Central Missouri Mules Baseball took the field in Cary, N.C. in search of their third national championship in team history. The Mules cleared their first hurdle, defeating the No. 8 seed Northwest Nazarene Nighthawks 9-3. Central Missouri pitchers struck out 16 batters while UCM fanned just three times themselves.
The Mules will remain in the winner’s bracket. They’ll take on No. 5 Tampa who came back from down 6-3 for a 7-6 win in 10 innings in their first game.
Tampa is still the defending national champions, having won it all in 2019.
That games starts at 5 p.m. our time.