Junior College world series capsules
Game 8 – Broward, Fla. 20, Temple, Texas 8The Fort Lauderdale-based Seahawks scored 10 runs in the seventh inning, breaking a 3-3 tie in a 19-hit onslaught that included four home runs.Sophomore Edgar Mercado hit a three-run homer and had an RBI double in the 10-run rally and was one of four Broward players to have three hits in the contest. Starting pitcher Mitchell Walker got the win.The win keeps Broward (38-19) alive in the double-elimination tournament, playing today at 3 p.m. against the winner of Monday’s late San Jac-Walter’s State game.Temple (45-18) was eliminated.Game 9 – Potomac State, W.Va. 8,Butler College, Kan., 5Leading 5-0 after two innings, the Catamounts (41-13) withstood a late charge from the Grizzlies (39-17), advancing Potomac to this evening’s winner’s bracket game against Wallace State, Ala. Both teams have yet to be defeated in tournament play. Joe Durham put the Grizzlies on the board with a two-run double in the first. Chad Chambers’ RBI single through the right side of the infield raised the score to 3-0. Joe Agreste chased Butler starting pitcher Nick Beaudoin off the mound when he belted a two-run homer over the fence in right center.Sophomore lefty Kreg Savole pitched seven innings to earn the win before turning the ball over to Josh Kuykendall to finish up. Butler falls to the loser’s bracket and faces Yavapai, Ariz., at 11 a.m. today.Late Sunday Wallace State, Ala. 6, Yavapai, Ariz. 5A two-run homer by pinch-hitter Chris Hoffer in the ninth inning lifted Wallace State (36-17) to the lead, then pitcher Derrick Wallace rebounded from yielding a solo home run to Yavapai’s Troy Hanazwa in the bottom of the frame with a game-ending flyout to move into a winner’s bracket game Tuesday evening.Yavapai (47-10), who moves to the elimination bracket on the loss, took its only lead in the fourth inning after scoring three runs on a homer by Dustin Katts with baserunner Aaron Asher, and a RBI single by Hanazwa that scored Shane Keough from second. Hanazwa led Yavapai with three hits in five at bats. The Roughriders play at 11 a.m. Tuesday.
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Fans, players and coaches on both sides of Stubler Memorial Field seemed to know it would come down just the way it did, regardless of who had the ball at the end.