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NAIA Opening Round Recap for May 20th

NAIA Baseball National Championship

Five of the nine slots for the NAIA Baseball National Championship in Lewiston, ID were filled today, with Oklahoma City, Cal Baptist, Lee, Belhaven, and Point Loma Nazarene.

#3 Cal Baptist defeated #10 Madonna 11-4 at Riverside, CA. The Crusaders led 4-1 after three innings, but Mike Barro came in as a reliever for the Lancers, and allowed one hit during the last six innings. DH Drew Madrigal batted in the winning run in the fifth inning; he was 2-5 with two RBI for the game. This will be the Lancers’ second trip to the National Championship.

#4 Lee defeated William Jewell 9-6 in Cleveland, TN. The game was tied 6-6 going into the bottom of the sixth; J.J. Costantino hit a triple, then scored on an error to get the winning run for the Flames. This will be Lee’s fourth straight trip to Lewiston. William Jewell is moving to Division II. Continue reading

Western Major Baseball League Recap for July 29th

Western Major Baseball LeagueThe regular season for the WMBL is over, and the playoffs start on Friday, July 31. The Okotoks Dawgs won the West Division pennant with a 32-13 record, and they will host the Moose Jaw Miller Express in the first playoff round. The Swift Current Indians won the Central Division pennant with a 27-13 record, and they will host Yorkton Cardinals in the first round. The Melville Millionaires won the East Division with a 26-14 record, and will host the Regina Red Sox. The other first-round playoff matchup is Medicine Hat Mavericks at Lethbridge Bulls. All series are best-of-five. Continue reading

Western Major Baseball League recap for July 6

WMBL logoThe Okotoks Dawgs lead the West Division with a 19-8 record. They defeated the Melville Millionaires 8-3 and 6-4, and the Yorkton Cardinals 6-2 over the weekend. Mark Phillips (Colby College), Logan Todd (Merced College), and Danny Britton-Foster (British Columbia) got the wins. Britton-Foster leads the team with a record of 3-0, 1.16 ERA. Anthony Cros (Northwest Oklahoma State) leads the league in hitting with a .436 average, and he also leads the team with 30 RBI. Continue reading

NAIA sectional tournament results for May 14

Marcus Limon
Marcus Limon

Results from the third day of the first-ever NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round, for May 14:

At Lubbock, TX:

#1 Lubbock Christian was upset by #18 Wayland Baptist 6-2. Marcus Limon pitched a complete game for the Pioneers, scattered nine hits, struck out 14. The Chaparrals’ starter, Jakob Cunningham, also went the distance, allowed eight hits, struck out nine. Continue reading

East Texas Pump Jacks add Two More for ’09

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The East Texas Pump Jacks bolstered their lineup with today’s announcement that the team has signed two more hitters for the 2009 season. The Pump Jacks added outfielder Mike Petello, a redshirt sophomore at Scottsdale Community College, and Kyle Frasard, a junior infielder from Texas Wesleyan.
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NAIA top 25 and recap for March 24

Results of the NAIA Coaches’ Poll for March 24, 2009, and Boyd Nation’s Iterative Strength Rating. Comments below:

RANK LAST
WEEK
ISR SCHOOL 2009
RECORD
TOTAL
POINTS
1 5 7 Lubbock Christian 26-3 647
2 1 2 Oklahoma City 28-3 612
3 3 1 Point Loma Nazarene 20-7 607
4 9 6 Southern Polytechnic 23-3 581
5 6 8 LSU-Shreveport 29-4 571
6 7 4 Azusa Pacific 23-6 529
7 8 26 Union (KY) 21-5 497
8 12 5 Campbellsville 21-3 494
9 4 Spring Arbor 7-3 467
10 10 9 Lewis-Clark State 12-6 429
11 18 15 Madonna 21-2 428
12 21 21 Berry 21-5 422
13 11 29 Embry-Riddle 24-10 388
14 13 22 Bellevue 14-6 378
15 2 13 Lee 26-6 376
16 14 3 British Columbia 17-6 341
17 RV 28 Warner 21-10 306
18 15 10 The Master’s 22-9 285
19 RV 18 Wayland Baptist 24-8 274
20 22 16 Lindenwood 14-3 204
21 20 45 Montreat 16-6 189
22 RV 32 Saint Francis 14-4 186
23 RV 27 Trevecca Nazarene 18-12 137
24 23 12 Fresno Pacific 18-9 126
25 RV 11 Malone 13-3 113
14 College of Idaho 14-8
17 Northwood (FL) 23-6
19 Biola 16-13
20 Auburn-Montgomery 16-13
23 Cal State San Marcos 15-8
24 William Penn 18-7
25 Southern Nazarene 23-7

