NAIA baseball action during the past week.
#1 Tennessee Wesleyan swept Indiana Tech 7-6, 4-1,
and 3-1. The first game was tied 5-5 going into the seventh and last
inning. The Warriors got a run in the top of the seventh on an RBI
triple by RF Bryan Brudi, but the defending champions tied it on an
RBI single by RF David Donald, and won it on an RBI single by 1B Trey
Griffin. Griffin went 4-for-4, Donald went 3-for-4 with three RBI.
Both teams had three hits in the third game. The winning run came on
a sacrifice fly by C Brackton Smith. Jarrod Jameson got the win; he
went seven innings, allowed no earned runs, struck out seven.
The Bulldogs have won eight straight after losing the first three
games of the season. They host #12 Lindsey Wilson on February 20, and
Indiana-Southeast February 22-23.
#2 LSU-Shreveport won two of three against Culver-Stockton.
Jason Mouton and Cade Bowen combined for a one-hitter in the first
game, won by the Pilots 5-0. Mouton went six innings, allowed the
only hit in the fifth inning, struck out five. Bowen pitched a
perfect inning, struck out one. In the second game, the Pilots
committed five errors, walked seven batters, hit seven batters, and
lost 14-3 (story).
The third game went eleven innings, and the Pilots won 6-5. CF Ridge
Gonsoulin hit an RBI single for the winning run. Winning pitcher Ben
Suit retired every batter he faced over the last three innings
The Pilots host Division II Southern Arkansas on February 19, and
Texas College February 22-23.
#3 Lee swept Mobile 6-3, 3-1, and 12-0. Myles Smith
got the win in the first game, and 2B Mark Silva went 3-for-3 with an
RBI. RF Corey Davis hit a two-RBI single for the winning run in the
second game. Kyle Briner got the win in relief; he struck out five of
the seven batters he faced. The Rams got an excellent effort from
Ryan Hines, who struck out 11 (story).
3B Roberto Duran went 3-for-3 with a three-run home run and four RBI
in the third game. LHP Clint Terry and C.J. Lusted combined for the
three-hit shutout; Terry went six innings, struck out five (story).
The Flames are 10-2. They host Rio Grande February 18, visit Union
C. (KY) February 19, and host #18 Auburn-Montgomery February 22-23.