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NAIA National Championship Recap for May 27

Updated at 11:55 PM PDT.

Results from Day 4 of the NAIA Baseball National Championship in Lewiston, ID:

Lance DoughterySpring Arbor 8, Union 7 (Union eliminated)

Both teams were playing their fourth game in five days, and the coaches had to make some difficult decisions about pitching. Spring Arbor went with Andy Paulun, who had only two starts on the season and an ERA of 6.75. Union went with one of their regular starters, Lance Doughtery, who had a record of 7-1, 2.73 ERA.

Doughtery came to Union from Canyon, TX. He played for Seward County CC in Liberal, KS and Hutchinson CC in Hutchinson, KS. His career was interrupted by Tommy John surgery. He was recruited for Union while playing for the Newton Rebels of the Walter Johnson League in Wichita.

For eight innings, it appeared that Union made the better choice. Paulun was pulled after giving up five runs in three innings, and was replaced by Colin O’Connell, a starter who hadn’t made a relief appearance prior to today. O’Connell started on Saturday against Oklahoma City, and got a loss. He did better this time, allowing two runs on five hits in 5 1/3 innings of work.

The Cougars got back in the game with four runs in the bottom of the fourth, on a two-RBI double by DH Eric Vojtkofsky, a passed ball, and a sacrifice fly by C Lucas Rider.

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NAIA National Championship Recap for May 26

Updated at 1:05 AM PDT.

Results from Day 3 of the NAIA Baseball National Championship in Lewiston, ID:

Jim BakerSpring Arbor 11, Azusa Pacific 10 (Azusa Pacific eliminated)

Spring Arbor started off the Cougars vs. Cougars battle with five runs in the top of the first, chasing Azusa Pacific starter Matt Stone. APU came back with two runs in the second (home run by DH Chris Feicht), one in the third, two in the fourth (home run by RF Drew Evans), and one in the fifth. SAU got a run in the fourth on an RBI single by CF Jon Schaible, so the game was tied 6-6 going into the seventh inning.

SAU got the lead back on a two-run home run by 1B Jim Baker in the top of the seventh. APU got one back in the bottom of the seventh on a home run by 1B Kirk Nieuwenhuis, and the game went into the ninth with SAU hanging on to an 8-7 lead.

SAU scored three runs in the top of the ninth on a two-RBI double by Eric Vojtkofski, and an RBI single by RF Jonathan Herbig. They needed all three of them. APU responded with an RBI double by Feicht, and a two-RBI single by Evans. However, SAU reliever Joseph Myers struck out Carlos Maddox to end the game and APU’s season.

This was a well-played game despite the batting-practice run totals. APU out-hit SAU 18-12. There were several good defensive plays, including a diving catch of a bunt attempt by Nieuwenhuis in the top of the seventh, and a catch of a fly ball in right-field foul territory by Herbig in the bottom of the seventh. SAU got a couple of double plays in the early going to make the APU comeback more difficult.

Myers got the win, and Garrett Hodges got the loss. Herbig finished the game 3-5 with 3 RBI. 2B Grant Beyer went 3-3 with a double for APU.

Box score Play-by-play

Story from NAIA site: No. 7 Spring Arbor Wins Offensive Display 11-10 Against No. 4 Azusa Pacific

Jordan RobertsEmbry-Riddle 6, Bellevue 1 (Bellevue eliminated)

Jordan Roberts recovered from a didn’t-finish-
the-first-inning performance on Friday to pitch a complete game for the Eagles, holding the Bruins to five hits. He struck out seven, walked two, and threw 120 pitches.
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NAIA National Championship Recap for May 24

Updated at 11:55 PM PDT.
Results from Day 2 of the NAIA Baseball National Championship in Lewiston, ID:

Jonny BravoAzusa Pacific 9, Ohio Dominican 2 (Ohio Dominican eliminated)

Jonny Bravo pitched a complete game for the Cougars, and held the Panthers to eight hits, struck out 11, and walked two. He threw 145 pitches.

The Cougars got a run in the first inning on an error. They got two runs in the second on an RBI double by RF Drew Evans, and an RBI single by 3B Ryan Dowell; the Dowell RBI was the winning run.

Evans was 2-4 with a home run, and 1B Brice Cutspec was 2-3 with a double and two RBI.

Box score Play-by-play

Story from NAIA site: Bravo Pitches Azusa Pacific Past Ohio Dominican, 9-2

Embry-Riddle 10, Jamestown 5 (Jamestown eliminated)

The Eagles recovered from the thrashing they received from Lewis-Clark State by out-hitting the Jimmies 12-6. The game was tied 3-3 going into the sixth inning, but the Eagles got four runs in the sixth on a two-RBI single by 3B Colin Gray, a run scored when C Eric Ogden was hit by a pitch, and a run walked in, with RF Alex Guzman drawing the walk.

Chris Maloney went eight innings for the Eagles, allowed five earned runs on six hits, struck out six, and walked two.

Ben Cairns and Jeremy Burgard hit home runs for the Jimmies.

