CMU Eliminates MidAmerica Nazarene from HAAC Championship

3 years 1 month 3 weeks ago May 03, 2013 May 3, 2013 Friday, May 03 2013 Friday, May 03, 2013 1:17:00 PM CDT in Baseball
Source: Nicholas Petrone

SAINT JOSEPH, MO - Central Methodist got five outs Friday afternoon all on Rhett Quinlan strikeouts and finished off three-seed MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 8-0 at Phil Welch Stadium, advancing to the semifinals of the 2013 Heart of America Athletic Conference Baseball Championship Series Spring Classic. The Eagles face the winner of No. 4 Evangel (Mo.)/No. 5 Avila (Mo.) on Saturday.

The Eagles/Pioneers game was suspended Wednesday night due to lightning with Central Methodist (25-11) leading 8-0 and one out in the bottom of the eighth. After a 45-minute weather delay, the game was called that night, but NAIA rules stipulate all postseason games must go the full nine innings or remain suspended.

Quinlan threw the final inning and two-thirds Friday, allowing only one hit while striking out five, to eliminate MidAmerica Nazarene (24-20) from the postseason. He and Tyler Paule, who started the game Wednesday, continued Central Methodist's pitching dominance in the Spring Classic. Paule allowed only two hits in seven and one-third innings Wednesday to go along with eight strikeouts. Central Methodist has yet to allow a run in two Spring Classic games, outscoring Benedictine (Kan.) and the Pioneers a combined 14-0.

The Eagles were helped by five MidAmerica Nazarene errors Wednesday, starting in the top of the first inning when Mike Wagner scored the first run of the game on a misplayed grounder by the Pioneers' Dillon Moeller. The Green and Black added an insurance run in the same inning when Shane Lowe touched home on a fielder's choice.

After loading the bases in the second with two outs, Central Methodist opened up its advantage on a Ricco Moreno dropped fly ball. Mike Allen, Dustin Ray and Wagner all scored on the play to push the difference to five runs. Jesse Zellner followed in the next at-bat with a RBI single to center, plating Lowe to make the tally 6-0 in favor of the tournament's top seed.

A Kyle Poynter RBI single to left in the fifth gave the Green and Black a touchdown lead. Neil Hansen scored the game's final run in the sixth on a wild throw.

The tournament remains double elimination. All tournament games must be finished by 11:59 p.m. Saturday.

If the rest of the tournament has to be suspended, then Evangel claims the second automatic HAAC bid to the World Series. Central Methodist would win the Spring Classic by having the best tournament record.

If the tournament is able to be played, reaches the championship game and includes Central Methodist, then the Eagles' opponent gets the automatic berth to the World Series as per standard conference rules. If the tournament is able to be played, reaches the championship game but does not include Central Methodist, then the winner of the Spring Classic championship earns an automatic bid to the World Series as per standard conference rules.

 

