Easterling was the ace of the St. Edward’s pitching staff which made its first ever trip to the DII Baseball Championships. The 6’5” righty from College Station, Texas tied for the national lead in victories and finished a historic Hilltopper campaign with a 2.10 ERA. He led the nation with an incredible 14 complete games, four of which were shutouts, and also topped the nation in innings pitched with 132.2. In his final game of the season he shutout Grand Canyon in the opening round of the DII Baseball Championships as he pitched SEU to a 1-0 win. Continue reading
NCAA DII Baseball Tournament Regionals
|ATLANTIC REGIONAL at Winston-Salem, N.C.|
|1. Millersville (38-16)|
|2. *Winston-Salem (38-11)|
|3. Seton Hill (39-15)|
|4. Shippensburg (28-20)|
|5. East Stroudsburg (33-16)|
|6. Concord (36-18)|
The 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
S.C. AIKEN NO. 1 IN NCAA DIV. II POLL
|Rank School (Record)||Points||Previous|
|1. S.C. Aiken (41-9)||480||3|
|2. Delta St. (38-7-1)||448||2|
|Mount Olive (45-6)||448||1|
|4. Colorado Mesa (37-7)||424||4|
|Missouri Western (35-8)||424||5 Continue reading|
|Team / Comment|
|DELTA ST. STATESMEN
The Statesmen (30-5-1) remain the top team for the tenth week in a row despite being stymied by Southern Arkansas in a premier midweek matchup. Over the weekend DSU was able to sweep Union University to reach the 30 win plateau. Delta State has Ouachita Baptist and West Georgia on this week’s schedule.
|MOUNT OLIVE TROJANS
Mount Olive (39-4) held on to win a game against a determined St. Augustine’s squad and swept visiting Limestone to move to the second spot in the rankings. The Trojans will prep for the early Conference Carolinas tournament by playing Francis Marion and Pfeiffer.
|USC AIKEN PACERS
The Pacers’ (34-8) had the best week in the nation as they clobbered Catawba and swept Lander with all four games being on the road. USCA returns home to host Shorter and Columbus State who better come to Aiken ready to play.
|CHICO STATE WILDCATS
The Wildcats’ win streak ended at fifteen when were shutout in the third game of their series with Cal Poly Pomona, but did win the rest of the three games in the series for another quality winning week. Chico hosts UCSD next week as they look to stretch out another double-digit win streak.
Tampa (30-8) drops a few notches after needing extra innings to get past Embry-Riddle and only mustering one of three wins against visiting Palm Beach Atlantic. UT has a game against Florida Tech and a series with Eckerd this week as they look to return to their winning ways. Continue reading
Based on their outstanding play this season sixty players have been added to the 2013 Tino Martinez Award Watch List. 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, MLB All-Star and newly named member of the College Baseball Hall of Fame, Tino Martinez. Semifinalists are scheduled to be announced on
May 6th, 2013.
Initial nominations for the award were made by baseball sports information contacts, coaches and media members. A panel of media, coaches and sports information officers was polled to finalize the candidates and determine the winner. A fan Internet vote also contributes to the final vote. Continue reading
Two of the most respected college coaches in history join five outstanding players with a good deal of Major League Baseball experience in the 2013 class of the College Baseball Hall of Fame.
“This class brings a different flavor to the induction process because it features our first Division III coach, perhaps the greatest Division II player ever and three players from the 1950s, ‘60s and early ‘70s, which is a time period that has been a bit underrepresented in past inductions,” said Mike Gustafson, executive director of the College Baseball Hall of Fame. “We are excited to welcome them to the Hall of Fame.” Continue reading
ATLANTIC REGION TOP 10
|Rank||School (#1 Votes)||W-L||Pts.||Prev.|
|1.||Seton Hill, Pa. (8)||25-7||97||1|
|2.||Kutztown, Pa. (2)||22-5||91||2|
|5.||Winston-Salem State, N.C.||30-8||56||7 Continue reading|
|Rank School (Record)||
|1. Delta St. (27-4-1)||
|2. Mount Olive (35-4)||
|3. Cal. St. Chico (27-5)||
|4. Tampa (28-6)||
|5. Central Missouri (24-6)||
We are off to a decent season at 14-5 overall and 6-1 in league play. But that doesn’t matter. The season is no longer about wins and losses.
Five days ago, our university experienced an unthinkable tragedy, one that has struck many people, so deeply, in many different ways. The bus carrying our womens lacrosse team wrecked off the Pennsylvania turnpike, killing the driver and our head womens lacrosse coach. As a coach, father and husband, it has changed my perspective on my life. It has changed the perspective of our players, our professors, our administrators and our community.
We are playing and coaching A GAME. Everyone one of us is blessed and lucky to be able to watch baseball, play it, coach it, write about it, and talk about it. I will never again take that for granted. And I will never let our players take that for granted.
Rest in peace Kristina. God bless the Quigley family. God bless SHUWlax. God bless the Griffins.
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