Conference Champs move on to the NAIA National Tournament.
CROSSROADS LEAGUE: CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The two teams left standing in the battle for this conference’s crown were the 2nd seeded MARIAN UNIVERSITY KNIGHTS and the 4 seeds – the UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS (IN) COUGARS.
By Halftime the Knights were in possession of a comfortable 41-30 advantage. After the break, Marian U managed a bit more separation from the Cougars for an 86-71 triumph led by Brayton Bailey and Antwaan Cushingberry, who put up 16 points each. * THE KNIGHTS ARE 2021 CHAMPIONS OF THE CROSSROADS LEAGUE *
FRONTIER CONFERENCE: CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – This title tilt pitted the top seeds – the UNIVERSITY OF PROVIDENCE (MT) ARGONAUTS – against the 2nd seeded CARROLL COLLEGE FIGHTING SAINTS.
The Argonauts were on top of the Fighting Saints 32-25 by the midpoint. From there, the University of Providence poured it on, ultimately winning the game by a very comfortable margin of 77-57. Rashee Stocks tossed in 20 points to lead the Argos while teammate Zaccheus Darko-Kelly notched a Double-Double of 16 points and 12 rebounds. * THE ARGONAUTS ARE 2021 CHAMPIONS OF THE FRONTIER CONFERENCE * Continue reading
NCAA DIVISION TWO
DAY TWO, GAME ONE: The 6 seeds – the UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT SAN DIEGO TRITONS – took on the 3rd seeded CATAWBA COLLEGE INDIANS. Neither team scored during a Pitcher’s Duel that lasted the first 4 Innings.
The 5th Inning saw the Tritons drive in 5 Runs, which also wound up being the last of the scoring for either team. When all was said and done UC-San Diego won the game 5-0 behind Pitcher Preston Mott. Continue reading
NJCAA DIVISION ONE
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: The CENTRAL ARIZONA COLLEGE VAQUEROS took on the IOWA WESTERN COLLEGE REIVERS yesterday. The 1st Inning was an embarrassment to both defenses and ended in a 7-4 Reivers lead.
From there the Vaqueros would only permit Iowa Western College to drive in 1 more Run in the 6th Inning while keeping their own bats red-hot. Central Arizona College won the game by a final score of 13-8 behind the pitching of Mitchell DeCovich. * THE VAQUEROS ARE CHAMPIONS OF NJCAA BASEBALL *
NCAA DIVISION TWO
DAY ONE, GAME ONE: The 5 seeds – the UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL MISSOURI MULES – clashed with the 4th seeded ASHLAND UNIVERSITY EAGLES. The Mules parlayed a 1-0 edge in the 1st Inning into a 5-0 advantage by the 2nd.
The 4th Inning ended with the University of Central Missouri on top 7-2 and the 5th in a 9-2 Mules lead. The Eagles would trim that to 9-4 in the 7th Inning but that ended the scoring as 9-4 also wound up being the final tally. Ben Kelsch pitched for the win. Continue reading
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: The top seeds – the TENNESSEE WESLEYAN COLLEGE BULLDOGS – clashed with the 6th seeded SAINT THOMAS UNIVERSITY BOBCATS (should be the Tomcats) for the NAIA title. A 1-0 1st Inning edge for the Bulldogs became a 2-0 lead in the 3rd.
By the end of the 6th Inning the Tennessee Wesleyan College advantage had expanded to 6-1. The only other Run scored the rest of the way came from the Bobcats in the 7th Inning as the Bulldogs won the game 6-2. Cole Bellair was the triumphant Pitcher. * THE BULLDOGS ARE CHAMPIONS OF NAIA BASEBALL *
NJCAA DIVISION TWO
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: The last two teams standing in this World Series were the 5th seeded NORTHERN OKLAHOMA COLLEGE AT ENID JETS and the 3 seeds – the MESA COLLEGE THUNDERBIRDS. After 2 scoreless Innings the Thunderbirds went up 2-0 in the 3rd.