Box score Play-by-play

Story from NAIA site: Embry-Riddle Stays Alive, Wipes out Jamestown 10-5
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NAIA National Championship Recap for May 23

Results from Day 1 of the NAIA Baseball National Championship in Lewiston, ID:

Jesse BachmanSpring Arbor 7, Jamestown 5

A methodical win for the Cougars, who scored runs in the first and second innings on RBI singles by 1B Eric Vojtkofsky and C Lucas Rider. The Jimmies tied it at 2-2 in the third on a two-RBI double by 1B JordanDusanj, and took a brief lead on a run scored on an error in the fourth.

The Cougars went ahead for good on RBI by SS Bradley Baker and Vojtkofsky in the fifth, and got the winning run in the eighth on an RBI single by Rider.

Starting pitcher Jesse Bachman had a big day for the Cougars. He went seven innings, threw 129 pitches, allowed three earned runs on nine hits, and struck out six. He was also 3-4 at the plate, and drew a walk.

Vojtkofsky was 3-5 for the game. RF Cam McLachlan was 4-5 with a double for the Jimmies. Graham Campbell got the loss.

Box score Play-by-play

Story from NAIA site: No. 7 Spring Arbor Wins Opening Game of 2008 AVISTA-NAIA World Series

Bellevue 15, Ohio Dominican 3 (mercy-ruled after 8 innings)

It took three hours and 40 minutes to play this one. It was close for the first five innings, but the Bruins broke it open with five runs in the sixth on an RBI doubles by CF Dave Powell and RF Nick Damas, and a grand-slam double by 2B Andy Brown. The game was taken into mercy-rule territory in the eighth with an RBI single by Damas and a three-run pinch-hit home run by William Slade; it was Slade’s second home-run of the season.
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NAIA National Championship Preview

Schedule for the first day of the NAIA Baseball National Championship, Friday, May 23, Harris Field, Lewiston, ID (all times PDT):


Jim Baker8:30 AM: #7 seed Spring Arbor (37-7) vs. #10 Jamestown (32-18)

Spring Arbor, located in Spring Arbor, MI, is last year’s runner-up.

Significant wins: Bellevue, Madonna, Saint Xavier (2)
Top position players: Jim Baker (.528, 8 HR, 50 RBI), Jonathan Herbig (.385, 1 HR, 31 RBI), Brad Baker (.368, 7 HR, 39 RBI). Baker’s average is the best in the NAIA.
Top pitchers: Colin O’Connell (9-1, 1.95 ERA), Jesse Bachman (8-2, 2.43 ERA), Cody Sharp (7-1, 3.99 ERA)
Coach: Sam Riggleman, 4th season
Outlook: The Cougars won’t repeat last year’s runner-up performance.

Jamestown (Jamestown, ND) is making their first appearance in the Baseball National Championship since 2004.

Significant wins: Saint Xavier (2), Bellevue (2)
Top position players: Ben Cairns (.399, 8 HR, 37 RBI), Cam McLachlan (.383, 6 HR, 37 RBI)
Top pitchers: Steve Hirchert (4-0, 2.78 ERA), Graham Campbell (9-4, 4.66 ERA)
Coach: Tom Hager, 9th season
Outlook: The Jimmies are looking for their first-ever win in this tournament. They should get it this time.


11 AM: #8 Bellevue (51-15) vs. #9 Ohio Dominican (40-14)

Bellevue (Bellevue, NE) is making their twelvth appearance in the national championship tournament. They finished fourth last year.

Significant wins: Jamestown
Top position players: Matt Anderson (.421, 7 HR, 43 RBI), Nick Damas (.419, 11 HR, 44 RBI)
Top pitchers: Ulysses Roque (12-1, 1.87 ERA), Jon Ganzen (8-0, 2.47 ERA)
Coach: Mike Evans, 20th season
Outlook: The Bruins will get a win against Ohio Dominican.

Ohio Dominican (Columbus, OH) is making their first national championship tournament appearance since 2005.

Significant wins: Embry-Riddle, Missouri Baptist, Saint Xavier (2)
Top position players: Joe Janusik (.425, 3 HR, 50 RBI), Matt Shiring (.371, 4 HR, 22 RBI)
Top pitchers: David Colopy (11-1, 1.98 ERA), Jonathan Kountis (6-2, 3.26 ERA)
Coach: Paul Page, 21st season
Outlook: The Panthers are happy to be here.
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NAIA Regional Recap for May 16

NAIA Champions of CharacterMid-South Super-Regional - At Jim Wade Stadium, Oklahoma City University:

Oklahoma City 10, Missouri Baptist 7
The Stars trailed 5-1 after five innings. Landon Camp, who has been at Oklahoma City for a long time, was 3-4 with 4 RBI. Story from NAIA site: Oklahoma City rallies for 10-7 Mid-South Super Regional Win Over Missouri Baptist

Oklahoma City wins the Mid-South Super Regional, and returns to Lewiston for the first time since winning the national championship in 2005.

