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University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Contact: Rob McCutcheon
WARRENSBURG, MO (May 29, 2008) - Mules baseball received a complete game pitching performance from Danny Potje on Wednesday night to advance to the final four at the NCAA-II Championships in Sauget, IL., posting a 5-1 victory over Shippensburg in an elimination round game.
Mules Play Mt. Olive in Semi-Finals
The Mules improve to 47-16 and will take on top-ranked Mount Olive in the first round of semi-final play Thursday afternoon, May 29, at 2:30 p.m. UCM will have to win Thursday to force a second semi-final game on Friday for the right to advance to Saturday's national championship game.
The Mules led from their first plate appearance Wednesday when Will Feil hit a lead off homerun in the bottom of the first inning. Brian McBryde would add three hits to the Mules attack and move into seventh place on the all-time NCAA-II career hit list with 311. But the night belonged to Potje, who came within one out of the shutout, and tossed his first nine-inning complete game as a Mules pitcher.
Joins Friends and Alumni in Pre-game Tailgating
The Office of Alumni Relations and Development is hosting a pre-game tailgate two hours prior to each Mules baseball game in the parking lot of the GCS Ballpark, the site of the tournament in Sauget. Join alumni and friends for free food, drinks and fun. Enter to win some fun door prizes!
Single-session general admission tickets are $4 for adults and $3 for students. Single-session reserved seats are $7 and $5 in the bleacher/picnic area.