*** NCCAA ***
DAY ONE, GAME ONE: The day started with this clash between the 3 seeds – the BETHESDA (CA) UNIVERSITY FLAMES and the 7th seeded OAKLAND CITY UNIVERSITY MIGHTY OAKS. After 2 scoreless Innings the Flames grabbed a 2-0 edge in the 3rd. The Mighty Oaks made it a 2-1 game in the 5th Inning but by the end of the 6th Bethesda University held a 6-2 lead. From there the Flames coasted to a 9-4 victory with Pitcher Daniel Arellano getting the win.
DAY ONE, GAME TWO: Up next the 8th seeded BLUEFIELD COLLEGE RAMBLING RAMS played the 4 seeds – the ALICE LLOYD COLLEGE EAGLES. Neither team scored until the 4th Inning, when the Eagles snuck on top 1-0. All that did was make the Rambling Rams angry and they proceeded to put up runs in the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Innings. Daniel Ruiz pitched the entire game for the Rambling Rams in this 7-1 win.
DAY ONE, GAME THREE: This game pitted the 6 seeds – the SOUTHWESTERN CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY EAGLES – against the 10th seeded HIWASSEE COLLEGE TIGERS. The Eagles seized a quick 2-0 advantage in the 1st Inning and added 2 more runs in the 2nd. And the rout was on as Southwestern Christian University shut out the Tigers in a TEN to NOTHING affair. Pitcher Donny Vail picked up the win.
DAY ONE, GAME FOUR: The 5th seeded CAMPBELLSVILLE UNIVERSITY TIGERS and the 9 seeds – the ECCLESIA COLLEGE LIONS – closed out Day One action. This catfight went scoreless in the 1st Inning but the writing was on the wall in the 2nd as the Tigers climbed on top of the Lions by a count of 6-1. The 3rd Inning saw Campbellsville University add their 8th and final run of the game while the Lions could only muster 1 run in the 8th. Clayton Carrico got the 8-1 victory.