College Baseball: NAIA Record Book Boasts Some Eye-Popping Numbers

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College Baseball: NAIA Record Book Boasts Some Eye-Popping Numbers

Statistics are something that can get any sports fan talking—or arguing. A lot of that really depends on who you’re speaking with! 

Statistics define the game of baseball. They separate hero from legend, and MLB’er from some guy riding the pines in the minors. In this day and age where social media, results, scores and updates are all at our finger-tips, it is quite unusual to read or learn about something that we didn't already know.

With the college baseball season a few weeks in, I decided to catch up on some results on the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) website. This led me to the NAIA Record Book, where I discovered some statistical information that really blew me away. 

I really hope you get a kick out of this. Enjoy!

 

INDIVIDUAL SINGLE-SEASON RECORDS

Batting Average (75-199 at bats)

.602, Kevin Harner, Wilmington (Del.), 1983 

Batting Average (min. 200 at bats)

.512, David Stockstill, John Brown (Ark.), 1978 

Home Runs

38, Beau Mills, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho), 2007 

Runs Batted In

136, Jim O’Dell, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho), 1983 

Strikeouts

209, Joe Hackett, Shorter (Ga.), 1981 (177.2 IP) 

Starts

25, Dan Quisenberry, La Verne (Calif.), 1975 

Complete Games

17, Ken Fischer, Indiana Tech, 1998 

Consecutive Scoreless Innings

54.0, Aaron Wilkerson, Cumberland (Tenn.), 2/19-4/8/2011 

Errors

41, Heath Hutchison, Lubbock Christian (Texas), 1988  

 

INDIVIDUAL CAREER RECORDS

Strikeouts

612, Ron Norman, Pembroke State (N.C.), 1971-74 (435 IP) 

Starts

60, Fred Morrone, St. Xavier (Ill.), 1977-79 

Complete Games

60, Fred Morrone, St. Xavier (Ill.), 1977-79 

Consecutive Games with a Hit

54, Tommy Stewart, Southern Arkansas, 1995  

 

TEAM SINGLE-GAME RECORDS

Runs Scored

45, Grand Canyon (Ariz.) vs. Denver (Colo.), 1988 

Errors

14, Rockford (Ill.) vs. Lakeland (Wis.), 1964  

 

TEAM SEASON RECORDS

Runs Scored

807, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho), 1983 (76 games) 

Home Runs

161, Oklahoma City, 2009 (62 games) 

Shutouts

26, Southeastern Oklahoma, 1977 (64 games) 

Lowest Earned Run Average (less than 30 games)

0.67, North Carolina-Wilimington, 1969 (27 games) 

Lowest Earned Run Average (min. 30 games)

1.07, Grambling (La.), 1967 (40 games) 

Highest Earned Run Average

9.80, Biola (Calif.), 1985 (48 games) 

Complete Games

50, Lubbock Christian (Texas), 1976 (66 games)

 

Devon is the founder of The GM’s Perspective.

Devon is a former professional baseball player with the River City Rascals & Gateway Grizzlies and is now an independent scout.

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