I interviewed Central Missouri’s baseball coach Tommy Myers earlier in the week before the Mules opened NCAA-II South Central Regional play in Warrensburg and he said the one thing about his team is that they never quit and never feel like they are out of a game.  That was true again Thursday night.

The Mules scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the 8 th inning to pull out a 3-2 win over Texas-Permian Basin.  Chance Tuttle singled in the go ahead run.  The Mules are now 42-13 and will take on Angelo State at 3:30 on Friday who lost their first round game to Emporia State 23-0.

The Mules scored a run in the second to take a 1-0 lead, but they were held in check by Permian starter Mario Urena until the 8 th inning.  Permian scored single runs in the 5 th and then again in the 7 th to take a 2-1 lead off starter Brooks Martin.

Tuttle, who was named First team South Central Region, delivered the game winning hit and Chris Matlock, the MIAA Pitcher of the Year, as well as South Central Region Pitcher of the Year struck out the side in the 9 th as he went  2.2 innings for the win to move his record to 5-2.