Oklahoma City (15-4, 6-1 SAC) defeated Oklahoma Wesleyan
12-4, and swept Northwestern
Oklahoma State, 10-5, 3-0, and
10-2. 2B Brian Fisher went 2-for-2 with a home run and three RBI
against Oklahoma Wesleyan. C Chad Carman hit a solo home run for the
winning run in the first game against Northwestern Oklahoma State.
Rich Hawkins pitched the shutout in the second game, allowed four
hits. C/RF Dane Phillips hit
a three-run home run in the third game, and got another RBI on a
ground out. The Stars visit Southern Nazarene March 6,
host Mid-America Christian March 8 and 10, and visit
Mid-America Christian March 9.
Concordia-Irvine (13-5, 7-1 GSAC) swept four games against
Vanguard, 9-7 , 20-6, 10-9,
and 14-4. Pinch-hitter Matt Taylor hit a two RBI double in the top of
the ninth to win the first game. 1B Tony Harkey, Jr. hit two home
runs and went 3-for-4 with three RBI and four runs scored in the
second game. LF Kyle Konicek when 4-for-5 with a double and two RBI
in the third game, and 3B Ryan DiMascio went 2-for-4 with a home run
and two RBI in the fourth game. The Eagles visit non-conference Cal
State-San Marcos March 9, and visit Cal State-San Marcos March
10. The Eagles lead the Golden State Athletic Conference; The
Master's is second with a 6-2
Lee (21-2, 9-0 SSAC) swept Milligan 10-1
and 13-0. SS Edmanuel Rivera and 1B Roberto Reyes hit home runs in
the first game. Dustin Lawson, Kyle Briner, and Joe Fabre combined
for a two-hit shutout in the second game. The Flames then swept three
games against Truett McConnell,
8-1, 3-2, and 14-4. Kris Hall went seven innings in the first game,
allowed one run on three hits, struck out 12.
The Flames were out-hit 5-4 in the second game, but 2B Blake Barber
singled in a run in the bottom of the seventh to win it. LF Mike
Moore went 3-for-4 with
a home run in the third game. The
Flames visit Bryan March
7 and Tennessee Temple March
8, then host Loyola-New Orleans March 9-10. Barber is
batting .507 for the Flames.
Lubbock Christian (12-6. 5-1 SAC) won two games at Rogers
State 7-2 and 8-7 (nine
innings, scheduled for seven), but the Hillcats avoided the sweep by
winning the third game 7-3. Tyler Rogers went the seven-inning
distance in the first game, allowed six hits, struck out eight. The
Hillcats led the second game 5-2 going into the seventh inning, but
the Chaparrals scored five runs in the top of the seventh, and the
Hillcats answered with two runs in the bottom of the ninth to send it
into extra innings. The game was decided by a bases-loaded balk.
Shawn Spainhoward went the distance for the Hillcats in the third
game, allowed seven hits, struck out four. SS Randy Ramirez batted in
three runs and scored one more for the Hillcats. The Chaparrals visit
Division II Texas-Permian Basin March 6; and host U. of
Science and Arts of Oklahoma March
Embry-Riddle (15-5, 8-2 Sun Conference) and Savannah
College of Art and Design were
able to complete only one game of a scheduled three-game series, and
SCAD won that one 4-3 in ten innings. SS Hunter Pope hit an RBI
single to win it. Matthew Rogers, who pitched five innings in relief
for the Bees, and allowed no runs on three hits, got the win. The
second game was stopped by heavy rain and lightning after four
innings. The two games won't be made up unless they make a difference
in The Sun Conference standings. The Eagles defeated Bellevue
9-4. CF Frankie Arias went
3-for-5 with two doubles and three RBI; Daniel Eaton went seven
innings, allowed four runs on seven hits, struck out nine. The Eagles
host Cumberland March 5-7, Aquinas March
8, and Indiana Tech March
LSU-Shreveport (15-2, 6-2 RRAC) defeated Division III
Louisiana College 12-8, and won two of three at U. of the
Southwest, 9-0, 9-10, and 9-2.
Matt Lackie pitched the seven-inning shutout in the first game,
allowed six hits, struck out seven. U. of the Southwest scored six
runs in the bottom of the ninth to win the second game; four of the
runs came from a grand slam home run by DH Eric Alvarez, and pinch
hitter Micah Martinez hit a solo home run to win it. SS Manny Estrada
went 3-for-5 with three RBI in the third game. The Pilots host
LSU-Alexandria March 6, and Texas C. March
Cumberland (9-7) lost a mid-week game at Tennessee
Wesleyan 14-9, and opened their
TranSouth schedule winning two of three against Mid-Continent,
4-1, 0-1, and 11-1. Chipper Smith got the win in the first game,
allowed one run on three hits in six innings. Hunter Burge got the
seven-inning shutout for Mid-Continent in the second game, allowed
four hits, struck out six. The only run of the game came on a
throwing error; Keith Kirby, who got the loss, allowed only four
hits, struck out two. In the third game, RHP Mike Mandarino hit two
home runs and struck out eight batters. The Bulldogs play
Bellevue and Embry-Riddle in Daytona Beach March 5,
play Embry-Riddle March 6, and Aquinas and Embry-Riddle March
7. They return home to play Lyon March
Faulkner (17-4, 6-2
SSAC) won two games against Reinhardt,
4-3 and 6-1, defeated Point 8-6, and swept Southern
Wesleyan, 10-1, 12-0, and 11-7.
SS Craig Massey went 5-for-5 with two home runs and six RBI in the
first game against Southern Wesleyan. The
Eagles host Iowa Wesleyan March 5 and 7, and visit
Spring Hill March 9-10.
Faulkner provides streaming
video of their home games.
Okahoma Baptist (17-2, 3-0 SAC) swept Mid America
Christian, 8-1, 13-3, and 12-4.
Steven Messner got the win in the first game, pitched seven scoreless
innings. LF Michael Sliger went 3-for-5 with a home run and a double
in the second game, Chad Hardison got the win. The Bison host North
Central March 7, Visit Oklahoma Christian March 8 and
10, and visit Oklahoma Christian March 9. Oklahoma Baptist provides
video of their home games.
Biola (9-12, 3-5 GSAC) split four games with Westmont,
winning at Westmont 5-2 and 6-4, and losing at home 14-6 and 8-6.
Jeff Grijalva got the win in the first game, allowed two runs on six
hits in 7 1/3 innings. 1B Mac Sullivan hit a three-run home run for
the Eagles in the second game. Timothy Leary and Geoff Rocha got the
wins for Westmont; Leary allowed 15 hits, but allowed only four runs.
The Eagles host Vanguard March 8-9, and visit Vanguard
Campbellsville (12-2) won
two of three at Georgetown C.,
giving Georgetown their first two losses of the season; they were
15-0 going into this series. The scores were 12-7, 2-1, and 3-5.
Michael Mcbride and Ryan Richardson got the wins for Campbellsville;
Richardson pitched a three-hitter.
More teams doing well: Sterling is 12-2, Lewis-Clark
State is 16-3, and South Carolina-Beaufort are 17-4.