at 5-5 off a solo-shot from Mike Elkerson over the left field fence.

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NCAA Division II South Central Regional Friday


CLEVELAND, Miss. – Steve Smith set a new collegiate career high for strikeouts with 14 as the 21st-ranked Ouachita Baptist baseball team stunned second seed and No. 7 Southern Arkansas, 5-2 during the opening round of the NCAA Division II South Central Regional Friday at Dave “Boo” Ferris Field.

Smith (9-1), who got out of a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the third, tied the mark he set earlier this season against Henderson State , then broke the mark with a strikeout to John Long to end the game. The right-hander surrendered two runs on seven hits with a pair of walks.

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Gulf South Conference Tournament.

It is the first weekend in May and it must be Tournament time across the country. Keep checking back as we will have the coverage of the Tournaments taking place this weekend.


Saturday, May 3

Day One
Game 1 9:30 am (E3) Montevallo vs. (W2) Southern Arkansas Live Stats
Game 2 1:00 pm (E1) Valdosta State vs. (W4) Harding Live Stats
Game 3 4:15 pm (W1) Delta State vs. (E4) North Alabama Live Stats
Game 4 7:30 pm (E2) West Alabama vs. (W3) Ouachita Baptist Live Stats

Gulf South Conference tournament page.

Makonnen tabbed GSC West Division Co-Player of the Year


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Ouachita Baptist senior first baseman Destan Makonnen was named Co-Gulf South Conference West Division Player of the Year Thursday.

Makonnen earns just the second major Gulf South Conference award in Ouachita Baptist baseball history, but is the second straight Tiger named GSC West Player of the Year as Jeremy Haworth took that award last season.

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Justin Pennell’s walkoff grand slam homer lifts OBU to doubleheader sweep



ARKADELPHIA – Justin Pennell made the most of his final home collegiate at-bat Tuesday afternoon as the senior belted a walkoff grand slam home run to lift the 25th-ranked Ouachita Baptist baseball team to a doubleheader sweep of Montevallo, 6-2 and 6-4 in a non-conference series at Rab Rodgers Field.

After a scoreless first three innings in the second contest, Montevallo got on the scoreboard in the fourth when Chris Cooper homered to center, giving the Falcons a 1-0 lead

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#24 Ouachita Baptist splits a DH with #2 Southern Arkansas


ARKADELPHIA – The 24th-ranked Ouachita Baptist baseball team rallied to win the opening game 3-2, but dropped the second contest, 9-0, against No. 2 Southern Arkansas Saturday afternoon at Rab Rodgers Field to force a series deciding game Sunday.

After a scoreless first inning in the opener, Ouachita Baptist (38-11 overall, 9-7 GSC West) broke the tie by plating a run on two hits in the bottom of the second inning.

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OBU baseball falls three spots in DIV II collegiate poll


TUCSON, Ariz. – The Ouachita Baptist baseball team fell three spots to No. 24 in the latest NCAA Division II College Baseball Newspaper poll released Monday.

The Tigers (37-10 overall, 8-6 in the Gulf South Conference West Division) were 2-3 this past week with a doubleheader non-conference split in Florence, Ala., against North Alabama. The week concluded by Ouachita Baptist dropping two of three on the road to Arkansas Tech.

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Ouachita Baptist falls to Arkansas Tech 9-7


RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – Same story, different day for the 21st-ranked Ouachita Baptist baseball team as the Tigers failed to close out an opponent for the third time in four outings as Arkansas Tech rallied on Senior Day for a 9-7 Gulf South Conference West Division victory at

Arkansas Tech (20-17 overall, 8-6 GSC West) plated a run in the bottom of the third, but back came Ouachita Baptist in the top of the fourth by scoring five runs to grab a 5-1 lead.

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