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Sun Feb 24
Final
6 Denison
7 at Ferrum
in Ferrum, Va.
Sun Feb 24
Final
16 Denison
7 at Ferrum
in Ferrum, Va.
Mon Feb 25
Final
6 Denison
5 at Ferrum
in Ferrum, Va.
Sat Mar 02
Final
3 Alfred St.
5 vs. Denison
@ Ohio University in Athens, Ohio
Sat Mar 02
Final
2 Alfred St.
7 vs. Denison
@ Ohio University in Athens, Ohio
Sat Mar 09
Final
3 Wilmington (Ohio)
7 vs. Denison
@ Ohio University in Athens, Ohio
Sat Mar 09
Final
8 Wilmington (Ohio)
16 vs. Denison
@ Ohio University in Athens, Ohio
Tue Mar 12
Postponed
Denison
at Otterbein
in Westerville, Ohio
Fri Mar 15
Final
1 Capital
13 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Mar 17
Final
2 Mt. St. Mary (N.Y.)
13 vs. Denison
@ Snowbird Classic in Port Charlotte, Fla. (NCRP-9)
Mon Mar 18
Final
1 Vassar
7 vs. Denison
@ Snowbird Classic in Port Charlotte, Fla. (NCRP-10)
Tue Mar 19
Cancelled
Denison
vs. North Central (Ill.)
@ Snowbird Classic in Port Charlotte, Fla. (NCRP-10)
Wed Mar 20
Final
1 St. Joseph's (L.I.)
11 vs. Denison
@ Gene Cusic Classic in Fort Myers, Fla.
Wed Mar 20
Final
2 Johns Hopkins
1 vs. Denison
@ Gene Cusic Classic in Fort Myers, Fla.
Thu Mar 21
Final
7 Denison
1 vs. SUNY Cobleskill
@ Snowbird Classic in Port Charlotte, Fla. (NCRP-10)
Fri Mar 22
Final
1 SUNY Cobleskill
13 vs. Denison
@ Snowbird Classic in Port Charlotte, Fla. (NCRP-10)
Sat Mar 23
Final
0 Williams
5 vs. Denison
@ Gene Cusic Classic in Fort Myers, Fla.
Wed Mar 27
Final
1 John Carroll
10 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Thu Mar 28
Final
4 Ohio Northern
12 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Mon Apr 01
Final
4 Wittenberg
10 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Mon Apr 01
Final
3 Wittenberg
7 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Apr 03
Final - 8 innings
12 #18 Denison
2 at DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind.
Wed Apr 03
Final
6 #18 Denison
3 at DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind.
Sat Apr 06
Final
1 Allegheny
9 vs. #18 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 06
Final
7 Allegheny
8 vs. #18 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Thu Apr 11
Final
11 #11 Denison
2 at Marietta
in Marietta, Ohio
Sat Apr 13
Final
16 #11 Denison
6 at Hiram
in Hiram, Ohio
Sat Apr 13
Final
11 #11 Denison
2 at Hiram
in Hiram, Ohio
Tue Apr 16
Final
4 Kenyon
7 vs. #8 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Apr 16
Final
9 Kenyon
12 vs. #8 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 20
Final
3 #8 Denison
2 at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
Sat Apr 20
Final - 8 innings
5 #8 Denison
15 at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
Tue Apr 23
Final
15 #7/9 Denison
6 at John Carroll
in University Heights, Ohio
Wed Apr 24
Final
2 #26 Heidelberg
8 vs. #7/9 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 27
Final
9 #7/9 Denison
16 at #15 Wooster
in Wooster, Ohio
Sat Apr 27
Final
5 #7/9 Denison
6 at #15 Wooster
in Wooster, Ohio
Sun Apr 28
Final
7 Baldwin Wallace
9 vs. #7/9 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Mon Apr 29
Final
3 Muskingum
13 vs. #7/9 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed May 01
Final
13 #10/13 Denison
9 at Oberlin
in Oberlin, Ohio
Wed May 01
Final - 7 innings
18 #10/13 Denison
8 at Oberlin
in Oberlin, Ohio
Sat May 04
Final
7 Wabash
1 vs. #10/13 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun May 05
Final
0 Wabash
6 vs. #10/13 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Thu May 09
Final
4 Allegheny
5 vs. #16 Denison
@ VA Memorial Stadium in Chillicothe, Ohio - NCAC Tournament
Thu May 09
Final
3 #16 Denison
19 vs. #15 Wooster
@ VA Memorial Stadium in Chillicothe, Ohio - NCAC Tournament
Fri May 10
Final
0 Allegheny
7 vs. #16 Denison
@ VA Memorial Stadium in Chillicothe, Ohio - NCAC Tournament
Fri May 10
Final
5 #16 Denison
3 vs. #15 Wooster
@ VA Memorial Stadium in Chillicothe, Ohio - NCAC Tournament
Sat May 11
Final
5 #15 Wooster
7 vs. #16 Denison
@ VA Memorial Stadium in Chillicothe, Ohio - NCAC Tournament
Fri May 17
Final
0 La Roche
4 vs. Denison
@ Nicolay Field in Adrian, Mich. - NCAA Regional
Sat May 18
Final
2 Heidelberg
1 vs. Denison
@ Nicolay Field in Adrian, Mich. - NCAA Regional
Sat May 18
Final
3 Denison
5 at Adrian
in Adrian, Mich. - NCAA Regional
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NCAA Regional Notebook: Friday, May 18

