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Tuesday, 14 April 2015 11:47

Top 25 and recap for April 14

Written by Administrator

NAIA coaches' poll for April 14, 2015, with Boyd Nation's ISR. Recaps below.

RANK

ISR

PRVS

SCHOOL

2015
RECORD

TOTAL
POINTS

1

8

1

Faulkner (AL)

38-8

589

2

5

2

Davenport (MI)

36-3

563

3

9

3

Northwood (FL)

37-8

558

4

19

4

Oklahoma City

30-9

512

5

1

6

The Master's (CA)

37-7

508

6

30

5

Georgia Gwinnett

37-8

496

7

3

7

Oklahoma Baptist

39-4

484

8

10

8

Oklahoma Wesleyan

37-8

465

9

11

10

Tennessee Wesleyan

33-9

436

10

14

8

Tabor (KS)

38-8

428

11

22

11

Missouri Baptist

30-6

403

12

16

14

Auburn Montgomery (AL)

32-12

382

13

6

12

Westmont (CA)

33-10

354

14

35

15

LSU Shreveport (LA)

32-10

327

15

12

16

Campbellsville (KY)

22-6

310

16

17

17

Embry-Riddle (FL)

30-13

301

17

13

13

Bellevue (NE)

33-10

295

18

2

19

Lewis-Clark State (ID)

31-10

275

19

4

18

Concordia (CA)

36-11

274

20

31

20

Sterling (KS)

33-11

226

21

33

21

Point Park (PA)

29-6

204

22

28

23

St. Thomas (FL)

34-12

197

23

23

24

Northwestern Ohio

32-8

173

24

15

RV

Mount Vernon Nazarene (OH)

22-6

130

25

37

22

Mobile (AL)

30-14

120

9

 

 

British Columbia

24-11

 

18

 

 

Vanguard (CA)

34-13

 

20

 

 

Concordia-Portland (OR)

22-19

 

21

 

 

York (NE)

32-14

 

24

 

 

Bryan (TN)

35-13

 

25

 

 

Cal State San Marcos

33-12

 

 

First place votes: Faulkner 18, Davenport 2, Northwood 1

San Diego Christian (ISR #88) is #1 in strength of schedule.

#1 Faulkner lost a non-conference game at #9 Tennessee Wesleyan, then swept Belhaven, 7-1, 7-2, and 7-3. Tennessee Wesleyan got three runs in the bottom of the ninth, including a two-RBI double by LF Chase Edwards, for the win. Story DH Randy Joung hit a two-RBI single for the winning run in the first game against Belhaven. Jack Charleston got the win, had a shutout going into the ninth. Story Victor Arche went the seven-inning distance in the second game, Joung went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI, and two runs scored. The third game was tied 3-3 going into the ninth. The Eagles got the winning run when courtesy runner Junior Santos scored on a passed ball, then added insurance runs with a sacrifice fly by 1B Cody Sos and RBI singles by 2B Dario Polanco and CF Chris Madera. Alejandro Castro got the win, pitched the final two innings, allowed no runs on three hits. Story

#12 Auburn-Montgomery leads the Southern States Athletic Conference with a 23-1 conference record. The Eagles are three games back with a 20-4 record. The Eagles host Middle Georgia State April 17-18, and Tennessee Wesleyan April 20 (video).

#2 Davenport swept Aquinas, 6-2 and 4-0, then lost their first game since February 27 to Indiana Tech, 11-5. The Panthers won the remaining three games of the series, 15-8, 12-1, and 10-8 (10 innings, scheduled for 7). Brandon MacKinnon, a transfer from Georgia Gwinnett, combined with Ryan Butzer and Jonathan Cheshire for the shutout against Aquinas; it was MacKinnon's first start and first win of the season. Story

Indiana Tech got a two-run home run from CF Dezmon Nunn for the winning run, then closed the door with a grand slam home run by C Brian Hakes. The Warriors also got a good relief appearance from Jared Harvey, who pitched the final three innings, allowed one run on three hits, struck out four. The Panthers started the second game with seven runs in the first inning. The winning run came in the second inning, on a two-run home run by CF Zac Wilson. Story The offensive barrage continued the next day, but Brendan Bender went the distance in the third game, which was shortened to eight innings by the mercy rule. He allowed no earned runs on five hits. The Warriors got that inning back on the fourth game. They lost an early 4-1 lead, then needed a solo home run by RF Romer Portes in the bottom of the seventh to send it into extra innings. Each team got a run in the eighth, and the Panthers finally prevailed on a two-RBI single by Bender (playing first base) in the top of the tenth. Butzer got the win in relief. Story

The Panthers continue to hold a ½ game lead over #23 Northwestern Ohio in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference. They visit Cornerstone April 15 (video), then host Northwestern Ohio April 18-19 (video).

#3 Northwood won two of three at Thomas, 7-4, 13-6, and 10-11. Cody Gray got the win in the first game, went seven innings, allowed three runs on three hits, struck out seven. The second game was closer than indicated by the final score. The Seahawks trailed until they scored six runs in the sixth inning, then scored six more runs in the top of the ninth. C Carlos Contreras went 2-for-5 with a double, a sacrifice fly, and six RBI. Story The Seahawks trailed the third game most of the way, came up with three runs in the top of the ninth to make it a one-run game, but didn't get any closer. CF Casey Mullenix hit two home runs, batted in six runs. Story

The Seahawks have a 3 ½ game lead over #16 Embry-Riddle in The Sun Conference, and have clinched at least a share of the pennant, their first in school history. The Seahawks visit #22 Saint Thomas (FL) April 17-18, and close their regular season with a home game against Saint Thomas on April 21.

#4 Oklahoma City played only one game during the week, a 6-3 loss to Division II Oklahoma Christian. 1B J.J. Bissell and SS Adam Clark hit back-to-back home runs for the Stars. Story

The Stars trail #7 Oklahoma Baptist by one game in the Sooner Athletic Conference. The Stars visit Southwestern Assemblies of God April 17-18, and Oklahoma Wesleyan April 21.

#5 and ISR #1 The Master's swept William Jessup, 14-1, 9-3, and 6-1. 1B Collin Nyenhuis went 3-for-4 with a three-run home run and six RBI in the first game. Jason Karkenny got the win. Story 2B Nick Covello went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI in the second game; Ty Galloway got the win. Connor Menez got the win in the third game, pitched 5 1/3 innings, allowed no earned runs on four hits, struck out 12. Story

Jason Karkenny is 9-3, 1.87 ERA, and 52 strikeouts, and his nine wins tie him with three other pitchers for fourth-best in the NAIA. Galloway is 10-2, 3.54 ERA, and 55 strikeouts, and his ten wins tie him with two other pitchers for best in the NAIA. The Mustangs visit #13 Westmont April 17-18 (video). The Mustangs have a three game lead over Westmont in the Golden State Athletic Conference, and they will take the GSAC pennant if they win this series.

Last modified on Tuesday, 14 April 2015 20:01
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Bob Broughton started going to British Columbia home games in 2001, and was favorably impressed with the caliber of play. This led to annual trips to the NAIA Baseball National Championship in Lewiston, ID, a nine-hour drive from Vancouver. He retired in Guanajuato, Mexico in 2012.

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