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NAIA recap for February 19

Ben Rue
Ben Rue

#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 NAIA recap for February 19

NAIA recap for February 12

Joe Zeller
Joe Zeller

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 NAIA recap for February 12

NAIA recap for February 5

Ryan Delgado
Ryan Delgado

Top NAIA teams starting their season this week:

#2 Lee hosts Illinois Tech Feb. 6-7, and goes to Tennessee Wesleyan Feb. 10.

#4 Oklahoma City visits Northwood (TX) Feb. 6-7.

#7 U. of the Cumberlands hosts #9 Union (KY) on Feb. 10.

#8 Lubbock Christian Travels to Texas-Brownsville Feb. 6-8.

#4 Biola has started the season 1-5, with an opening loss to Simpson, four losses at Hawaii-Pacific, and a win over Hawaii-Hilo. They play at San Diego Christian on Feb. 7, host Cal Poly-Pomona on Feb. 7, and host Vanguard on Feb. 11. Continue reading NAIA recap for February 5

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
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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