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2015 Preseason Top 25

Written by Administrator - Monday, 10 November 2014

Defending champion Cumberland starts the 2015 season ranked #1.

RANK

PRVS

SCHOOL

2014
RECORD

TOTAL
POINTS

1

1

Cumberland (Tenn.)

49-20

560

2

2

Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)

47-9

535

3

3

Oklahoma Wesleyan

58-8

524

4

4

Oklahoma Baptist

55-7

503

5

5

Faulkner (Ala.)

50-16

490

6

7

Georgia Gwinnett

53-13

476

7

6

Tabor (Kan.)

51-12

437

8

9

Georgetown (Ky.)

46-11

429

9

11

Missouri Baptist

47-14

423

10

11

LSU Shreveport (La.)

45-18

405

11

13

Embry-Riddle (Fla.)

40-21

383

12

14

Bellevue (Neb.)

40-17-2

331

13

15

Southeastern (Fla.)

46-16

317

T14

18

Belhaven (Miss.)

42-21

290

T14

16

Doane (Neb.)

42-11

290

16

19

Oklahoma City

39-19

289

17

17

Mount Vernon Nazarene (OH)

44-12

287

18

NR

Concordia (Calif.)

34-17

273

19

22

Davenport (Mich.)

42-17

227

20

20

The Master's (Calif.)

37-18

175

21

23

Brewton-Parker (Ga.)

32-11

172

22

RV

Point Park (Pa.)

40-18

155

23

RV

Tennessee Wesleyan

35-24-1

151

24

24

British Columbia

35-13

105

25

RV

William Woods (Mo.)

39-12

102

 

First place votes: Cumberland 19, Oklahoma Wesleyan 1


2015 Preseason All-Americans

Written by Administrator - Monday, 03 November 2014

Northwood (FL) C Carlos Contreras and British Columbia LHP Conor Lillis-White are the headliners of the 2015 NAIA Preseason All-America Team.

Contreras transfered from Northwood (TX), which shut down their athletic program. He hit .453 there, with a slugging percentage of .753, fourth-highest in the NAIA.

Lillis-White had the lowest ERA in the NAIA last season, 0.46. He is already 2-0, 0.82 ERA this season.

Name

Institution

Pos.

Class

Hometown

Carlos Contreras

Northwood (Fla.)

C

Sr.

West Palm Beach, Fla.

Taylor Eads

Spring Hill (Ala.)

OF

Jr.

Slidell, La.

Jordan Eckley

MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)

OF

Jr.

Leawood, Kan.

Jaime Gurroloa

Science & Arts (Okla.)

3B

Jr.

El Paso, Texas

Russell Harmening

Westmont (Calif.)

SP

Jr.

Oceanside, Calif.

Steve Karkenny

The Master's (Calif.)

RP

Sr.

Chatsworth, Calif.

Conor Lillis-White

British Columbia

SP

Sr.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Connor Lynch

Oklahoma City

C

Sr.

Marietta, Ga.

Aaron Marshall

Ottawa (Kan.)

1B

Jr.

McPherson, Kan.

Derek Moore

Shawnee State (Ohio)

SP

So.

Wheelersburg, Ohio

Orlando Olivera

Missouri Baptist

OF

Jr.

Miami, Fla.

Mitch Peschon

Northwestern (Iowa)

OF

Jr.

Spirit Lake, Iowa

Paul Pickerell

Belhaven (Miss.)

2B

Jr.

Elizabethtown, Ky.

Davon Poole

Saint Mary (Kan.)

INF

Sr.

Sacramento, Calif.

Jeff Ricker

Oklahoma Baptist

DH

Sr.

San Bernardino, Calif.

Riley Swanson

Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio)

SS

So.

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Chris Van Brandt

Brewton-Parker (Ga.)

OF

Sr.

Sarasota, Fla.

Brandon Zywicki

Missouri Baptist

SP

Sr.

Rochester, Minn.


Southern Polytechnic State University, in Marietta, GA, announced that they are discontinuing all athletic programs, effective July 1, 2014. The decision was fallout from Southern Polytechnic's merger with Kennesaw State. Press release

This is the loss of a successful baseball program. The Hornets made three trips to the Baseball National Championship. The most recent one was this season, where they got a win over Georgetown College before being taken out by Lewis-Clark State. They were ranked #8 at the end of the season. They got into the Opening Round by winning the Southern States Athletic Conference tournament.

