NAIA conference tournament recap for May 6

Tyler Kuehl

Tyler Kuehl

Golden State Athletic Conference – at San Diego: #3 Point Loma Nazarene defeated #11 Fresno Pacific 3-2 (12 innings). SS Tyler Kuehl singled in the winning run for the Sea Lions. Steven Winnick pitched four hitless innings in relief for the win. #24 The Master’s then took Fresno Pacific out of the tournament with a 6-5 win. Point Loma Nazarene and The Master’s play for the championship in Thursday.

Sun Conference – at Fort Myers, FL: #7 Embry-Riddle defeated Savannah College of Art and Design 11-4 for the championship. Joel Blomberg and Austin Goolsby hit home runs for the Eagles.

Appalachian Athletic Conference - at Kingsport, TN: The final between#10 Tennessee Wesleyan and #14 Union (KY) was suspended in the bottom of the fourth with Union (KY) leading 3-1. They will finish it on Thursday.

NAIA West - at Vancouver, BC: #13 British Columbia defeated Cal State San Marcos twice, 6-0 and 2-1 to win the championship. Matt Bannister and Josh Brink combined for the shutout in the first game, holding the Cougars to two hits. In the second game, Jeff Hall, making his first start of the season, pitched six shutout innings, allowed four hits, struck out six. Hall’s record on the season is 3-0, 0.66 ERA. The Thunderbirds got a shutout the previous day, and had a string of 26 scoreless innings. The Thunderbirds accomplished all this without their best starter, Mark Hardy, who is injured.

TranSouth Athletic Conference - at Jackson, TN: Trevecca Nazarene defeated Freed-Hardeman 6-1, and Union (TN) defeated Cumberland. Trevecca Nazarene starter Nick Shoup went seven innings, allowed two hits, struck out nine. Trevecca Nazarene and Union (TN) play for the championship on Thursday.