Baseball Launches NCAA Division II World Series on Saturday (3 p.m.) vs. Augustana (S.D.)

Baseball Launches NCAA Division II World Series on Saturday (3 p.m.) vs. Augustana (S.D.)

NCAA Division II Baseball Championship
#4 Southern New Hampshire (39-15)
vs.
#5 Augustana (S.D.) (48-9)
Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 3 p.m.
USA Baseball National Training Complex, Stadium Field - Cary, N.C.

COMPLETE GAME NOTES


 

Schedule/Results
Roster
Statistics
Schedule/Results
Roster
Statistics

 

SERIES: Tied, 0-0
LAST MEETING: N/A

SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE 
Last time out: SNHU 6, #17 St. Thomas Aquinas 0 (05/21/18 at Pleasantville, N.Y.)
Streak: Won 4
Offensive Leaders: 
#7 Tom Blandini – 54 G, 75-220, .341/.431/.505, 1 HR, 47 RBI, 50 R, 13 2B, 10 3B, 15 SB
#2 Kyle Pangallo – 54 G, 61-187, .326/.420/.439, 30 RBI, 38 R, 15 2B, 3 3B, 16 SB
#23 Caleb Potter – 51 G, 59-195, .303/.392/.544, 11 HR, 39 RBI, 43 R, 10 2B, 2 3B, 8 SB
#26 Dakota Mulcay – 43 G, 37-147, .252/.378/.449, 8 HR, 36 RBI, 28 R, 5 2B
Probable Starter: 
#16 Jake Walkinshaw – 11 G, 3 GS, 6-0, 3 SVs, 1.32 ERA, 34.0 IP, 18 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 33/6 K/BB
Out of the 'Pen:
#33 Wesley Tobin – 16 G, 3-1, 1 SV, 1.20 ERA, 30.0 IP, 21 H, 7 R, 4 ER, 34/9 K/BB 
#30 Brendan Welch– 16 G, 2-1, 1 SV, 1.45 ERA, 18.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 19/13 K/BB
#10 Ivon Clough – 6 G, 0-0, 5.06 ERA, 5.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3/1 K/BB

Notes: Southern New Hampshire captured its second East Region title and advanced to Cary for the first time since 2012 with a 6-0 shutout of St. Thomas Aquinas on Monday ... the Penmen went 4-0 and swept through the winner's bracket for the first time under the current format ... graduate student Shane McDonald (Blue Point, N.Y.) fired a one-hit, complete-game shutout in the final, striking out a career-high 15 and walking only two, as he was named the Most Outstanding Player of the East Regional ... he was joined on the All-Championship Team by sophomore Tom Blandini (Bow, N.H.), redshirt-sophomore Joshua Goldstein (Haverhill, Mass.), and freshmen Sam Henrie (Middleboro, Mass.) and Dakota Mulcay (Goffstown, N.H.) ... grad student Thomas Buonopane (Peabody, Mass.; two RBI, two runs), redshirt-senior Ryan Sullivan (Hopkinton, Mass.; two RBI, run) and senior Caleb Potter (Mentor, Ohio; run) all went 2-for-5, while Blandini finished 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored ... Goldstein was 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI, with Henrie going 1-for-4 with a walk and a run.

AUGUSTANA (S.D.)
Last time out: Augustana 6, Southern Arkansas 3 (05/21/18 at Magnolia, Ark.)
Streak: Won 1
Offensive Leaders:
#22 Riley Johnson – 57 G, 85-221, .385/.448/.475, 1 HR, 25 RBI, 67 R, 13 2B, 2 3B, 33 SB
#31 Jordan Barth – 55 G, 75-206, .364/.382/.539, 7 HR, 60 RBI, 47 R, 15 2B
#17 Lucas Wylie – 42 G, 41-113, .363./.457/.708, 10 HR, 34 RBI, 24 R, 9 2B
#35 Ryan Nickel – 57 G, 63-186, .339/.425/.441, 2 HR, 28 RBI, 44 R, 11 2B, 1 3B, 16 SB
Possible Starter:
#48 Tyler Mitzel – 13 G, 10 GS, 10-0, 2.10 ERA, 64.1 IP, 57 H, 16 R, 15 ER, 61/16 K/BB
Out of the 'Pen:
#12 Zach Reeg – 20 G, 4-1, 4 SVs, 0.99 ERA, 27.1 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 31/14 K/BB
#13 Austin Orvis – 28 G, 1 GS, 4-0, 1 SV, 1.42 ERA, 25.1 IP, 17 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 23/6 K/BB
#8 Derek Dahlke – 23 G, 3-0, 2 SVs, 2.70 ERA, 33.1 IP, 30 H, 11 R, 10 ER, 36/4 K/BB

Notes: After dropping the first game of the Central Regional final, 5-3, Augustana answered with a 6-3 win against Southern Arkansas in game two Monday ... it was the first Central Region title and College World Series berth for the Vikings ... sophomore Sam Baier went 3-for-4 with a walk and three RBI ... fellow sophomore Riley Johnson was 2-for-3 with a walk and three runs scored, with junior Michael Svozil going 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI and a run scored ... senior Ryan Menssen turned in a 1-for-3 performance and scored a run ... senior Clay Collison started and allowed one run on three hits, while fanning three and walking one, over four innings ... senior Dalton Allen (6-0) earned the win with a pair of hitless innings, as he struck out three and walked two ... junior Derek Dahlke nailed down his third save of the season, despite giving up two runs on three hits over three innings.