Chapman Universitys Tyler Hadzinsky has been named Male Student-Athlete of the Year by the Association of Division III Independents for the 2008-09 academic year. Only a sophomore, he was named to the All-Independents teams in both soccer (first team) and baseball (third team) last year, including being named Goalkeeper of the Year as the Panthers starter.
It's becoming an annual occurance at Chapman - every June to be exact. Chapman University OF John Semel has been selected by the New York Mets in the 26th round of Major League Baseballs 2009 First-Year Player Draft on Wednesday afternoon, the second day of the draft. The All-America sophomore was the 794th pick overall and becomes the ninth Panther since 1999 to be selected by an MLB organization.
Having already been honored by D3Baseball.com as an All-America selection, Chapman University sophomore OF/P John Semel has also been named to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) All-America team for the 2009 season. Semel was named to the second team utility position for his prowess in the lineup and on the mound.
Three Chapman University baseball players have been named to the All-West Region team, as selected by the American Baseball Coaches Assocation (ABCA). Sophomore OF/P John Semel, who was named to the first team, headlines the Panthers honorees. Chapman head coach Tom Tereschuk was also named West Region Coach of the Year for the fifth straight year and sixth time overall.
The Chapman University baseball season came to an end with an 11-7 defeat at the hands of the College of Wooster (Ohio) at the NCAA Division III championships at Fox Cities Stadium on Monday. The Panthers earned third place at the finals for the second time in the past four years.
John Semel threw three innings of scoreless relief to preserve a 7-5 victory over Kean University in Sunday afternoons elimination game at the NCAA Division III baseball championships at Fox Cities Stadium. The Panthers advance to the fourth round of the tournament for the first time since 2006.
The Chapman University baseball team capitalized from four Rams miscues to score three unearned runs and the Panthers defeated Farmingdale State College (N.Y.) 4-2 in an elimination game at the NCAA Division III baseball championships at Fox Cities Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
As hot as the Panthers coming into the NCAA Division III baseball championships on Friday, it didnt take long for St. Thomas University (Minn.) to cool them down. The Tommies, ranked No. 18 in Division III, scored first and cruised to a 9-1 over Chapman University at Time Warner Field at Fox Cities Stadium in the first round of the finals.
Chapman University RHP Wayde Kitchens and two of his teammates have been named to the D3Baseball.com All-America team for the 2009 season. The senior becomes the first baseball player in school history to earn All-America honors in three different seasons.
Tyler Hadzinsky already has 16 doubles this season for the Chapman University baseball team, but his most recent two-bagger may be the most special. The Panther sophomore second baseman has been named to the 2009 ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District VIII baseball team just months after earning the same award as a goalkeeper for Chapmans mens soccer last fall.
The Chapman University baseball team has won five West Region championships in a row! Follow the Panthers at the NCAA Division III Championships in Appleton, Wisconsin beginning Friday, May 22. Chapman will take on St. Thomas (Minn.) from Fox Cities Stadium at 5:45 p.m. (PDT).
The long and sometimes turbulent 40-game regular season for the 2009 Chapman University baseball team one in which the Panthers wondered if they would even make the playoffs seems like a distant memory now. The No. 5-seeded Panthers eliminated top-seeded Pomona-Pitzer Colleges with a 5-2 victory at Roy Helser Field on Saturday night and are now just one win away from their fifth straight NCAA Division III West Region crown.
Chapman University third baseman Tristan Phillips and eight of his teammates have been named to the Association of Division III Independents All-Independent baseball team for 2009. The senior was honored as Independent Player of the Year and Panthers head coach Tom Tereschuk was named Coach of the Year for the fifth consecutive season.
Sophomore RHP John Semel had already driven in three runs in the game on two key at-bats that each tied the game. Now the Panthers closer was standing on the mound with the tying run at second base and one out in the ninth inning, trying to nail down a Chapman victory that would put the Panthers two wins away from a fifth straight regional championship.
Perhaps motivated by a rare underdog label and No. 5 seed in the six-team NCAA Division III West Region playoffs, the Chapman University baseball team made one thing clear on Thursday: the road to the regional championship still goes through the Panthers. Chapman exploded for six runs in the second and led 14-1 after four innings on its way to a 16-2 win over No. 2 Texas-Tyler in the first round of the regional tournament at Roy Hesler Field.
The Panthers finished the regular season strong and were rewarded for that on Sunday night. Chapman University earned an at-large playoff berth and will get the chance to defend its West Region championship when the NCAA Division III baseball playoffs begin on Wednesday. The first round tournament will take place at Roy Helser Field/Jim Wright Stadium, hosted by Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore.
The Panthers hope that 10-4 isnt over and out. The Chapman University baseball team won its final game, defeating visiting University of Dallas 10-4 at Hart Park on Sunday afternoon and finished the regular season winning five of its final six games. The Panthers may have done just enough to secure an at-large playoff berth into the NCAA Division III regionals for a seventh straight year when the bids are announced next Monday.
The Chapman University baseball team split its doubleheader against visiting University of Dallas at Hart Park on Saturday. The Panthers started strong, defeating Dallas 21-1 in the first game; but Chapman could not keep its momentum going and fell 4-3 in a tight second matchup against the Crusaders.
For the 10th time this season, the Chapman University baseball team came from behind to defeat an opponent as the Panthers beat visiting Menlo College 5-3 in the finale of the four-team round robin Chapman Invitational at Hart Park on Sunday afternoon. Chapman completed the three-game sweep, including two comeback wins and captured first place in the tournament.
Trailing 6-4 in the eighth inning, the Chapman University baseball team scored three runs in the eighth and added six more in the ninth to defeat the University of Redlands on the second day of the Chapman Invitational at Hart Park on Saturday afternoon. The Panthers pounded 17 hits and earned a season-split with Redlands, a win apiece.
As the saying goes, a good defense always beats a good offense. In a prototypical pitchers duel that had both starters going the distance, Pomona-Pitzer downed host Chapman University 4-2 at Hart Park on Friday afternoon.
An eight-run third inning was plenty for the Chapman University baseball team to earn an 11-7 victory in the first game of Saturdays doubleheader split with visiting Cal State San Marcos at Hart Park.
In a cross-country rivalry that has brought the two teams together on the biggest stage in Division III baseball each of the past two years, visiting Kean University (N.J.) claimed the last word of the regular season earning a split in its two-game series against host Chapman University with a 6-5 win over the Panthers at Hart Park on Wednesday night.
Clinging to a three-run lead with the bases loaded and nobody out in the sixth inning, the Chapman University bullpen slammed the door and allowed just one base runner the rest of the game as the Panthers defeated visiting Bridgewater College (Va.) 10-6 in Division III baseball action at Hart Park on Tuesday afternoon.
High-scoring innings have been a trademark of the Chapman University baseball team in 2009 and Sunday night's 10-8 victory over Hendrix College (Ark.) at Hart Park was no different as the Panthers scored eight second-inning runs en route to the win.