Yesterday was Day One of the College World Series in the USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association). Spalding, the 2012 champions, did not make the World Series field of 10 teams this year so there will definitely be a new title holder when all is said and done.
The top seeds, the NEWPORT NEWS APPRENTICE SCHOOL BUILDERS, had their hands full with the 9th seeded BRIARCLIFFE COLLEGE BULLDOGS. The Bulldogs are no strangers to the postseason and took the 2011 World Series championship in the USCAA. The Builders took them down in a 2-1 Instant Classic.
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College baseball fans are in for a smorgasborg of postseason action today! The Yavapai College Roughriders (logo above) are one of the dozens of teams seeing action today in the divisions covered by Balladeer’s Blog. The Roughriders (how can you NOT love that name) will play last year’s NJCAA runners- up, the Central Arizona College Vaqueros for the Region 1 title in the first of a best-of- three series for the right to advance to the NJCAA World Series.
Meanwhile the NAIA playoffs resume, the NCCAA World Series enters Day 2 of action and the USCAA World Series enters Day 4. Keep checking back at Balladeer’s Blog throughout the day for score updates as they become available.
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Today the NCCAA2 College World Series begins, joining the USCAA, whose series enters its third day. The Lancaster Bible College Chargers (logo at left) are the 8 seed in the NCCAA event and will face the top-seeded Toccoa Falls College Eagles, who are also the defending champs, in Game One today.
Keep checking back here at Balladeer’s Blog for updated scores as they become available.
NCCAA2 – (1) TFC Eagles over the (8) LBC Chargers 10-0 (slaughter rule) *** (5) Dallas Christian College Crusaders UPSET the (4) Continue reading
Welcome to day 2 of the USCAA World Series. Today the 2nd seeded Newport News Apprentice School Builders (logo at left) won a classic pitcher’s duel with the PSU- Beaver Nittany Lions by a score of 1-0. Tomorrow the action gets even more intense as the NCCAA2 College World Series gets underway.
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Today marks day 1 of the College World Series for the USCAA, which stands for the United States Collegiate Athletic Association. The USCAA format features a 10 team field playing in a double elimination tournament to determine the championship.
The Southern Virginia University Knights (logo at top left), a team from a terrific Mormon institution, were last year’s runners- up to the Briarcliffe Bulldogs. Today they took care of business against the Clark State Eagles. The games are still being played, so check back to Balladeer’s Blog for score updates throughout the Continue reading
The Dallas Christian College Crusaders (logo at left) won the Southwest Region on Saturday, filling the final automatic berth in the NCCAA2 World Series. Here’s a look at the seedings for all 8 teams in the event. Meanwhile, the USCAA’s 10 team field for their World Series has also been finalized. Balladeer’s Blog’s coverage of the action will begin May 7th.
NCCAA2 SEEDING – 1. Toccoa Falls College Eagles ( Defending champs and winners of the South Region Tournament ) *** 2. Florida Christian College Suns ( Runners- up in the South Region) *** 3. Arlington Baptist College Patriots ( Runners- up in the Southwest Region Tournament) *** 4. North Central University Rams ( Winners of the Midwest Region Tournament) *** 5. Dallas Christian College Crusaders (Winners of the Southwest Region ) *** 6. Ohio Christian University Trailblazers Continue reading
With the College World Series’ over now in all the divisions Balladeer’s Blog covers let’s offer a final round of congratulations to this year’s champions. In a way it was The Year of the Eagle since that nickname (one of the most monotonously overused in college sports) is sported by no less than three of the title winners. On the other end of the spectrum the Harvesters have the most unique nickname among this year’s winners so that’s why their logo is featured. Here are the World Series champions in the order in which I began covering their division.
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The Briarcliffe Bulldogs “controlled their own destiny”, to use one of the most repulsively overused cliches in sports. They knew what they had to do and they went out and did it. Facing elimination themselves they forced a second game by defeating the Southern Virginia University Knights 11-9. In the deciding game, a thriller for the ages, the Continue reading