More News

Grid
List
BOONVILLE - A train crashed into a car along the Missouri river on Friday night. Boonville Police confirm the... More >>
3 hours ago June 25, 2016 Jun 25, 2016 Saturday, June 25 2016 Saturday, June 25, 2016 12:04:00 AM CDT in News
CLAYTON (AP) — A judge says attorneys for the city of Ferguson and other defendants in a wrongful-death lawsuit brought... More >>
7 hours ago June 24, 2016 Jun 24, 2016 Friday, June 24 2016 Friday, June 24, 2016 8:47:00 PM CDT in News
HOLTS SUMMIT- The Better Business Bureau is warning mid-Missouri about a new scam, where scammers claim to represent Ameren UE.... More >>
8 hours ago June 24, 2016 Jun 24, 2016 Friday, June 24 2016 Friday, June 24, 2016 7:32:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA- The Boone County Fire Protection District got an upgrade on Friday. It showed off 10 of its shiny... More >>
8 hours ago June 24, 2016 Jun 24, 2016 Friday, June 24 2016 Friday, June 24, 2016 7:04:00 PM CDT in Continuous News
COLUMBIA - The recent heat wave in mid-Missouri has already caused problems with the roads. And now it's causing major... More >>
9 hours ago June 24, 2016 Jun 24, 2016 Friday, June 24 2016 Friday, June 24, 2016 6:50:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - Some drivers in Missouri could soon be rolling down the road of the future. The Missouri Department... More >>
9 hours ago June 24, 2016 Jun 24, 2016 Friday, June 24 2016 Friday, June 24, 2016 6:48:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - Residents of Columbia say they are feeling more satisfied than ever when it comes to calling City Hall... More >>
10 hours ago June 24, 2016 Jun 24, 2016 Friday, June 24 2016 Friday, June 24, 2016 5:36:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Your next ride with Uber or Lyft will be different than last time. Governor Nixon signed... More >>
11 hours ago June 24, 2016 Jun 24, 2016 Friday, June 24 2016 Friday, June 24, 2016 4:32:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Three new troopers have been assigned to Troop F in mid-Missouri, according to Sgt. Scott White of... More >>
11 hours ago June 24, 2016 Jun 24, 2016 Friday, June 24 2016 Friday, June 24, 2016 4:11:00 PM CDT in News
TROY (AP) — Authorities say they're searching for an eastern Missouri woman after her husband was found dead from an... More >>
11 hours ago June 24, 2016 Jun 24, 2016 Friday, June 24 2016 Friday, June 24, 2016 4:00:20 PM CDT in News
SEDALIA - Gov. Jay Nixon signed three agriculture bills into law Friday evening. He was accompanied by state legislators from... More >>
12 hours ago June 24, 2016 Jun 24, 2016 Friday, June 24 2016 Friday, June 24, 2016 3:53:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - United States Supreme Court ruled Thursday that police officers do not need a warrant to give a breathalyzer... More >>
12 hours ago June 24, 2016 Jun 24, 2016 Friday, June 24 2016 Friday, June 24, 2016 3:51:00 PM CDT in News
MEXICO - A Missouri State Highway Patrol pursuit of a man on a motorcycle ended in a crash at Highway... More >>
12 hours ago June 24, 2016 Jun 24, 2016 Friday, June 24 2016 Friday, June 24, 2016 3:45:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA – Bicycle riders in Columbia will have a new place to ride, and traffic could decrease after a new... More >>
12 hours ago June 24, 2016 Jun 24, 2016 Friday, June 24 2016 Friday, June 24, 2016 3:28:01 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - The Central Missouri Humane Society launched a new Community Outreach Unit Friday to help animals in need throughout... More >>
12 hours ago June 24, 2016 Jun 24, 2016 Friday, June 24 2016 Friday, June 24, 2016 3:16:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - Kristie Wolfe, the first president and principal of Father Tolton Regional Catholic High School, has announced her resignation,... More >>
12 hours ago June 24, 2016 Jun 24, 2016 Friday, June 24 2016 Friday, June 24, 2016 3:08:00 PM CDT in News
JENNINGS (AP) — A 35-year-old man has pleaded guilty in the stabbing death of his former girlfriend at her home.... More >>
13 hours ago June 24, 2016 Jun 24, 2016 Friday, June 24 2016 Friday, June 24, 2016 2:06:00 PM CDT in News
AUDRAIN COUNTY – Prosecuting attorney Jacob Shellabarger announces 40-year-old Darran Wade Boston of Mexico was sentenced 527 years in prison.... More >>
14 hours ago June 24, 2016 Jun 24, 2016 Friday, June 24 2016 Friday, June 24, 2016 1:48:00 PM CDT in Top Stories
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 76°
4am 76°
5am 76°
6am 75°
7am 75°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

3:07a
Mad Money
4:07a
LX.TV: 1st Look
4:30a
Paid Program
3:30a
Paid Program
4:00a
Paid Program
4:30a
Paid Program

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
2016 U.S. Summer Olympic Trials
8:00p
2016 U.S. Summer Olympic Trials
7:00p
Family Guy
7:30p
Family Guy
8:00p
Bob's Burgers
8:30p
Bob's Burgers
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld