Kennesaw State advances to regional final
by Brent Kallestad
Associated Press Sports Writer
June 01, 2014 04:22 AM | 1464 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Kennesaw State's Cornell Nixon (5) celebrates after scoring against Georgia Southern in the 11th inning of Saturday's NCAA regional in Tallahassee, Fla. Nixon, a former Lassiter standout, helped the Owls score eight runs in the inning on the way to a 13-5 victory. Kennesaw State will play for the regional title today.
Kennesaw State's Cornell Nixon (5) celebrates after scoring against Georgia Southern in the 11th inning of Saturday's NCAA regional in Tallahassee, Fla. Nixon, a former Lassiter standout, helped the Owls score eight runs in the inning on the way to a 13-5 victory. Kennesaw State will play for the regional title today.
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Max Pentecost had four hits, including a two-run double in an eight-run 11th inning that lifted Kennesaw State to a 13-5 win over Georgia Southern in a weather-delayed winners’ bracket NCAA regional tournament game Saturday night.

The Owls (39-21) banged out 20 hits on the way to their 25th win in their last 26 games.

Georgia Southern (40-22) meets Alabama on Sunday in an elimination game, with that winner advancing against Kennesaw State on Sunday night. Regional host Florida State, the No. 5 national seed, was ousted by Alabama 6-5 in Saturday’s first game.

Justin McCalvin (5-3) retired nine straight and got the win, while Eric Alonzo (3-4) took the loss.

Kennesaw State ties it at 5 in the sixth, scoring two runs on a throwing error by Georgia Southern reliever Jason Richman

Weather delayed play twice for a total of 3 hours and 7 minutes.

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