Archive for April 2nd, 2009

NSIC Scores From April Fools Day

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Hey, I know this is a little late and but I thought I’d update the scores from around the Northern Sun Conference in yesterday’s D2 college baseball games:

  • NW Missouri State beat Wayne State 5-1 – Fielding mistakes plague Wildcats again as they give up 4 unearned runs Wildcats Bats Go Silent
  • Upper Iowa and Quincy Split (6-7, 6-2) – Peacock pitcher Brad Mey throws gem in game 2 Upper Iowa Earns Split
  • Winona St. Sweeps Nebraska – Kearney 4-0 & 14-1 – Tony Mueller & Ronnie Olson each have 4 hits on day WSU Overwhelms Lopers

So far, 4 of the scheduled 6 Conference series’ for this weekend have been shifted to Friday/Saturday affairs to avoid forecasted bad weather on Sunday.  Don’t forget to vote on who you think will take the MSUM – SMSU series in our poll on the right.

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News From Around College Baseball – 4/2/09

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There are a number of stories this week in the blogosphere about Division 2 college baseball and upper Midwest baseball happenings that I wanted to highlight –

  • The NCAA publishes a weekly update about D2 baseball which highlights some great individual performances from the previous week or important games between top teams.  One of those players profiled this week was University of Indianapolis pitcher Cory White who struck out a school record 15 batters in a 7 inning game in leading his team to a 3-1 victory over Lewis University (a team that’s played against both Winona State and Upper Iowa this season).  NCAA D2 Notebook
  • Speaking of the NCAA, they are currently running a 3 part series called “A Shoppers Guide to Division 2” which discusses the fiscal impact of Division II athletic membership along with the costs/benefits of college sports at the Division 2 level.  The 2nd installment discusses “ticker envy” and prudent fiscal management while the final piece is about how one school’s attempt to live the D1 philosophy led it back to choose Division II instead.  It’s an interesting read, especially in light of the economic climate that has led to some schools dropping D1 baseball like Vermont and Northern Iowa recently decided to do.  Shoppers Guide to D2 – part 1   Shoppers Guide to D2 – part 2  Shoppers Guide to D2 – part 3
  • Back on March 15th I commented about the record setting win by Southwest Minnesota State in beating Minnesota Duluth 34-1 (Mustangs Beat Bulldogs 34-1).  That was nothing compared to the whooping that D1 school Eastern Kentucky laid on D2 school Kentucky State.  The final score in that contest was 49-1.  Kentucky State actually led 1-0 after the top of the first inning and then gave up 22 runs in the bottom of the inning.  Oh yeah, the game only lasted 5 innings!  Eastern Kentucky Hammers Kentucky State 49-1
  • Finally, I’ll be following Minnesota High School baseball this spring as well.  Minnesota is the primary recruiting grounds for a lot of Northern Sun Conference schools.  In fact, of the 33 high school seniors who signed National Letters of Intent with NSIC teams in the fall early signing period, 24 of them were from Minnesota.  Today was scheduled to be opening day for many teams but a lot of games are already being pushed back.  The Minneapolis Star Tribune had a preview of the Lake Conference, Minnesota’s premier baseball/athletic conference, in yesterday’s paper.  The article doesn’t really cover enough ground as it only covers 3 teams, but it does mention 2 future NSIC pitchers (Wallace & Kilber).  Star Tribune Lake Conference Preview

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