CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: The 3 seeds – the PENN STATE AT DUBOIS LIONS – the defending National Champions of USCAA baseball, played the 7th seeded BRYANT & STRATTON COLLEGE AT ALBANY BOBCATS. The Bobcats did the difficult work for the Lions, having eliminated the top seeded Newport News Apprentice School earlier in the day.
A 2-0 1st Inning lead for PSU-Dubois became a 3-2 Bryant & Stratton-Albany edge in the 2nd. The Lions went back on top 4-3 in the 3rd Inning and extended that to an 8-4 advantage in the 5th. The final Runs came in the 7th and 8th Innings, in which Dubois outscored the Bobcats 4-3 to win the game 12-7. Brandon Orsich threw for the win. * THE LIONS ARE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS OF USCAA BASEBALL *
NCAA DIVISION TWO
CENTRAL REGION: DAY ONE – The (5) UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT MONTICELLO BOLL WEEVILS utterly annihilated the (4) MINNESOTA STATE MAVERICKS to the tune of THIRTEEN to TWO! ### The (1) AUGUSTANA (SD) VIKINGS defeated the (8) OKLAHOMA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY BISON by a Polo Score of 12-10. ### Continue reading
DAY THREE, GAME ONE: The 4 seeds – the WRIGHT STATE AT THE LAKE LAKERS – took on the 10th seeded BLUEFIELD STATE BIG BLUES in an elimination game. The Lakers turned a 2-1 edge over the Big Blues in the 1st Inning into a 3-1 lead in the 2nd.
The only other Run scored by Bluefield State came in the 5th Inning, while Wright State at the Lake drove in additional runs in the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th to win the game TWELVE to TWO! Pitcher Noah Greathouse got the win. Continue reading
DAY TWO, GAME ONE: The 10 seeds – the BLUEFIELD STATE BIG BLUES – faced another elimination game, this one against the 2nd seeded UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI AT CLERMONT COUGARS. The Big Blues had already sent (6) Southern Maine College home and were looking for another scalp.
After a scoreless 1st Inning Bluefield State went up 3-0 in the 2nd. The Big Blues added another Run in the 5th and rode it the rest of the way for a 4-0 Shutout victory. Bluefield State Pitcher Austin Stambaugh threw for the entire game.
DAY TWO, GAME TWO: The top-seeded NEWPORT NEWS APPRENTICE SCHOOL BUILDERS (Shipbuilders) clashed with the 4 seeds – the WRIGHT STATE AT THE LAKE LAKERS. When the Builders grabbed a quick 4-1 1st Inning lead few knew that they would only score 1 more Run the rest of the way.
Meanwhile the Lakers drew to within 4-3 in the 5th Inning and knotted things up at 4-4 in the 6th. Newport News Apprentice School would slam in their final Run in the 8th Inning and won the game 5-4 behind Pitcher Thomas Packert. Continue reading
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The title game in the USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association) was played between the 6th seeded PENN STATE AT DUBOIS NITTANY LIONS and the 2 seeds – the NEWPORT NEWS APPRENTICE SCHOOL BUILDERS.
The Builders forced this decisive game after defeating PSU-Dubois 4-3. Continue reading
DAY THREE: GAME ONE – The 2 seeds – the NEWPORT NEWS APPRENTICE SCHOOL BUILDERS – battled for survival against the top seeded UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI AT CLERMONT COUGARS.
The 1st Inning ended in a 1-1 tie before the Cougars went on top 2-1 in the 2nd and 3-1 in the 4th. The Builders made it a 3-2 game in the 5th Inning only to see UC-Clermont pull away to 4-2 in the 6th. A 4-run 7th Inning for Newport News Apprentice School wound up giving them a 6-4 victory for Pitcher Mike Brumfield. Continue reading
* USCAA *
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – Yesterday was the final day of the 2014 World Series for the USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association). The 2nd seeded LINDENWOOD UNIVERSITY AT BELLEVILLE LYNX were 3-0 in Series play and were simply awaiting their title game opponent. That opponent would be the winner of the clash between the 4th seeded NEWPORT NEWS APPRENTICE SCHOOL BUILDERS and the top seeded defending champions – the UNIVERSITY OF CINCINATTI AT CLERMONT COUGARS. That game was knotted up at 2-2 in the 4th Inning but in the 5th the Cougars took a 4-2 lead and rode that score all the way to the win. Everett Osborne was the winning pitcher.
The battle for the USCAA crown was pretty much of an anticlimax after that exciting game. The Lynx went up 4-0 by the end of the 1st Inning, 5-0 after the 2nd and then led 9-2 after UC- Clermont scored their only runs in the 3rd. LU- Belleville then masterfully logged even more runs in the 6th, 7th and 8th Innings to take the title by a final score of FIFTEEN to TWO! Dylan Arvai got the win. * CONGRATULATIONS TO THE LYNX, THE 2014 CHAMPIONS OF USCAA BASEBALL! *
* NCCAA WORLD SERIES *
PRASCO PARK – EARLY GAMES – Yesterday was Day Two of the World Series in the NCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association). First off the 4th seeded FRESNO PACIFIC UNIVERSITY SUNBIRDS improved to 2-0 in Series play by authoritatively defeating the 9th seeded SHORTER UNIVERSITY HAWKS in a 5-0 shutout. ### And in the other early game at Prasco Park the 5th seeded BLUEFIELD COLLEGE RAMBLING RAMS stunned the top seeded OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY EAGLES by a score of 6-3! Continue reading
* NCCAA WORLD SERIES *
DAY ONE: GAME ONE – Here’s a recap of the opening day of the World Series in the NCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association). The 4th seeded FRESNO PACIFIC UNIVERSITY SUNBIRDS more than doubled up on the 5th seeded BLUEFIELD COLLEGE RAMBLING RAMS, defeating them by a score of 8-3.
DAY ONE: GAME TWO – The 6th seeded TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE EAGLES are coming off three NCCAA Division Two national championships in a row from when NCCAA baseball was divided into two divisions. They still proved potent in this first year of combined play, however, stunning the 3rd seeded LEE UNIVERSITY FLAMES in a 6-1 beatdown that set the nation talking!
DAY ONE: GAME THREE – Then two games featuring the two top seeds in the NCCAA World Series closed out Day One. The 7 seeds – the CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY YELLOW JACKETS – rose up and toppled the 2nd seeded TREVECCA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY TROJANS! The final tally in this orgy of offense was no less than 11-7! Continue reading