Grove City 3, Waynesburg 2 (8 inn.)
Grove City 10, Waynesburg 5
The Wolverines will play defending champion Waynesburg, the three seed, at Washington & Jefferson College, while fourth-seeded W&J plays fifth-seeded Thiel College in Bethany. Bethany received a first-round bye in the double-elimination tournament.
In the 3-2 win, Eric Kephart (Osceola Mills, PA/Philipsburg-Osceola) singled home Adam Booth (North Canton, OH/Uniontown Lake) with the game-winner with one out in the eighth. Booth walked to lead off the inning and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Mike Kashurba (Latrobe, PA/Latrobe). Kashurba and Paul Como (Grove City, PA/Grove City) each had two hits in the victory.
The Wolverines opened the nightcap with nine runs in the first and held on for a 10-5 triumph. Drew Hoagland (Butler, PA/Knoch) collected three hits and drove in a pair of runs. Kashurba added two more hits with his second double of the day and a triple. Nate Kauffman (Cecil, PA/Canon-McMillan), Kephart and Booth also had two hits. Kauffman cracked his third home run of the season, while Kephart had a double and two RBI.
Brian Kaufold (Butler, PA/Butler) came on in relief in game one to notch the win (3-1).
Reliever Brian Beirne (Port Jervis, NY/Chapel Field) earned his first collegiate
victory (1-0) in game two.
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