Oklahoma City (5-1) split a double-header with Missouri
Baptist. The Spartans won their
season opener 2-1; Bunk Coronado, a transfer from LSU-Shreveport, and
Aaron Matula combined to hold the Stars to three hits, and Coronado
recorded nine strikeouts. LF Joe Riley doubled in the winning run.
The Stars won the nightcap 9-1; Blake Schwartz and Patrick Goelz
combined to hold the Spartans to one hit, and Schwartz struck out ten
of the 17 batters he faced. RF Chad Carman batted in three of the
Stars' runs. A mid-week game at Central Oklahoma was canceled,
and a pair of weekend games against Ottawa were
also canceled. The Stars have a busy week ahead. They host
Southern Nazarene Feb. 16,
MidAmerica Nazarene Feb.
17-18, and Bellevue Feb.
Concordia-Irvine (3-4) lost four games on the week to
Division II teams; 11-1 to Cal State-Los Angeles, and 7-6 (11
innings), 14-8, and 6-4 to Cal Poly Pomona. The Eagles missed two
chances to win the extra-innings game. They outhit Cal Poly Pomona in
the second game, but Eagle pitched walked ten batters, and hit three
more. The Eagles host Patten Feb. 17-18.
Lee (8-0) defeated
Tennessee Temple 15-0, and recorded three shutouts against
Shawnee State, 5-0, 2-0, and
4-0. Kris Hall and Joe Fabre combined for a two-hit shutout in the
first Shawnee State game (Hall struck out twelve),
Patrick Merkling pitched five hitless innings in the second game, and
Jose Samayoa allowed one hit in the first five innings of the third
game. 1B Roberto Reyes hit a three-run home run in the third game.
The Flames host Union C. (KY) Feb. 13, visit Tennessee
Wesleyan Feb. 15, and visit
Emmanuel Feb. 17-18.
Lubbock Christian (4-3)
won three games against York,
8-1, 8-5, and 7-5. A fourth scheduled game was postponed because of
weather. Tyler Rogers struck
out 13 in the first
game, and RF Richard Bohlken hit three doubles in the second game,
tying a school record. The Chaparrals host Tabor Feb.
17-18, and Lubbock is providing streaming
video of their home games.
Embry-Riddle (8-2) swept
three games from Warner,
17-9, 13-12, and 12-2. 1B
Chris Page hit three home runs during the series, batted in ten runs.
The Eagles visit Thomas (GA) Feb. 14, and host Webber
International Feb. 17-18..
LSU-Shreveport (6-0) had a good week. The Pilots defeated
Southern Polytechnic 12-2,
Cumberland 9-0, and
Four pitchers saw action in the
shutout against Cumberland, but Matt Lackie pitched the first six
innings, allowed four hits, struck out six. DH Greg Friesen went
4-for-5 with two doubles against Belhaven. The Pilots host Wiley
Feb. 17-18, and visit
Cumberland (2-4) lost
5-2 to Belhaven, and 9-0 to
Belhaven scored four unearned runs, and the Bulldogs stranded 12
baserunners. The Bulldogs also lost 2-1 to Southern
Polytechnic; they were held to
three hits by David Gibson, who recorded nine strikeouts. The
Bulldogs host Milligan Feb.
15, and Lendsey Wilson Feb.
Faulkner (8-0) defeated
Division II West Alabama 9-5, and swept four games against Harris
Stowe, 13-4, 6-0, 7-2, and
16-1. Zach Sterling, Casey Wilson, and Kyle Wyatt combined for the
two-hit shutout.The Eagles host Auburn-Montgomery Feb.
17-18. Faulkner provides streaming
video of their home games.
Okahoma Baptist (4-0)
swept a double-header against Culver-Stockton,
4-2 and 8-5. Steven Messner struck out eleven in the first game, and
Chad Hardison struck out eight in the second game. Jesus Carlos got
saves in both games. The Bison host Oklahoma Wesleyan
Feb. 14, Central Methodist Feb.
17, and Doane Feb.
Biola (4-3) defeated Division II Cal State-San Bernardino
8-5, and lost two of three at Arizona Christian, 4-7, 3-9, and 6-4.
The series at Arizona Christian was the opening of their new
ballpark, and the first game drew 600 fans. 3B Vinnie Fayard went 4-4
with two RBI in the Biola win. The Eagles host Division Cal State-Los
Angeles Feb. 13. Their next four games are in Redding, CA; two
against British Columbia Feb. 16-17, and two against Simpson
Lewis-Clark State (6-2)
won the Guardian Plumbing and Heating Tournament, defeating
Division III George Fox 13-6, and British Columbia 7-6
and 13-10. Carson Nylund, Tyler Duffin, Garrett Tygerson, and Luke
Goodgion got the wins. 1B Alfonso Casillas went 4-for-5 with two RBI
in the final game. Sal Arena got saves in both games against British
Columbia. The Warriors host a tournament of Division II teams Feb.
17-19, with Central Washington, Western Oregon, and Saint Martin's,
More teams with good starts: Rogers State is
7-0, Texas Wesleyan is
8-1, and Cal State-San Marcos and
Bryan are 6-1. Texas
Wesleyan visits 8-3 Texas-Brownsville Feb.