Balladeer’s Blog’s rankings for USCAA Baseball:
USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association) – 1. NEWPORT NEWS APPRENTICE SCHOOL BUILDERS ### 2. WRIGHT STATE – LAKE CAMPUS LAKERS ### 3. UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI AT CLERMONT COUGARS ### 4. BLUEFIELD STATE BIG B’s ### 5. COLLEGE OF SAINT JOSEPH’S (sic) FIGHTING SAINTS ###
6. ILLINOIS TECH SCARLET HAWKS ## 7. CLEARY UNIVERSITY PROWLING COUGARS ### 8. FLORIDA NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CONQUISTADORS ### 9. SOUTHERN MAINE COLLEGE SEA WOLVES ### 10. GREAT BAY COLLEGE HERONS ### Continue reading
One last round of congratulations to the college baseball champions from the nine divisions covered here at Balladeer’s Blog.
NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics)
National Champions – LEWIS-CLARK STATE WARRIORS (Threepeat)
Runners-Up – Faulkner University Eagles
2016 Champions – Lewis-Clark State Warriors
NCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association)
National Champions – OKLAHOMA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY BISON
Runners-Up – Campbellsville University Tigers
2016 Champions – Oklahoma Baptist University Bison 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 TWO, GAME ONE: The 3 seeds – the WRIGHT STATE AT THE LAKE CAMPUS LAKERS – played an elimination game against the 7th seeded PENN STATE AT MONT ALTO LIONS. A 2-0 1st Inning lead for the Lakers became a 6-2 advantage in the 3rd.
The 4th Inning ended with Wright State at the Lake on top of the Lions 7-3 but in the 5th PSU-Mont Alto batted in 4 runs to knot things up at 7-7. The Lakers notched what turned out to be the winning run in the 6th Inning, eliminating the Lions in an 8-7 nailbiter. Carson Schuman pitched for the win.
DAY TWO, GAME TWO – The 4th seeded NEWPORT NEWS APPRENTICE SCHOOL BUILDERS (Shipbuilders) battled the top seeds – the UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI AT CLERMONT COUGARS in this game. After 2 scoreless Innings the Builders managed a 1-0 edge over the Cougars in the 3rd.
From there the Pitcher’s Duel resumed, with Newport News Apprentice School driving in the final run of the game in the 7th Inning to hand UC-Clermont a 2-0 loss. Pitcher Robbie Watkins was on the mound for the entire game for the Builders. 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