NAIA conference tournament recap for May 7

Wes Kartch

Wes Kartch

Golden State Athletic Conference – at San Diego: #3 Point Loma Nazarene won the inaugural tournament, defeating #24 The Master’s 6-1. The Sea Lions were out-hit 7-6 by the Mustangs, but they broke a tight game open with a grand slam home run in the seventh inning by 3B Wes Kartch. Brandon Dixon got the win.

Appalachian Athletic Conference - at Kingsport, TN: #10 Tennessee Wesleyan won the championship, defeating #14 Union (KY) 5-3. This was the completion of a game suspended the previous day. The winning run came on a sacrifice fly by Matt Stanley in the sixth inning. Jon Swartout, who pitched a shutout on Monday, took over after the suspension, and went the last 4 2/3 innings, didn’t allow a run.

TranSouth Athletic Conference - at Jackson, TN: Union (TN) defeated Trevecca Nazarene 9-7 for the championship. DH Josh Jones and 3B David Maristany hit home runs for the Bulldogs.

The final coaches’ poll of the season will be released on Friday, and the seedings for the nine sectional tournaments will be released later on in the day. The sectional tournaments start on May 12.