Augustana Wins DII National Baseball Championship
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On Saturday, Augustana University defeated Columbus State 3-2 to win the DII National Championship in Cary, North Carolina.
Vikings senior pitcher Jacob Blank recorded a complete game with a total of 12 strikeouts – which included the final out of the game.
NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!!! pic.twitter.com/GpaFmCI5t1— NSIC (@NorthernSunConf) June 2, 2018
Facing a 2-2 game in the 6th inning, Augustana grabbed the go ahead score. JT Mix hit an RBI single with one-out, scoring Lucas Wylie.
This is the first Division II Baseball title for Augustana University.
No team from the @NorthernSunConf had ever won a @NCAADII National Baseball Championship. No team from the old NCC had ever done it either. No team farther north than Illinois had won a National Championship. Until @AugieBaseball@GoAugie today pic.twitter.com/UBnNQxu2rJ— KDLT Sports (@KDLTSports) June 2, 2018
The Vikings defeated Southern New Hampshire (twice), Florida Southern, and Columbus State at the DII College World Series this year – a perfect 4-0 record at the event.