Cumberland announces 2019 Sports Hall of Fame class

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University announced the Class of 2019 for the Sports Hall of Fame, which includes for players Ricky Collins (basketball) and Mark Purvis (baseball) along with the 1982-83 women’s basketball team. Honorees will be recognized at the Hall of Fame dinner and banquet on Friday, October 25 in Baird Chapel on the CU campus.


Six baseball players garner NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Six Cumberland baseball players – Daulton Smith, Kaleb Qualls, Jared Schmidt, Cristian Straub, Matt Rowe and Blake Young – were named 2019 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes, as announced last week by the national office.


132 student-athletes, athletic trainers named to Spring 2019 Dean's List

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University released a list of students who qualified for the Dean’s List for the Spring 2019 semester, with 132 student-athletes and athletic trainers achieving a 3.50 grade-point-average and above on all classes attempted for the semester.


Cumberland baseball camps run throughout June

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland baseball and head coach Woody Hunt will host camps throughout the month of June during summer 2019 for ages 6-18 at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium, including Fundamental Camp, Hitting and Pitching Camp and Advanced Fundamental Camp.


Phoenix finish fourth in MSC President's Cup standings

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland finished fourth among the eighth institutions in the Mid-South Conference President’s Cup standings for the 2018-19 academic year, as announced recently by the league office.


Baseball falls 4-1 in MSC championship game

LEBANON, Tenn. – Campbellsville scored a pair of runs in the seventh and eighth innings and three Tigers hurlers limited Cumberland to just four hits in a 4-1 victory over the Phoenix in the championship game of the Mid-South Conference Tournament on Sunday in Bowling Green, Ky.


Young's gem, big hit from Tyler Jones produces 3-2 Phoenix win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Blake Young allowed just four hits in a complete game and Tyler Jones delivered a two-run single in the eighth to put Cumberland ahead for good in a 3-2 win over fifth-ranked University of the Cumberlands on Saturday in the Mid-South Conference Baseball Championships in Bowling Green, Ky.


Schmidt drives in four in 8-4 CU victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jared Schmidt posted two hits and four RBIs, including a towering three-run homer, Eddie McDaniels added two hits and two runs scored and James Hatcher battled through six innings for the win in Cumberland’s 8-4 victory over 13th-ranked Georgetown College in the Mid-South Conference Baseball Championships Friday night in Bowling Green, Ky.


Phoenix drop 7-1 decision to Patriots

LEBANON, Tenn. – Colton Easterwood tossed a complete game while Jose Rojas was 4-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs in fifth-ranked University of the Cumberlands 7-1 victory over Cumberland in baseball action Thursday night at Bowling Green Ball Park in Bowling Green, Ky.


Vera drives in game-winner in 6-5 CU victory

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Peyton Wheatley posted two hits and two RBIs, Eddie McDaniels drove in three runs and Jose Vera delivered the game-winning base hit in the bottom of the ninth in Cumberland’s 6-5 victory over the University of Pikeville in baseball action here Thursday at Bowling Green Ball Park.


130 athletic personnel, student-athletes set for graduation Saturday

LEBANON, Tenn. – One hundred and thirty current and former Cumberland student-athletes, athletic trainers and athletic staff will receive their degrees this Saturday in the 177th Commencement ceremonies on the lawn of Memorial Hall. It marks the seventh straight year of more than 100 graduates for athletic department student-athletes and personnel.


McDaniels, Schmidt voted First Team All-MSC

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Eddie McDaniels and Jared Schmidt were voted First Team All-Mid-South Conference while Bentley Jones, Jose Vera, James Hatcher, Polo Portela and Pablo Custodio received Second Team honors, as announced by the league office Wednesday night in Bowling Green, Ky.


Eighteen baseball players named Academic All-MSC

LEBANON, Tenn. – Eighteen Cumberland baseball players were named Academic All-Mid-South Conference, as announced Tuesday by the league office in advance of this week’s conference tournament that begins Thursday at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green, Ky.


Baseball set to face Pikeville in MSC Championships

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland baseball will face the University of Pikeville at 10 a.m. CT on Thursday in the opening game of the Mid-South Conference Championships at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green, Ky., as announced Monday morning by the league office.


