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.
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.
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 first D-III player taken in this year's MLB amateur player draft was Hugh Smith, a righthander out of Whitworth and was the only name called on day two. Christian Cosby, Chapman was the first of 11 players drafted on the third and final day of the MLB draft.
It was announced earlier today that the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball selected University of Redlands senior catcher Rainier Aguilar (San Bernardino, CA) in the 33rd round of the MLB Draft on Wednesday afternoon.
It was announced earlier this week that University of Redlands senior third baseman Brendan Gardiner (Mission Viejo, CA) and junior shortstop Aaron Singh (Anaheim, CA) were named to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings All-America Second Team to cap off their stellar contributions throughout the 2018 campaign. Out of nearly 400 student-athletes among the ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Teams, only 50 garnered All-America status.
The awards continue to roll in for the University of Redlands baseball team, as the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings recently announced that six Bulldogs account for seven All-West Region awards. Highlighting the stellar crew, senior third baseman Brendan Gardiner (Mission Viejo, CA) was named the 2018 West Region Position Player of the Year. In addition, he joins senior catcher Rainier Aguilar (San Bernardino, CA), junior shortstop Aaron Singh (Anaheim, CA), senior pitcher Adam Stead (Rialto, CA), and senior second baseman Will Hall (Seattle, WA) on the First Team, while senior pitcher Felix Minjarez (Riverside, CA) snagged a spot on the Third Team.
It was announced earlier today that six University of Redlands baseball standouts made this year's D3baseball.com All-West Region Teams in an outstanding feat that doubled the Bulldogs' honorees from a year ago.
The West Regional championship returns to Avista Stadium in Spokane Washington. The West Region champion has won two straight National Championships and three of the last five. Is the West up for a three-peat?
It was recently announced that senior third baseman Brendan Gardiner (Mission Viejo, CA) was named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District Baseball Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of American (CoSIDA) and recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. Gardiner well exceeded the minimum 3.3 grade-point average to be considered for this award.
It was announced earlier this week that the University of Redlands baseball team hauled in eight All-Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) awards, as nominated by and voted upon the head coaches of the member institutions. While adding to their number of honorees from a year ago, the Bulldogs also led the selections amongst all other SCIAC institutions.
The No. 11/15 University of Redlands baseball team hosted the Leopards from University of La Verne for a Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) doubleheader on Saturday at the Yard. After dropping game one of the series just one day prior, the Bulldogs looked to rally at home to take two of three for the series win. With the help of two huge offensive innings and some costly errors by the Leopards' defense, Redlands captured a 13-9 in the opening game. Although the Bulldog bats came out swinging in game two with a total of 16 hits, Redlands eventually fell to La Verne by a final of 7-9.
The No. 11/15 University of Redlands baseball team traveled to the University of La Verne on Friday to take on the Leopards in game one of their Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) series. The Bulldogs had their ace on the mound and scored six runs on 13 hits, but a late-game blunder led to Redlands' 6-7, extra-inning loss.
The American Baseball Coaches Association and D3baseball.com released their most recent polls this morning, with the University of Redlands taking the No. 10 and No. 15 spots, respectively. The Bulldogs improved in both polls, moving up from No. 16 and No. 24 in the previous national rankings.
The University of Redlands baseball team headed to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges on Saturday to continue the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) series against the Stags. Behind solid pitching, the Bulldogs got ahead and stayed ahead to take the first game by a score of 7-3. Unfortunately, a big third inning in game two for the Stags was too much for Redlands to overcome for its first loss in eight games.
The 10/15 Redlands baseball team jumped back into Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) action on Friday afternoon at The Yard. Despite getting down early, the Bulldogs busted out the bats with 12 hits for a 7-3, comeback win.
The No. 10/15 University of Redlands baseball team took on its final non-conference competitor of the regular season with a single game against Middlebury College (VT). On a warm, Wednesday afternoon, the Maroon and Gray used solid pitching and stingy defense to top the Middlebury Panthers, 4-1.
The University of Redlands baseball team returned home to The Yard to face the Caltech Beavers for a Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) doubleheader on Saturday. The Bulldogs scored at least one run in 12 of the 14 innings played in a pair of 10-0 shortened-game victories.
The No. 16/24 University of Redlands baseball team made the short trip to Pasadena on Friday for a Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) showdown against the Caltech Beavers. With a career-high 12 strikeouts, senior pitcher Felix Minjarez (Riverside, CA) threw a gem, as the Bulldogs returned home with an 11-0 victory.
The No. 16/24 University of Redlands baseball team welcomed Williams College (MA) to The Yard for a non-conference doubleheader on Tuesday afternoon. The Bulldogs utilized their youthful talent on the mound and big offensive contributions by their veterans for a pair of wins by scores of 5-3 and 7-2.
The No. 14/25 University of Redlands baseball team competed against Endicott College (PA) for the second time this week and earned the opposite outcome of Monday's win by falling in a back-and-forth, 5-6 decision on Saturday morning.
In a unique Friday afternoon, the University of Redlands baseball team faced a doubleheader against two non-conference opponents in Ithaca College (NY) and Rutgers University-Newark (NJ). The Bulldogs fell just short against Ithaca in a 6-7 decision but quickly turned things around with a solid, 4-1 victory over Rutgers-Newark.
The University of Redlands baseball team welcomed the Red Devils of Dickinson College (PA) to The Yard for a mid-week, non-conference game. The Bulldogs muscled 17 hits in a dominating performance for a 23-2 final.
With multiple wins over nationally-ranked foes, the University of Redlands baseball team received recognition as the No. 14 team on the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Collegiate Baseball Division III Top-30 poll and as the No. 25 team on the D3baseball.com/National Collegiate Writers Association (NCBWA) national poll, as announced earlier today.