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  • Wednesday, Feb 22
    NC Wesleyan College at 13
    St. Andrews 12
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    Tennessee Wesleyan at 5
    Georgia Gwinnett College 8
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    Toccoa Falls vs 1
    Bryan 4
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    Toccoa Falls vs 4
    Bryan 6
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    Marian University at 12:00pm
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    Marian University at Game
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    Campbellsville at 2:00pm
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    Middle Georgia State College EST
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    Shawnee State University at 3:00pm
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    Ohio Christian at 4:00pm
    Bluefield EST
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    Shawnee State University at Game
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    Point at 5:00pm
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    Georgia Gwinnett College EST
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    AAC Tournament | Opening Round | Kingsport, Tenn.
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    Point at 69
    Allen 74
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    Union 84
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    Day 1 - Covenant College - Reeder Cup
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    Union at 6
    Georgetown College 3
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    Union at 2:00pm
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    Tennessee Wesleyan at 1:00pm
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    AAC Conference Tournament at  
    Columbia  
    to be determined
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    AAC Tournament | Opening Round | Kingsport, Tenn.
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    Reinhardt at 78
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    Georgetown College 10
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Game 7 - Missouri Baptist 8 - Benedictine 4

Third-seeded Missouri Baptist used a five-run rally in the seventh, along with outstanding relief pitching to stave off elimination in the 2013 NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round - Kingsport Bracket, as the Spartans bested Benedictine-Springfield, 8-4, at Hunter Wright Stadium on Saturday.

With the win, Missouri Baptist (32-13) moves onto the Championship Game of the bracket against Tennessee Wesleyan, set to be played later this afternoon. Benedictine-Springfield (25-25) was eliminated from the tournament with the loss. 

In the second, Benedictine-Springfield was first to strike, plating four runs in the inning to take a 4-0 lead. The score remained that way until the bottom of the fifth, where Missouri Baptist finally got on the board with a pair of runs to cut the Bulldog lead in half at 4-2. 

It remained 4-2 into the bottom of the seventh, where Missouri Baptist struck. The Spartans got things going in the inning with a walk, then a single, which prompted a Bulldog pitching change. 

With new pitcher Drake Hardin in, Ryan Gunhouse gave the Spartans their first lead of the day with one swing, lifting a 2-2 pitch over the left field fence to push MBU into the 5-4 lead. Later in the inning, the Spartans went up for good on another long ball, this time of the two-run variety by Ricky Pagan. With the homer, Missouri Baptist went up 7-4 after seven.

The run support was more than enough for reliever Chris Cordova to work with, as he tossed six innings of shutout ball, allowing just one hit, while striking out three. 

Overall, shortstop Patrick Johnson led Missouri Baptist at the plate, going 4-for-5 with a run scored. Gunhouse's only hit of the day was the three-run homer in the seventh, as the left fielder ended the day with four RBI. Meanwhile, center fielder Ryan Clarke went 1-for-2 and scored three runs.

On the mound, Cordova (2-0) earned the win. For Benedictine-Springfield, Hardin (0-1) was the loser.