POOL PLAY: DAY TWO
The 7 seeds – the COLLEGE OF THE OZARKS BOBCATS – won two games yesterday. In Game One of Day Two they took on the 6th seeded TRINITY CHRISTIAN COLLEGE TROLLS. A 2-0 2nd Inning lead for the Bobcats became a 2-1 game by the 4th. Both teams’ bats caught fire the final 3 Innings but College of the Ozarks won it 10-6 behind Pitcher Bryce Burtless.
In the 5th game of the day the Bobcats faced the 10 seeds – the RANDALL UNIVERSITY SAINTS. The score was knotted up at 1-1 in the 1st Inning before the College of the Ozarks went on top 2-1 in the 2nd Inning. A 6-3 5th Inning advantage for the Bobcats held up as the final tally, too, with Pitcher Andrew Huckaby on the Mound for 9 Iron Man Innings for the victors.
The top seeded SOUTHWESTERN CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY EAGLES took the diamond against the 9 seeds – the ECCLESIA COLLEGE ROYALS – in the 4th game of the day. A 1-1 tie in the opening Inning became a 2-1 Eagles lead in the 2nd. The 5th Inning saw the Royals go up 3-2 before SCU knotted the score at 3-3 in the 7th. From there the Eagles won the game 5-4 for Pitcher Hayden Woolsey.
In Game 8 of Day Two Southwestern Christian University clashed with the 4th seeded HIWASSEE COLLEGE TIGERS. SCU folded, spindled and mutilated the Tigers, shutting them out while piling up Runs with giddy abandon. The Eagles defeated Hiwassee College TWELVE to NOTHING. Diogen Ceballos threw for the win.
In the 2 spot the BLUEFIELD COLLEGE RAMBLING RAMS squared off against the 10 seeds – the RANDALL UNIVERSITY SAINTS – in Game Three.
The Rambling Rams gave up just 1 Run to the Saints, and that didn’t come until the 7th Inning. Meanwhile Bluefield College drove in multiple Runs in the 2nd, 5th and 6th Innings for a 7-1 victory. Justin Meza pitched 9 Iron Man Innings for the Rambling Rams.
The second game of the day was a battle between the 5 seeds – the CONCORDIA (MI) UNIVERSITY CARDINALS – and the 8th seeded TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE EAGLES. After the Cardinals went up 2-0 in the 1st Inning a Pitcher’s Duel broke out, lasting for the next 4.
The 6th Inning ended in a 3-3 tie and from there Concordia U shut out the Eagles while adding 7 more Runs in the final 3 Innings for a 10-3 triumph. Jimmy McKane faced 28 batters.
The 3rd seeded WARNER UNIVERSITY ROYALS played the 2 seeds – the BLUEFIELD COLLEGE RAMBLING RAMS – in Game Seven. After a scoreless 1st Inning the Rambling Rams managed a 1-0 edge in the 2nd.
The 3rd Inning ended with the Royals on top 5-4. That became an 8-8 tie in the 6th before Warner University went on to a decisive 15-8 victory. The winning Pitcher was Taylor Briggs.
The 8 seeds – the TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE EAGLES – spent the 6th game fighting the 9th seeded ECCLESIA COLLEGE ROYALS. The Eagles led 2-0 in the 1st Inning but in the 3rd the Royals cut that to a 2-1 advantage.
By Inning number 6 Ecclesia College was on top 5-2 before Toccoa Falls College tied it up at 5-5 in the 8th. From there the Eagles outscored the Royals 3-2 for an 8-7 win. Pitcher Braden Hyde picked up the W.