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    Tennessee Wesleyan at 10
    Point 3
  • Today
    Bryan at 6:00pm
    Truett-McConnell EST
  • Wednesday, Feb 25
    St. Andrews vs 68
    Montreat 75
    AAC Tournament in Kingsport, Tenn.
  • Wednesday, Feb 25
    Point at (2OT) 85
    Bluefield 87
    AAC Tournament in Kingsport, Tenn.
  • Yesterday
    AAC Conference Tournament vs 12:00pm
    Union EST
    AAC Tournament in Kingsport, Tenn.
  • Yesterday
    Montreat vs 61
    Union 95
  • Yesterday
    Bryan at 73
    Reinhardt 82
    AAC Tournament in Kingsport, Tenn.
  • Yesterday
    AAC Conference Tournament vs 7:30pm
    Milligan EST
    AAC Tournament in Kingsport, Tenn.
  • Yesterday
    Tennessee Wesleyan vs 67
    Truett-McConnell 63
    AAC Tournament in Kingsport, Tenn.
  • Today
    Reinhardt vs 70
    Union 86
  • Today
    Reinhardt vs 70
    Union 86
  • Today
    Tennessee Wesleyan at 64
    Milligan 79
  • Wednesday, Feb 25
    Cumberland University at 1:00pm
    Tennessee Wesleyan EST
  • Wednesday, Feb 25
    University of the Cumberlands at 8
    Union 1
  • Yesterday
    Brescia University at Ppd.
    Union  
  • Today
    SCAD Atlanta at 11:00am
    Dalton State College EST
  • Today
    Huntingdon College at 2:00pm
    Point EST
  • Wednesday, Feb 25
    St. Andrews vs 72
    Columbia 62
    AAC Tournament in Kingsport, Tenn.
  • Wednesday, Feb 25
    Truett-McConnell vs 44
    Milligan 65
    AAC Tournament in Kingsport, Tenn.
  • Wednesday, Feb 25
    Montreat at 36
    Bluefield 59
    AAC Tournament in Kingsport, Tenn.
  • Yesterday
    AAC Conference Tournament vs 8:30am
    Tennessee Wesleyan EST
    AAC Tournament in Kingsport, Tenn.
  • Yesterday
    St. Andrews vs 43
    Tennessee Wesleyan 70
  • Yesterday
    Point vs (3OT) 66
    Reinhardt 64
    AAC Tournament in Kingsport, Tenn.
  • Yesterday
    Point vs (3OT) 66
    Reinhardt 64
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    AAC Conference Tournament at 3:30pm
    Bryan EST
    AAC Tournament in Kingsport, Tenn.
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    Bryan at 3:30pm
    TBA EST
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    Bryan vs 58
    Milligan 67
  • Yesterday
    AAC Conference Tournament at 5:15pm
    Union EST
    AAC Tournament in Kingsport, Tenn.
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    Bluefield vs 46
    Union 56
  • Today
    Point at 45
    Tennessee Wesleyan 68
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    Milligan vs 90
    Union 72
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    St. Catharine's at Ppd.
    Union  
  • Wednesday, Feb 25
    St. Catharine's at Ppd.
    Union  
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    University of the Cumberlands  
  • Wednesday, Feb 25
    Tennessee Wesleyan at Ppd.
    University of the Cumberlands  
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    Point 2
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    Point 3
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    Reinhardt vs 8
    Olivet Nazarene University 6
  • Today
    Reinhardt vs (5) 12
    Friends University 2
  • Today
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    Southern Wesleyan  
  • Today
    Truett-McConnell at Ppd.
    Southern Wesleyan  
  • Wednesday, Feb 25
    University of the Cumberlands at 8
    Union 1
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    Brescia University at Ppd.
    Union  
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    Johnson Bible at 2:00pm
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    Point EST
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    Bluefield at 2:00pm
    Emory & Henry EST
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Game 8 - Missouri Baptist 6 - Tennessee Wesleyan 3

Third-seeded Missouri Baptist staved off elimination at the NAIA Baseball National Championship - Kingsport Bracket on Saturday afternoon with a 6-3 victory over top-seed Tennessee Wesleyan at Hunter Wright Stadium. 

With the win, the Spartans (34-12)  force a winner take all Kingsport Bracket Championship Game on Monday afternoon at noon with the Bulldogs (45-17). The winner of that contest will advance to the 2013 Avista NAIA World Series. 

After four scoreless innings, MBU got on the board in the top of the fifth with two runs to take a 2-0 lead. In the bottom of the sixth, Tennessee Wesleyan finally cracked the scoreboard with a run, cutting the Spartan lead in half at 2-1.

But, Missouri Baptist came back in the top of the seventh and tacked on a run to go back up by two at 3-1.

In the top of the ninth, the Spartans had a huge inning, scoring three runs with two outs to go up 6-1. Third baseman Joseph Taylor, who was 0-for-4 on the day entering his at-bat in the ninth, had a big two-RBI single with two away. It was followed up by a Garrett Vail RBI single, putting MBU up five. 

The runs scored by the Spartans in the top of the ninth proved to be crucial, as TWC rallied in the bottom of the inning, scoring two runs to cut the MBU lead to three. But, pitcher Matt Marsh forced a ground out to first with two outs to end it, clinching the win to keep the Spartans alive in the tournament.

Overall, Ryan Gunhouse led MBU on the day, going 4-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored. Patrick Johnson continued his strong tournament going 2-for-3 with three runs scored, while Pier Olivier-Dostaler and Taylor each had two RBI on the day.

On the mound, starter Mike Avila earned the win after a strong effort. In eight and a third, Avila gave up just three runs on eight hits, striking out three in the process. 

For TWC, Josh McCray was 2-for-4 with an RBI to lead the Bulldogs at the plate. Reliever Justin Sprenger (1-2) was the loser for TWC on the mound.