Longwood’s club baseball team wrapped up their most successful season ever with a third place finish at the National Club Baseball Association (NCBA) Division II World Series. Hosted at Jaycee Park in Pittsburg, Kansas, Longwood finished their tournament with a 3-2 record. Longwood lost their opening game to #1 seed California University of Pennsylvania 4 – 2 but came back through the losers bracket with back to back wins. First beating South Dakota State University 6 -0 then sending California University of PA home with an 11 – 7 victory. In the final four round, Longwood needed to beat host and #3 seed Pittsburg State University twice. Longwood won the first game 4 – 3 but could not complete the sweep when their run came to an end with a 6 – 1 loss to Pittsburg State.
Pittsburg State went on to lose the championship to San Diego State University by a score of 13-10.
Team leaders for Longwood for the tournament were:
Drew Aldredge .385 avg 3 rbi
Bailey Russell .375 avg 8 runs
Casey Farrar .357 avg 1 run, 2 rbi
Michael Lamons .353 avg 1 run, 2 rbi
Mitchell Martin .333 avg 4 runs 4 rbi
Chris Beshai New Kent, VA 9.1 inn 4 games 1 CG 1.50 era 0 – 1 record 1 save
Mitchell Martin Lynchburg, VA 12.1 inn 2 games 1 CG 1.70 era 1-1 record 16 k (led tourney)