The Hornets has a record of 350 wins and 137 losses since 2007. They won four other conference tournaments.

Also, Virginia Intermont College in Bristol closed its doors in May. The Cobras were 29-18 in 2013, and and 21-30 in 2014.

 


The 2014 MLB draft

Written by Administrator - Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Players for NAIA schools taken in the 2014 MLB draft:

RHP Julian Merryweather, Oklahoma Baptist, Indians, fifth round (#158) story

LHP Brad Wieck, Oklahoma City, Mets, seventh round (#205) story

RHP Chris Pike, Oklahoma City, Rays, ninth round (#277) story

RHP Daniel Poncedeleon, Embry-Riddle, Cardinals, ninth round (#285) story

RHP Jay Gause, Faulkner, Astros, tenth round (#286) story

LHP Thomas Dorminy, Faulkner, Padres, tenth round (#297) story

RF Matthew Page, Oklahoma Baptist, Nationals, tenth round (#304) story

LHP Emilio Ogando, Saint Thomas, Royals, 12th round (#363) story

C Darryl Knight, Embry-Riddle, Mets, 14th round (#415) story

LHP Brennan Henry, Bellevue, Royals, 17th round (#513) story

LHP Michael Nolan, Oklahoma City, A's, 18th round (#552) story

RHP Jacob Webb, Tabor, Braves, 18th round (#553) story

CF Blake Drake, Concordia-Portland, Cardinals, 18th round (#555) story

RHP Tyler Wilson, Tennessee Wesleyan, Padres, 20th round (#597)

SS Osvaldo Vela, Oklahoma Baptist, Dodgers, 21st round (#639) story

1B Bryan Muniz, Southeastern, Astros, 22nd round (#646) story

C John Fidanza, Georgia Gwinnett, Diamondbacks, 23rd round (#690) story

RHP Zeke McGranahan, Georgia Gwinnett,  Orioles, 23rd round (#691) story

RHP Gabriel Hemmer, San Diego Christian, Tigers, 24th round (#730) story

RHP Tyler Carpenter, Georgia Gwinnett, Angels, 25th round (#749) story

LHP Kyle Kinman, Bellevue, Braves, 25th round (#763) story

CF Cade Gotta, San Diego Christian, Rays, 26th round (#787) story

2B Trevor Sprowl, Auburn-Montgomery, Braves, 26th round (#793)

1B Ryan Jones, Arizona Christian, White Sox, 27th round (#797)

RF Cody Lavalli, Lewis-Clark State, Angels, 27th round (#809) story

RHP Evin Einhardt, Brewton-Parker, White Sox, 29th round (#858)

RHP Jacob Butler, Saint Francis (IL), Tigers, 29th round (#880)

SS Josciel Veras, Cumberland, Reds, 30th round (#905)

LHP Timothy Hill, Bacone, Royals, 32nd round (#963)

OF Edwin Medina, Saint Thomas, Astros, 33nd round (#976)

RHP Keegan Yuhl, Concordia-Irvine, Astros, 35th round (#1036)

RHP Joey Aquino, San Diego Christian, Blue Jays, 35th round (#1044) story

LHP Spencer Hermann, Fisher, Mariners, 36th round (#1071)

C Brandon Gildea, Westmont, Astros, 36h round (#1079) story

RHP Cody Chartrand, Lewis-Clark State, Rangers, 36th round (#1086) story

RHP Andre Del Bosque, Houston-Victoria, Mets, 38th round (#1142)

Oklahoma Baptist, Georgia Gwinnett, and San Diego Christian each had three players drafted.


National Championship, day 3

Written by Administrator - Tuesday, 27 May 2014

The Memorial Day prime-time game was a ten-inning barn burner. Cumberland's starter was pulled after giving up three runs and not recording an out. Clint Meadows took over, and made a ten-inning relief appearance, allowed four runs on nine hits. Richie Seaton singled in the winning run with two out in the bottom of the tenth. Story by Brian Adamowsky: Cumberland Continues Magical Run with Walk-Off Win

Top seed Oklahoma Baptist dodged a bullet. They gave up two runs in the first, and left the bases loaded. They held defending champion Faulkner off the scoreboard the rest of the way, but didn't put the game away until they scored five runs in the eighth inning. The Bison play Cumberland in a matchup of unbeaten teams at 6:30 PM PDT.