Five-run ninth inning carries Phoenix past No. 5 Cumberlands

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jacob Herrera posted three hits with a solo homer, Eddie McDaniels collected four hits and scored twice and Cumberland scored five runs in the ninth to break open a close game in a 9-4 victory over fifth-ranked University of the Cumberlands in baseball action Friday in Williamsburg, Ky.


Reinhardt sends CU to 11-1 loss

LEBANON, Tenn. – Hector Torres belted two homers and drove in seven runs while Malique Foreman added four hits and Sawyer Stevens tossed five shutout innings for the win in Reinhardt University’s 11-1 victory over Cumberland in baseball action here Wednesday at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Wheatley, Williams lead Phoenix past RedHawks

LEBANON, Tenn. – Peyton Wheatley posted four hits with two doubles, LaDarius Williams added three hits with a homer and James Hatcher tossed six shutout innings in his first appearance in a month in Cumberland’s 10-2 victory over Martin Methodist in baseball action Tuesday at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Field conditions postpone Saturday baseball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Continuing rain throughout the day and torrential rain Friday night along with persistent precipitation into Saturday has left the outfield and other grass areas at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium unplayable for Cumberland’s baseball games Saturday against the University of the Cumberlands.


Friday baseball game canceled

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland baseball game scheduled for Friday versus the University of the Cumberlands has been canceled due to continuing rain in the middle Tennessee area.


Baseball moves Friday contest to 11 a.m.

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland baseball has moved its game time to 11 a.m. Friday for a single game against the University of the Cumberlands amid concerns about impending weather in the middle Tennessee area.


Wilkerson recalled for third stint with Brewers

LEBANON, Tenn. – Former Cumberland baseball All-American Aaron Wilkerson was recalled by the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday for his third stint in the Major Leagues.


Bryan's big innings down Phoenix, 16-10

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jared Schmidt, Jose Vera and Pablo Custodio all homered and Vera collected three hits, but 23rd-ranked Bryan College scored 11 runs in the first two innings, Gabe Howell was 4-for-6 with four RBIs and three runs scored and the Lions posted a 16-10 victory over Cumberland in baseball action Wednesday at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Offense comes alive in 12-6 road win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Pablo Custodio doubled and homered twice, driving in four runs, Eddie McDaniels collected three hits and scored three times and Blake Young tossed six-plus innings in Cumberland’s 12-6 victory over sixth-ranked Freed-Hardeman in baseball action Monday in Henderson, Tenn.


Seventh-inning rally gives Campbellsville sweep over Phoenix

LEBANON, Tenn. – Tyler Deason tossed a six-hit shutout in the opener and delivered a bases-clearing base hit in the bottom of the seventh in the second game, giving Campbellsville University a doubleheader sweep, 5-0 and 3-2, over Cumberland in baseball action Friday in Campbellsville, Ky.


Baseball falls 3-2 in 12 innings in series opener

LEBANON, Tenn. – Campbellsville University scored single runs in the eighth and ninth to force extra innings and Chris Taitague’s two-out single with the bases loaded scored the winning run in the 12th in a 3-2 win against Cumberland in baseball action Thursday at HIG Field in Campbellsville, Ky.


Young tosses shutout; Schmidt, Vera each homer twice in CU sweep

LEBANON, Tenn. – Blake Young tossed a one-hit shutout in the opener and Jared Schmidt and Jose Vera each homered in both games, as Cumberland swept a doubleheader, 4-0 and 15-3, against Brescia University in baseball action Wednesday at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Phoenix shifting mid-week games because of rain

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland baseball has shifted mid-week games due to torrential rain Sunday evening and through the night as well as lingering light rain Monday, leaving Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium unplayable.


