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Baseball National Championship Opening Round — Day 2 Recap

Information as of 10:30 p.m. CDT

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Day Two Highlights
• There were 24 games were played on day two of the 2018 Baseball National Championship Opening Round.
• No. 2 Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) downed No. 1 Oklahoma Wesleyan, 3-2, in 14 innings, marking the longest game at this year’s opening round. With the win, the Lions find themselves one win away from their first-ever opening round title.
• No. 3 Reinhardt, which won it’s first-ever opening round game yesterday, continued its Cinderella run with a 7-6, 10-inning victory against No. 1 Science & Arts (Okla.). The Eagles scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth to send the game to the extra frame. A Kaleb Swayze single to shallow left plated the game-winner in the bottom of the 10th.
• No. 4 University of Northwestern Ohio is the lowest seed to find itself in the driver’s seat for an opening round title after day two. The Racers are 3-0 in the Williamsburg Bracket and will play the winner of No. 3 Point Park (Pa.) and No. 1 Bryan (Tenn.) tomorrow at 1 p.m.
• Five No. 1 seeds remain unbeaten in their respective bracket through day two – Faulkner (Ala.), Georgia Gwinnett, Oklahoma City, St. Thomas (Fla.) and Southeastern (Fla.).
• Records by seeds through two days:
   o No. 1 seed: 14-5
   o No. 2 seed: 10-13
   o No. 3 seed: 10-8
   o No. 4 seed: 12-12
   o No. 5 seed: 7-15
• The 10th annual opening round event takes place from May 14 – 17 at nine host locations. The format is a five-team, double-elimination tournament.
• The nine opening round champions join Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) at the 62nd annual Avista-NAIA Baseball World Series in Lewiston, Idaho, May 25 – June 1. For World Series fan and visitor information, click here.

Championship Information

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