First-place votes: Lubbock Christian 17, Point Loma Nazarene 5, LSU-Shreveport 1 Continue reading

NAIA top 25 and recap for March 17

Results of the NAIA Coaches’ Poll for March 17, 2009, and Boyd Nation’s Iterative Strength Rating. Comments below:

RANK

PREVIOUS
RANK

ISR

SCHOOL

TOTAL
POINTS

1 1 2 Oklahoma City 622
2 2 8 Lee 598
3 3 4 Point Loma Nazarene 569
4 4 Spring Arbor 543
5 9 5 Lubbock Christian 529
6 10 6 LSU-Shreveport 524
7 8 10 Azusa Pacific 495
8 5 26 Union (KY) 486
9 11 1 Southern Polytechnic 479
10 7 15 Lewis-Clark State 397
11 13 30 Embry-Riddle 391
12 RV 3 Campbellsville 387
13 6 33 Bellevue 362
14 24 7 British Columbia 357
15 19 11 The Master’s 309
16 14 48 Texas Wesleyan 293
17 RV 23 Southern Nazarene 276
18 RV 13 Madonna 225
19 RV 14 Northwood (FL) 209
20 23 28 Montreat 201
21 RV 16 Berry 192
22 RV 9 Lindenwood 160
23 12 17 Fresno Pacific 150
T24 25 44 Park 129
T24 NR Robert Morris 129
12 Auburn-Montgomery
18 Wayland Baptist
19 King
20 William Penn
21 Oklahoma Baptist
22 William Carey
24 Trevecca Nazarene
25 Tennessee Wesleyan

Oklahoma City received all 22 first-place votes. Continue reading

NAIA Top 25 and Recap for February 24

Results of the NAIA Coaches’ Poll for February 24, 2009. Comments below:

RANK SCHOOL (1st PLACE VOTES) 2009
RECORD
TOTAL
POINTS
1 Oklahoma City University (16) 13-0 527
2 Lee University (Tenn.) (2) 12-1 513
3 Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.) 11-2 455
4 Spring Arbor University (Mich.) 0-0 452
5 Union College (Ky.) 9-0-1 437
6 Bellevue University (Neb.) 0-0 427
7 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) (1) 5-3 424
8 Azusa Pacific University (Calif.) 13-1 407
9 Lubbock Christian (Texas) 9-1 406
10 LSU-Shreveport 15-2 402
11 Southern Polytechnic (Ga.) 11-1 391
12 Fresno Pacific University (Calif.) 11-1 324
13 Embry-Riddle (Fla.) 7-5 312
14 Texas Wesleyan University 9-1 295
15 Cumberland University (Tenn.) 6-3 276
16 University of St. Francis (Ill.) 0-0 275
17 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 15-3 259
18 Auburn-Montgomery (Ala.) 9-6 192
19 The Master’s College (Calif.) 14-4 162
20 U. of the Cumberlands (Ky.) 2-2-1 157
21 Warner University (Fla.) 7-3 152
22 Ohio Dominican University 0-0 124
23 Montreat College (N.C.) 6-2 101
24 University of British Columbia 8-1 92
25 Park University (Mo.) 6-0 81

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Former MLB players added to coaching staffs

A couple of former MLB players were recently named new assistant coaches. Rusty Greer who made a name for himself with the Texas Rangers was recently added to the coaching staff of NAIA school Texas Wesleyan. He served as the manager of the Colleyville Lone Stars of the Texas Collegiate League in 2007 and this summer is coaching the Dallas Baseball Academy which is a 17 year old team. The full release is available here.

Britt Reames who pitched in the Major Leagues most recently in 2006 has been named the new pitching coach of Furman University. He is a 1996 graduate of The Citadel and will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on November 1st. The full article is available here.