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MINNEAPOLIS – [BOX SCORE] Missouri Baptist Baseball simply ran out of gas. After a grueling season and a schedule filled with incredible wins and highlight reel plays, the Spartans allowed 14 runs on 17 hits to Sterling (Kan.) in a 14-4 defeat in the Championship Game of the 2016 NAIA National Championship Opening Round Jamestown Bracket.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. – [GAME 1 BOX] [GAME 2 BOX] [OPENING ROUND SCHEDULE] Missouri Baptist refused to go quietly into the night… After suffering a crushing 5-4, walk-off loss to No. 9-ranked Sterling just 24 hours prior, the Spartans put together one of the most impressive offensive displays of any team in the NAIA National Championship Opening Round. The Spartans pounded-out 22 runs over the course of two games on Thursday and staved-off elimination twice in 15-8 and 7-2 wins over Jamestown (N.D.) and Sterling (Kan.). With the wins, the Spartans have guaranteed themselves a spot in Friday's if-necessary Championship Game.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. – [BOX SCORE] [OPENING ROUND SCHEDULE] Missouri Baptist led for eight and a half innings on Wednesday, but it was the final one that sealed its fate. After scoring four runs in the first three innings, Missouri Baptist allowed five unanswered runs in the last three innings and was handed a 5-4 loss by the Sterling (Kan.) Warriors at the Jamestown Bracket in the NAIA National Championship Opening Round.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. – [BOX SCORE] Trusting the process is how the Spartans win in the postseason… They proved it yet again on Tuesday afternoon. In a game that took over three and a half hours to complete, the Spartans tied the game in the seventh and grabbed the lead in the eighth in a thrilling 7-4 win over No. 3-seed Jamestown (N.D.) in the 2016 NAIA National Championship Opening Round Jamestown Bracket.
MINNEAPOLIS – [OPENING ROUND SCHEDULE] [JAMESTOWN BRACKET WEBSITE] After another big regular season in which the Spartans took home 39 wins, Missouri Baptist has just one final hurdle in order to get back to Lewiston, Idaho. That hurdle, however, will be wrought with challenges and loaded with some of the top teams in the NAIA.