One last round of congratulations to the 2019 college baseball champions from the nine divisions covered here at Balladeer’s Blog.
NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics)
National Champions – TENNESSEE WESLEYAN COLLEGE BULLDOGS
Runners-Up – Saint Thomas University Bobcats
2018 Champions – Southeastern University Fire
NCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association)
National Champions – CONCORDIA (MI) UNIVERSITY CARDINALS
Runners-Up – Warner University Royals
2018 Champions – Campbellsville University Tigers Continue reading
DAY ONE: GAME ONE – The 4 seeds – the WRIGHT STATE AT THE LAKE LAKERS – took the diamond against the 5th seeded MISSISSIPPI UNIVERSITY FOR WOMEN (now co-ed) OWLS. The Owls went up 1-0 in the 1st Inning following which neither team scored in the 2nd through 4th.
In the 5th Inning the Lakers grabbed a 3-1 advantage then added 2 more Runs the rest of the way, compared to the 1 mustered by MUW. Wright State at the Lake won the game 5-2 for Pitcher Cross Youtsler.
DAY ONE: GAME TWO – The top seeded NEWPORT NEWS APPRENTICE SCHOOL BUILDERS (Shipbuilders) faced the 9 seeds – the SELMA UNIVERSITY BULLDOGS. The Builders parlayed a 2-0 1st Inning edge into an 8-0 lead in the 2nd.
Each team notched a Run in the 4th Inning to make it a 9-1 game with Newport News Apprentice School on top. From there the Builders put up 2 more in the 6th for an 11-1 blowout win. Pitcher Paul Jones was on the Mound for the entire game for NNAS. Continue reading
Here are the 10 teams competing in the World Series for the USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association). First game is on Monday, May 13th.
Institution Name – NEWPORT NEWS APPRENTICE SCHOOL
Team Name – BUILDERS (Shipbuilders)
Institution Name – UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI AT CLERMONT
Team Name – COUGARS
Institution Name – PENN STATE AT DUBOIS
Team Name – LIONS
Institution Name – WRIGHT STATE AT THE LAKE
Team Name – LAKERS
Per the Glitternight Index:
USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association)
*** 1. NEWPORT NEWS APPRENTICE SCHOOL BUILDERS (Shipbuilders) ### 2. UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI AT CLERMONT COUGARS ### 3. SOUTHERN MAINE COLLEGE SEAWOLVES ### 4. MISSISSIPPI UNIVERSITY FOR WOMEN (Co-Ed Now) OWLS ### 5. PENN STATE AT DUBOIS LIONS ###
*** 6. WRIGHT STATE AT THE LAKE LAKERS ### 7. BRYANT & STRATTON (NY) BOBCATS ### 8. FLORIDA NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CONQUISTADORS ### 9. STRATFORD UNIVERSITY CARDINALS ### 10. COLLEGE OF SAINT JOSEPH’S (sic) FIGHTING SAINTS ### Continue reading
DAY TWO: GAME ONE – The 5 seeds – the CLEARY UNIVERSITY PROWLING COUGARS – faced the top seeded UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI AT CLERMONT COUGARS to start Day Two.
An action-packed 1st Inning ended with the Prowling Cougars on top 3-2, with UC-Clermont tying things up at 3-3 in the 2nd. Unfazed, Cleary University piled on FIVE runs in the 3rd Inning and 1 more in the 5th, then rode those runs to a 9-3 Upset win. Gunnar Gail pitched an entire game for the Prowling Cougars.
DAY TWO: GAME TWO – From a case of Cougar on Cougar violence to a battle of cats and dogs. The 6th seeded PENN STATE AT DUBOIS NITTANY LIONS took the diamond against the 10 seeds – the SELMA UNIVERSITY BULLDOGS.
The Bulldogs grabbed a 2-1 edge in the 1st Inning and then made that a 3-1 advantage in the 4th. In the bottom of the 5th Inning the Nittany Lions went up 5-3 and added 2 more runs in the 6th while shutting out Selma U the rest of the way. PSU-Dubois won it by a final score of 7-3 for Pitcher Toner Corl. Continue reading
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
It’s less than a week until the start of the 2018 College World Series in the USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association). Balladeer’s Blog will, as usual, provide full coverage. Here is a look at the field of 10 teams competing for the title.
Institution: UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI AT CLERMONT
Team Name: COUGARS
Institution: NEWPORT NEWS APPRENTICE SCHOOL
Team Name: BUILDERS
Institution: WRIGHT STATE AT THE LAKE CAMPUS
Team Name: LAKERS
Institution: BLUEFIELD STATE
Team Name: BIG BLUES
Institution: CLEARY UNIVERSITY
Team Name: PROWLING COUGARS
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