Balladeer’s Blog’s coverage of the 2017 college baseball postseason continues with this look at the latest on the NJCAA playoffs.
DISTRICT 3-E – The storied CENTURY COLLEGE WOOD DUCKS took a pair of games to win this District’s title. First off the Wood Ducks battled the RAINY RIVER COLLEGE VOYAGEURS in an elimination game. Century College went up 1-0 in the 1st Inning and from there neither team scored until the Wood Ducks drove in 3 more runs in the 8th. Century won it 4-0.
Next the Wood Ducks took the diamond against the RIVERLAND COLLEGE BLUE DEVILS for all the proverbial marbles. The Blue Devils were held to just 1 run in the 5th Inning, while Century College scored runs in the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 7th for a 5-1 victory. * THE WOOD DUCKS ARE CHAMPIONS OF DISTRICT 3-E *
DISTRICT 3-C – The TYLER COLLEGE APACHES once again became District Champs after 2 final victories. The Apaches played their old rivals the EASTFIELD COLLEGE HARVESTERS and led them 2-1 in the 1st Inning. That became a 5-1 advantage in the 2nd and the rout was on. When all was said and done Tyler College bounced the Harvesters to the tune of 9-2.
Then the Apaches squared off against the BROOKHAVEN COLLEGE BEARS. After 2 scoreless Innings Tyler grabbed a 4-0 lead in the 3rd. That was extended to an 8-2 lead in the 4th and 10-2 in the 5th. The Bears were never really in this game as the Apaches doubled-up on them for a 12-6 win. * THE APACHES ARE CHAMPIONS OF DISTRICT 3-C * Continue reading
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OKLAHOMA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
Team Name: BISON
Central Region Champions
Team Name: LIONS
South Region Champions
BETHESDA (CA) UNIVERSITY
Team Name: FLAMES
West Region Champions
ALICE LLOYD COLLEGE
Team Name: EAGLES
Mideast Region Champions Continue reading
With the Bracket Tournaments over the final seedings are complete for the 2017 NAIA College World Series.
OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY
Team Name: STARS
Team Name: EAGLES Continue reading
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DAY FOUR, GAME ONE: The 2nd seeded Defending National Champions of USCAA baseball – the COLLEGE OF SAINT JOSEPH’S (sic) FIGHTING SAINTS – did battle with the 5th seeded CLEARY UNIVERSITY PROWLING COUGARS. The winner would go on to face Newport News Apprentice School for the championship.
This was a Pitcher’s Duel for 4 scoreless Innings before the Fighting Saints went up 4-0 in the 5th. College of St Joseph’s added another run in the 6th Inning and rode that to a 5-0 shutout victory. Jovan Henriquez pitched the entire game for CSJ. Continue reading
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DAY THREE, GAME ONE: The 4 seeds – the NEWPORT NEWS APPRENTICE SCHOOL BUILDERS (Shipbuilders) – played the 2nd seeded Defending National Champions of USCAA Baseball, the COLLEGE OF SAINT JOSEPH’S (sic) FIGHTING SAINTS. After 2 scoreless Innings the Fighting Saints took a 1-0 lead in the 3rd, but the Builders went on top 3-1 in the 4th.
College of Saint Joseph’s added 1 run each in the 5th and 6th Innings while their opponents remained just out of reach with 2 more runs of their own. Newport News Apprentice School drove in another run in the 7th Inning and went on to win the game 6-3. Pitcher Steve Hux picked up the W. * THE BUILDERS ADVANCE TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME *
DAY THREE, GAME TWO: The 5th seeded CLEARY UNIVERSITY PROWLING COUGARS squared off against the 6 seeds – the PENN STATE AT DUBOIS NITTANY LIONS. It was all Cleary University in this game as the Prowling Cougars put on a clinic on both sides of the ball.
In the 2nd Inning Cleary U took a 4-0 advantage, which became 6-0 in the 4th and 8-0 in the 6th. That also held up as the final tally as the Prowling Cougars notched an 8-0 shutout victory to send the Nittany Lions home. Rhett Holwerda was on the mound for Cleary for the entire game. Continue reading
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DAY ONE – GAME ONE: The 10 seeds – the MARYGROVE COLLEGE MUSTANGS – faced the 7th seeded PENN STATE AT MONT ALTO LIONS. The Mustangs surprised the Lions by seizing a quick 3-0 lead in the 1st Inning, then making it a 5-0 score in the 3rd and 6-0 in the 4th.
PSU-Mont Alto at last got on the scoreboard in the 5th Inning to make it a 6-1 game. The rest of the way Marygrove College added 3 more runs but gave up 6 to the Lions. The Mustangs won the game 9-7 with Pitcher Daniel Bailey on the mound for the entire game.
DAY ONE, GAME TWO: In this game the 8th seeded BLUEFIELD STATE BIG BLUES took the diamond against the 9 seeds – the CENTRAL PENN COLLEGE SILVER KNIGHTS. The Big Blues got off to a 1-0 edge in the 1st Inning but the Silver Knights put up 2 runs each in the 2nd and 3rd to take a 4-1 advantage.
Neither team scored in the 4th Inning but Bluefield State tied things up at 4-4 in the 5th. The 6th Inning saw the Big Blues explode for SIX runs, following which they shut out the Silver Knights the rest of the way for a 10-4 victory. Addison Meeks inherited the Earth as the winning Pitcher. Continue reading
Balladeer’s Blog takes a look at the TEN teams playing for the College Baseball National Championship this year in the USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association). The College of St Joseph’s (sic) are the Defending Champions.
UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI AT CLERMONT
Team Name – COUGARS
COLLEGE OF SAINT JOSEPH’S (sic)
Team Name – FIGHTING SAINTS
WRIGHT STATE AT THE LAKE CAMPUS
Team Name – LAKERS
NEWPORT NEWS APPRENTICE SCHOOL
Team Name – BUILDERS
Team Name – PROWLING COUGARS Continue reading