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DAY THREE – GAME ONE – This elimination game pitted the 9th seeded SAINT THOMAS (FL) UNIVERSITY BOBCATS against the 10 seeds – the VANGUARD UNIVERSITY LIONS. The Bobcats seized a 3-0 lead in the 1st Inning and made it a 5-3 lead in the 3rd. Saint Thomas University let a 9-4 5th Inning lead slip away and the score stood at 10-10 when the Lions were done batting in the top of the 8th. The Bobcats slammed in 4 runs in their half of the Inning and rode them to a 14-10 victory. Chris Rodriguez got credit for the win.
DAY THREE – GAME TWO – The top seeds – the OKLAHOMA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY BISON – took the diamond against the 3rd seeded TABOR COLLEGE BLUE JAYS. The Bison put up 1 run each in the 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th and 7th Innings with the Blue Jays not managing any offense until the 9th Inning. The final score was Oklahoma Baptist University 5 Tabor College 1. Pitcher Nathan Thompson picked up the W.
DAY THREE – GAME THREE – In a 2 seed over a 3 seed affair the FAULKNER UNIVERSITY EAGLES (should be the Furies) played the EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY EAGLES (should be the Aeronauts). After 5 scoreless Innings Faulkner University notched a run in the 6th then 2 more in the 7th for a 3-0 lead. An action-packed 8th Inning ended with Embry-Riddle trailing Faulkner by just 6-4. It all came down to the 9th Inning, with Faulkner holding on for a 7-6 triumph. The winning Pitcher was Christian Torres.
DAY THREE – GAME FOUR – Closing out the day was this battle between the 4th seeded LEWIS-CLARK STATE WARRIORS and the 8th seeded CONCORDIA (CA) EAGLES (should be the Condors). A 1-0 lead for the Warriors in the 1st Inning represented all of the scoring until the 5th when the Eagles went up 2-1. Lewis-Clark State tied the game at 2-2 in the 6th then added 4 runs in the 7th on their way to a 7-4 victory. Pitcher Beau Kerns had the save.