College Baseball Notebook (May 12-13)

NCAA LogoJacksonville State had a week to remember with four consecutive walk-off wins over Georgia and SIU Edwardsville … Samford wrapped up its first Southern Conference regular season championship with a sweep of Western Carolina … Navy and Army will square off this week for the Patriot League Championship with a best-of-three series in Annapolis.

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NAIA Regional Brackets Announced

NAIA Opening RoundThree teams from the state of Alabama will have the opportunity to play for the 2019 NAIA National Championship this season, Faulkner University, University of Mobile and Talladega College were all selected to play the NAIA Regionals, which begin Monday, May 13.

The NAIA has officially announced the 45-team field and pairings for the 2019 NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round. The 11th annual event takes place May 13 – 16 at nine host sites. Each of the nine locations features a five-team, double-elimination tournament.

The nine opening round champions join Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) at the 63rd annual Avista-NAIA Baseball World Series in Lewiston, Idaho, May 24-31.
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NAIA Regional Sites Announced

FaulknerThe NAIA has released the list of host sites for the 11th annual NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round. The 45-team event is scheduled for May 13-16 and features nine, five-team double elimination tournaments. Opening Round qualifiers and brackets will be announced Thursday, May 9, at 4:00 p.m. CDT on the NAIA Facebook page.

This year’s hosts are Cumberlands (Ky.), Faulkner (Ala.), Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.), Georgia Gwinnett, LSU Shreveport (La.), Middle Georgia State, St. Thomas (Fla.), Visit Kingsport (Tenn.) and Westmont (Calif.).

Cumberlands, Faulkner, Georgia Gwinnett, and Visit Kingsport all hosted a 2018 opening round.

Visit Kingsport is hosting an opening round for the ninth time, which is the most among the 2019 sites. Continue reading “NAIA Regional Sites Announced”

College Baseball Midweek Recaps

NCAA LogoSaint Peter’s pitcher/DH Hunter Mason hit a walk off 2-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Peacocks an 8-6 win. It was Mason’s second home run of the game. He also hit a 2-run homer in the first inning. Mason was also the winning pitcher with two scoreless innings in relief … Texas Tech rallied from a 9-run deficit to defeat UT Rio Grande Valley 19-11 to earn a split in the midweek series … UTRGV scored nine runs in the second inning to take a 9-0 lead … NAIA Conference Tournaments are underway across the nation … Master’s (NAIA) shortstop Aaron Shackleford went 4-for-4 with two home runs and five RBIs in a 16-4 elimination game win over Westmont in the GSAC Tournament … Shackleford has 28 home runs and 97 RBIs this season.

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College Baseball Notebook (April 28)

NCAA LogoTexas State has won 10 straight games, the longest active winning streak in Division I baseball … The Bobcats are averaging 10 runs per game during the streak and have swept Arkansas State and UL Lafayette in back-to-back Sun Belt Conference series … Michigan has won eight straight games, the second-longest winning streak in Division I baseball … UM has swept Northwestern and Rutgers the last two weeks in Big Ten play … This is Michigan’s second 8-game winning streak of the season … The Wolverines opened the season with eight straight wins … Purdue Fort Wayne has a 15-game losing streak, the longest active streak in Division I .. The Mastadons (0-21 Summit) are the only Division I team without a conference win this season … Purdue Fort Wayne has lost 36 straight games to Division I opponents … Arkansas Pine Bluff (12), The Citadel (12), San Jose State (10) and Illinois State (10) also ended the week with double-digit losing streaks … New Mexico and Fresno State played to a 6-6 tie on Sunday, the ninth tie game of the season in Division I baseball … The game was called after nine innings due to the travel curfew … Nevada second baseman Keaton Smith hit for the cycle in the 26-15 win over Air Force. Smith went 4-for-7 with three runs scored and two RBIs … It was the 13th Division I cycle this year … Bellevue (Nebraska) senior JT Patterson recorded his third three-home run game of the season (NAIA record) in Sunday’s 16-0 win over Waldorf … Creighton senior LHP Denson Hull threw a complete-game shutout (7 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 5 K) in the 5-0 win over Xavier … Navy (34-15, 18-7) clinched the Patriot League regular season title with a 5-1 win over Lafayette. Navy is the first Division I team to clinch a conference championship this season … Oral Roberts outscored Purdue Fort Wayne 49-2 in the three-game series sweep … Penn State Harrisonburg (Division 3) hit 12 home runs in its weekend sweep of Frostburg State … Yale left-hander Kumar Nambair tossed his second consecutive complete-game shutout in the 4-0 win over Dartmouth … Saint Peter’s picked up its third win of the season with a 5-1 win over Fairleigh Dickinson … The Peacocks (3-36) have surpassed their  win total from the previous two seasons.

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College Baseball Notebook (April 27)

NCAA LogoJackson State (15) and Samford (10) had double-digit win streaks snapped on Saturday … Purdue Fort Wayne (14), Arkansas Pine Bluff (12), Saint Peter’s (12) and The Citadel (10) all have double-digit losing streaks … Purdue Fort Wayne (0-20 Summit League) is the only Division I team without a conference win this season … The Mastadons have lost 35 straight games to Division I opponents … Clemson dropped its eighth straight ACC game with 13-8 loss at Georgia Tech … Fresno State had its seven-game winning streak snapped with an 8-2 loss to New Mexico … Georgia Southern right fielder Mason McWhorter belted two home runs and drove in seven runs in the 16-12 win over South Alabama … Georgia Tech erased a two-run deficit by scoring seven runs in the seventh inning to post a series-clinching 13-8 win over Clemson … Grambling third baseman Jahomi Percival went 4-for-5 with four runs, one home run and six RBI in the 21-16 win over Southern … Kennesaw State scored 31 runs in a double header sweep at New Jersey Tech … Navy junior right-hander Noah Song tossed a four-hit shutout with 15 strikeouts in the 2-0 win over Lehigh … Rice turned a game-ending triple play in a 4-2 win over Louisiana Tech … Tennessee Wesleyan (NAIA) won its 18th consecutive Appalachian Athletic Conference regular season championship.

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College Baseball Notebook (April 24)

Tyler SmithNAIA power Lewis and Clark State picked up a Division I win with a 5-2 victory at Seattle … Northwestern State right fielder Tyler Smith (Photo courtesy NSU Athletcs) hit three home runs and knocked in seven runs as the Demons upset No. 6 Arkansas 10-7 in Fayetteville … Purdue Fort Wayne has lost 33 straight games to Division I teams with an 11-2 loss at Purdue … Southern Miss first baseman Hunter Slater tied school records with three home runs and eight RBIs in the Golden Eagles 15-2 win at New Orleans … Youngstown State third baseman Blaze Glenn drove in six runs in the Penguins 10-0 win over St. Bonaventure.

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