Baseball salvages final game of series with Tigers

LEBANON, Tenn. – Georgetown College broke the first game open with a five-run seven inning en route to a 12-3 victory but Cumberland rebounded in the second contest two RBIs apiece from Eddie McDaniels, Jared Schmidt and Jacob Herrera, salvaging the final game of the series, 8-7, in baseball action Saturday at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Late runs send Georgetown past CU in series opener

LEBANON, Tenn. – Chris Gilbody hit a grand slam and Shota Usada added a two-run homer, as 21st-ranked Georgetown College scored four runs in the eighth and eight more in the ninth, breaking open the contest in a 17-2 victory over Cumberland in baseball action Friday at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Phoenix fall short at Reinhardt, 6-5

LEBANON, Tenn. – Peyton Wheatley’s two-run homer capped a three-run fifth inning for Cumberland, but Reinhardt answered with six runs in the bottom of the inning and held off a late CU rally for a 6-5 victory in baseball action Monday in Waleska, Ga.


Baseball sweeps Bears with help from big innings

LEBANON, Tenn. – Thomas Galart tossed six shutout innings and Cumberland exploded for 12 runs in the third inning in a 20-2 victory and the Phoenix completed the sweep with four first-inning runs in a 4-3 win in baseball action Saturday over Shawnee State at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Three-run ninth carries Shawnee State past CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Shawnee State scored three runs in the ninth with just one hit and two errors and Howie Rodriguez posted four hits in the Bears’ 11-9 victory over Cumberland in baseball action Friday at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Baseball series shifted to original Friday-Saturday schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland baseball and Shawnee State have shifted their conference series this weekend back to the original schedule, with a single game Friday at 2 p.m. at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Wesleyan sweeps Phoenix baseball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Irving Martin struck out eight in a complete game in the opener and Max Dreijer and Anthony Williams both homered in the second contest, leading sixth-ranked Tennessee Wesleyan to a doubleheader sweep, 5-1 and 6-3, over Cumberland in baseball action here Wednesday at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Bethel scores twice in seventh, eighth for 5-2 victory over CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Austin Brenner and Juan Torres delivered RBI singles in the seventh inning and Bethel University added two more runs in the eighth in a 5-2 victory over Cumberland in baseball action Monday in McKenzie, Tenn.


Late rallies carry baseball to twinbill sweep

LEBANON, Tenn. – Bo Saunders tied the game with a two-out single in a three-run ninth inning in the first game and Tyler Jones and Kyle Blackwell each drove in two runs in a five-run seventh inning in the second contest propelled Cumberland to a doubleheader sweep, 7-5 and 8-3, against Lindsey Wilson in baseball action Saturday in Columbia, Ky.


Offense explodes for CU in 14-3 win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Bo Saunders posted three hits, four RBIs and three runs scored, Jose Vera hit a three-run homer and Eddie McDaniels and Bentley Jones added three hits apiece in Cumberland’s 14-3 victory over Lindsey Wilson in baseball action Friday in Columbia, Ky.


REMINDER: CU accepting nominations for 2019 Sports Hall of Fame class

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland University Athletic Department is accepting nominations for the Class of 2019 Sports Hall of Fame until Monday, April 1. Nominations must be made in writing and include full justification for the nomination, including statistics, honors, awards and any other pertinent information about the nominee.


Big inning sinks Phoenix in loss to Gwinnett

LEBANON, Tenn. – Seventh-ranked Georgia Gwinnett plated six runs in the sixth inning, the last four on a grand slam by Brody Wofford, breaking open a tie game en route to a 15-5 victory over Cumberland in baseball action here Wednesday at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Baseball holds off Martin Methodist, 6-5

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ryan Hill tossed six strong innings, Pablo Custodio drove in two runs and Tyler Jones collected two hits, as Cumberland built an early lead and held on for a 6-5 victory over Martin Methodist in baseball action Tuesday in Pulaski, Tenn.


Custodio earns MSC Player of the Week honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland's Pablo Custodio was voted Mid-South Conference Baseball Player of the Week after batting .650 with two doubles, two home runs, eight runs scored and 13 RBIs in five games for the Phoenix, as announced by the league office Monday.


Baseball sweeps pair at Pikeville

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jose Vera posted four hits in the opener and Pablo Custodio recorded four hits with seven RBIs in the second game, backing up a strong pitching performance from James Hatcher in Cumberland’s doubleheader sweep against the University of Pikeville, 14-9 and 11-1, on Saturday in Pikeville, Ky.


