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Saturday, May 31, 2008

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!!!!

News-Argus/RYAN HANCHETTSee all photos Ryan Schlecht picked up the save in relief of Casey Hodges and Mount Olive claimed its first-ever NCAA Division II College World Series title in school history. The No. 1-ranked Trojans (58-6 overall) defeated Ouachita (Ark.)...

Shutout bid spoiled

Mount Olive permits two eighth-inning runs on an error and spoils its shutout bid against Ouachita. The Trojans lead 6-2 after eight complete innings at GCS Stadium in Sauget, Ill....

Trojans hanging on

Through 7 1/2 innings of play, Mount Olive continues to lead Ouachita (Ark.) Baptist 6-0 in the championship game of the NCAA Division II College World Series. The Tigers (51-15 overall) have used four pitchers in the game thus far....

Trojans ahead through 6

No. 1-ranked Mount Olive turned another crucial double play in the fifth inning and kept Ouachita (Ark.) Baptist off the scoreboard again. The Trojans added a single run and now lead 6-0 through six innings....

Trojans still ahead

David Cooper struck out with the bases loaded and Ouachita Baptist escaped what could have been a disastrous third inning. The Trojans still lead 5-0....

A good start

An infield error and Dylan Holton's bases-clearing, three-RBI double staked Mount Olive to a 5-0 lead through 1/2 inning of action against Ouachita (Ark.) Baptist. Casey Hodges is the starting pitcher for the Trojans....

Trojans in CWS final

Beginning at 1 p.m. today, the Mount Olive College baseball team goes after its most-historical feat in school history — the 2008 NCAA Division II College World Series championship. Follow the Trojans here through our blog or online at www.moc.edu....

Thursday, May 29, 2008

TROJANS IN THE FINALS!

News-Argus/RYAN HANCHETTSee all photos Mount Olive is playing for the Division II College World Series title! The Trojans avoided a two-out jam in the ninth inning to defeat Central Missouri 5-3 in semifinal-round play Thursday afternoon. Rich Racobaldo recorded an...

Trojans hanging on

Mount Olive used an error and a sacrifice fly to score two seventh-inning runs and build its advantage to 5-1 over Central Missouri in the seventh inning. The Mules answered with a solo home run to pull within 5-2. The...

Six innings complete

Mount Olive has held Central Missouri scoreless for five consecutive innings and leads 3-1 through six innings of play. The Trojans had the bases loaded in the fifth inning with one out, but hit into an inning-ending double play. CMU...

Four innings in book

Right fielder Alex Vertcnik combined with shortstop David Cooper and catcher Jason Sherrer to turn an inning-ending double play in the fourth against Central Missouri. The Mules' Bilan Bergman doubled to lead off the inning and was thrown out at...

MOC game has started

Mount Olive shortstop David Cooper picked up a bases-loaded, RBI walk in the second inning to forge a 1-1 tie against Central Missouri. Josh Harrison, who singled with one out, scored on the free pass. Rich Racobaldo followed with a...

CWS semifinals

No. 1-ranked Mount Olive College continues its quest for the Division II College World Series championship today. The Trojans (56-6 overall) oppose No. 7-ranked Central Missouri (47-16) at 3:30 p.m. in Sauget, Ill. A Mount Olive victory assures it of...

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Trojans advance!

News-Argus/RYAN HANCHETTSee all photos Erik Lovett's middle-inning home run put No. 1-ranked Mount Olive in front to stay in an 18-7 victory over Ashland. The Trojans finally get a much-needed day of rest and face either Central Missouri or Shippensburg...

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Another late night

More bad storms rolled through the St. Louis area during the afternoon and postponed the elimination-round game between Tampa (Fla.) and Ouachita (Ark.) Baptist. Mount Olive is now scheduled to take the field after 9 p.m. EDT....

Game 2

Mount Olive continues its Division II CWS run tonight at 7:30 EDT. Stay tuned to see how the Trojans fare against Ashland...

Monday, May 26, 2008

No "2-and-stew"

Trailing by three and down to its final three outs, Mount Olive College avoided tumbling into the losers' bracket in the Division II College World Series. The No. 1-ranked Trojans (55-6 overall) turned back Ouachita (Ark.) Baptist 6-5 on Monday...

Suspended

News-Argus/RYAN HANCHETTSee all photos Here we go again. The Trojans are used to rain delays. During their run to the South Atlantic Regional title, a strong storm suspended play in the winner-take-all game against USC-Aiken. Mount Olive held a slim...