MARIETTA FORCES SECOND CHAMPIONSHIP GAME WITH A 6-3 WIN OVER MANCHESTER
Manchester’s baseball team suffered its first loss of the NCAA Mideast Regional, falling to top-seeded Marietta 6-3. Manchester held a 2-0 lead until Marietta scored two in the third and one in the fourth to go up 3-2, and added a run in the eighth and two in the ninth to pick up the 6-3 win. Bryce Murphy took the loss for Manchester, going eight innings on the mound, striking out three and giving up six runs on 11 hits. Trevor Kimm was 2-4 for MC, Robert Heritz went 1-3 with a pair of RBIs, while Murphy and Cody Schell went 1-3.
Manchester (28-20) will face Marietta (42-7) in the final championship game on Sunday, starting at 1 p.m., with the winner advancing to the NCAA Division III World Series.