Ill. - Competing for a bid to the NAIA National Tournament First-Round series,
Judson split their games in the CCAC Tournament and now will have to play out
of the loser's bracket. Judson won their
opening game, 5-2, over Olivet Nazarene but then fell to Robert Morris,
4-2. Judson is now 36-20 on the
face either Olivet Nazarene or St. Xavier in the elimination game on Tuesday,
May 11th, at 11 a.m. at St. Xavier University with the winner
advancing to face Robert Morris in the championship game. The winner out of the loser's bracket will
have to defeat Robert Morris twice to win the CCAC Tournament
championship. Judson is playing as the
#3 seed and Robert Morris is the #4 seed while St. Xavier is #1 and Olivet
Olivet Nazarene 2
from two runs down to take a 5-2 win over Olivet Nazarene to advance in the
CCAC Tournament. Olivet Nazarene scored
two runs in the top of the fifth inning but Judson scored one in the fifth and
two in the sixth to take the 3-2 lead. They
then added two insurance runs in the bottom of the eighth inning.
pitched the complete, nine-inning, game for the win to improve to 6-4 on the
year. He gave up only two earned runs
and struck out five batters. Matt
McHenry, Zach Williams, and Andy Parsill each had two hits while Parsill led
the team with three RBI. Williams and
Derek Shomon provided one RBI. Parsill
and Shomon each swatted a home run.
Nazarene took the 2-0 lead in the fifth, Derek Shomon cut the lead to one in
the bottom of the inning with a shot over the left field fence. In the bottom of the sixth, Williams started
off the inning with a double and then scored with Parsill's sixth home run of the
year to take the 3-2 lead.
eighth inning, Nate Rohl reached base on an Olivet Nazarene error to start and
Williams brought him home with a triple to left center field. Parsill followed that with a RBI single that
brought in Williams for the three-run lead, 5-2.
The win was
Judson's 36th on the year which continues to be a program record.
Morris 4, Judson 2
second game of the day between the two first round winners, Robert Morris held
onto the win to advance to the CCAC Championship game. Robert Morris took a 3-0 led before Judson
cut the lead to two in the bottom of the sixth.
Judson made it 3-2 in the seventh inning but Robert Morris added a
security run in the top of the ninth.
Judson had runners on in the bottom of the inning to tie the game but could
not come through.
receives the loss going 6.1 innings and giving up three earned runs on nine
hits with one strikeout. Jason Egli went
0.2 innings with one strikeout and then Kevin Carmody and Ed Draper each worked
and Levi Pippenger each had two hits with Pippenger and Matt McHenry having one
Morris scored two runs in the top of the fifth and one in the sixth to make it
3-0. In the bottom of the sixth, McHenry
singled up the middle to score Johnny Amann from third base. Judson then came within one run in the bottom
of the seventh on a Pippenger single as Giovanni Cantwell scored.
now face St. Xavier at 11:00 a.m. at St. Xavier in
the loser's bracket. The winner will
play Robert Morris at 3:00 p.m.