DAY THREE: GAME ONE – The 2 seeds – the NEWPORT NEWS APPRENTICE SCHOOL BUILDERS – battled for survival against the top seeded UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI AT CLERMONT COUGARS.
The 1st Inning ended in a 1-1 tie before the Cougars went on top 2-1 in the 2nd and 3-1 in the 4th. The Builders made it a 3-2 game in the 5th Inning only to see UC-Clermont pull away to 4-2 in the 6th. A 4-run 7th Inning for Newport News Apprentice School wound up giving them a 6-4 victory for Pitcher Mike Brumfield.
DAY THREE: GAME TWO – Up next the 6th seeded PENN STATE AT DUBOIS NITTANY LIONS took on the 5 seeds – the CLEARY UNIVERSITY PROWLING COUGARS – in another elimination game.
The Prowling Cougars pounced early for a 3-1 1st Inning lead only to see the Nittany Lions leading 6-4 by the end of the 2nd. PSU-Dubois added 1 more run in the 5th Inning while Cleary University tacked on 1 each in the 3rd and 5th. The final tally was Nittany Lions 7 Prowling Cougars 6. Caleb Bennett pitched for the Save.
DAY THREE: GAME THREE – This elimination game pitted the 10 seeds – the SELMA UNIVERSITY BULLDOGS – against the 8th seeded MISSISSIPPI UNIVERSITY FOR WOMEN OWLS (co-ed despite the name).
After a scoreless 1st Inning the Bulldogs went up 1-0 but the Owls took a FIVE to 1 lead in the 2nd. By the 6th Inning it was a 7-4 MUW lead. Selma University drove in 4 runs in the 7th and won the game 8-7. Dontae Stiles picked up the Save.
DAY THREE: GAME FOUR – The (2) NEWPORT NEWS APPRENTICE SCHOOL BUILDERS faced the (10) SELMA UNIVERSITY BULLDOGS to close out Day Three.
The Bulldogs led 3-0 by the 2nd Inning before the Builders cut their advantage to just 3-2 in the 3rd. The 4th Inning ended in a 4-4 tie. From there Selma U went on top 5-4 in the 5th Inning only to see Newport News Apprentice School pass them by with 3 runs in the 6th. Those runs held up as the Builders triumphed 7-5 for their indefatigable, incredible Pitcher Mike Brumfield.