The top-seeded POINT PARK UNIVERSITY PIONEERS stayed perfect in tourney play in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference yesterday. The Pioneers clashed with the usually lethal 3 seeds – the INDIANA UNIVERSITY SOUTHEAST GRENADIERS – who picked a bad time to have one of their worst days ever. Point Park eviscerated IUS by a final talley of SEVENTEEN to FOUR. Luckily for the Grenadiers baseball plays a double- elimination tournament so they remain alive.
In the second game of Day Three two teams called Eagles battled each other as the 6th seeded ALICE LLOYD COLLEGE EAGLES clashed with the 5th seeded ASBURY UNIVERSITY EAGLES. (Have I ever written that I think there are far too many college sports teams called Eagles? Several times you say? Oh. Carry on, then.) This turned out to be the closest game of the day yesterday as ALC squeaked by Asbury in an 8-7 Instant Classic.
And wrapping up the day’s action the (3) Grenadiers then did battle with (6) Alice Lloyd College for the right to face Point Park University in the Conference Championship Game. This was another tight battle with the Grenadiers getting more than they might have expected from the Eagles. In the end, however, Indiana University Southeast prevailed by a final score of 9-8. It will be Grenadiers versus Pioneers in the KIAC title game!