NCAA DII Baseball Tournament Best Guess ~ Now with Seedings!

 

ATLANTIC
1. Millersville 2. Seton Hill 3. Winston-Salem St. 4. East Stroudsburg 5. California (PA) 6. Concord
CENTRAL
1. Minnesota St. 2. Missouri Western 3. Southern Arkansas 4. St. Cloud St. 5. Central Missouri 6. Missouri Southern
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NCAA Releases Final DII Regional Baseball Rankings Before Selection Sunday

REGION/RANK SCHOOL OVERALL RECORD IN-REGION RECORD
ATLANTIC
1 Millersville 36-14-0 33-14-0
2 Winston-Salem State 38-10-0 37-10-0
3 Seton Hill 39-15-0 38-13-0
4 Kutztown 31-14-0 29-14-0
5 Shippensburg 28-20-0 28-20-0
6 California (Pa.) 33-16-0 32-14-0
7 East Stroudsburg 29-16-0 29-16-0
8 Concord 36-18-0 36-14-0
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Semifinalists for the 2013 Tino Martinez Award Announced

tinoawardThe semifinalists for the 2013 Tino Martinez Award have been announced. The award is presented to the most outstanding player in DII college baseball. The annual honor is named after the former University of Tampa Spartan, United States Olympian, first round draft pick and MLB All-Star, Tino Martinez.

There are forty-one semifinalists with five players from each of the eight DII regions. In year’s past there were at least six players from each region; however the process has been modified slightly and this year each school has been limited to a single player advancing to the semifinal round. Continue reading

Gregg Olson Award to Honor College Baseball’s Breakout Player of the Year

olsonawardCollege Baseball Lineup is proud to announce the creation of the Gregg Olson Award, an honor to be presented to college baseball’s breakout player of the year. The to-be annual award will be given to a top amateur baseball player who elevates his game to an elite level throughout the season.

The winner of the 2013 Gregg Olson Award will be named in Omaha, Nebraska during the College World Series which is to be held this season at TD Ameritrade Park from June 15-June 25/26. Initial nominations are to be made by sports information/media contacts with a watch list scheduled to be released Monday, May 20th.  At the conclusion of the regular season a selection of five finalists will be made by an independent panel. Continue reading

Name the Player, 20 Questions Edition – Win a Free Fast Arm!

How’d you like to win a free Fast Arm from www.fastarm.com? It would be pretty sweet wouldn’t it? Heck yeah it would!

All you have to do is name the mystery former college baseball player I’m thinking of. Throughout the day I’ll add clues on this page, responding to select questions from Twitter from people who have both @cblineup and @fast_arm mentioned in their inquiry. Makes sense?

For example you could write:

  • “Did he gain infamy from getting punched in the face by Nolan Ryan? @cblineup @fast_arm?”

The response would be no, so you know the player isn’t Robin Ventura.

Sound easy enough? Good! Let’s do it. Who has the first question? I’ll try to answer at least two or three question per hour if not more, depending on how many questions are asked.

  • @TheGrantJ08: ”Is he a DI player?” Yes.
  • @ranalli_joseph: “has he played in college world series in past 10 seasons.” No.
  • @linedrivedad2: “is he a current major league player?” No.
  • @SeanPeter24: “Did he play in one of the major conferences? Yes. 
  • @doc_suess_: “Did he wear a helmet in the field?” No.
  • @ranalli_joseph: “Is he from an SEC school?” Yes.
  • @SeanPeter24: “Was the SEC school he played at in Alabama?” No.
  • @revgraysox: “Did he play for Mississippi State?” No.
  • @SulRossBaseball: “Did he ever play in the college World Series?”
  • @vandyfan92: “Did he play for Vanderbilt? ” No.
  • @duff_20: “Sec west?” Yes.
  • @bsnhitman: “Was he a middle infielder for LSU?” No.
  • @sulrossbaseball: “Was his major league career potentially HOF worthy?” No.
  • @revgraysox: “Did he play for the Cards in the bigs?” Yes (kinda, spring training only)
  • @BrettMauserHCBL: “Pitcher?” Yes.
  • @brettmauserhcbl: “Is he currently a TV personality? ” No.
  • @SulRossBaseball: “was his major league career potentially HOF worthy?” No.
  • Some more miscellaneous questions… until finally…
  • @matt_lozar: ”Gregg Olson” Yes.

 

Upsets Aplenty in Conference Tournaments to Shake Up Latest DII Rankings; USC Aiken and PBC Tournament Play Wednesday

Rank
(Last Week)
Team / Comment
1
(1)
USC AIKEN PACERS
The Pacers’ (41-9) had the week off as they prepare for the Peach Belt Baseball Championship. USC Aiken is the top seed for the tournament and ranked first in the nation for the first time since 2003.
2
(3)
TAMPA SPARTANS
Tampa (39-10) concluded its regular season with a series sweep of Lynn University and now await word of the NCCA South Regional Tournament. The Spartans are the top team in the South Region and likely will host the South Regional; however that didn’t work well for them last season when they went 0-2 for a quick exit.
3
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DELTA ST. STATESMEN
Delta State (39-8-1) won their first game in the Gulf South Tournament to Christian Brothers, but twice lost late leads against Valdosta State to drop to the loser’s bracket where they’ll next match up with West Florida.
4
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MOUNT OLIVE TROJANS
Mount Olive (45-6) had the week off after a disappointing finish at the Conference Carolinas Tournament. Nevertheless MOC is currently the top seed in the Southeast Regional. The Trojans have a single game against a dangerous Winston-Salem State who’s looking to show they’re the top team in the Atlantic this week.
5
(6)
COLORADO MESA MAVERICKS
Colorado Mesa (41-7) completed their regular season with a home series sweep over the Colorado School of Mines. The Mavs will host the RMAC conference tournament once it starts on May 8th and be the overwhelming favorite to win the league’s automatic bid. Continue reading