Too many mistakes send CU to 10-7 loss

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland scored four runs in the ninth but it was too little, too late, as the Phoenix committed five errors and the University of Pikeville’s Jay Vincent posted four hits with two doubles in the Bears’ 10-7 victory Friday in Pikeville, Ky.


Galart named MSC Pitcher of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland senior Thomas Galart was voted Mid-South Conference Baseball Pitcher of the Week on Monday after allowing one run with seven strikeouts in a victory against Indiana-Kokomo, as announced by the league office.


Phoenix run win streak to 12 with another sweep

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kyle Blackwell posted three hits and scored twice while Jacob Herrera and Pablo Custodio each belted home runs in the opener and Bentley Jones and Jose Vera both homered in the second contest, as Cumberland swept a doubleheader, 11-6 and 10-4, over Indiana-South Bend in baseball action here Monday at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Schmidt's four hits, six RBIs lead CU past IUSB

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jared Schmidt hit a walk-off solo homer in the first game and added a three-run shot in the second contest, helping Cumberland to a doubleheader sweep against Indiana-South Bend, 5-4 and 8-1, in baseball action Sunday at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Herrera's homer sends Phoenix to twinbill sweep

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jacob Herrera hit a solo homer to leadoff the bottom of the seventh for a game two victory and Thomas Galart tossed a gem in the opener for Cumberland in a doubleheader sweep, 2-1 and 6-5, over Indiana University-Kokomo in baseball action here Thursday at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Phoenix complete comeback in 8-7 win over Reinhardt

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kyle Blackwell’s two-run single capped a three-run ninth inning Cumberland scored four runs in the sixth as well, overcoming a five-run deficit to defeat Reinhardt University, 8-7, in baseball action Wednesday at LakePoint in Emerson, Ga.


Baseball adds three games to this week's schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland baseball has added three games to its schedule this week during Spring Break, including a home doubleheader Thursday, as announced Monday by head coach Woody Hunt.


Portela, Jones lead baseball to sweep versus IWU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Polo Portela struck out 12 in five innings and Bentley Jones posted four hits and three RBIs in Cumberland’s doubleheader sweep against Indiana Wesleyan, 7-0 and 5-3, Saturday in baseball action at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Wheatley, Schmidt homer in 4-2 CU victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Thomas Galart tossed seven-plus strong innings and Peyton Wheatley and Jared Schmidt both homered in Cumberland’s 4-2 victory over Indiana Wesleyan in baseball action Friday at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Baseball rallies for 11-10 win at Brescia

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland scored six runs in the final two innings, including a two-run double from Pablo Custodio to put the Phoenix ahead for good in the ninth, and CU overcame a four-run deficit, posting an 11-10 victory over Brescia University in baseball action Wednesday night in Owensboro, Ky.


Phoenix hold off Bethel, 3-2

LEBANON, Tenn. – James Hatcher tossed seven-plus strong innings, striking out six, Jared Schmidt hit a two-run homer and Thomas Galart got the final three outs for the save in Cumberland’s 3-2 victory against Bethel University in baseball action Tuesday at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Baseball drops two at Mobile

LEBANON, Tenn. – The University of Mobile took advantage of five errors in the opener and Christian Snow hit a walk-off two-run homer in the second game after Cumberland tied the contest in the top of the inning, giving the Rams a doubleheader, sweep, 7-3 and 7-5, in baseball action Saturday in Mobile, Ala.


Friday baseball games canceled

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland baseball waited several hours but torrential rain near game time and persistent precipitation throughout the afternoon finally forced the cancellation of Friday’s doubleheader at the University of Mobile.


Weather shifts baseball weekend series games

LEBANON, Tenn. – Continuing rain this week and more in the forecast has shifted Cumberland baseball’s weekend series at the University of Mobile, with the teams now playing a doubleheader Friday and a single game Saturday, weather permitting, as announced Thursday by head coach Woody Hunt.


Baseball game at Tennessee Wesleyan canceled

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s baseball game set for Tuesday at Tennessee Wesleyan has been canceled due to inclement weather in the Athens, Tenn., area, including rain and sleet. No make-up date has been set at this time.


Sunday baseball, softball games canceled

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland baseball and softball games scheduled for Sunday have been canceled due to wet field conditions and continuing rain in the middle Tennessee area overnight and forecasts calling for more wet weather throughout the day.


