Valley Keeps Rolling With Extras Win Over Alcorn
BATON ROUGE, La. - Mississippi Valley State's magical ride in the 2012 SWAC Baseball Tournament continued Thursday with a 7-6 win over Alcorn State in 12 innings.
The No. 4 seed from the Eastern Division, the Delta Devils pulled their second upset in as many days to advance in the winner's bracket. Demetrins Bonner's pinch-hit RBI single in the bottom of the 12th provided the winning run.
Billy Linney was 4 for 5, Allen Cheek was 3 for 6 with 3 runs scored, and Candler Thomas was 2 for 5 with a pair of RBIs to lead the Delta Devil offense.
MVSU ran out to a 4-1 lead, but Alcorn State answered with 4 runs in the 7th to take the lead. Valley tied it in the 7th, and the teams both scored single runs in the 8th before setting up the dramatics in the 12th.
MVSU will play the survivor of Friday's 9:00 a.m. elimination game between Alcorn State and Southern at 3:00 p.m. on Friday. The Delta Devils are one win away from making it to Sunday's championship game.