Baseball continues reign as SCIAC Tournament champs

ORANGE, Calif. – Sophomore Grant Manning went the distance and the bats rallied late- as the Chapman College baseball staff clinched its third consecutive SCIAC Postseason Event title with an eight-two victory above Cal Lutheran. The 2019 NCAA Division III champions are back again in the countrywide tournament to defend their title.

Just as it did in 2019, Chapman swept its way by means of the SCIAC Event to earn the conference’s computerized bid into the NCAA Division III Championship industry. The options into a shrunken industry of forty eight groups will be declared Sunday night.

The 8 web-sites for the six-staff regionals have now been declared with two regional in Minnesota and one in Wisconsin delivering the closest possible destination for the SCIAC champions.

In the biggest begin of his younger vocation, Manning answered the connect with with his initially vocation full video game. Just a 7 days after hanging out nine Knigsmen in a video game that the Panthers received in the tenth, Manning struck out 10 batters and confined Cal Lutheran to just five hits.

Nick Fusari led off the gamer with triple and delivered the loudest strike of the day for Cal Lutheran, which l led to an early operate when Kyle Reuser adopted with an RBI one. Manning settled in whilst Fusari strike a sacrifice fly in the third and Reuser once again adopted with a one.

Following that initially inning, Manning allowed just three more hits and issued a pair of walks. He struck out the aspect in the fourth and retired 10 in a row from the fourth to the seventh as Chapman took its initially lead of the video game. With a pick off and line drive double participate in in the later on innings, Manning confronted the bare minimum above the ultimate five innings.

With two outs and runners on the corners in the initially, junior Cooper Foard singled to deliver in junior Drew Littwin and tie the video game at 1-1. Trailing two-1 in the fifth, senior Henry Zeisler laced one of his three singles in the video game to begin the inning and then stole 2nd. Senior Mack Cheli adopted with a double to tie the video game at two-two.

A bunt one from Foard place runners on corners and Cheli scored a Cal Lutheran turned a double participate in to acquire the lead. Littwin’s RBI one in the sixth produced it four-two and the Panthers poured on four operates in the eighth. Senior Kyle Joye’s bases loaded double brought in the ultimate three operates and out the video game well out of arrive at.

Chapman used just four pitchers in the entire SCIAC Event to claim the title for the third yr in a row and Manning was named the MVP after his full video game functionality.



By Steven Olveda
Athletics Information Director

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