Monday, June 6, 2022

And Then There Were Four


written by STEVE ULRICH
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1. Then There Were Four

Payton Nelson, Wisconsin-Stevens Point

We are down to four teams remaining in the NCAA Division III Baseball Championship tournament in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Weather prevented games 11 and 12 from being played on Sunday, setting the schedule back a day.

Salisbury and Eastern Connecticut are the undefeated teams in each bracket. The Sea Gulls will take on UW-Stevens Point on Monday, while the Warriors will square off against La Grange. The Pointers and the Panthers need two wins to advance.

UW-Stevens Point d. Marietta, 6-4

  • The Pointers scored five times in the sixth and seventh innings to overcome a 3-1 deficit and eliminate the top-seeded PioneersPayton Nelson went 3-3 with a pair of RBI for UWSP.
La Grange d. Trinity, Texas, 15-3Monday's Schedule
  • Salisbury vs. Stevens Point, 11 a.m. ET
  • Eastern Connecticut vs. La Grange, 2:15 p.m. ET
  • Watch both games

2.  Hocker Wins Nicklaus Award



Webster's Will Hocker has been named the Division III recipient of the 2022 Jack Nicklaus Award. The Nicklaus Award recognizes the top players at the Division I, II, III, NAIA, and NJCAA levels.

 “I am always impressed with the quality of golf these young men play, but when I meet them, I am even more impressed with the quality of people they are,” Nicklaus said. 

Hocker, the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Men’s Golfer of the Year, won seven tournaments this season, including his second-career SLIAC Individual Championship for his 14th-career collegiate victory. He earned PING First-Team All-America and All-Region honors while leading Division III with an adjusted scoring average of 70.45 over 28 rounds played.

The 2022 PING Division III All-America men's golf team was released last Thursday.

First Team
Henry Angier, Methodist
Andrew Chi, Methodist
Austin Davis, Willamette
Nicholas Gianelos, Babson
Will Hocker, Webster
Cooper Hrabek, Methodist
William Knauth, Carnegie Mellon
Jackson Klutznik, Emory
Alex Price, Christopher Newport

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    4. Calendar

    6-8 - NCAA Baseball Championship, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    7-9 - Regional Rules Seminar
    13-14 - Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports
    15 - Interpretations and Legislation Committee
    20-21 - Championships Committee, Indianapolis
    21-22 - Membership Committee, Indianapolis
    23 - Interpretations and Legislation Committee
    26-29 - NACDA, Las Vegas, Nev.

    11-12 - Postgraduate Scholarship Committee, Indianapolis
    12 - Interpretations and Legislation Committee
    16-17 - Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Indianapolis
    18-19 - Management Council, Indianapolis

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