PREVIEW: @UTTylerBaseball set for NCAA postseason
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5/17/2017 | Tyler, Tx | Attendance: 352
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
by Wes Bloomquist || wbloomquist@uttyler.edu

TYLER – The No. 3-ranked UT Tyler Patriots will open the NCAA Division III Baseball Championship West Regional at 11 a.m. on Thursday against Rhodes College at Irwin Field to start the program’s seventh NCAA postseason appearance.

The Patriots (39-7) have matched the all-time wins record in program history (2009) and will be looking to advance to the program’s first even NCAA DIII National Championship which will be played from May 26-31 at Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton, Wisconsin. UT Tyler, which is ranked No. 3 in the ABCA poll and No. 5 in d3baseball.com’s rankings, won its third straight American Southwest Conference Championship last weekend by sweeping through ETBU and will now host Rhodes College (25-19), Concordia (28-16), No. 24 Linfield (30-13), No. 15 Cal Lutheran (31-10) and No. 7 Centenary (34-8) in a six-team, double-elimination tournament that is scheduled to be played from Thursday-Sunday at Irwin Field. In the d3baseball poll, the Gents are No. 11 and CLU is No. 15.

The Patriots are coached by Brent Porche who is in his first season at UT Tyler. A Baton Rouge native, Porche owns a 186-90 career head coaching record and is one win away from leading the Patriots to their first ever 40-win season. His team has outscored opponents by a 334-181 margin this season and is 25-3 in games played in Tyler. UT Tyler went 6-1 in the ASC tournament, including winning three games in extra innings.

UT Tyler senior Daniel Williams enters the NCAA tournament on an 18-game hitting streak and leading the nation with 79 hits. His 79 hits have tied a single-season program record with Clay Baker who established the mark in the 2008 season. Williams has put together one of the most productive seasons in program history with 13 doubles, eight home runs and 52 RBI. He had a one-out double in the top of 10th against ETBU to start the extra-inning scoring spree that resulted in a 6-1 win and the Patriots advancing. Williams has a .414 batting average, while Trenton Buchhorn leads the team with a .417 average with 11 doubles, two triples and four home runs. Buchhorn, Williams and Cody Brown were ASC first-team selections and he comes into the NCAA tournament with 35 RBI this season and 95 in his two-year career with the Patriots.

At the top of the lineup, Tim Hunter leads the nation with 60 walks and has a .444 on-base percentage. A senior short stop, Hunter also has 17 RBI and 16 stolen bases, while second baseman Gunnar Quick leads the team with 47 runs scored and has 26 RBI. A senior from Lufkin, Quick is third on the team with 52 hits, including 11 doubles, a triple, three home runs and 37 singles.

Kyle Broussard smashed his third home run of the season – a grand slam to give the Patriots the 6-1 lead in his final at-bat of the ASC tournament. A senior catcher from Tatum, Broussard is hitting .384 this season with 25 singles and three homers. He had two home runs in one game at Ozarks before drilling the grand slam in the tournament finale and earning Gold Bracket MVP honors. Graham Welch was named the ASC Championship Blue Bracket MVP in the first weekend of the tournament and enters this weekend with a .369 batting average that includes four doubles, two triples, four home runs and 31 singles. Welch missed the first 20 games of the season but has picked right back up from a phenomenal freshman season to provide 23 RBI in 26 games of his sophomore season. He enters this weekend on a 12-game hitting streak. Alex Bishop also missed some time this season but is in postseason form right now. The junior first baseman is hitting .351 with five doubles, a triple, four home runs and also has 25 RBI. He has 30 singles for the Patriots this season and 26 runs scored.

Ben Romines is hitting .331 with six doubles, five triples, a home run and has established a new program record by being hit by 18 pitches. He enters the tournament having scored 33 runs this season, while Blake Wilson has scored 24 runs and has a .310 batting average. Wilson is a sophomore third baseman who has produced 22 RBI with 40 singles, four doubles and one triple.

