* NCCAA World Series *
The 3rd seeded DALLAS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE CRUSADERS remained alive in Series play by defeating the 2nd seeded FLORIDA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE SUNS in a 3-1 thriller. Earlier in the day the Suns eliminated the 4th seeded CLEARWATER CHRISTIAN COLLEGE COUGARS in an 11-1 thrashing. The Crusaders will now face the top seeded defending champs, the TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE EAGLES, who are going for a Threepeat.
* NAIA Playoffs *
CLAREMORE BRACKET – The 2 seeds, the BELLEVUE BRUINS, eliminated the 5th seeded MIDLAND UNIVERSITY WARRIORS 8-4. Then in the nightcap they were taken down themselves by the top seeded LUBBOCK CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY CHAPARRALS in a tight 7-5 affair. ### And the 4th seeded ROGERS STATE UNIVERSITY HILLCATS stayed perfect with a third upset victory, annihilating the (3) LYON COLLEGE SCOTS SIXTEEN to TWO.
CLEVELAND BRACKET – The (5) GRAND VIEW VIKINGS eliminated the (3) LSU-SHREVEPORT PILOTS (riverboat pilots) by a score of 6-3. The Vikings were eliminated in turn by the 4th seeded AVILA EAGLES in a 12-10 scoring orgy. ### And the top seeds, the LEE UNIVERSITY FLAMES, demolished the (2) MADONNA UNIVERSITY CRUSADERS 9-2.
DAYTONA BEACH BRACKET – The 3rd seeded LINDSEY WILSON COLLEGE BLUE RAIDERS took a pair of games, bouncing both World Series Newcomers. They defeated the (5) MARTIN METHODIST REDHAWKS 6-2 and followed that up by edging the (4) AVE MARIA UNIVERSITY GYRENES 2-1. ### In a 1 over 2 clash the EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY EAGLES topped the CONCORDIA (CA) EAGLES 7-6.
HATTIESBURG BRACKET – The 2nd seeded OKLAHOMA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY BISON bounced back from their Day One loss by defeating the 4th seeded CENTRAL METHODIST EAGLES in a 7-6 Instant Classic. Next they eliminated the (5) USCB SAND SHARKS in an equally tight 3-2 outcome, this one in TEN innings. ### And the (1) NORTHWOOD (TX) KNIGHTS stayed perfect in Series play by impaling the (3) WILLIAM CAREY CRUSADERS 9-0.
JOLIET BRACKET – In the 2 spot the CUMBERLAND UNIVERSITY BULLDOGS eliminated two teams yesterday, the (5) TRINITY CHRISTIAN COLLEGE TROLLS in an 18-2 laugher and then the (4) MAYVILLE STATE COMETS in a 6-5 game for the ages. ### Meanwhile the top seeded YORK (NE) PANTHERS shut out the 3 seeds, the JUDSON UNIVERSITY EAGLES, by a score of 5-0.
KINGSPORT BRACKET – The 5th seeded UNIVERSITY OF BENEDICTINE-SPRINGFIELD BULLDOGS came alive yesterday, first bouncing the 2nd seeded POINT PARK UNIVERSITY PIONEERS 4-1, and then dispatching the (4) TAYLOR TROJANS in a very tense 6-4 game. ### And the defending champions of NAIA baseball, the top seeded TENNESSEE WESLEYAN COLLEGE BULLDOGS, eked out a 6-5 victory over the (3) MISSOURI BAPTIST UNIVERSITY SPARTANS.
MONTGOMERY BRACKET – The (3) GEORGETOWN (KY) TIGERS mauled the (5) MOUNT VERNON NAZARENE COUGARS by a score of 12-2 only to find themselves eliminated in the night game by the 4th seeded INDIANA TECH WARRIORS 4-3. ### And the (2) TEXAS WESLEYAN COLLEGE RAMS needed TEN innings but defeated the top seeded FAULKNER UNIVERSITY EAGLES 4-2.
OKLAHOMA CITY BRACKET – The 3rd seeded UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND ARTS OF OKLAHOMA DROVERS had an interesting day yesterday. First they eliminated the (4) NORTHWESTERN (IA) RED RAIDERS in a 5-4 game for the ages. Then they took their archrivals, the top seeded OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY STARS, to ELEVEN innings before losing a 7-6 heartbreaker. ### And the (2) STERLING COLLEGE WARRIORS stayed undefeated by obliterating the (5) JAMESTOWN COLLEGE JIMMIES 13-3.
SANTA CLARITA BRACKET – In the 5 spot the CONCORDIA (OR) CAVALIERS eliminated the disappointing 2 seeds, the CAL STATE SAN MARCOS COUGARS in a 13-3 manhandling. In the nightcap the Cavaliers fell to the 4th seeded TABOR COLLEGE BLUE JAYS in a 6-5 eilimination game. ### And the top seeded MASTER’S COLLEGE MUSTANGS defeated the 3rd seeded SAN DIEGO CHRISTIAN EAGLES by a score of 3-1.