Yesterday the NAIA World Series came to a close with the Tennessee Wesleyan College Bulldogs (logo at left) winning the championship game against the Rogers State University Hillcats. The final score was 10-6 but the Hillcats were leading 6-5 as late as the 8th inning. It’s the first national championship for TWC. Meanwhile, RSU made quite an impression on their first trip to the World Series.
The remaining 3 divisions of college sports covered here at Balladeer’s Blog play their World Series championship games today. The NCAA Division 2 game will be played at 7pm ET and pits the Delta State University Statesmen against the West Chester Golden Rams. The NJCAA1 game throws out its first pitch at 9pm ET and finds the storied Iowa Western Reivers taking on the San Jacinto College Gators. At 8pm ET the LSU- Eunice Bengals battle the defending champs, the Western Oklahoma State Pioneers in the NJCAA2 title matchup.
NJCAA1 WORLD SERIES – Iowa Western Reivers edge the San Jacinto College Gators in a 6-5 Instant Classic REIVERS WIN 2ND NJCAA WORLD SERIES TITLE IN THE LAST 3 YEARS
NJCAA2 WORLD SERIES – Continue reading
Tonight will see a new College World Series champion crowned in the NAIA (logo at left). The Cinderella team, the 9th-seeded Rogers State University Hillcats never met a team they didn’t upset in their 1st year making it all the way to the NAIA World Series. Their opponents will be the 4th-seeded Tennessee Wesleyan College Bulldogs who last night pulled off some upset magic of their own by toppling the top seeds in the Series, the LSU-Shreveport Pilots.
The NAIA’s championship game gets underway at 9:30pm ET. Keep checking back here at Balladeer’s Blog for results in that game plus College World Series results in the NJCAA and NCAA Division 2 as well.
NAIA WORLD SERIES – (9) RSU Hillcats fall to the (4) TWC Bulldogs 10-6 Hillcats led 6-5 going into the bottom of the 8th inning BULLDOGS ARE 2012 NAIA WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS, THE SCHOOL’S FIRST BASEBALL TITLE
NCAA D2 WORLD SERIES – Delta State Statesmen over the Continue reading
The Marietta College Pioneers (logo at left) repeated as NCAA Division 3 World Series champions, as reported here at Balladeer’s Blog yesterday afternoon. The Pioneers did it with a flourish, too, casually dusting the St Thomas University Tommies, the only team that had beaten them so far in this year’s Series, by a score of 6-0. Then they pounded the Wheaton (MA) Lyons 7-2 proving that the Lyons (yes, with a “y”) taking them into extra innings a few days ago was just a fluke.
Today the World Series’ continue in the NAIA, D2 and NJCAA. The NAIA’s LSU- Shreveport Pilots (riverboat pilots) clash with the Tennessee Wesleyan Bulldogs for the right to face the Cinderella Rogers State University Hillcats, in tomorrow’s championship game. Keep checking back for updated scores as they become available.
NAIA WORLD SERIES – (4) TWC Bulldogs UPSET the (1) LSUS Pilots 17-10 Score was 13-9 headed into the 8th inning BULLDOGS ADVANCE TO PLAY THE RSU HILLCATS IN TOMORROW’S TITLE GAME
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The NAIA’s Oklahoma City University Stars, who for the past two years have been sharing the sports spotlight at this time of year with the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder, fell yesterday in a Battle Royal with the top-seeded LSU-Shreveport Pilots (as in riverboat pilots).
Today the NAIA World Series resumes plus the NCAA Division 3 champs from 2011, the Marietta College Pioneers, continue their quest to repeat. All this plus D2 and NJCAA World Series scores as they become available.
NAIA WORLD SERIES – (9) Rogers State University Hillcats keep their upset mojo going, bringing down the (2) Lee University Flames in a 7-5 game for the ages!!! (Flames elim) Hillcats advance to Friday’s Championship Game ***** (1) LSU- Shreveport Pilots over the Continue reading
After a 3-day weekend of baseball action there are fewer and fewer teams left in the running for this year’s World Series Championships in the divisions of college sports covered here at Balladeer’s Blog.
The NAIA’s Rogers State University Hillcats (logo at left) are among the teams still alive in the title hunt. Keep checking back here for updated scores as they become available.
NAIA WORLD SERIES – (9) RSU Hillcats UPSET the (7) Point Park University Pioneers 8-6 Hillcats trailed 6-5 headed into the bottom of the 8th inning (Pioneers elim) ***** (1) LSU-Shreveport Pilots (riverboat pilots) come back to defeat the (3) Oklahoma City University Stars 5-4 Game was Continue reading
Fire up the grill for a Memorial Day Weekend overflowing with college baseball World Series action! The NAIA got the holiday rolling yesterday with the opening 4 games of their event and today the NCAA Divisions 2 and 3 join them.
Not only that but the NJCAA Divisions 1 and 2 hit the diamond today as teams like the Scottsdale Fighting Artichokes (logo at left) mark day 1 of their World Series.
Enjoy a 3-day weekend of barbecues, sun and championship- level baseball! What basketball is to March, college baseball is to this time of year. Keep checking back here at Balladeer’s Blog all weekend long for updated scores as they become available.
MONDAY, MAY 28TH’S SCORES
NAIA WORLD SERIES – (8) USCB Sand Sharks fell to the Continue reading
Perennial baseball power the Iowa Western Reivers ( snazzy new logo at left) are among the field of 10 teams making the 2012 NJCAA Division 1 College World Series. Balladeer’s Blog takes a look at all of this year’s participants below.
Meanwhile the NJCAA Division 3 champs may be crowned tonight. The Joliet College Wolves and the Niagara Thunderwolves are the two teams left standing and they face each other tonight at 8pm ET. Niagara already has one loss in the Series so if they lose it’s all over. If the Thunderwolves win, however, it will only be Joliet’s first loss, forcing a deciding game tomorrow night.
NJCAA3 WORLD SERIES – Joliet College Wolves over the Niagara Thunderwolves 6-5 in 10 innings WOLVES ARE THE 2012 NJCAA3 WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS *****
NJCAA1 COLLEGE WORLD SERIES TEAMS
IOWA WESTERN REIVERS
CISCO COLLEGE WRANGLERS
GORDON COLLEGE HIGHLANDERS
SAN JACINTO COLLEGE Continue reading