Bethune-Cookman Wins 2012 Baseball Championship Tournament
Bethune-Cookman won the 2012 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Baseball Championship title with a 8-3 victory over the Delaware State Hornets at Marty L. Miller Field on Saturday afternoon.
Delaware State won the first game, 3-2, to starve off elimination and force a second and deciding game in the double-elimination bracket. The loss was the first in the tournament for the seven-time defending MEAC Champion Wildcats since the 2007 season.
Aaron Nardone and JP Frey led the Hornets with one run batted in each. As a team, DSU outhit B-CU 7-4 and scored three runs in the first inning to capture the victory.
Josh Johnson and Brashad Johnson each scored one run for the Wildcats.
The Wildcats answered back to tie the game at 3-all off another Lee single that scored Brandon Turner and Josh Johnson. They scored again in the bottom of the fourth and the fifth to for the final score of 8-3.
Jason Beverlin earned Outstanding Coaching honors for the first time in his career.
With the victory, Bethune-Cookman earned the conference's automatic qualification to the NCAA Baseball Championship. The pairings will be announced on Monday, May 28 at Noon on ESPNU.
2012 MEAC Baseball All-Tournament Team
Outstanding Performer: David Lee, Bethune-Cookman