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NAIA Top 25 and Recap for April 23

Results of the NAIA Coaches’ Poll for April 23, 2008. Comments below.

Rank Apr. 16 School (Region) Record Total
Points
1 1 Lubbock Christian (TX) (VI) 43-1 525
2 2 Lewis-Clark State (ID) (I) 40-4 500
3 3 Lee (TN) (XIII) 49-5 487
4 4 Oklahoma City University (VI) 44-8 454
5 5 Azusa Pacific (CA) (II) 37-8 443
6 6 University of Mobile (AB) (XIII) 39-10 415
7 7 U. of the Cumberlands (KY) (XI) 39-10 386
8 8 Embry-Riddle (FL) (XIV) 36-12 385
T9 9 Tennessee Wesleyan College (XII) 35-13 340
T9 10 Spring Arbor University (MI) (VIII) 24-5 340
11 11 Wayland Baptist (TX) (VI) 39-10-1 310
12 12 Fresno Pacific University (CA) (II) 31-11 290
13 14 University of St. Francis (IL) (VII) 34-7 283
14 13 Union College (KY) (XII) 35-11 223
15 16 Bellevue (NE) (IV) 32-11 220
16 17 Trevecca Nazarene (TN) (XI) 30-11 214
17 19 Biola University (CA) (II) 32-12 192
18 15 Auburn-Montgomery (AL) (XIII) 37-18 169
19 18 Texas Wesleyan (VI) 33-12 154
20 22 Malone College (OH) (IX) 31-9 129
21 20 LSU-Shreveport (XIII) 38-12 108
22 NR Avila (MO) (V) 27-11 68
23 23 Warner Southern (FL) (XIV) 30-20 67
24 RV Southern Polytechnic (GA) (XIII) 37-13 32
25 RV Madonna (MI) (VIII) 29-11 26

First-place votes: Lubbock Christian 21
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NAIA Top 25 and Recap for April 16

Results of the NAIA Coaches’ Poll for April 16, 2008. Comments below.

Rank Apr. 9 School (Region) Record Total
Points
1 1 Lubbock Christian (TX) (VI) 40-1 475
2 2 Lewis-Clark State (ID) (I) 35-4 453
3 3 Lee (TN) (XIII) 45-5 440
4 5 Oklahoma City University (VI) 40-8 408
5 4 Azusa Pacific (CA) (II) 33-8 393
6 T6 University of Mobile (AB) (XIII) 36-10 366
7 T6 U. of the Cumberlands (KY) (XI) 37-9 349
8 8 Embry-Riddle (FL) (XIV) 33-12 347
9 10 Tennessee Wesleyan College (XII) 31-12 317
10 9 Spring Arbor University (MI) (VIII) 20-5 291
11 11 Wayland Baptist (TX) (VI) 36-9-1 272
12 14 Fresno Pacific University (CA) (II) 28-10 257
13 12 Union College (KY) (XII) 32-9 254
14 13 University of St. Francis (IL) (VII) 25-6 237
15 15 Auburn-Montgomery (AL) (XIII) 35-15 218
16 18 Bellevue (NE) (IV) 29-10 169
17 16 Trevecca Nazarene (TN) (XI) 25-11 161
18 17 Texas Wesleyan (VI) 30-11 144
19 19 Biola University (CA) (II) 28-12 123
20 23 LSU-Shreveport (XIII) 34-12 102
21 22 William Jewell College (MO) (V) 29-11 93
22 NR Malone College (OH) (IX) 24-9 70
23 20 Warner Southern College (FL) (XIV) 28-19 60
24 25 Oklahoma Baptist University (VI) 32-8 47
25 NR Jamestown College (ND) (III) 19-6 41

First-place votes: Lubbock Christian 19
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NAIA top 25 for March 26

Results of the NAIA Coaches’ Poll for March 26, 2008. Comments below.

Rank March19 School (Region) Record Total
Points
1 1 Lewis-Clark State (ID) (I) 25-2 537
2 2 Lee (TN) (XIII) 34-1 533
3 3 Lubbock Christian (TX) (VI) 28-1 512
4 4 Azusa Pacific (CA) (II) 24-5 477
5 5 Oklahoma City University (VI) 33-3 468
6 8 University of Mobile (AB) (XIII) 26-7 409
7 T9 Tennessee Wesleyan College (XII) 21-9 370
8 6 Trevecca Nazarene (TN) (XI) 19-7 368
9 7 Spring Arbor University (MI) (VIII) 6-2 365
10 T9 Wayland Baptist University (TX) (VI) 28-5 352
11 12 Warner Southern College (FL) (XIV) 24-12 331
12 15 Fresno Pacific University (CA) (II) 19-7 300
13 16 Union College (Ky.) (XII) 23-6 267
14 17 U. of the Cumberlands (KY) (XI) 22-5 247
15 24 Bethany College (KS) (IV) 16-2 237
16 19 Auburn-Montgomery (AL) 24-10 183
17 20 Embry-Riddle (FL) (XIV) 23-10 180
18 RV University of St. Francis (IL) (VII) 15-5 143
19 RV Avila University (MO) (V) 13-5 120
20 T13 Ohio Dominican University (IX) 10-5 116
21 23 Biola University (CA) (II) 17-8 99
22 NR Texas Wesleyan University (VI) 18-8 85
23 25 Jamestown College (ND) (III) 12-4 79
24 RV Freed-Hardeman University (TN) (XI) 20-6 65
25 RV Montreat College (NC) (XII) 23-8 42

First-place votes: Lewis-Clark State 11, Lee 10, Lubbock Christian 1

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NAIA top 25 and Recap for March 19

Results of the NAIA Coaches’ Poll for March 19, 2008. Comments below.

Rank Feb. 27 School (Region) Record Total
Points
1 1 Lewis-Clark State (ID) (I) 21-2 488
2 3 Lee (TN) (XIII) 29-1 480
3 4 Lubbock Christian (TX) (VI) 25-1 466
4 2 Azusa Pacific (CA) (II) 21-5 440
5 6 Oklahoma City University (VI) 29-3 422
6 10 Trevecca Nazarene U. (TN) (XI) 16-4 364
7 5 Spring Arbor University (MI) (VIII) 4-2 324
8 16 University of Mobile (AB) (XIII) 23-7 321
9 (tie) 12 Tennessee Wesleyan College (XII) 17-8 301
9 (tie) 15 Wayland Baptist University (TX) (VI) 25-4 301
11 11 Bellevue University (NE) (IV) 16-8 257
12 RV Warner Southern College (FL) (XIV) 21-12 255
13 (tie) 22 Saint Ambrose University (IA) (VII) 9-2 245
13 (tie) 14 Ohio Dominican University (IX) 7-1 245
15 23 Fresno Pacific University (CA) (II) 14-6 213
16 17 Union College (KY) (XII) 19-4 206
17 NR U. of the Cumberlands (KY) (XI) 18-3 197
18 RV Bacone College (OK) (VI) 26-3 157
19 NR Auburn-Montgomery (AL) (XIII) 21-8 154
20 18 Embry-Riddle (FL) (XIV) 18-8 149
21 21 Missouri Baptist U. (V) 11-5 127
22 7 Southern Polytechnic (GA) (XIII) 21-6 71
23 RV Biola University (CA) (II) 15-8 65
24 RV Bethany College (KS) (IV) 15-2 53
25 NR Jamestown College (ND) (III) 10-4 30

First-place votes: Lewis-Clark State 11, Lee 7, Lubbock Christian 2
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NAIA highlights for March 4-10

Brian WardLewis-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

NAIA highlights for Feb. 28-March 2

Lewis-Clark State defeated two Division I teams, Washington (8-6) and Gonzaga (8-7). The Warriors are 12-2, and they host Division II Dixie State this weekend.

Azusa Pacific defeated La Sierra, and swept a double-header against Vanguard. All three wins were lop-sided, and the Cougars are 17-1, 9-1 in the Golden State Athletic Conference. They play Fresno Pacific, Westmont, and Dixie State next week.
Lee swept three games against Faulkner. The Flames are 21-1, and have won 18 straight. They play at Berry on Friday and Saturday.

Lubbock Christian swept three games against Oklahoma Baptist, and only the first game was close. The Chaparrals are now 17-1. They play College of the Southwest and Saint Gregory’s this week.

Spring Arbor started their season with wins over Shawnee State and U. of Saint Francis. They will play in a tournament at Warner Southern this week.

David DennisOklahoma City swept three games against Missouri Valley, and their record is 19-1. David Dennis has eight home runs for the Stars, and Mike Lee has an ERA of 0.87.

Southern Polytechnic swept Southern Wesleyan, and their record is now 17-2. They travel to Milligan onWednesday, and host Shorter on Friday and Saturday.

The Master’s split a double-header with Cal Baptist, and their record is 14-4-1. They play Westmont and Concordia-Irvine next week.

Trevecca Nazarene swept a double-header against Cumberland, 4-3 and 4-2. The Trojans are 11-3, and they play Freed-Hardeman next weekend.

U. of Mobile defeated Division I Southeastern Louisiana 13-1, and swept a double-header against Tougaloo. The Rams are 18-3. They play Tennessee Wesleyan on Wednesday, and LSU-Shreveport on Friday and Saturday.

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NAIA top 25 for Feb. 27

Results of the NAIA Coaches’ Poll for Feb. 27, 2008. Comments below.

 

Rank School (Region) Record Total
Points
1 Lewis-Clark State (ID) (I) 10-2 510
2 Azusa Pacific (CA) (II) 12-1 505
3 Lee (TN) (XIII) 17-1 472
4 Lubbock Christian (TX) (VI) 14-1 458
5 Spring Arbor (MI) (VIII) 0-0 439
6 Oklahoma City (VI) 13-1 421
7 Southern Polytechnic (GA) (XIII) 12-2 351
8 Oklahoma Baptist (VI) 15-1 324
9 The Master’s (CA) (II) 12-2-1 309
10 Trevecca Nazarene (TN) (XI) 9-3 303
11 Bellevue (NB) (IV) 4-4 291
12 Tennessee Wesleyan (XII) 10-5 277
13 Saint Thomas (FL) (XIV) 5-6 274
14 Ohio Dominican (IX) 0-0 240
15 Wayland Baptist (TX) (VI) 17-0-1 215
16 U. of Mobile (AL) (XIII) 14-3 211
17 Union (KY) (XII) 10-2 179
18 Embry-Riddle (FL) (XIV) 10-6 161
19 Faulkner (AL) (XIII) 15-4 117
20 Campbellsville (KY) (XI) 2-1 114
21 Missouri Baptist (V) 3-3 101
22 Saint Ambrose (IA) (VII) 0-0 89
23 Fresno Pacific (CA) (II) 8-3 88
24 Dickinson State (ND) (III) 0-0 68
25 Cumberland (TN) (XI) 9-6 60

 

First-place votes: Lewis-Clark State 13, Azusa Pacific 4, Lee 3, Lubbock Christian 1

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NAIA highlights for Feb. 12-18

Summary of results for the top NAIA baseball teams:

Lubbock Christian defeated Hardin-Simmons onTuesday, running their record to 10-1. The scheduled series with Division I Houston Baptist was cancelled due to weather. The Chaparrals host Cumberland for four games this weekend.

Oklahoma City swept three games with Oklahoma Christian, and their record is now 9-0. They play Rogers State this week.

Justin Marsh-QuinlanLewis-Clark State won three of four in a tournament they hosted. They defeated College of Idaho 8-3, Whitworth 7-0, Mayville State 6-4, the lost to College of Idaho 3-2 (10 innings). The victory over Whitworth avenged a loss a week earlier, and Michael Guerrero, Brian Bird, and Matt Stabelfeld combined for the shutout, striking out 13. The College of Idaho got their first win over their in-state rival since 2005 without getting an earned run. In the top of the tenth, Perry Hamilton hit a fly ball that was dropped by Warrior outfielder Chris Valencia. Hamilton went to third on a hit by Luke Howarth, then scored when the Warriors failed to complete a double play on a slow roller hit by pinch-hitter Jordan Lanman. Justin Marsh-Quinlan, who was stellar in relief, struck out two in the bottom of the tenth to preserve his first win as a Coyote. Marsh-Quinlan is a transfer from Olympic CC.
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NAIA highlights for Feb. 5-11

Summary of results for the top NAIA baseball teams:

Lubbock Christian won three of four at Texas Wesleyan, and they are 9-1. They play four games against new-to-Division-I Houston Baptist Feb. 15-16.

Oklahoma City swept a double-header at Bacone on Saturday, and defeated Dakota Wesleyan on Sunday. The Stars are 6-0, and they play Oklahoma Christian and Lindenwood next week.

Chad FlettLewis-Clark State defeated College of Idaho (formerly Albertson) twice, 10-0 and 4-3. They split with Division III Whitworth, losing 6-5, and winning 10-2. Whitworth’s win was their first over L-C State since 1999, and Chad Flett got the win for the Pirates. The Warriors host a tournament next weekend with Mayville State, College of Idaho, and Whitworth.

Bellevue did not play last week. They are 0-4 after being swept by Cal Baptist Jan. 31-Feb. 2. They play at Sterling next weekend. Continue reading

CBB’s NAIA pre-season top 10

David DavisBy: Bob Broughton, tbirdbaseball.net
It’s difficult to handicap NAIA baseball before games have actually been played on the field, because the top NAIA teams rely heavily on JUCO transfers. My first prediction, however, is that this ranking will be more accurate than the one released by the NAIA in November. Here goes: Continue reading