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The USA won the first-ever women's baseball gold medal at the Pan American Games in Ajax, Ontario, defeating Canada 11-3 in the final. The game drew a capacity crowd of 5,224.

RHP Marti Sementelli, who played baseball and softball at Montreat, played a key role in this. She made two appearances, both in the preliminary round. She pitched the final inning of a 10-6 win over Venezuela, allowed no hits, walked one. She started the final preliminary round game against Canada, which the USA won 3-1. She pitched six shutout innings, scattered seven hits, struck out three, walked one, and got the win. She had to pitch her way out of a bases loaded and no outs situation in the fifth inning, and escaped with a pair of popups and a strikeout.

This game decided first place in the preliminary round, which meant that the USA got the next day off while Canada had to play Venezuela to get into the gold medal game. USA Coach Jonathan Pollard said, "Marti is probably our most experienced vet on this team with the exception of [Malaika] Underwood. No moment is too big for her which is why we had her going against Canada because we knew she could handle situations like that.”

Sementelli, of Sherman Oaks, CA, made 15 relief appearances for the Cavaliers in 2012, her freshman year. Her numbers were 0-1 (two saves), 5.94 ERA, seven strikeouts, and four bases on balls in 16 2/3 innings pitched. She switched to softball for the remainder of her time at Montreat.

Story from USA Baseball: WNT advances to gold-medal game with 3-1 win over Canada

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Top 25 and recap for April 23

Written by Administrator - Tuesday, 23 April 2013

The NAIA Coaches' poll for April 23, with Boyd Nation's ISR ranking. Recap below.

RANK

ISR

LAST
WEEK

SCHOOL

RECORD

TOTAL
POINTS

1

9

1

Oklahoma City

40-9

560

2

7

4

Faulkner (AL)

40-10

535

3

13

3

Northwood (TX)

37-9

524

4

4

2

Lee (TN)

38-10

507

5

29

6

Lubbock Christian (TX)

36-13

486

6

12

8

Embry-Riddle (FL)

37-12

452

7

1

5

Lewis-Clark State (ID)

36-11

438

8

2

9

The Master’s (CA)

34-15

431

9

15

10

Tennessee Wesleyan

35-15

417

10

18

14

York (NE)

36-9

400

11

10

12

Cumberland (TN)

37-15-1

387

12

19

6

Bellevue (NE)

38-7-1

367

13

6

13

Cal State San Marcos

30-9

342

14

3

13

Concordia-Irvine (CA)

31-16

321

15

32

19

Oklahoma Baptist

35-15

268

16

27

22

Missouri Baptist

28-9

265

17

33

25

Texas Wesleyan

37-13

246

18

41

20

Sterling (KS)

40-11

221

19

16

RV

Georgetown (KY)

33-15

210

20

40

16

Lyon (AR)

40-12

198

21

31

RV

Belhaven (MS.)

34-17

159

22

17

21

Lindsey Wilson (KY)

38-16

154

23

52

15

Rogers State (OK)

30-17

132

24

24

RV

Madonna (MI)

27-7

114

25

60

RV

Point Park (PA)

35-13

109


5


San Diego Christian (CA)

31-16



8


Arizona Christian

27-19



11


Menlo (CA)

30-17



14


Westmont (CA)

24-23



20


Vanguard (CA)

21-25



21


Biola (CA)

25-23



22


Southern Polytechnic (GA)

35-16



23


British Columbia

23-14



25


William Carey (MS)

31-19


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Top 25 and recap for April 25

Written by Administrator - Wednesday, 25 April 2012

The NAIA Coaches' poll for April 24, 2012, with Boyd Nation's Iterative Strength Rating (ISR):

RANK

ISR

LAST
WEEK

SCHOOL

2012
RECORD

TOTAL
POINTS

1

4

1

LSU Shreveport

42-4

560

2

8

2

Oklahoma City

36-8

519

3

5

5

Faulkner (AL)