On the mound, UT Tyler has been led all season by starters Cody Brown (10-2), Cason Adams (8-0) and Ryan Cheatham (9-0). Brown, a senior transfer from Sam Houston, earned both wins in last weekend’s conference tournament and enters the regional with 82 strikeouts and a 2.56 ERA. An ASC first-team pitcher, Brown earned four ASC Pitcher of the Week honors and leads the team with five complete games and two shutouts. Adams is a four-year pitcher at UT Tyler and has a 24-9 career record with 208 strikeouts in 50 career appearances. The Rockwall native is one of only three pitchers in program history to pass 200 strikeouts and owns the program record with 44 career starts and with 268 1/3 innings pitched. Cheatham is in his first season with the Patriots after transferring from Tyler Junior College. A junior from Whitehouse, Cheatham has recorded 52 strikeouts and has a 3.33 ERA in a team-leading 77 2/3 innings of work. Opponents are being limited to a .214 batting average against him this season.

Reese Read leads the team with eight saves and has a 4-1 record entering this weekend. A senior right-hander, Read also leads the team by limiting opponents to a .169 batting average. He has 29 strikeouts in 26 innings over 23 appearances. Hunter Palmer also has 23 appearances this season to match the team-high and has 25 strikeouts and three saves, while Miles Thomas has 22 strikeouts and a 2.43 ERA in 21 appearances and 29 2/3 innings of work. The UT Tyler pitching staff has a 3.50 ERA in 400 2/3 innings of work this season. 

 

NCAA DIVISION III BASEBALL WEST REGIONAL

Tyler, Texas  |  May 18-21, 2017  |  Irwin Field

Hosted by the University of Texas at Tyler

 

NCAA DIII Championship West Region Bracket    |   NCAA National Bracket   |   Tickets: $10 Adults, $5 Students (Kids Under 3 - Free) 

 
 
UT Tyler Patriots Cal Lutheran Kingsmen Centenary College Gents Linfield Wildcats Concordia Tornados Rhodes College Lynx
39-7, 21-3 ASC 31-10, 18-6 SCIAC 34-8, 15-3 SCAC 30-13, 19-5 NWC 28-16, 16-8 ASC 25-19, 13-8 SAA
   
           
ROSTER ROSTER ROSTER ROSTER ROSTER ROSTER
SCHEDULE/RESULTS  SCHEDULE/RESULTS  SCHEDULE/RESULTS SCHEDULE/RESULTS SCHEDULE/RESULTS SCHEDULE/RESULTS
STATISTICS STATISTICS STATISTICS STATISTICS STATISTICS STATISTICS
HC: Brent Porche HC: Marty Slimak HC: Mike Diaz HC: Scott Carnahan HC: Tommy Boggs HC: Jeff Cleanthes

 

NCAA DIII Baseball Championship - West Regional
Double-Elimination

 

THURSDAY
11 A.M. GAME ONE  UT Tyler  vs. Rhodes College  πŸ“ΊπŸ“Š BROADCAST/LIVE STATS
3 P.M.  GAME TWO Cal Lutheran  vs. Concordia   πŸ“ΊπŸ“Š BROADCAST/LIVE STATS
7 P.M. GAME THREE Centenary College  vs. Linfield  πŸ“ΊπŸ“Š BROADCAST/LIVE STATS
       
FRIDAY
11 A.M. GAME FOUR Loser G1 vs. Loser G2 πŸ“ΊπŸ“Š BROADCAST/LIVE STATS
3 P.M. GAME FIVE Winner G1 vs. Loser G3 πŸ“ΊπŸ“Š BROADCAST/LIVE STATS
7 P.M. GAME SIX Winner G2 vs. Winner G3 πŸ“ΊπŸ“Š BROADCAST/LIVE STATS
       
SATURDAY
11 A.M. GAME SEVEN TBD vs. TBD πŸ“ΊπŸ“Š BROADCAST/LIVE STATS
3 P.M. GAME EIGHT TBD vs. TBD πŸ“ΊπŸ“Š BROADCAST/LIVE STATS
7 P.M. GAME NINE TBD vs. TBD πŸ“ΊπŸ“Š BROADCAST/LIVE STATS
       
SUNDAY
12 P.M. GAME TEN TBD vs. TBD πŸ“ΊπŸ“Š BROADCAST/LIVE STATS
4 P.M. GAME ELEVEN (if-needed) TBD vs. TBD πŸ“ΊπŸ“Š BROADCAST/LIVE STATS 

 

NCAA DIII REGIONAL SITES/SEEDINGS:

South Region Hosted by Averett University, Danville, Virginia 

1. Salisbury
2. LaGrange
3. Rowan
4. Emory
5. Otterbein 
6. Roanoke 

Mideast Region Hosted by Washington and Jefferson, Washington, Pennsylvania

1. Wooster
2. SUNY Cortland
3. La Roche
4. Washington and Jefferson
5. Misericordia
6. Keystone
7. DePauw
8. Earlham 

Central Region Hosted by Webster University, Sauget, Illinois

1. Birmingham Southern College
2. Washington U. in St. Louis
3. Wartburg
4. Webster
5. North Central (Illinois)
6. Greenville 

West Region Hosted by The University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, Texas

1. Texas-Tyler
2. Cal Lutheran
3. Centenary (Louisiana)
4. Linfield
5. Concordia University Texas
6. Rhodes 

Mid-Atlantic Region Hosted by Middle Atlantic Conference, York, Pennsylvania

1. Johns Hopkins 
2. Shenandoah
3. Wheaton (Massachusetts)
4. RIT
5. Alvernia
6. Elizabethtown
7. SUNY Maritime
8. Lesley University

New York Region Hosted by SUNYAC, Syracuse, New York

1. Oswego State
2. Southern Maine
3. The College of New Jersey
4. Tufts
5. Castleton
6. Ithaca

New England Region Hosted by Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Harwich, Massachusetts

1. Massachusetts Boston
2. Arcadia
3. St. John Fisher
4. Salve Regina
5. Babson
6. Suffolk
7. Worcester State
8. Penn State-Berks 

Midwest Region Hosted by Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, Wisconsin

1. Wisconsin-Whitewater
2. Concordia Chicago
3. Adrian
4. St. Scholastica
5. Wisconsin-La Crosse
6. St. Thomas (Minnesota)
7. Macalester
8. St. Norbert 

 

 

Campus Map (With Parking):
- Class will be in session during the week.  
- Handicap parking available.

 

Spectator Policies and Guidelines

ADA Accommodations: Trained guide dogs, signal dogs, or "service animals" are permitted inside athletic venues.

Bag Search: All bags are subject to search upon entry and within athletic venues.

Banners and Signs: Please note:

  • Signs cannot be hung on any surface;
  • Signs cannot obstruct another guest's view;
  • Signs cannot cover existing advertising or signage;
  • Signs must be in good taste;
  • Signs may not be commercial or political in nature;
  • Signs may not be constructed of wood or metal material.

Bottles and Cans: It is prohibited to enter athletic venues with glass bottles or cans. A search may be conducted at the gates to assist in maintaining an absence of these and other prohibited items from entering the stadium.

Cameras/Video Recorders: Hand-held still camera photography is permitted at games for noncommercial personal photography. The use of tripods or video photography of any type is not permitted.

Cellular Phones: Usage of cellular phones is allowed, so long as it does not disturb other fans in the area or interfere with their ability to enjoy the game.

Concession Stands: UT Tyler provides a wide range of food and beverage items for sale at athletic events.

Coolers: Coolers are not allowed inside athletic venues.

Ejection: Law enforcement and game management personnel reserve the right to eject any person whose behavior is unruly or illegal in nature. Game tickets will be collected from those fans without refund and the guest will be escorted from the venue.

First Aid: First aid is available during all events by contact game management personnel.

Lost and Found: Lost and found articles should be taken to the nearest game management staff member. After an event, all found articles will be taken to the athletic department offices. Call (903) 566-7105 for information following an event.

Lost Children/Parents: All lost children should be escorted to the nearest law enforcement and game management staff member. Lost children will then be escorted to the nearest security center. Lost parents should follow the same procedure.

Paging: Paging is permitted in case of medial emergencies only. If a medical emergency arises, contact the game management personnel.

Prohibited and Restricted Items

  • Alcohol; Bottles and Cans; Illegal Drugs; Confetti; Firearms and Weapons; Fireworks; Animals; Horns, whistles, noise makers; Signs, flags, and sticks; Umbrellas; Laser pointers; Food and beverages of any kind; Any container other than soft-sided purses, camera bags, fanny/back packs, and diaper bags less than 12" by 12" by 12"; Any item deemed to be a safety or security hazard.

Radios/Televisions: Radios and televisions are permitted so long as they do not disturb others seated nearby.

Restrooms: Restrooms are located at all venues.

Stadium Emergencies: In the event of a serious emergency, game management staff, law enforcement and fire personnel are available to assist all patrons, including those with disabilities.

 

UT Tyler Address:
The University of Texas at Tyler
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, Texas  75799