Tuesday, 13 March 2012 19:58

Recap for March 13

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Oklahoma City (19-4, 10-1 SAC) defeated Southern Nazarene 12-11, and swept three games against Mid-America Christian, 15-5, 8-1, and 11-0. 2B Brian Fisher went 3-for-5 with a home run, five RBI, and two runs scored against Southern Nazarene. CC/RF Dane Phillips hit a three-run home run in the first game against Mid-America Christian. Cody Crabaugh got the win in the second game, allowed two hits in five innings. Davis Henderson, Will Patrigo, and Allen Townsend combined for the shutout in the third game; Henderson recorded ten strikeouts. The Stars host Bethany March 12, Southern Nazarene March 13, and Briar Cliff March 17-18.

Concordia-Irvine (15-6, 7-1 GSAC) won two of three in a non-conference series against Cal State-San Marcos, losing 7-3 and winning 8-7 (10 innings) and 6-5. James Dykstra went the distance for the Cougars in the first game, allowed three runs on six hits, struck out seven. LF Kyle Konicek hit an RBI single for the winning run in the second game. CF John Doering laid down a bunt to score 2B Chris Limus for the winning run in the third game. The Eagles visit Point Loma Nazarene March 16, host Point Loma Nazarene March 17, and host Sioux Falls 18 and 21. The Eagles are tied with Azusa Pacific for the lead in the Golden State Athletic Conference.

Lee (25-2-1, 12-0 SSAC) defeated Bryan 2-0, tied Tennessee Temple 7-7, and swept Loyola-New Orleans 9-0, 7-3, and 15-0. Dustin Lawson, Jose Samayoa, Joe Fabre, and Andy Hillis combined for the two-hit shutout against Bryan, Samayoa struck out seven in for innings, got the win. Kris Hall went eight innings in the first shutout against Loyola; allowed two hits, struck out 15. Hall was named NAIA Pitcher of the Week. 2B Blake Barber went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI in the second game. Patrick Merckling and Ryan Zimmer combined for the shutout in the third game; Merckling struck out ten in five innings. The Flames visit Reinhardt March 14, and Shorter March 16-17. The Flames lead the Southern States Athletic Conference; Faulkner is second with a 10-2 record.

Lubbock Christian (15-7. 8-1 SAC) lost to Division II Texas-Permian Basin 4-2, and swept U. of Science and Arts of Oklahoma 8-6, 15-2, and 7-4. The loss to Texas-Permian Basin was the first ever for the Chaparrals. 2B Jordan Lewis went 5-for-5 with four RBI in the second game against USAO. The Chaparrals visit Northwestern Oklahoma State March 15-16, and host Texas-Permian Basin March 18.

Embry-Riddle (20-7, 8-2 Sun Conference) won two of three against Cumberland, 8-5, 10-6, and 3-8. CF Frankie Arias went 3-for-3 with an RBI in the second game. Cody Ferrell, Keith Kirby, and Mike Mandarino combined to hold the Eagles to five hits in the third game; 3B Josh McGee went 4-for-5 with three RBI for the Bulldogs. The Eagles defeated Aquinas 15-4, and won two of three against Indiana Tech, 2-0, 1-3, and 18-5. Kevin Maloney pitched the shutout in the first game against Indiana Tech, allowed five hits, struck out six. DH Ignatius Mackenzie singled in the winning run for Indiana Tech in the second game; Tyler Snoke got the win. Mackenzie was named NAIA Player of the Week. RF Ian MacGeorge hit three doubles in the third game; the Eagles had 21 hits off seven Indiana Tech pitchers. The Eagles host Northwestern Ohio March 15, and Northwood (FL) March 16-17. They then visit Lewis-Clark State March 19-21.

LSU-Shreveport (19-3, 8-3 RRAC) swept a double-header against LSU-Alexandria 16-5 and 13-1, and won two of three against Texas C., 7-0, 5-3, and 2-3. Jared Mortensen and Ben Suit combined for a two-hit shutout in the first game; Mortensen went eight innings, struck out eleven. Matt Lackie went the seven-inning distance for the Pilots in the second game, struck out nine. Aldo Montoya went the distance for the Steers in the third game, scattered eight hits. The Pilots host Northwood (TX) March 16-17.

Cumberland (15-9, 5-1 TranSouth Conference) defeated Bellevue 10-2, lost two of three to Embry-Riddle (see above), defeated Aquinas 2-1, and swept three games against Lyon 1-0, 1-0, and 13-3. Mike Mandarino batted .400 for the week, hit four home runs and batted in twelve runs, and pitched a complete-game shutout against Lyon. 2B Sam Lind batted in the winning run in both of the 1-0 wins. The Bulldogs host Missouri Baptist March 13-14, and visit Martin Methodist March 16-17..

Faulkner (21-7, 10-2 SSAC) won two of three against Iowa Wesleyan, 6-5 (11 innings), 1-6, and 12-2. They then swept three games at Spring Hill, 6-0, 4-2, and 11-2. Cory Black pitched the two-hit shutout, struck out seven. The Eagles were out-hit 6-4 in the second game, but three of their four runs were unearned. SS Daniel Cayton went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in the third game. The Eagles host Lindsey Wilson March 14, and Belhaven (18-10) March 16-17. Faulkner provides streaming video of their home games.

Okahoma Baptist (22-2, 6-0 SAC) defeated North Central 26-0, and swept three games against Oklahoma Christian, 12-2, 5-0, and 7-6 (12 innings). Chad Hardison pitched a two-hit shutout in the second game. Daniel Howell batted in the winning run in the third game, and hit a home run earlier in the game. The Bison host Briar Cliff March 14 and Rogers State (22-5) March 17, and visit Rogers State March 15. Oklahoma Baptist provides streaming video of their home games.

Biola (12-13, 6-6 GSAC) won three of four against Vanguard, 8-2, 6-1, 5-6, and 7-3. Jeff Grijalva went the distance in the first game, held the Lions to two hits. C Mike Lopez went 3-for-4 with two RBI in the second game. The Lions got their first conference win of the season on a bases-loaded squeeze bunt by 3B Eric Sanchez in the bottom of the ninth. They trailed 5-2 going into the bottom of the ninth, and tied it with a two-RBI double by 1B Bryce Arroyo. Arroyo was 3-for-4 with three RBI for the game. The Eagles visit Cal State-San Marcos March 15, and host Cal State-San Marcos March 16.

Campbellsville (17-4, 4-2 Mid-South Conference) won two of three at Shawnee State, 4-7, 2-0, and 4-2. Austin Dunfee got the complete-game win for Shawnee State in the first game. Jacob Cook got the shutout in the second game, and Michael McBride went the distance in the third game. The Tigers also defeated Missouri Baptist 6-1; The Tigers visit Trevecca Nazarene March 14, and host Pikeville March 16-17.

More teams doing well: Spring Arbor is 8-0, and Georgetown C. is 18-3.

Last modified on Tuesday, 13 March 2012 20:18


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.

Website: broughton.ca/

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