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Tuesday, 04 April 2017 15:58

Top 25 and recap for April 4

Written by Administrator

NAIA coaches' poll for April 4, 2017, with Boyd Nation's ISR. Recaps below.

RANK

ISR

PRVS

SCHOOL

2017
RECORD

TOTAL
POINTS

1

1

1

Faulkner (AL)

33-4

494

2

2

2

Oklahoma City

35-4

485

3

6

4

Southeastern (FL)

36-3

465

4

7

3

Oklahoma Wesleyan

33-7

450

5

3

8

Bellevue (NE)

28-6

434

6

17

5

Tennessee Wesleyan

26-11

404

7

9

10

Tabor (KS)

27-8

398

8

32

6

Georgia Gwinnett

27-12

377

9

5

7

Menlo (CA)

26-8

366

10

13

14

Central Methodist (MO)

24-5

349

11

4

16

Clarke (IA)

26-5

319

12

21

15

Texas Wesleyan

26-9

318

13

27

17

Northwestern Ohio

26-10

299

14

16

9

William Carey (MS)

25-10

298

15

8

13

Webber International (FL)

28-8

283

16

28

11

Keiser (FL)

26-13

273

17

11

18

Middle Georgia State

29-10

223

18

22

12

Lewis-Clark State (ID)

19-12

215

19

18

24

Indiana Tech

26-7

194

20

33

19

Bryan (TN)

24-12-1

180

21

23

20

Science & Arts (OK)

25-12

168

22

39

RV

Missouri Baptist

23-10

153

23

10

RV

Sterling (KS)

23-9

125

24

12

23

St. Thomas (FL)

28-12

111

25

34

RV

Cumberlands (KY)

27-10

103

 

14

 

Hope International (CA)

20-10

 

 

15

 

Biola (CA)

23-13

 

 

19

 

Mayville State (ND)

15-5

 

 

20

 

Vanguard (CA)

22-16

 

 

24

 

Huntington (IN)

24-10

 

 

25

 

MidAmerica Nazarene (KS)

20-10

 

 

First place votes: Faulkner 13, Oklahoma City 5
#9 Menlo is #1 in strength of schedule.

#1 Faulkner lost a game at Loyola-New Orleans 5-3, the won the remaining two games 13-0 and 9-3. In the first game SS Brandon Wilson Jr. hit an RBI single in the fifth inning for the winning run, giving Ivan Pelaez his second loss of the season. RHP Joseph Kuchler got the win for the Wolfpack. Story RHP Tyler Tungate, RHP Tanner Disibio, and LHP Preston Szuch combined for the shutout in the second game. CF John Price hit a two-run home run. 1B Austin Pasche hit an RBI single for the winning run in the fourth inning of the third game. RHP Israel Fuentes got the win. Story

Fuentes is 7-0, 2.63 ERA.

The Eagles host Point April 4, and Middle Georgia State April 7-8. Video

#2 Oklahoma City swept three games against Bacone, 10-0, 5-0, and 11-1. RHP Anthony Rosati, RHP Craig Knoche, and LHP Hunter Aguirre combined for the two-hit shutout in the first game. The game was closer than the score indicates; the Stars didn't blow it open until LF Jared Baker hit a grand slam home run in the bottom of the eighth. Story RHP Matt Young, LHP Ken Williams, and RHP J.R. Holloway combined for the four-hit shutout in the second game. DH Branden Grieger hit an RBI double for the winning run. RHP Mark Simon got the win in the third game; he pitched 4 1/3 innings, allowed no runs on one hit, struck out seven. RF Cory Linn batted in five runs. Story

The Stars have won 16 straight. They host #12 Texas Wesleyan April 7-8. Video

#3 Southeastern swept three games against Florida Memorial, 5-2, 10-4, and 18-2. LHP Kade Wagner got the win in the first game, went eight innings, allowed five hits, struck out six. SS Luis Diaz went 3-for-4 with a triple and two RBI. Story Pinch-hitter Luke Maher hit a grand slam home run in the second game. RHP Jamal Wilson got the win. DH Gerald Ceballos went 3-for-4 with 4 RBI in the third game. Story

Wagner has 74 strikeouts, seventh-best in the NAIA. He is tied with eight other pitchers with eight wins, second-best in the NAIA.

The Fire visit #24 Saint Thomas April 7-8. Video

#4 Oklahoma Wesleyan swept Ottawa, 4-1, 14-2, and 13-3. The first game was tied 1-1 after the first inning, and stayed that way until 3B Alec Hardin scored on a wild throw in the bottom of the eighth, and CF Chris Acosta-Tapia hit a two-run home run. LHP Zach Johnson got the win, went eight innings, allowed five hits, struck out seven.

Acosta-Tapia has 16 home runs, second-best in the NAIA.

The Eagles visit Saint Mary April 7-8. Video

#5 Bellevue swept four games against Presentation, 5-0, 2-1, 8-6, and 6-0. RHP Ben McKendall pitched a complete game shutout in the first game, allowed four hits, struck out 11. LHP Zach Wilson got the win in the second game, went six innings, allowed three hits. 3B Matt Evans his a sacrifice fly for the winning run. Story In the third game, starter RHP Todd Nicks went seven innings, allowed seven hits, struck out seven, and the Bruins led 6-2 when he left the game. LF Derik Bontempo went 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, and an RBI. CF Joe Moran went 4-for-4 with three doubles and four runs scored. LHP Colten Barnes went the seven-inning distance in the fourth game, allowed four hits, struck out seven. Nicks, playing first base, went 2-for-3, scored the winning run. Story

The Bruins play Midland at Westgate Complex in Omaha April 5, and Dakota State April 7, also at Westgate Complex. They play Dakota State at home April 8.

Last modified on Wednesday, 05 April 2017 00:13
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Administrator

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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