Phoenix take second game to split doubleheader

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jared Schmidt drove in the tying run with a triple and scored on a wild pitch and Jose Vera belted his second home run of the season, making a winner of Polo Portela in Cumberland’s 3-2 victory over Madonna University in baseball action Saturday at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Baseball's ninth-inning rally falls short at Bryan

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jared Schmidt and Bo Saunders each posted two hits and Cumberland scored four times in the ninth but left the bases loaded to end the game, with Schmidt’s line drive the final out in a 7-6 loss at 15th-ranked Bryan College on Thursday in Dayton, Tenn.


Baseball home schedule shifts to Saturday-Sunday

LEBANON, Tenn. – Rain forecast for Friday has shifted Cumberland baseball’s home opening date as well as opponent, with the Phoenix now playing Saturday and Sunday against Madonna University at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


Eighth-inning error costs Phoenix in 4-3 loss

LEBANON, Tenn. – LaDarius Williams collected two hits and two RBIs but Mount Mercy scored twice in the first inning and plated an unearned run in the eighth for a 4-3 victory over Cumberland in baseball action Sunday in Oklahoma City, Okla.


Baseball splits Saturday twinbill

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Polo Portela tossed five innings and Cumberland scored 10 runs in the fourth inning to take a 12-2 victory over Mount Mercy but the Phoenix could not sweep the twinbill giving up two runs in the sixth in a 4-3 loss to Southern Nazarene on Saturday in Oklahoma City, Okla.


Phoenix evens game late but falls 4-3 at OCU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jose Vera’s RBI single capped a three-run top of the eighth inning for Cumberland, but eighth-ranked Oklahoma City plated the go-ahead run in the bottom of the frame and posted a 4-3 victory in the baseball season opener for the Phoenix on Friday in Oklahoma City, Okla.


Baseball radio broadcast schedule includes 42 regular season games

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland baseball will broadcast a record 42 regular season games on radio in 2019, including all home contests and all Mid-South Conference outings, as announced this week by Director of Athletics Ron Pavan.


Annual baseball dinner, auction set for Feb. 1

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland baseball will host its annual Leadoff Dinner and Auction at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, February 1 in the Benton Jennings Center on the CU campus. The Phoenix will honor former Athletic Director Pat Lawson and former Cumberland player Jeremy Shope during the dinner.


Fall 2018 Dean's List includes 148 student-athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University released the list for Dean’s List for the Fall 2018 semester over the Christmas break, with 148 student-athletes and athletic trainers earning a 3.50 grade-point-average or better for the semester on all classes attempted.


Baseball announces 2019 schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland baseball coach Woody Hunt announced the program’s 2019 schedule this week, which includes 33 home games at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium along with 28 contests against teams that played in last year’s NAIA Championship Opening Round.


CU baseball picked third in MSC Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland baseball was picked third in the Mid-South Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll released recently by the league office.


Annual pancake breakfast, garage sale for CU baseball set for Nov. 3

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland baseball will hold its annual Pancake Breakfast and Garage Sale on the CU campus from 6 a.m. until Noon on Saturday, November 3.


Baseball hosting CU Showcase on Nov. 4

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland baseball will host a showcase for high school and junior college players Sunday, November 4, at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium on the CU campus.


CU hosting 4th Annual All-Sports Camp on Sept. 9

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University and the Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Sports Council are teaming up for the 4th Annual All Sports Camp for Wilson County residents ages 7-14 on Sunday, September 9 from 3-5 p.m. on the CU campus. Registration starts at 2 p.m. that day.


Stretch Internet, ECal portals available for CU Athletics

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland athletics begins a new academic year next week and Phoenix fans have options for live video, audio and stats links as well as downloading and syncing schedules to their personal calendars via www.GoCumberlandAthletics.com.


Eleven Cumberland squads earn NAIA Scholar Team honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – The NAIA honored 11 Cumberland athletic squads Friday as NAIA Scholar Teams for the 2017-18 academic year. Teams must obtain a 3.00 cumulative grade-point-average or higher for all eligible varsity student-athletes during the past academic year to garner the award.