No. 11 Misericordia opened with a sweep of No. 25 Shenandoah on a day four other Top 25 teams were dealt losses. UW-Whitewater opened their season with a loss, a 8-5 set back to Spalding, for the first time in ten years.
Emory walked it off on Wednesday, on a throwing error by the LaGrange shortstop, for their first win of the season. Also on the day, Berry, William Peace, and Piedmont came out winners. On Tuesday, Texas-Tyler shutout Henderson State and Centenary (La.) was one run better than Millsaps.
Cream rises to the top. This old adage can certainly apply to Division 3 baseball in New England, and it’s pretty impressive given that the region is home to more colleges playing the game than any in the country.
The New York Region nearly sent three teams to the World Series last spring. Oswego State advanced to Appleton out of the New England regional while Cortland and Ithaca fought their way to Sunday in their respective regionals.
The first Team of the Week of 2019 is composed of five seniors, five juniors and three sophomores as teams opened their seasons. Hitters had the early advantage but several outstanding pitching performances were turned in the opening week of the D-III season.
The status quo in the Midwest Region has not changed. The WIAC has been the top conference for many years and 2019 is no different. No. 2 UW-Whitewater and No. 18 UW-Oshkosh along with NACC's No. 10 Concordia-Chicago are favorites for national recognition.
Eastern Mennonite escaped N.C. Wesleyan with a win, their first in three tries. The Top teams recorded wins with the exception of Cortland who fell to Trinity (Texas) for their second straight win over the Red Dragons.
There’s little debate: As the preseason D3baseball.com poll’s top-ranked team, Wooster is the team to beat in the Mideast this year. But this has often been a tricky spot for the Fighting Scots and longtime head coach Tim Pettorini.
Lutheran ruled the day as Pac Lu and Cal Lu opened their seasons in Arizona with wins. Pac Lu exploded for 13 runs over a two-inning stretch in a 13-8 victory over Redlands. Cal Lu used dominant pitching to take down Texas-Dallas 8-3 for their opening win. Whittier fell to Vangard 9-1 in an exhibition game as they open their season with Willamette on Friday.
Friday saw 40 teams take the field with many games on the day's slate, a team's season opener. No. 3 Texas Lutheran and No. 20 Chapman were the only Top 25 teams to play on the day and both opened their season with wins.
Piedmont opened the 2019 season with a bang earning an 11-3 win over Berry Tuesday at Loudermilk Field. Davd Craft earned the win on the mound in relief, pitching a stellar four innings of work allowing just two hits to the 14 batters he faced. On Monday Centenary knocked off Louisiana College 6-2 in the opener for the two in-state rivals.
There are a lot of changes in the Mid-Atlantic. After a couple years missing out on the D-III World Series, two teams from the region, Misericordia and Swarthmore, both played in the Memorial day weekend classic for the first time.
University of Dallas took the series win over Sul Ross State after defeating the Lobos 13-2 on Sunday afternoon. Pacific's stopover on the way to the Cactus Classic Tournament went as planned as the Boxers took a second game from Redlands 8-6. HPU ended their Hawaii trip 0-5.
Sul Ross State split Saturday's season-opening doubleheader with University of Dallas. The Lobos dropped an 8-5 decision in game one before pounding out 12 hits in a 16-0 shutout victory in the second contest. HPU lost twce to D-II Hawaii Pacific.
Pacific, Redlands, and Howard Payne opened the D-III season on Friday night. Pacific traveled to Redlands where they scored twice in the ninth to break a 2-2 tie en route to a 4-2 win. Howard Payne dropped their opener to D-II Hawaii Pacific 7-4.
The Central regional winner went on to win the national title but it was not one of the central regonal teams but Texas-Tyler who made the trip. Super Regionals are upon us and it is Iowa where every D-III team with dreams of a walnut and bronze wants to play.
As the Cardinal men's baseball team entered their new clubhouse for the first time, selfies were taken; high-fives were given; and exclamations of excitement filled the air.
A special ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Monday, Jan. 14, as Saint Mary's unveiled its new $704,000 baseball clubhouse to the team for the first time. The 2,500-square-foot facility was made possible by a generous lead gift from alumnus Marc Weisenburger '75.
Wooster's Tim Pettorini has announced that he will retire as head coach of the Fighting Scots' baseball program at the end of the 2019 season. Pettorini, in his 38th season at Wooster, is the active leader in Div. III coaching wins with 1,213 (1,213-446-6),
Belhaven head coach Hill Denson has announced that 2019 will be his final season of coaching. Denson is in his 19th season with the Blazers and has compiled a career record of 1,284-869-2, including a 1,058-774-2 collegiate coaching mark.
RPI school officials announced the appointment of Keith Glasser as head baseball coach. A five-year assistant with the program, he takes over for Karl Steffen, who spent the previous 34 years at the helm.
UW-Platteville school officials announced on Dec. 3 the appointment of Chad Harris as head baseball coach. Harris has 17 years of collegiate coaching experiencing, most recently served as assistant coach and pitching coach at Dubuque.