The 4th Inning saw the Jets go on top 3-2, and in the 5th Inning a 4-4 deadlock resulted. Northern Oklahoma College at Enid drove in a Run in the top of the 9th and rode it to a 5-4 victory for Pitcher Brandon Hudson. * THE JETS ARE CHAMPIONS OF NJCAA DIVISION TWO BASEBALL *
NCAA DIVISION THREE
DAY ONE, GAME ONE: The UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AT BOSTON BEACONS took the diamond against the WEBSTER UNIVERSITY GORLOKS. Neither team scored in the first 2 Innings, following which the 3rd ended in a 1-1 tie.
The Gorloks grabbed a 3-1 lead in the 4th Inning but by the 7th the Beacons had knotted things up again, this time at 3-3. A UMass-Boston Run in the 8th Inning held up as the Beacons triumphed 4-3 behind the pitching of Bobby Tramondozzi. Continue reading
NJCAA DIVISION THREE
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: The 3 seeds – the CUMBERLAND COUNTY COLLEGE DUKES – faced the top seeded ROWAN COLLEGE AT GLOUCESTER COUNTY ROADRUNNERS. The Dukes put the Roadrunners on Upset Alert immediately by grabbing a 6-0 lead in the 1st Inning.
That became a 7-2 advantage by the 3rd Inning and 8-4 to end the 5th. From there each team drove in 3 additional Runs as Cumberland County College won the game by a final tally of 11-7. Michael Miles pitched for 9 Iron Man Innings for the victors. * THE DUKES ARE CHAMPIONS OF NJCAA DIVISION THREE BASEBALL *
FIRST SEMIFINAL: This game pitted the 2nd seeded UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & ARTS OF OKLAHOMA DROVERS against the top seeds – the TENNESSEE WESLEYAN COLLEGE BULLDOGS. After a scoreless 1st Inning the Drovers seized a 2-0 lead in the 2nd.
USAO converted that into a 5-0 advantage in the 3rd Inning but by the end of the 5th the Bulldogs had cut that to a 5-2 edge. The Drovers lead shrunk to 8-5 in the 7th Inning but Tennessee Wesleyan College could only muster 1 more Run the rest of the way to give USAO an 8-6 triumph. The winning Pitcher was Rudy Gonzalez. Continue reading
DAY FOUR, GAME ONE: The first of three elimination games pitted the 5 seeds – the GEORGIA GWINNETT COLLEGE GRIZZLIES – against the 9th seeded BELLEVUE (NE) UNIVERSITY BRUINS. The Grizzlies took charge right away, grabbing a 3-0 1st Inning lead that became a 4-1 advantage in the 4th.
From there Georgia Gwinnett College outscored the Bruins 5-2 for a 9-3 triumph behind the pitching of Gregory Loukinen. Gregory was on the Mound for 9 Iron Man Innings.
DAY FOUR, GAME TWO: In the 2 spot the UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & ARTS OF OKLAHOMA DROVERS took on the 3 seeds – the Defending National Champion SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY FIRE. A 4-0 Drovers lead in the 1st Inning turned into a Pitcher’s Duel for the next 4.
USAO expanded their lead to 5-0 in the 6th Inning but the Fire cut that to 7-4 in the 7th. The Drovers notched another Run on their way to an 8-4 dethronement of the champs. Jean Muntaner was the winning Pitcher. Continue reading
NJCAA DIVISION ONE
DAY TWO, ONLY GAME PLAYED: The IOWA WESTERN COLLEGE REIVERS took on the CONNORS STATE COWBOYS. A 1-1 2nd Inning tie exploded into a 10-2 Reivers lead in the 3rd.
By the 6th Inning Iowa Western College was on top of the Cowboys by a tally of 16-10. The Reivers added 2 more Runs in the 8th for an 18-10 triumph. Braedyn McLaughlin was the winning Pitcher.
NJCAA DIVISION TWO
DAY TWO, GAME ONE: The 7 seeds – the NORTHEAST (NE) COLLEGE HAWKS – did battle with the 10th seeded MONROE (Rochester) COLLEGE TRIBUNES. Neither of these teams could stop the other from scoring for the first several Innings and by the end of the 5th the Tribunes were on top 11-9.
The Hawks went on top 13-11 in the 8th Inning and with Monroe College notching just 1 lone Run in the 9th, Northeast won the game by a Polo Score of 13-12. Pitcher Alex Potter got the Save.
DAY TWO, GAME TWO: The 3rd seeded MESA COLLEGE THUNDERBIRDS clashed with the 6 seeds – the LINCOLN LAND COLLEGE LOGGERS. After 3 scoreless Innings the Thunderbirds went up 1-0 in the 4th.
