fresno pacific sunbirdsDAY FOUR – Yesterday was the final day of the 2014 College World Series in the NCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association). Three games brought the action to a close, the two semifinals and then the championship game. The first semifinal saw the 4 seeds – the FRESNO PACIFIC UNIVERSITY SUNBIRDS take on the 7th seeded CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY YELLOW JACKETS. The Sunbirds, playing their best baseball at just the right time of year, authoritatively downed the Yellow Jackets  6-1.

The second  semifinal was played between the 3rd seeded LEE UNIVERSITY FLAMES and the Cinderella 9 seeds – the SHORTER UNIVERSITY HAWKS. This explosive game saw the Flames emerge victorious by a final score of 11-8 to to set up the Fresno Pacific versus Lee University clash for the crown.

In the championship game last evening the bats were as red-hot as they were in the second semifinal that afternoon. By an odd coincidence the final score was once again 11-8 but this time the winners were the Sunbirds! * CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SUNBIRDS, THE NCCAA BASEBALL CHAMPIONS FOR 2014!*    


North Lake College BlazersREGION 3-C – DAY TWO – The NORTH LAKE COLLEGE BLAZERS (Region 14 2nd) eliminated the NORTH ARKANSAS COLLEGE PIONEERS (Region 2 Champs) in a thoroughly one- sided 10-2 affair.   ###   Meanwhile the TYLER COLLEGE APACHES (Region 14 Champs) eked out a 4-3 win over the EASTFIELD COLLEGE HARVESTERS (Region 5 Champs).   ###   Then the Harvesters went on to obliterate the Blazers in an 8-0 shutout to eliminate them.  

Waubonsee College ChiefsREGION 3-B – DAY TWO – The WAUBONSEE COLLEGE CHIEFS led the JOLIET COLLEGE WOLVES by scores of 1-0 after 2 Innings and 2-0 after 3 Innings. By the end of the 4th the Wolves trailed just 4-3 but the Chiefs would add 2 more runs in the 5th and 1 more in the 8th. Waubonsee College won 7-3 to sweep Joliet 2 games to none. * THE CHIEFS MOVE ON TO THE NJCAA3 WORLD SERIES *  

Kellogg College BruinsNORTH (2) DISTRICT – DAY FOUR – The KELLOGG COLLEGE BRUINS eliminated two teams in this tourney yesterday. In Game One, however, tbe SINCLAIR COLLEGE TARTAN PRIDE were handed their first loss in tournament play, falling to the VINCENNES UNIVERSITY TRAILBLAZERS  13-6.   ###   Game Two saw the Bruins eliminate the GRAND RAPIDS RAIDERS by a score of 6-4.   ###   And the Bruins followed that up by bouncing the Tartan Pride in a 9-0 rout.

Black Hawk College BravesNORTH CENTRAL (2) DISTRICT – DAY TWO – In the bottom of the 9th Inning the BLACK HAWK COLLEGE BRAVES came back from a 3-2 deficit to win a 4-3 thriller to eliminate the PRAIRIE STATE COLLEGE PIONEERS.   ###   Meanwhile the MADISON COLLEGE WOLFPACK trailed the KANKAKEE COLLEGE CAVALIERS 2-0 in the 4th Inning but put up 5 runs in the 5th enroute to a 12-4 blowout win.   ###  Then the Cavaliers came back from being down 6-0 in the 4th Inning to eliminate the Braves in a 7-6 game for the ages! 

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