*** USCAA ***
DAY THREE, GAME ONE: The 4 seeds – the NEWPORT NEWS APPRENTICE SCHOOL BUILDERS (Shipbuilders) – played the 2nd seeded Defending National Champions of USCAA Baseball, the COLLEGE OF SAINT JOSEPH’S (sic) FIGHTING SAINTS. After 2 scoreless Innings the Fighting Saints took a 1-0 lead in the 3rd, but the Builders went on top 3-1 in the 4th.
College of Saint Joseph’s added 1 run each in the 5th and 6th Innings while their opponents remained just out of reach with 2 more runs of their own. Newport News Apprentice School drove in another run in the 7th Inning and went on to win the game 6-3. Pitcher Steve Hux picked up the W. * THE BUILDERS ADVANCE TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME *
DAY THREE, GAME TWO: The 5th seeded CLEARY UNIVERSITY PROWLING COUGARS squared off against the 6 seeds – the PENN STATE AT DUBOIS NITTANY LIONS. It was all Cleary University in this game as the Prowling Cougars put on a clinic on both sides of the ball.
In the 2nd Inning Cleary U took a 4-0 advantage, which became 6-0 in the 4th and 8-0 in the 6th. That also held up as the final tally as the Prowling Cougars notched an 8-0 shutout victory to send the Nittany Lions home. Rhett Holwerda was on the mound for Cleary for the entire game.
DAY THREE, GAME THREE: This elimination game pitted the top seeds – the UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI AT CLERMONT COUGARS – against the 3rd seeded WRIGHT STATE AT THE LAKE CAMPUS LAKERS. This Pitcher’s Duel went 4 Innings with no score before the Lakers managed a 2-0 edge in the 5th.
The Cougars quickly knotted things up at 2-2 in the 6th Inning and notched another run in the 7th. The University of Cincinnati at Clermont stayed alive with a 3-2 triumph. Pitcher Jonathon Deifel got the Save.
DAY THREE, GAME FOUR: The (5) CLEARY UNIVERSITY PROWLING COUGARS clashed with the (1) UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI AT CLERMONT COUGARS in this catfight. Neither team scored in the 1st Inning but Cleary University went up 4-0 in the 2nd.
UC-Clermont responded with 2 runs in the 3rd Inning only to see the Prowling Cougars pile on 3 more runs of their own in the 4th. And so it went with Cleary U putting more and more distance between themselves and the Cougars, ultimately taking the game by a score of 11-6. Badih Jawad threw for the win.