Four more tickets punched to the NAIA National Tournament.
SOONER ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: The top seeds – the storied UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & ARTS OF OKLAHOMA DROVERS – took on the 8th seeded SOUTHWESTERN ASSEMBLIES OF GOD UNIVERSITY LIONS. Midnight finally tolled for the Cinderella Lions as the Drovers parlayed a 3-1 1st Inning lead into a mammoth 13-2 advantage in the 3rd.
USAO continued dominating the rest of the way, folding, spindling and mutilating SAGU to the tune of TWENTY-TWO to THREE! Ricardo Velez pitched for the win. * THE DROVERS ARE CHAMPIONS OF THE SAC TOURNAMENT *
RED RIVER ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: The top seeded LSU-SHREVEPORT PILOTS faced the 6 seeds – the JARVIS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE BULLDOGS. The Bulldogs held a 2-1 edge by the 2nd Inning but the Pilots knotted things up at 2-2 in the 4th.
Jarvis Christian College went back on top 3-2 in the 7th Inning but LSU-Shreveport tied up the score 3-3 in the 8th and then won the game 4-3 in the 9th. Pitcher Brendan Owens notched the W. * THE PILOTS ARE CHAMPIONS OF THE RRAC TOURNAMENT *
GREAT PLAINS ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: The last two teams standing in this tourney were the 2 seeds – the UNIVERSITY OF JAMESTOWN JIMMIES – and the top seeded CONCORDIA (NE) BULLDOGS. The first 3 Innings were a Pitcher’s Duel with neither team scoring.
The Jimmies went on top of the Bulldogs by a count of 2-0 in the 4th Inning, then the Pitchers again dominated from the 5th to the 8th. The University of Jamestown drove in another Run in the 9th for a 3-0 victory. Pitcher Dru Fitz threw for 9 Iron Man Innings and the win. * THE JIMMIES ARE CHAMPIONS OF THE GPAC TOURNAMENT *
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: The 3rd seeded MARIAN UNVIVERSITY KNIGHTS clashed with the top seeds – the GRACE COLLEGE LANCERS. The Knights put the Lancers on Upset Alert early with a 6-1 2nd Inning lead.
From there Marian University knocked in 8 more Runs to the 5 that were mustered by Grace College. The Knights won it 14-6 for Pitcher Chase Dowell. * THE KNIGHTS ARE CHAMPIONS OF THE CROSSROADS LEAGUE TOURNAMENT *