Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Huge Winning Streaks Replaced by a New RMAC Contender? Plus, Where has the Midwest Gone?

We have another week of exciting Division II action to recap, as we look at the impressive run coming from Colorado State-Pueblo, a couple huge winning streaks coming to an end, Alabama-Huntsville dominating the Marquee Match-Up of the Week over North Alabama, and the immense struggles that the entire Midwest region is facing so far this season.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Marquee Match-Up of the Week; Alabama-Huntsville @ North Alabama

Our "Marquee Match-Up of the Week" this weekend is a sizable tilt down in the Gulf South Conference, with ramifications that should be seen come the end of year regional tournament rankings. We will preview the match-up as #6 Alabama-Huntsville (19-4-1, 11-4-1 GSC) travels to North Alabama (21-5, 10-4 GSC) in a battle that should put one team or the other in the driver's seat going in to the home stretch of the conference season.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

New Squads Make an Appearance, Potential Regional Seedings Up for Grabs This Weekend

We have some new blood appearing in the Division II weekly preview today, and some usual contenders going up against each other. We announce our "Marquee Match-Up of the Week" and highlight some of the top action that will be hitting the diamond across the Division II landscape, including a couple battles for conference leads and a few match-ups that could have some big implications on the end of season regional tournament rankings.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Tampa Looking Human, St. Cloud State Pushes to 20-0

This week, we have three teams at or near the 20-straight wins mark. St. Cloud State has started their season 20-0, albeit with a fairly weak schedule, while Colorado Mesa (19) and St. Mary's (17) are nearing the 20-straight win plateau. In addition to that, it is looking more and more like Tampa may not have the stranglehold on the #1 spot that they have had all season up to this point.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Marquee Match-Up of the Week; Angelo State @ Texas A&M-Kingsville

We head south for our choice of the biggest Division II series of the week, highlighting a huge Lone Star Conference tilt as #9 Angelo State (18-4, 8-3 LSC) ventures towards the Gulf to take on Texas A&M-Kingsville (15-7, 9-2 LSC) as the two squads battle for first place in the conference and the driver's seat position.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Previewing a Weekend of Conference Leaders Facing Off Against Each Other

It will be yet another exciting week in the world of Division II baseball, as some leaders in some of the most competitive conferences in the country will take each other on, while in other conferences, teams are looking for sweeps to get back in to the race against top-notch competition. We will also point out in the post who this week's "Marquee Match-Up of the Week" will be.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Defending Champs Swept Over the Weekend, Mesa Pushes Winning Streak to 15

Could it be that Tampa is showing themselves to be human? The Spartans wore a rare two-game losing streak last week, but should still be the team to beat in the country, although there are quite a few squads with gaudy records who are continuing to roll. The defending champs appear to be on the ropes after a four-game conference sweep, as well. A lot to cover in this week's recap!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Marquee Match-Up of the Week - Pt. 2; Florida Tech @ Saint Leo

For the second week in a row, Saint Leo is in the middle of a series with national implications. Last weekend, the Lions were on the wrong end of a sweep at the hands of Nova Southeastern in a huge SSC conference tilt, and this week the SSC takes center stage again with #16 (19-1) Florida Tech traveling to take on #17 (19-4) Saint Leo.

Marquee Match-Up of the Week - Pt. 1; Emporia State vs Washburn

In highlighting the first of two landscape-forming Division II match-ups this weekend, we will take a look at a huge MIAA series, as undefeated Washburn (14-0, 8-0 MIAA) will take on #7 Emporia State (10-3, 4-3 MIAA) in a split series. The first and last games of the four-game series will take place at Emporia, while a doubleheader on Saturday will take place at Washburn.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Saint Leo Taking on Another Buzzsaw, MIAA Favorites to Face Off

I was hoping to limit my "Marquee Match-Up of the Week" previews to one a week going forward, but yet again, there are two spectacular series that will be going on this weekend in the land of Division II baseball. Below, I give some capsules on the biggest match-ups of the upcoming weekend and let you know which two will be highlighted in-depth a little later on tonight.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Nova & UCSD Sweep Marquee Match-Ups; APU Tosses No-No; LEC Plates 31

Yet another incredible weekend of Division II baseball has wrapped up, and there is a lot to recap. Nova Southeastern dominated Saint Leo in one of our "Marquee Match-Ups of the Week", while UC San Diego rolled over Chico State in the other. Azusa Pacific threw the third no-hitter of the Division II season, while Lake Erie College scored an absurd 31 runs in a single game.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Marquee Match-Up of the Week - Pt. 2; Chico State @ UC San Diego

In part two of our weekly in-depth previews, I will head to the entire opposite side of this continental United States as we take a look at not only one of the West Coast's fiercest D-II baseball rivalry, but a top-25 match-up, as #17 Chico State (6-4) travels to #25 UC San Diego (13-7).

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Marquee Match-Up of the Week - Pt. 1; Nova Southeastern @ Saint Leo

This will be the first time I get in to some in-depth details for a series on the blog, and to kick off the first installment, we get a dandy of a match-up in the Sunshine State Conference, as a top-20 match-up will be on the docket as #16 Nova Southeastern (13-3) travels to #10 Saint Leo (17-1).

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Another Eventful Week in D-II Baseball as Conference Play Gets Started

Another week, another spectacular slate of games in Division II. This week, we will switch things up a little bit to get some more content up. I'll be listing below a bunch of very notable D-II match-ups happening this weekend, and tomorrow we will go in-depth on a couple of them to highlight the details of those match-ups and, who knows, maybe give some predictions.

Lander and Nova SE Toss No-Hitters; Tampa > Phillies

The world of Division II baseball must be feeding off the basketball mantra of March Madness, because we are already seeing some exciting developments around the country. We had a Division II team take down an MLB squad, a couple no-hitters to highlight, and some incredible action between top regional teams to begin the season.