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Trinity wins NCAA Division III baseball title

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Associated Pres
May 27, 2008
— Trinity College of Connecticut rallied for two runs in the ninth inning to beat Johns Hopkins University, 5-4, here Tuesday for the NCAA Division III baseball championship at Fox Cities Stadium.

Trinity lost its bid for an unbeaten season when the Blue Jays beat the Bantams, 4-3, earlier in the day. But the Bantams still had a chance to win the title in the second game because the tournament format is double-elimination.


In the decisive game, Trinity (45-1) took advantage of a pair of bases-loaded walks to score the winning runs.


Trinity, which had never won the championship before, was trying to become the first team in NCAA baseball history to have an undefeated season.


Sixth-ranked Johns Hopkins (42-8) scored the winning run in the opening game on a wild pitch in the top of the ninth.


Johns Hopkins eliminated UW-Whitewater, 12-11, on Monday to reach the championship round.



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