Tabor baseball punches ticket to NAIA World Series with 9-4 win over Bellevue

The Tabor College baseball team defeated host Bellevue, 9-4, in the NAIA Opening Round tournament championship Friday to advance to the NAIA World Series for the second consecutive year.

It was the Bluejays? second win over the Bruins in two days, as Tabor had stayed alive with an 11-5 victory Thursday in the first championship game.

In Friday?s victory, Russell Longworth earned the pitching win, coming in on short rest after pitching a complete-game shutout Tuesday.

Offensively, Tanner Bell put the Bluejays on the board with a grand slam in the top of the second inning, and Tabor added five more runs in the fourth.

The teams endured a two and a half hour rain delay in the bottom of the fourth inning. A more detailed report of the game will be posted at a later time.

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