Tuesday, May 26, 2009

UCSD, PLNU keep championship hopes alive

Top-ranked UCSD took a big early lead in an elimination game at the NCAA Division II College World Series, then survived a ninth-inning grand slam for an 8-6 win over No. 2 West Chester at the USA Training Complex in Cary, N.C.

UCSD's Matt Rossman (8-2) got the win, but not until reliever Ryland Macfadyen recorded the final out. Macfadyen came on with the bases loaded and two outs. He gave up a bases-loaded homer to Matt Baer before getting Kevin McGrath on a grounder to end the game.

Here's the game recap here.

Point Loma Nazarene also kept its national title hopes alive as Brandon Dixon pitched a seven-hitter in a 2-1 win over Lubbock Christian in the NAIA World Series at Lewiston, ID. There's more on the game right here.

The Sea Lions (44-11), who are the only team still undefeated in the tournament, play Lee University on Wednesday.

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