NAIA
PlayNAIA
  • Thursday, Mar 23
    Bluefield at 16
    Hiwassee 7
  • Thursday, Mar 23
    Bluefield at 0
    Hiwassee 7
  • Yesterday
    Bluefield at 6
    Montreat 1
  • Yesterday
    Truett-McConnell at 10
    Union 4
  • Yesterday
    Truett-McConnell at 8
    Union 12
  • Yesterday
    St. Andrews at (7) 0
    Tennessee Wesleyan 14
  • Yesterday
    Bluefield at 4
    Montreat 3
  • Yesterday
    Point at (7) 5
    Milligan 0
  • Yesterday
    Bryan at 11
    Reinhardt 2
  • Yesterday
    Point at (7) 3
    Milligan 2
  • Today
    Bryan at 2
    Reinhardt 6
  • Today
    Bluefield at 12:00pm
    Montreat EST
  • Today
    Point at (9) 7
    Milligan 2
  • Today
    St. Andrews at 1
    Tennessee Wesleyan 7
  • Today
    Truett-McConnell at 4
    Union 13
  • Today
    Bryan at 9
    Reinhardt 0
  • Today
    St. Andrews at 3
    Tennessee Wesleyan 1
  • Today
    Tennessee Wesleyan  
    Day 1 - @ Tusculum Invitational
  • Today
    Union at 13th of 18
    Day 1 - Tusculum College Invitational
  • Thursday, Mar 23
    Hamilton College at  
    SCAD Atlanta  
  • Thursday, Mar 23
    Hamilton College at  
    SCAD Atlanta  
  • Thursday, Mar 23
    Hamilton College at  
    SCAD Atlanta  
  • Thursday, Mar 23
    Montreat at 8
    Greensboro College 1
  • Thursday, Mar 23
    University of Northwestern Ohio at 8
    Reinhardt 1
  • Thursday, Mar 23
    Milligan at 1
    Union 8
  • Yesterday
    Point at 3
    Tennessee Wesleyan 6
  • Today
    Point at 9
    Milligan 0
  • Today
    Berea College at 0
    Union 9
  • Today
    Reinhardt at 7
    Montreat 2
  • Yesterday
    Milligan at No Team Score
    Day 1 - NC State Raleigh Relays; Raleigh, N.C.
  • Yesterday
    Union at  
    Day 1 - Lindsey Wilson College Invitational
  • Yesterday
    Truett-McConnell at  
    Day 1 - Emory University Meet #2
  • Yesterday
    Reinhardt at  
    Day 1 - Emory Classic
  • Today
    St. Andrews at  
    Dr. Jack Toms Invitational (
  • Today
    Allen at  
    University of South Carolina
  • Today
    Milligan at No Team Score
    Day 2 - NC State Raleigh Relays; Raleigh, N.C.
  • Today
    Union at 4th of 9
    Day 2 - Lindsey Wilson College Invitational
  • Today
    Tennessee Wesleyan  
    University of Tennessee's Rust Buster Invitational
  • Today
    Truett-McConnell at  
    Day 2 - Emory University Meet #2
  • Today
    Reinhardt at  
    Day 2 - Emory Classic
  • Today
    Bryan at  
    Falcon Track & Field Classic
  • Today
    Milligan No Team Score
    Tennessee Rust Buster; Knoxville, Tenn.
  • Today
    Montreat at 11:00am
    Tennessee Rust Buster
  • Thursday, Mar 23
    Talladega College at 0
    St. Andrews 5
  • Thursday, Mar 23
    Point at 1
    Bryan 4
  • Thursday, Mar 23
    Point at 4
    Bryan 5
  • Thursday, Mar 23
    Talladega College at 5
    St. Andrews 3
  • Yesterday
    Georgia Gwinnett College at (6) 15
    Union 5
  • Yesterday
    Tennessee Wesleyan at 6
    Hiwassee College 1
  • Yesterday
    Tennessee Wesleyan at (8) 3
    Hiwassee College 2
  • Yesterday
    Montreat at (5) 1
    Reinhardt 9
  • Yesterday
    Georgia Gwinnett College at 9
    Union 5
  • Yesterday
    Montreat at 2
    Reinhardt 6
  • Today
    St. Andrews at Ppd.
    St. Augustine College  
  • Today
    Bryan at 8
    Columbia 0
  • Today
    Bryan at 4
    Columbia 0
  • Today
    St. Andrews at Ppd.
    St. Augustine College  
  • Today
    Truett-McConnell at 2:00pm
    Bluefield EST
  • Today
    Truett-McConnell at Game
    Bluefield 2
  • Today
    St. Andrews at 2:00pm
    Montreat EST
  • Today
    St. Andrews at Game
    Montreat 2
  • Thursday, Mar 23
    University of Northwestern Ohio at 7
    Reinhardt 2
  • Thursday, Mar 23
    Milligan at 6
    Union 3
  • Yesterday
    George Fox University at  
    SCAD Atlanta  
  • Yesterday
    Point at 0
    Tennessee Wesleyan 9
  • Today
    Point at 0
    Milligan 9
  • Today
    Berea College at 0
    Union 9
  • Today
    Columbia at 12:00pm
    Bluefield EST
  • Today
    Reinhardt at 9
    Montreat 0
  • Yesterday
    Milligan at No Team Score
    Day 1 - NC State Raleigh Relays; Raleigh, N.C.
  • Yesterday
    Truett-McConnell at  
    Day 1 - Emory University Meet #2
  • Yesterday
    Reinhardt at  
    Day 1 - Emory Classic
  • Today
    Allen at  
    University of South Carolina
  • Today
    Milligan at No Team Score
    Day 2 - NC State Raleigh Relays; Raleigh, N.C.
  • Today
    Truett-McConnell at  
    Day 2 - Emory University Meet #2
  • Today
    Reinhardt at  
    Day 2 - Emory Classic
  • Today
    Milligan No Team Score
    Tennessee Rust Buster; Knoxville, Tenn.
  • Today
    Bryan at  
    Falcon Track & Field Classic
  • Today
    St. Andrews at  
    Dr. Jack Toms Invitational (
  • Today
    Union at 2nd of 7
    Day 2 - Lindsey Wilson College Invitational
  • Today
    Montreat at 10:00am
    Wingate Invitational
  • Thursday, Mar 23
    Point at 13
    St. Andrews 8
  • Yesterday
    Reinhardt at 15
    Asbury 3
  • Today
    Madonna University at 2
    Asbury 15
  • Today
    Point at 13
    Montreat 6
  • Today
    Reinhardt at 10
    Cumberlands 4
  • Thursday, Mar 23
    SCAD Savannah at 23
    Asbury 3
  • Thursday, Mar 23
    Ave Marie University at 4:00pm
    Reinhardt EST
  • Thursday, Mar 23
    Point at 7
    St. Andrews 2
  • Thursday, Mar 23
    Hollins University at 18
    Montreat 9
  • Yesterday
    Keiser University at 11
    Asbury 10
  • Today
    Point at 19
    Montreat 5
  • Today
    Tennessee Wesleyan at 22
    Truett-McConnell 4
  • Today
    Reinhardt at 3:30pm
    Columbia EST
Allen University Bluefield College Bryan College Columbia College Milligan College Montreat College Point University
Reinhardt University SCAD Atlanta St. Andrews University Tennessee Wesleyan College Truett-McConnell College Union College
Game 8 - Cumberland 6 - Missouri Baptist 4