Lewis-Clark State stayed in the tournament with a 9-1 win over Southern Polytechnic, in a game that was close until the eighth inning. The Warriors play Faulkner in a loser-out game at noon PDT.

Tabor stayed in the tournament with another one-run win, 6-5 over Georgia Gwinnett. The Bluejays came up with two runs in the bottom of the ninth to do it. They tied it with an RBI double by Grant Silva. Silva stole third, then scored the winning run on a sacrifice fly by Kevin Seeger. The Bluejays were out-hit 13-6. They play Oklahoma Wesleyan in a loser-out game at 3 PM.

Dakstats page with results, box scores

NAIA Schedule and Results page with links to recaps

Live video from nmnathletics

Live radio from KOZE


Of the eight games played so far, four of them were decided by one run. Cumberland got two big wins. The fans saw excellent pitching performances by Julian Merryweather of Oklahoma Baptist and Anthony Gomez of Cumberland. Saturday night's game drew 4,175. Unless you're a fan of San Diego Christian or Georgetown College, this tournament is going well.

Dakstats page with results, box scores

NAIA Schedule and Results page with links to recaps

Live video from nmnathletics

Live radio from KOZE


A slide show of pictures taken by The Master's College photographer Tony Berru:

 


2014 Opening Round Brackets

Written by Administrator - Thursday, 01 May 2014

The Opening Round tournaments are scheduled for May 12-15. Click here for the Dakstats schedule and results page. Click here for the NAIA's announcement.

Kingsport  Bracket
Hunter Wright Stadium | Hosted by Appalachian Athletic Conference

Host site

1. Missouri Baptist - ISR #13
2. Brewton-Parker (Ga.) - 12
3. Cumberland (Tenn.) - 15
4. Bryan (Tenn.) - 72
5. Culver-Stockton (Mo.) - 80

Jackson Bracket
Smith-Willis Stadium | Hosted by Belhaven University (Miss.)

Host site (includes video)

1. Oklahoma Wesleyan - 4
2. Oklahoma City - 23
3. Belhaven (Miss.) - 26
4. Sterling (Kan.) - 43
5. Houston-Victoria (Texas) - 107

Marion Bracket
Wildcat Field | Hosted by Crossroads League

Host site

1. Georgetown (Ky.) - 2
2. Point Park (Pa.) - 35
3. Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) - 42
4. Midland (Neb.) - 29
5. Spring Arbor (Mich.) - 74

Daytona Beach Bracket
Sliwa Stadium | Hosted by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Fla.)

Host site (includes video)

1. Southern Poly - 9
2. Embry-Riddle (Fla.) - 21
3. Talladega (Ala.) - 67
4. Tennessee Wesleyan - 44
5. LSU Alexandria (La.) - 37

Montgomery Bracket
Harrison Field | Hosted by Faulkner University (Ala.)

Host site (includes audio)

1. Faulkner (Ala.) - 3
2. LSU Shreveport (La.) - 25
3. MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) - 31
4. Judson (Ill.) - 53
5. Point (Ga.) - 85

Lawrenceville Bracket
Grizzly Baseball Complex | Hosted by Georgia Gwinnett College

Host site (includes video)

1. Georgia Gwinnett - 5
2. Southeastern (Fla.) - 17
3. William Woods (Mo.) - 16
4. Westmont (Calif.) - 7
5. St. Francis (Ill.) - 77

Shawnee Bracket
OBU Baseball Complex | Hosted by Oklahoma Baptist University

Host site (includes video)

1. Oklahoma Baptist - 8
2. Bellevue (Neb.) - 22
3. Northwestern (Iowa) - 30
4. Friends (Kan.) - 82
5. Bacone (Okla.) - 52

Hutchinson Bracket
Hobart-Detter Field | Hosted by Tabor College (Kan.)

Host site (includes video)

1. Tabor (Kan.) - 18
2. Doane (Neb.) - 20
3. Jamestown (N.D.) - 34
4. Mayville State (N.D.) - 79
5. Viterbo (Wis.) - 49

Santa Clarita Bracket
May 12 - 15 | Reese Field | Hosted by The Master's College (Calif.)

Host site (includes video)

1. San Diego Christian (Calif.) - 10
2. The Master's (Calif.) - 14
3. Davenport (Mich.) - 24
4. Vanguard (Calif.) - 19
5. British Columbia - 6


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