2017 Division III College Preview

Last season Trinity captured their first D-III baseball national championship after a banner season in which they won a school record 44 games with only seven losses, three of which were by only a single score. The Tigers steamrolled the second half of the season, going a perfect 17-0 after losing a series in early…

2017 Division II Baseball Preview

About a decade ago the NCAA developed a “Life in the Balance” initiative aimed at defining the D-II experience. Basically it’s a philosophy that intertwines academics and life skills with athletics. It seeks to find the happy medium between competition and education. That same balanced philosophy has seemingly seeped into the soil of baseball diamonds…

2017 NAIA Baseball Preview

When it comes to college baseball the NAIA is often the forgotten middle child. The players don’t suit up in the familiar uniforms of glamorous programs whose emblems are emblazoned on man cave walls, tow-hitches and hooded pullovers across the country. If quizzed many people could easily name Florida State’s team mascot or identify the…

2016 Division III Preview

Headed into last year’s NCAA Division III World Series, Cortland State had always been the bridesmaid, but never the bride. Twelve times before the Dragons had made the march to the final series but they were disappointingly sent home each time without championship rings. They had come close, excruciatingly close even, twice finishing as the runner-up,…

2016 NAIA Baseball Preview

While home runs, strikeouts and diving catches capture the headlines, it’s often the little things that make a difference in a ballgame. A hit-by-pitch, poorly played hop, errant toss or missed cut-off can be just as meaningful as a grand slam.  The 2015 season proved that a single miscue can reshape an entire game. It…