The top ranked Eagles faced the #8 seeded Cairn University in the opening round of the NCCAA Division II World Series in Mason, Ohio. The Eagles jumped to an early lead and used a 7 run fourth inning to defeat Cairn 11 – 0 to advance to the second round.
TFC’s Josh Ward led off the game with a walk and a stolen base and would score on Jordan Couillard’s sacrifice fly to give the Eagles an early 1 – 0 advantage. TFC would add another run third before blowing the game open with 7 runs in the fourth to take a 9 – 0 lead. The game would end after just five innings when senior Corey Warner crushed a two-run homer to put the Eagles over the run rule limit.
While the offense was doing their part, starting pitcher Zach Breeden was just as sharp for the Eagles. Breeden earned the win for the Eagles and pitched a complete game shutout. Breeden threw five innings, allowed two hits, no runs, and struck out 6.
Several Eagles contributed offensively in the victory. Shortstop Jordan Couillard drove in three runs and Zack Warner and Corey Warner each drove in two runs for the Eagles. Will Patrick and Ronnie Stewart had an RBI, respectively. Zack Warner, Adam Reynolds, and Couillard had two hits apiece. Josh Ward stole two bases as the Eagles leadoff man.
The Eagles will face Clearwater Christian College Wednesday at 7:45 PM for a spot in the next round of the World Series. TFC and CCC have faced off 6 times already this season with the Eagles winning five of those contests.