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Fri, May. 18, 2012 - [Baseball]

Chad Robinson crossing home plate after grand slam

After falling behind 3-0 in the first inning, the Lions came storming back in the 2nd inning with a grand slam by Chad Robinson and doubles by Will Gretsch and Alex Delgado to take a 9-4 lead.  The third inning saw the Lions add 6 more runs thanks to a 3 run homer by Sam Buczek.  The Tigers made a threat in the 5th inning scoring twice and loading up the bases to cut the lead to 15-6, but Will Gretsch turned a double play to end the inning.  The Lions finished out the last two innings and cruised to victory 15-6.   The win propelled the Lions into the semi-finals tonight as the pool A winner.   They will face pool B runner-up and 2011 NCCAA national champion Oklahoma Wesleyan at 5 pm while Olivet Nazarene finished as the pool A runner up and will face the pool B winner California Baptist at 8 pm.  Both semi-final games can be watched live at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/patterson-communications-2012-nccaa-world-series. The championship game will be tomorrow at 1pm between the winners of the two semi-final games tonight.