NAIA conference tournament recap for May 4

Dustin Kim Seu
Dustin Kim Seu

Sooner Athletic Conference – at Shawnee, OK: The start of the tournament was delayed until Tuesday due to wet grounds.

Golden State Athletic Conference – at San Diego: #24 The Master’s defeated Azusa Pacific 6-5 (11 innings). #11 Fresno Pacific plays Biola and #3 Point Loma Nazarene plays Azusa Pacific on Tuesday.

Sun Conference – at Fort Myers, FL: In the second round, #7 Embry-Riddle defeated USC Beaufort 11-6; Brandon Roper-Hubbert went 4-5 with four RBI. Savannah College of Art and Design defeated Warner 5-0. Stephen Shackleford pitched a complete-game shutout for the Bees; he scattered eight hits, and struck out nine. He is 7-1, 2.73 ERA. Embry-Riddle and SCAD meet on Tuesday.

Gulf Coast Athletic Conference – at Hattiesburg, MS: Belhaven trailed U. Of Mobile 2-1 going into the bottom of the ninth, but Craig Westcott hit an RBI double in the bottom of the ninth to give the Blazers a 3-2 win. The same Craig Westcott pitched a complete-game shutout against LSU-Shreveport earlier in the tournament.

Appalachian Athletic Conference - at Kingsport, TN: #10 Tennessee Wesleyan defeated Milligan 4-0; Jon Swartout got a two-hit complete-game shutout. #14 Union (KY) defeated Bluefield 11-6.

NAIA West - at Vancouver, BC: Oregon Tech pulled off a major upset, defeating #13 British Columbia 7-6 (11 innings). Dustin Kim Seu entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the ninth, and hit a sacrifice fly to send it into extra innings. He then hit an RBI single in the bottom of the 11th to win it. Cal State San Marcos defeated College of Idaho 9-8 (also 11 innings) in the other first-round game.