KINGSPORT, Tenn. - Third-seeded Cumberland (Tenn.) opened a 3-0 lead after two innings, and never looked back, as they got past top-seeded Missouri Baptist, 6-4, on Wednesday afternoon in the 2014 NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round - Kingsport Bracket.

With the win, the Bulldogs (now 43-19 on the year) forces a winner take all bracket championship game Thursday afternoon at 12 noon (weather permitting) with the Spartans. Missouri Baptist fell to 47-13 with the loss. 

In the first, Cumberland took advantage of a Missouri Baptist fielding error, scoring a run on a Sam Lind RBI sacrifice fly to go up 1-0. In the second, the Bulldogs used a two-out rally to plate two more runs, as Chris Hall laced a two-RBI single up the middle to give Cumberland a three-run lead after two innings.

Missouri Baptist cut the Cumberland lead down to a single run in the top of the third with two runs, making it a 3-2 game, but that was the closest the Spartans got to the lead all game. In the sixth, Cumberland put the game away, scoring three runs (all with two outs) to go up 6-2. 

MBU scored twice in the seventh to cut the Cumberland lead down to two runs, but that was the last time the Spartans made a run at the lead the rest of the game. In the ninth, Bulldog pitcher Clint Meadows finished off a complete game victory, lifting the Bulldogs to the two-run win.

Overall, Hall paced Cumberland in the win, going 3-for-5 with four RBI and a run scored. Meadows, who went to 7-4 on the year with the victory, went the distance, allowing just two earned runs in nine innings of work.

Missouri Baptist was led in the loss by Orlando Olivera, who went 3-for-4 with two RBI. Starting pitcher Michael Yarborough (10-1) was tabbed with the loss for the Spartans on the mound.