Mike Deegan  |  Photo by Craig Hicks
Mike Deegan | Photo by Craig Hicks

The Skinny:  Denison will play top-seeded Randolph-Macon on Friday, May 18 at 3 p.m. at Ting Park in Holly Springs, North Carolina. Denison suffered a 5-1 loss to Christopher Newport on Thursday night.  Because of the quirks that come with a six-team, double elimination bracket, this is only an elimination game for Denison.  Randolph-Macon (32-7-1) defeated LaGrange, 2-1 in the opening game of the tournament on Friday.  A loss by the Big Red would send them packing, while a win for Randolph-Macon moves them on to Saturday's 11 a.m. game where they will face the winner of TCNJ-Christopher Newport (Friday at 7 p.m.).

Projected Arms:  Denison's projected Friday starter is junior right-hander Danny Brackman (6-1, 2.77 ERA, 52.0 IP).  He has won five of his last six starts dating back to mid-April and most recently pitched 5.2 innings in the Big Red's NCAC Tournament win over Kenyon on May 11.  Randolph-Macon is likely to turn to junior right-hander Nick Roth (9-1, 3.33 ERA, 73.0 IP). He is coming off a no-decision on May 12 in R-MC's 6-5 loss to Roanoke.  With only seven walks allowed this season and an impressive 9.7 strikeout-to-walk ratio, Roth doesn't hurt himself on the mound.

A look at the Yellow Jackets:  Randolph-Macon is ranked fifth in the most recent D3baseball.com/NCBWA Top-25 poll and brings a 32-7-1 record into today's game. They defeated LaGrange 2-1 on Thursday by scoring the go-ahead run in the seventh on an RBI single to center by Jeff Butler.  He also drove in the first run of the game for the Yellow Jackets with a double to left field in the fifth inning.  R-MC starter Colin Selby pitched a complete game and allowed one run which was unearned while striking out 10. Randolph-Macon sports a .323 team batting average and is led by senior first baseman Joseph Tuzzolo who is batting .381 with 11 home runs and 54 RBIs.

The Managers:  Denison head coach Mike Deegan is in his sixth season leading the Big Red. He is a two-time NCAC Coach of the Year who brings a career record of 153-92 (.625) into today's game.  Randolph-Macon's Ray Hedrick is in his 14th year in Ashland, Virginia. He has a career record of 327-225-5 (.592) and has led the Yellow Jackets to five NCAA regional appearances.

The Series:  This is the first-ever meeting between Denison and Randolph-Macon in baseball.  The same was said for DU's opponent on Thursday (Christopher Newport).  Out of the five other teams at the Holly Springs Regional, Denison has only faced LaGrange (six times; last time: 2006) and the College of New Jersey (once; last time: 2007).

It's a new day (yes it is!):  Denison's bats were silenced on Thursday night. The Big Red combined to go 5-for-30 with 13 strikeouts and zero walks.  Christopher Newport starter Thomas Packert went seven innings, even returning after a lengthy rain delay to improve to 9-1. He fanned eight and did not allow an earned run.  Brian Owens and Joe Burris pitched a scoreless eighth and ninth, respectively, striking out five of the six batters they faced.  The strikeout has become Denison's biggest enemy since entering the postseason. In the last five games (NCAC Tournament + NCAA Tournament) DU has whiffed 37 times in 127 at-bats. That number will need to shrink in order to extend the 2018 season at least one more day.

Bounce Back:  One of the beautiful things about baseball is that you never know what each day will bring. The offense might have been misfiring against CNU but the pitching and the defense were there.  Perley Provost and Mikey Rivera were placed in high-leverage situations in nearly every inning of Thursday night's game and the pair did a remarkable job keeping the damage to a minimum.  Christopher Newport left 21 runners on base, just two short of the NCAA Division III record set by RIT in 1984.

Rain Dance:  During Thursday's 90-minute rain delay versus Christopher Newport, a dance-off ensued between a CNU player and Denison outfielder Nick Pettigrew who was declared the de facto winner after a backflip and some pretty flashy moves.  Video of the dance-off started making the rounds on Twitter immediately.  Baseball is the best.

How to Watch:  Today's game versus Randolph-Macon is being streamed through YouTube Live by the host of the NCAA South Regional, William Peace University.  Live Stats are also provided.  The experience thus far by the host and venue can be best described as southern hospitality at its finest.  A special thanks to all of the staff and volunteers who are making this tournament a memorable experience for everyone involved.