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Faulkner bats explode; Eagles stay alive in World Series

Faulkner bats explode; Eagles stay alive in World Series

  LEWISTON, Idaho (faulknereagles.com) – After his team’s heartbreaking loss to Lewis-Clark State Monday night, Faulkner head coach Patrick McCarthy spoke about his team being tight. He knew for his Eagles to stay alive in the Avista-NAIA World Series, they’d need to loosen up and enjoy the experience.Consider it done. Facing elimination here Tuesday afternoon at Harris Field, the third-ranked Eagles…

9th inning squeeze lifts Vanguard past Faulkner 5-4

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (faulknereagles.com) – Kevin Bettencourt’s squeeze bunt in the bottom of the ninth scored Shane Elias-Calles with the winning run as Vanguard (Calif.) nipped Faulkner 5-4 here Thursday night in the NAIA Baseball Championship Opening Round at Harrison Field. With one out, Elias-Calles singled off Faulkner’s Ivan Pelaez, who had masterfully retired the previous 11 Vanguard batters. Faulkner head…

Vasquez strikes out 10 in Faulkner’s 7-2 victory over CMU

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (faulknereagles.com) – Faulkner starter Mark Vasquez tossed seven strong innings and the Eagles scored four unearned runs en route to a 7-2 victory over Central Methodist here Tuesday night in the final game of Day 1 of the NAIA Baseball Championship Opening Round at Harrison Field. The third-ranked Eagles, the top seed in the Faulkner Bracket, advance to…

AUM hosts, earns top seed in NAIA’s Montgomery Bracket Opening Round Site

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (aumathletics.com) —– The Auburn Montgomery baseball team received its NAIA Baseball Championship Opening Round draw Friday and will be the top seed at the Montgomery Bracket, played at the AUM Baseball Complex from May 17-20. The Warhawks will be joined in the bracket by No. 2 seed Keiser (Fla.), No. 3 seed Central Baptist (Ark.), No. 4 seed…

Faulkner is top seed in NAIA Baseball Championships Opening Round

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (faulknereagles.com) – Third-ranked Faulkner is the top seed in the NAIA Baseball Championship Opening Round Bracket it is hosting next week at Harrison Field. Patrick McCarthy’s Eagles will welcome No. 2 seed and 16th-ranked Vanguard (Calif.), the regular season runner-up in the Golden State Athletic Conference; No. 3 seed and 21st-ranked Texas Wesleyan, the runner-up in the Sooner…

AUM slotted 6th in final regular-season NAIA baseball coaches’ poll

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (aumathletics.com) —– The Auburn Montgomery baseball team moved up one spot to sixth in the final regular-season NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Baseball Poll, the national office announced Friday afternoon. The Warhawks finished the regular season with a 42-15 record and received 401 total votes in the poll, holding on No. 7 Westmont by nine points. Georgia Gwinnett…

Faulkner to host NAIA Opening Round for 4th straight year

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (faulknereagles.com) – Faulkner University’s Harrison Field has been chosen as an Opening Round site for the 2016 NAIA Baseball National Championship, the association announced Friday afternoon. Patrick McCarthy’s third-ranked Eagles will host the five-team, double-elimination tournament that will take place May 17-20. The winner joins eight other Opening Round champions and Lewis-Clark State in the 2016 Avista-NAIA World…

Solid pitching, timely hitting lift No. 3 Grizzlies past top-ranked Faulkner

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (faulknereagles.com) – No. 3 Georgia Gwinnett rode the solid performance by starting pitcher Nikolay Uherek and got a couple of timely RBI hits in the sixth inning en route to a 3-1 victory over top-ranked Faulkner here Tuesday night at the Grizzly Baseball Complex. Uherek struck out 12 Eagles in seven innings of work, then handed the ball…

Weather forces second change to AUM home series vs. Bethel

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (aumathletics.com)——With the increasing chances of rainfall in the Montgomery area this weekend, the Auburn Montgomery baseball team has announced a second adjustment to its home weekend series against Southern States Athletic Conference foe Bethel. The Warhawks and Wildcats have moved the series opener from 3 p.m. Saturday, March 19, to a 6 p.m. first pitch. The two squads…

AUM baseball Jumps to #4 in NAIA Coaches’ Top 25

  KANSAS CITY, Mo. (aumathletics.com) — The Auburn Montgomery baseball team moved up nine spots to No. 4 in the first regular season edition of the NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 poll, the national office announced Tuesday. The Warhawks, off to a 22-6 start, earned their highest ranking since May 9, 2007, when they were ranked fourth in the poll. AUM…