Mesa College registered a Shutout of the Loggers and the only other Run scored the rest of the way was by the Thunderbirds in the 7th. Mesa College won it 2-0 behind Pitcher Carter Robinson, who was on the Mound for 9 Iron Man Innings. Continue reading
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: The 5 seeds – the CONCORDIA (MI) UNIVERSITY CARDINALS – played the 3rd seeded WARNER UNIVERSITY ROYALS in the Championship Game of the NCCAA World Series. After 2 scoreless Innings the Cardinals eked out a 1-0 edge in the 3rd.
A Pitcher’s Duel commenced for the next 4 Innings before both teams’ bats caught fire in the 8th. The Royals drove in their only 2 Runs that Inning while Concordia University added 5 to their total, ultimately winning the game 6-2. Billy Blair pitched for the win. * THE CARDINALS ARE CHAMPIONS OF NCCAA BASEBALL *
DAY TWO, GAME ONE: The 2nd seeded UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & ARTS OF OKLAHOMA DROVERS did battle with the 10 seeds – the LEWIS-CLARK STATE WARRIORS (should be the Explorers). Neither team got on the scoreboard until the Drovers went on top 1-0 in the 3rd Inning.
USAO expanded their lead to 3-0 in the 5th Inning before the Warriors made it a 3-1 game in the 6th. The 7th and 8th Innings saw the Drovers’ advantage become 5-1 and then 6-1. Lewis-Clark State mustered just 1 more Run in the 9th for a final count of USAO 6 Warriors 2. Colton Williams was on the Mound for 9 Iron Man Innings for the victors.
DAY TWO, GAME TWO: The top seeds – the TENNESSEE WESLEYAN COLLEGE BULLDOGS – took on the 8th seeded INDIANA TECH WARRIORS (should be the Hoplites). By the 3rd Inning the Bulldogs had compiled an impressive 6-0 lead.
Tennessee Wesleyan College added another Run in each remaining at-bat while the Warriors could manage just 1 in the 6th Inning and 2 in the 9th. The Bulldogs won the game 11-3 behind Pitcher Cole Bellair. Continue reading
FIRST SEMIFINAL: This game pitted the 3 seeds – the WARNER UNIVERSITY ROYALS – against the top seeded SOUTHWESTERN CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY EAGLES. A 1-1 tie in the 1st Inning became a 3-2 Royals lead in the 3rd.
A huge 4th Inning for Warner University expanded their advantage to 7-2. From there the Eagles mustered just 1 more Run each in the 6th and 9th Innings while the Royals added 2 of their own in the 8th. Warner U won the game 9-4 behind Pitcher Joey Theune. Continue reading
POOL PLAY: DAY ONE
The 3 seeds – the WARNER UNIVERSITY ROYALS – won a pair of games yesterday. In Game One the Royals faced the 6th seeded TRINITY CHRISTIAN COLLEGE TROLLS. A 3-3 tie in the 5th Inning became a 7-4 Royals lead in the 7th and ultimately a 9-6 victory for Warner University Pitcher Andres Fernandez.
Game Six saw the Royals clash with the 10 seeds – the RANDALL UNIVERSITY SAINTS. Warner U limited the Saints to just 3 Runs and all of those came in the 6th Inning. The Royals peppered the scoreboard with Runs of their own throughout the game, slaughtering Randall University 14-3 behind Pitcher Jaryd Clary.
The 2nd seeded BLUEFIELD COLLEGE RAMBLING RAMS likewise went 2-0 in Pool Play on Wednesday. In Game Four the Rambling Rams battled the 7 seeds – the COLLEGE OF THE OZARKS BOBCATS. The 9th Inning ended with the teams deadlocked at 5-5. Neither team scored in the 10th but in the 11th Bluefield College edged the Bobcats 6-5. Kody Gardere threw for the win.
In Game Eight the Rambling Rams faced the 6th seeded TRINITY CHRISTIAN COLLEGE TROLLS. Bluefield converted a 3-1 advantage in the 3rd Inning into a 13-4 blowout triumph over the hapless Trolls. Alex Perkins was on the Mound for 9 Iron Man Innings for the victors. Continue reading