May 23, 2009

Courtesy of Wooster

GRAND CHUTE, Wis. - The College of Wooster scored runs during eight of the nine innings, and Mark Miller (Convoy, Ohio / Crestview) pitched seven scoreless, as the Fighting Scots steadily pulled away to a 14-1 victory over Kean University in a winners' bracket game at the NCAA Div. III Baseball Championship late Saturday afternoon at Time Warner Cable Field at Fox Cities Stadium.

That leaves Wooster (41-9) as just one of two unbeaten in the eight-team field and the Scots will play the other, either Shenandoah University (38-8) or the University of St. Thomas (37-12) pending the result of Saturday's final game, on Sunday night at 7 p.m. Central Standard Time.

Wooster's scoring started in the top of the first. John Warren (New Castle, Pa. / Union Area) knocked a one-out single to left, followed by Stu Beath (St. Louis, Mo. / Avon Old Farms - Conn.) blooping a double down the right-field line and Matt Groezinger (Columbus, Ohio / Upper Arlington) driving home the first run on a sacrifice fly to deep center.

Sean Karpen (Venetia, Pa. / Peters Twp.) started out the third inning by legging out a leadoff triple after driving a ball that reached the wall in left-center and then Warren followed with a deep drive, this time to the warning track in center for another sacrifice fly.