*** NCAA DIVISION TWO ***
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: The NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY SHARKS and the MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY MARAUDERS met on the diamond for the second game of this best-of-three championship series. The Sharks had taken the previous day’s game so the determined Marauders – staring down the barrel of elimination – got off to a 3-0 1st Inning lead.
In the 3rd Inning Nova Southeastern U cut that to a 3-2 edge and in the 4th the Sharks went up 8-4 and never trailed again. Ultimately NSU squelched a Millersville rally and won by a score of 8-6. Jonny Ortiz was on the Mound for the Sharks’ first ever baseball title. * THE SHARKS ARE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS OF NCAA DIVISION TWO *
*** NJCAA ***
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: Suplizio Field in Grand Junction, CO was the site of this battle for the NJCAA baseball crown. The YAVAPAI COLLEGE ROUGHRIDERS and the SAN JACINTO COLLEGE- NORTH GATORS went scoreless in the 1st Inning but by the 3rd the Gators had managed a 2-0 advantage.
In the 5th Inning the Roughriders made it a 2-1 score and tied it up at 2-2 in the 6th. Yavapai College then added runs in the 8th and 9th Innings for a 5-2 triumph and their first baseball title since 1993. Joseph Romero went 9 Iron Man Innings for the Win. * THE ROUGHRIDERS ARE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS OF THE NJCAA *
*** NJCAA DIVISION TWO ***
CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES : The JONES COUNTY COLLEGE BOBCATS won two games yesterday to take the championship in this Division. In the early game – behind Pitcher Logan Robbins – the Bobcats went from a 7-4 5th Inning lead over the SINCLAIR COLLEGE TARTAN PRIDE to an ultimate 11-4 victory. Next they faced the GATEWAY COLLEGE GECKOS for the title.
The night game saw Jones County College seize a quick 2-0 lead in the 1st Inning and stay on top from there. Additional runs in the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Innings gave the Bobcats the win by a final score of 7-1. Jones County Pitcher Ben Stiglets stayed on the Mound for all 9 Innings. * THE BOBCATS ARE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS OF NJCAA DIVISION TWO *