44-9

518

4

1

4

Azusa Pacific (CA)

38-8

516

5

2

3

Lee (TN)

46-8-1

503

6

7

8

Embry-Riddle (FL)

36-14

453

7

6

6

Tennessee Wesleyan

36-11

422

8

11

7

Oklahoma Baptist

38-11

421

9

9

10

Lewis-Clark State (ID)

35-10

413

10

22

9

Point Park (PA)

40-7

412

11

3

12

Concordia-Irvine (CA)

30-15

386

12

16

13

St. Thomas (FL)

38-10

379

13

13

11

Lindsey Wilson (KY)

38-12

347

14

15

14

Georgetown C. (KY)

41-8

314

15

17

19

South Carolina-Beaufort

34-14

307

16

12

22

Auburn-Montgomery (AL)

35-20

268

17

41

20

Judson (IL)

38-10

245

18

40

18

Lubbock Christian (TX)

28-17

238

19

43

21

Freed-Hardeman (TN)

35-17

236

20

20

15

Shorter (GA)

35-15

169

21

25

24

College of Idaho

35-13

161

22

33

23

Avila (Mo.)

30-10

154

23

21

RV

Indiana Tech

33-17

148

24

35

17

Taylor (Ind.)

31-15

140

25

23

25

Rogers State (Okla.)

39-12

128


10


The Master's (CA)

31-18



14


Cal State-San Marcos

25-18



18


Biola (CA)

22-24



19


Vanguard (CA)

21-18



24


Campbellsville (KY)

25-14


First place votes: LSU-Shreveport 19, Azusa Pacific 1

Azusa Pacific is #1 in Strength of Schedule

LSU-Shreveport (22-4 RRAC) swept a double-header at William Carey, 10-4 and 9-4, and clinched the Red River Athletic Conference pennant by sweeping Texas Wesleyan 5-2, 5-0, and 14-2. Jared Mortensen went the distance in the first Texas Wesleyan game, scattered eight hits, struck out nine. Matt Lackie went the distance for the shutout in the second game, ran his record to 9-0, struck out seven. The Pilots then swept a double-header at Division III Centenary, 15-11 and 10-7 (eight innings, scheduled for seven). Mortensen got a save in the second game, CF Ridge Gonsoulin batted in the winning run. This crosstown, cross-divisional matchup drew 550 fans. The Pilots host the RRAC tournament April 28-May 1.

Oklahoma City (23-4 SAC) won two of three against #18 Lubbock Christian, 5-1, 4-5 (eight innings, scheduled for seven), and 4-2. 1B Miguel Beltran hit a home run in the first game, and also made an unassisted double play. 3B Jordan Lewis batted in the winning run for the Chaparrals in the second game. Jose Gonzalez, who retired all four batters he faced, got the win. 2B Brian Fisher hit a home run for the winning run in the third game. The Stars host Wayland Baptist April 26-27, and finish their regular season at Division II Central Oklahoma April 28. Beltran now has 20 home runs on the season, most in the NAIA. The Stars lead the Sooner Athletic Conference; #8 Oklahoma Baptist is three games back (with three games remaining) with a 20-7 record.

Faulkner (27-3 SSAC) swept three games against Shorter, 4-1, 5-1, and 4-2, and won the Southern States Athletic Conference pennant. Corey Black pitched a three-hitter in the first game, struck out eight. 2B Daniel Cayton hit a two-RBI double for the winning run in the third game. Black leads the NAIA with an ERA of 0.97, and is tied with four other pitchers (including Rich Hawkins of Oklahoma City) with ten wins. The Eagles have won 20 straight games. The SSAC tournament starts April 26, in Columbus, GA. The Eagles will play Belhaven in the first round.

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Article by Tyler Norris Goode in the Asheville Citizen-Times about Montreat RHP Marti Sementelli: Female baseball player ready to blaze trail at Montreat College. Sementelli, of Birmingham, CA, will be the third woman to play college baseball on a scholarship. Montreat College press release

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