DAY ONE: GAME ONE – The 10th seeded MISSISSIPPI UNIVERSITY FOR WOMEN OWLS (co-ed despite the name) faced off with the 9 seeds – the FLORIDA NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CONQUISTADORS, with both teams making their first appearance in the USCAA World Series.
By the 2nd Inning the Owls held a 3-0 lead but the Conquistadors cut that to 3-1 in the 3rd. The 4th Inning saw Florida National University explode for SIX runs, taking a 7-4 lead after MUW’s at-bats. The Owls made it a 7-6 game in the 5th before the Conquistadors extended their lead to 9-6 in the 6th Inning. Four runs for MUW in the 7th gave them a 10-9 victory for Pitcher Eiland Cleckler, nickname: “That’s Not A Typo!” Continue reading
* NCAA DIVISION TWO *
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The storied UNIVERSITY OF TAMPA SPARTANS took on the CATAWBA COLLEGE INDIANS for the D2 title. After 2 scoreless Innings the Indians took a 1-0 lead in the 3rd but the Spartans countered that with a 2-1 edge in the 4th. The University of Tampa shut out Catawba College the rest of the way while slamming in an insurance run in the 7th Inning. The Spartans won their 7th National Championship and their 2nd in the last 3 years by a final score of 3-1. Pitcher Michael Calkins went 9 Iron Man Innings for the win. * CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SPARTANS, THE 2015 CHAMPIONS OF D2 BASEBALL * Continue reading
* NAIA *
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The 4 seeds – the LEWIS-CLARK STATE WARRIORS – did battle with the Cinderella 9 seeds – the SAINT THOMAS (FL) UNIVERSITY BOBCATS. The Bobcats looked like they might keep on dancing as they seized a quick 5-0 advantage in the 1st Inning. The Warriors cut that lead to 5-1 in the 3rd but Saint Thomas University stretched it back out to a 7-1 lead in the 5th. No one knew it at the time but that was the last run the Bobcats would score in the game. Lewis-Clark State put up 2 runs in the 6th Inning, 1 more in the 7th and after a lightning delay SIX more in the 8th. The Warriors won their 17th title in baseball and their 1st since 2009 by a score of 10-7. Cameron Pongs was the winning Pitcher. * CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WARRIORS, THE 2015 CHAMPIONS OF NAIA BASEBALL * Continue reading
* NJCAA DIVISION THREE *
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The last two teams standing in this division’s World Series were the TYLER COLLEGE APACHES and the JOLIET COLLEGE WOLVES. After a scoreless 1st Inning the Apaches seized a 3-0 lead in the 2nd. That became a 4-2 lead in the 4th Inning, 7-6 in the 5th and 9-6 in the 6th. Tyler College added 1 more run in the 7th while the Wolves logged 3 of their own. That ended the scoring, however, and the Apaches won this game for the ages by a count of 10-9. Pitcher Drew Robertson got the win. * CONGRATULATIONS TO THE APACHES, THE 2015 CHAMPIONS OF NJCAA DIVISION THREE BASEBALL * Continue reading
* NCAA DIVISION THREE *
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The CORTLAND STATE RED DRAGONS won their first ever National Championship yesterday! The previous day the Red Dragons had won Game One of the Championship Series against the UW- LACROSSE EAGLES. They seemed in danger of losing Game Two, which would have forced a rubber game. In the top of the 9th Inning Cortland State came to bat trailing 2-1. They slammed in 5 runs then shut out the Eagles in their half of the Inning for a 6-2 victory. * CONGRATULATIONS TO THE RED DRAGONS, THE 2015 CHAMPIONS OF NCAA DIVISION THREE BASEBALL * Continue reading
* NCAA DIVISION THREE *
CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES – The CORTLAND STATE RED DRAGONS won Game One of the 2015 World Series in D3 in commanding style. First up the UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN AT LACROSSE EAGLES fought the TRINITY (TX) UNIVERSITY TIGERS for the right to play the Red Dragons. The Eagles won a 10-7 affair to advance to the title series.
Cortland State parlayed a 2-0 1st Inning lead into a 5-0 advantage in the 2nd on their way to an ELEVEN to THREE rout of UW-Lacrossse. Pitcher Brandon McClain got the win. Game Two in the best of 3 series comes next.
* NAIA *
DAY FOUR – GAME ONE – The Cinderella 9 seeds – The SAINT THOMAS (FL) UNIVERSITY BOBCATS – are still dancing after eliminating the top seeded OKLAHOMA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY BISON. The Bobcats were on top most of the way, leading 1-0 in the 1st Inning, 3-0 in the 4th and 4-0 in the 5th. The Bison notched 1 run in the 6th Inning and 3 more in the top of the 9th to tie the score at 4-4. In the bottom of the 9th St Thomas University knocked in a run to win the game 5-4. Chris Rodriguez picked up the W. Continue reading
* NAIA *
DAY THREE – GAME ONE – This elimination game pitted the 9th seeded SAINT THOMAS (FL) UNIVERSITY BOBCATS against the 10 seeds – the VANGUARD UNIVERSITY LIONS. The Bobcats seized a 3-0 lead in the 1st Inning and made it a 5-3 lead in the 3rd. Saint Thomas University let a 9-4 5th Inning lead slip away and the score stood at 10-10 when the Lions were done batting in the top of the 8th. The Bobcats slammed in 4 runs in their half of the Inning and rode them to a 14-10 victory. Chris Rodriguez got credit for the win. Continue reading