|Bethune-Cookman wins 2012 MEAC Baseball Crown|
NORFOLK,Va., - Bethune-Cookman won the 2012 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Baseball Championship title with a 8-3 victory over the Delaware State Hornets at Marty L. Miller Field on Saturday afternoon.
Aaron Nardone and JP Frey led the Hornets with one run batted in each. As a team, DSU outhit B-CU 7-4 and scored three runs in the first inning to capture the victory.
Tommy Dill (3-1) allowed one hit and walked two in 3.1 innings. Jordan Elliot earned the save after pitching 2.0 innings.
Bethune-Cookman got on the board first in the second game off a David Lee single to left side that scored Josh Johnson.
In the top of the third, Delaware State tied the game when Ryan Haas was hit-by a pitch with the bases loaded to score DJ Miller.
The Wildcats answered back to tie the game at 3-all off another Lee single that scored Brandon Turner and Josh Johnson. They scored again in the bottom of the fourth and the fifth to for the final score of 8-3.
Lee was named the Outstanding Performer. He was 3-for 5 with four RBI in the championship victory. He recorded two runs, nine hits, two doubles and 11 RBI in the tournament.
With the victory, Bethune-Cookman earned the conference’s automatic qualification to the NCAA Baseball Championship. The pairings will be announced on Monday, May 28 at Noon on ESPNU.
Outstanding Performer: David Lee, Bethune-Cookman
|Last Updated ( Sun May 20, 2012 - 4:29pm )|