Results from the second day of the first-ever NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round, for May 13: Continue reading
Results from first day of the first-ever NAIA sectional tournaments, officially the Baseball National Championship Opening Round, for May 12:
At Lubbock, TX:
#1 Lubbock Christian picked up where they left off in the regular season, defeating William Jewell 28-2. The Chaparrals scored seven runs in the second inning, and 18 runs in the eighth inning. William Jewell used six pitchers.
#18 Wayland Baptist defeated Northwood (TX) 8-6. Continue reading
Golden State Athletic Conference – at San Diego: #3 Point Loma Nazarene defeated #11 Fresno Pacific 3-2 (12 innings). SS Tyler Kuehl singled in the winning run for the Sea Lions. Steven Winnick pitched four hitless innings in relief for the win. #24 The Master’s then took Fresno Pacific out of the tournament with a 6-5 win. Point Loma Nazarene and The Master’s play for the championship in Thursday.
Sun Conference – at Fort Myers, FL: #7 Embry-Riddle defeated Savannah College of Art and Design 11-4 for the championship. Joel Blomberg and Austin Goolsby hit home runs for the Eagles. Continue reading
Sooner Athletic Conference: The entire tournament was cancelled due to bad weather. Both #1 Lubbock Christian and #2 Oklahoma City are hosting sectional tournaments next week.
Golden State Athletic Conference – at San Diego: #3 PointLoma Nazarene defeated #24 The Master’s 4-0. Andrew Bovich pitched eight shutout innings for the Sea Lions, and Kurt Steinhauer hit two home runs. #11 Fresno Pacific defeated Biola 15-12. Point Loma Nazarene and Fresno Pacific meet on Wednesday. Continue reading
Sooner Athletic Conference – at Shawnee, OK: The start of the tournament was delayed until Tuesday due to wet grounds.
Golden State Athletic Conference – at San Diego: #24 The Master’s defeated Azusa Pacific 6-5 (11 innings). #11 Fresno Pacific plays Biola and #3 Point Loma Nazarene plays Azusa Pacific on Tuesday.
Sun Conference – at Fort Myers, FL: In the second round, #7 Embry-Riddle defeated USC Beaufort 11-6; Brandon Roper-Hubbert went 4-5 with four RBI. Savannah College of Art and Design defeated Warner 5-0. Stephen Shackleford pitched a complete-game shutout for the Bees; he scattered eight hits, and struck out nine. He is 7-1, 2.73 ERA. Embry-Riddle and SCAD meet on Tuesday. Continue reading
#1 Lewis-Clark State lost their opener to Concordia-Portland 5-4, and this was the first time the Cavaliers have beaten the Warriors in 42 attempts. Steven Taft got the win in relief for the Cavaliers, and C Tommy Whalen doubled in the winning run in the top of the ninth, but the key player in the win was starter Ben Rue, who went six innings, and held the Warriors to two runs on six hits.
The defending champions won their next three games. They host another tournament this weekend, with Northwest Nazarene, Saint Martin’s, and Dickinson State. They host Gonzaga on Feb. 25.
#2 Lee is now 9-0. LHP Mitch Davidson has two mercy-rule-shortened no-hitters for the Flames, and only one of their wins was close. They visit Georgetown College Feb. 20-21, and Montreat Feb. 24. Continue reading
Defending champion and #1-ranked Lewis-Clark State opens their season hosting a tournament with College of Idaho, Concordia-Portland, Corban, and Patten Feb. 13-16.
#2 Lee started their season 5-0, including a 10-3 win over Tennessee Wesleyan. They host Virginia Intermont Feb. 13-14.
#3 Oklahoma City started the season 3-0. They host Missouri Baptist (ranked #21 by Collegiate Baseball) Feb. 13-14. Continue reading
Lewis-Clark State swept a three-game series with Division II Dixie State, 4-3, 12-11, and 19-6. The Warriors have won nine straight. In the second game, Brian Ward hit a single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to bring in the winning run; Michael Guerrero got the win to run his record to 3-0, 1.46 ERA. Ward hit a home run and had four RBI in the third game. The Warriors play a good College of Idaho team in mid-week, and play at Corban (Salem, OR) Friday and Saturday. Continue reading