Saturday, May 24, 2008

NCAA Division III Baseball Championships

Covered a couple games of the opening day of the NCAA Division III Baseball Championship out in Grand Chute...

It's really a pleasure covering these guys who play it out, sometimes 14 innings or more, purely for the love of the game. In D3, it's surely not about fame!

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater's Jordan Stine (15) connects with a solo home run in the second inning against Linfield in a first round game of the NCAA Division III Baseball Championship at Fox Cities Stadium in Grand Chute, Wis., Friday May 23, 2008.

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater's Mike Kenseth (3) gets caught in a run down, chased by Linfield's Shannon Chung (1) after Kenseth attempted to steal second – but turned back at the last minute – in the sixth inning.

Johns Hopkins outfielder Dan Merzel (6) barely hangs on to short fly ball in left field in the 14th inning of a game against Adrian.

Johns Hopkins' Matt Benchener (31), center, and teammate Isaac Katz (9) embrace after Benchener hit the winning RBI in the bottom of the 14th inning.

Linfield's Gunnar Cederberg (26) and David Bachofner (15) celebrate what were eventually the winning runs scored in bottom of the eighth inning.
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