East Coast Super Regional – At Columbus, OH:

Ohio Dominican 13, Fisher 2
K.C. Warden went 3-4 with two doubles and four RBI for Panthers. David Colopy scattered seven hits over seven innings. Story from NAIA site: Ohio Dominican Baseball Headed Back to Lewiston for 52nd World Series.

Ohio Dominican advances to the national championship tournament.
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NAIA Super Regional Recap for May 15

NAIA Champions of CharacterWest Coast Super Regional – At Harris Field, Lewiston, ID:

Lewis-Clark State 4, Azusa Pacific 3
Matt Fitts pitched a complete game for the Warriors, allowed six hits, struck out nine. Ikaika Lester hit a home run, and singled in the winning run in the seventh inning.

Lewis-Clark State wins their second straight West Coast Super Regional, and Azusa Pacific gets an at-large berth in the national championship tournament.

Cam McLachlan Plains Super Regional – At Jamestown, ND:

Jamestown 12, Bellevue 6
Cam McLachlan batted in the winning run in the top of the fifth. Nick Damas and Matt Anderson hit home runs for Bellevue.

Jamestown qualifies for the national championship tournament. Bellevue will get an at-large berth if Oklahoma City wins the Mid-South Super Regional.

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NAIA Super Regional Recap for May 14

NAIA Champions of CharacterWest Coast Super Regional – At Harris Field, Lewiston, ID:

Lewis-Clark State 4, Azusa Pacific 3
Sean Halton went 4-4 with a home run for the Warriors. Michael Guerrero went seven innings, got the win. Warrior Coach Ed Cheff was ejected in the second inning.

Next game: Thursday, May 15, 6 PM PDT.

All Lewis-Clark State games are webcast by KOZE. Both teams have already qualified for the national championship tournament.

Ben CairnsPlains Super Regional – At Jamestown, ND:

Jamestown 6, Bellevue 5
Ben Cairns hit a two-run home run in the top of the ninth to win it for the Jimmies.

Next game: Thursday, May 15, 1 PM CDT.

Live play-by-play is available from Jamestown.

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NAIA Regional Recap for May 10

NAIA Champions of CharacterRegion I: At Nat Bailey Stadium, Vancouver, BC:

Lewis-Clark State 14, College of Idaho 4
The #2 Warriors got all the runs they needed in the first inning, and won their second straight Region I championship.

Region III – At Comet Field, Mayville, ND:

Jamestown vs. Northwestern
Postponed due to weather.

Region IV – At Hobart-Detter Field, Hutchinson, KS:

Bellevue 16, Park 7

Bellevue 9, Park 4
#11 Bellevue wins their 11th straight regional title. Story from Park University site: Bellevue Outs Park in Region IV Baseball Title Series

Region V – At Lindenwood University, St.Charles, MO:

Lindenwood 3, Avila 2 (Avila eliminated)

Missouri Baptist 5, Lindenwood 5 (tie)
The final ended in a tie due to unplayable field conditions. The game was stopped with two out in the bottom of the ninth. #24 Missouri Baptist advances to the super-regional against Oklahoma City because they were the highest remaining seed.

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NAIA Top 25 and Recap for April 2

Results of the NAIA Coaches’ Poll for April 2, 2008. Comments below.

Rank Mar. 26 School (Region) Record Total
Points
1 1 Lewis-Clark State (ID) (I) 28-2 519
2 3 Lubbock Christian (TX) (VI) 32-1 507
3 (tie) 2 Lee (TN) (XIII) 37-3 469
3 (tie) 4 Azusa Pacific (CA) (II) 27-5 469
5 5 Oklahoma City University (VI) 35-4 446
6 6 University of Mobile (AB) (XIII) 30-7 412
7 7 Tennessee Wesleyan College (XII) 26-10 383
8 14 U. of the Cumberlands (KY) (XI) 29-6 369
9 (tie) 10 Wayland Baptist (TX) (VI) 30-7 314
9 (tie) 13 Union College (Ky.) (XII) 28-6 314
11 17 Embry-Riddle (FL) (XIV) 26-11 313
12 9 Spring Arbor University (MI) (VIII) 9-3 311
13 21 Biola University (CA) (II) 22-9 263
14 16 Auburn-Montgomery (AL) 28-11 246
15 8 Trevecca Nazarene (TN) (XI) 20-9 227
16 RV Northwood University (FL) (XIV) 29-8 166
17 18 University of St. Francis (IL) (VII) 19-6 159
18 22 Texas Wesleyan University (VI) 23-8 158
19 12 Fresno Pacific University (CA) (II) 20-9 138
20 RV Missouri Baptist University (V) 17-7 118
21 T25 Montreat College (NC) (XII) 25-8 88
22 RV Park University (MO) (IV) 15-6 78
23 20 Ohio Dominican University (IX) 12-7 60
24 23 Jamestown College (ND) (III) 13-5 55
25 NR Belhaven College (MS) (XIII) 28-11 47

First-place votes: Lewis-Clark State 15, Lubbock Christian 6
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