as of 5/17/2006
Hosted by Lakeland
at Wildwood Park
(G1) #4 DU 7, #1 EC 3
#2 MC 5,#3 CUW 0
(G3) #4 DU 6, #2 MC 2
ALL-LMC BASEBALL AWARDS ANNOUNCED
Wis. -- The All-Lake Michigan Conference baseball awards for the 2006 season
have just been announced by the conference office.
The awards include a 15-player All-LMC team, followed by honorable mention
players, a ten-player All-Rookie team as well as player, rookie and coach of the year
awards. All awards are voted on by the conference's head coaches.
Concordia University's Adam Rohlinger (West Bend,
Wis.) claimed Lake Michigan Conference player of the year honors. Rohlinger was
named LMC rookie of the year in 2003. The senior designated hitter led the
conference in batting (.433 in 19 conference games), slugging percentage (.750)
and on-base percentage (.575). Rohlinger was also fourth in runs scored (24),
second in RBIs (24), and first in walks (19). His Falcons finished second in the
LMC with a 14-7 record, and 22-18 overall.
Alex Berta of Edgewood College was named LMC rookie
of the year. Berta (Normal, Ill.) was the co-leader (Andy Becker, Concordia) in
the conference in hits with 32, and batted .410 in 21 conference games, fourth
best in the league . He was also third in runs scored (26)
Al Brisack was named LMC coach of the year for the
second consecutive season, leading Edgewood (28-13, 17-4 LMC) to its second
consecutive conference championship.
--May 16, 2006-- [2006
All-LMC Baseball Awards]
NCAA DIVISION III BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD ANNOUNCED
Ind. -- The NCAA Division III Baseball Committee has announced the 53 teams that
will compete in the Division III Baseball Championship. Lake Michigan Conference
automatic qualifier Dominican University (21-19) will play in the regional
hosted by UW-Stevens Point in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
The seven-team double-elimination regional will take
place May 17-21 at Witter Field. The seventh-seeded Stars of Dominican
University will take on
second-seeded St. Olaf College (28-8) this Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. The
winner will advance to play the winner of No. 3 University of St. Thomas (Minn.)
(29-9) and No. 6 Coe College (26-17) at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday,
while the losers of the two games will play on Thursday at 9:30 a.m.
The other teams competing at the regional are
top-seeded Ripon College (32-5), No. 4 College of St. Scholastica (36-4), and
regional host UW-Stevens Point (29-15), the No. 5 seed. The winner of the regional
will advance to the finals, hosted by Lawrence University and UW-Oshkosh, which
take place May 26-30
at Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton, Wisconsin.
--May 15, 2006-- [Regional
Host Website] [Wisconsin
Rapids, Wis. Regional bracket]
[05/17 result: St. Olaf 17, Dominican 8 -box
[05/18 result: St. Thomas (Minn.) 22, Dominican 3 -box
DOMINICAN BASEBALL CLAIMS FIRST LMC TOURNAMENT
Wis. -- The Dominican University baseball team claimed its first-ever Lake
Michigan Conference (LMC) Tournament championship on Saturday with wins over
number-one seed Edgewood College 7-3 and number-two seed Marian College 6-2.
The Stars (21-19) finished the season with the program’s first 20-win season and
claimed its first trip to the NCAA Division III National Tournament with its run
through the conference tournament. After rain washed out Friday’s games, the
conference shifted from a double-elimination format to a single-elimination
format with the winner claiming the LMC’s automatic bid to the national
--May 14, 2006-- [Release
provided by Dominican's Sports Information Department]
TOP FOUR TO SQUARE OFF IN FINAL LMC BASEBALL TOURNAMENT
Wis. -- The final Lake Michigan
Conference event will take place this weekend at the 2006 LMC Baseball
Tournament. The top four LMC baseball teams will compete in the
double-elimination tournament hosted by Lakeland College at Wildwood Park in
The four teams competing include Edgewood College
(28-12, 17-4 LMC), Marian College (21-17, 14-7), Concordia University (22-17,
14-7) and Dominican University (19-19, 13-8). The tournament champion receives
the LMC's automatic berth to the NCAA Division III Baseball Championship.
Top-seeded Edgewood will square off versus No. 4
Dominican, while No. 2 Marian will take on No. 3 Concordia. Both games are
scheduled for a 10am first-pitch on Friday, with the Edgewood vs. Dominican game
taking place at Wildwood Park, and the Marian vs. Concordia game taking place at
Muskie Park on the Lakeland campus. All remaining games will be played at
The Eagles of Edgewood College enter the event as
defending tournament champions, and also won the last two regular season crowns.
The Eagles recorded a 7-2 record versus the tournament teams, losing once apiece
to Marian and Dominican. The Eagles look to return to the NCAA Division III
Championship, in witch they were runners-up at the 2005 Illinois Wesleyan
The Marian College Sabres look win their first
tournament tile since 2000, and ninth tournament title overall. Marian went 4-5
versus the other three tournament teams, winning only one series, 2-1, over
Concordia. The series win was good enough to give them the tie-breaker over the
Falcons for the No. 2 seed, which in turn gives them the 'home team' honor in
the game against the Falcons.
Concordia won the tournament championship in 2004,
their only conference tournament championship in Falcon baseball history. The
Falcons recorded a 3-6 record versus the tournament teams this season, which
includes a 2-1 series win over Dominican. Their current 22 wins is a best in
recent program history.
The Dominican Stars claimed the last spot in the
tourney with a 13-8 conference record, two games better than fifth place
Lakeland (11-10 LMC). The Stars compiled a 4-5 record versus the top three
teams, winning the series over Marian, 2-1.
The four teams are the top four conference teams in
both batting and pitching in overall games, and nearly the same in
conference-only contests (Dominican 5th in pitching). The stats foreshadow an
exciting tournament to be played in the LMC finale.
The tournament's first five games will be played on
Friday (10am, 2pm, 5pm, 8pm), while the remaining sixth, and possibly seventh will take place on Saturday. All game times are approximate,
pending completion of prior games. Tickets for the tournament will be available
at the gate.
--May 8, 2006-- [Tournament
Bracket including game times] [Host
Lakeland's tournament site]
EDGEWOOD BASEBALL UNANIMOUS FAVORITE IN PRESEASON
-- The Edgewood College baseball team was unanimously picked to win the 2006
Lake Michigan Conference championship according to the preseason coaches' poll
Edgewood (29-17, 16-2 LMC), won both the 2005 LMC
regular season and tournament championships en route to finishing second at a
NCAA regional. The Eagles tallied 64 points on all eight first place votes in
Marian College (21-22, 13-5) was picked second with
54 points, while Concordia University (21-18, 12-6) was picked third with 47.
Lakeland College (14-28, 9-9) totaled 35 points for a fourth place finish.
LMC-newcomer Dominican University (18-15) and
Milwaukee School of Engineering (12-29, 7-11) were picked to tie for fifth, both
with 34 points. Wisconsin Lutheran College (11-30, 6-12) and Maranatha Baptist
Bible College (6-29, 0-18) rounded out the final two spots.
2006 Preseason Coaches’
1. Edgewood (8) - 64
2. Marian - 54
3. Concordia - 47
4. Lakeland - 35
5. Dominican - 34
5. MSOE - 34
7. Wis. Lutheran - 22
8. Maranatha - 8
--March 6, 2006-- [
2006 LMC Baseball & Softball Media Guide]