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Tech stays alive in NAIA tournament

And the Indiana Tech Warriors continue to breathe.

Ignatius Mackenzie’s one-out, bases-loaded single chased home the winning run Friday night in Montgomery, Ala., and the Warriors (33-17) advanced in the NAIA Montgomery baseball regional with a 4-3 win over Georgetown (Ky.). It was Mackenzie’s third hit and second RBI of the night.

The Warriors collected 10 hits and got a three-hit, five-strikeout complete-game performance from Josh Miller.

They play Faulkner (Ala.) (48-11), which defeated Tech on Thursday, at 3 p.m. today.

MIAA TOURNAMENT: Three straight singles in the top of the 10th drove home both the game and tournament-winning run for Adrian (31-13), as Trine (25-20) fell 3-2 in 10 innings in the championship game. Trine forced a deciding game with a 6-2 victory early in the day.

In the title game, Jordan Baer went 2 for 5 and drove in a run and Andrew DeGood drove in the other against Adrian starter Eric Schmidt, who scattered eight hits and struck out six in 9 1/3 innings.

MANCHESTER 8, FRANKLIN 7: Manchester scored a run in the bottom of the 10th to advance to the championship game of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament at Manchester. The Spartans pounded out 11 hits and were led by Corey Marchant, who homered, doubles and drove in four runs, and Cody Schell, who also homered. Manchester (34-5-1) plays Franklin (23-19) again for the title at noon today.


TRINE 6, MOUNT UNION 4: In the NCAA Division III Angola Regional, a three-run second and Lauren Harris’ home run helped push No. 1 seed Trine (37-4) past the No. 5 seed Raiders (30-16). Harris’ double scored Andi Gasco, Riley Larkin scored on an error and Leah Hall scored on another error. The Thunder added two more in the third on Leah Hall’s double and Rachel Harris’ sacrifice fly, giving the Thunder an insurmountable 5-0 lead. Trine plays Capital (35-10) at noon today.

IPFW 2, NORTH DAKOTA STATE 0: Hillary Kartman’s two-run double accounted for all the scoring as IPFW (33-13) advanced to the championship game of the Summit League tournament in Fargo, N.D. Miranda Kramer got the win on the mound, striking eight in seven innings’ work and giving up just three baserunners to improve to 23-7 on the year.

The Mastodons will face North Dakota State in the championship game at 2 p.m. today.