YORK, Pa. (Baseball) – The third-seeded Wheaton College (Mass.) Lyons used one run, scored in the second inning, to hold off No. 2 Shenandoah in the championship game of the NCAA Division III Mid-Atlantic Regional on Monday at York College of Pennsylvania.
Senior Mike Bruemmel got the start for the Lyons, earning his first complete game shutout of the season. The senior left surrendered just six hits, while striking out five and walking four.
First-year Nick Raposo came around to score the games only run, after leading off the second inning with a single through the left side. The designated hitter moved to second on a single from Tyler Walsh, before scoring on a fielder's choice, sacrifice bunt from Joey Santigate. The Shenandoah pitcher opted to try and throw Raposo out at third and misfired, allowing the first-year to come home.
Needing just three outs in the bottom of the ninth, Bruemmel got Dan Cameron to line out to right field for the first out of the inning. Luke Nussman followed with a line out to third. Back-to-back, two out singles to right gave the Hornets hope, putting runners on the corners. Bruemmel kept his cool, ending the game with a strike out.
Wheaton returns to action in the World Series hosted at Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton, Wisconsin May, 26-31.