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William Carey - Sat, May. 11, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss.- (Bracket | Tournament Website | Box Score) Oklahoma Baptist starter Eric Fredrick fired a ten inning masterpiece and Garret Roberts provided the walk off RBI single as the Bison staved off elimination by defeating South Carolina- Beaufort, 3-2 in game six of the 2013 NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round at Milton Wheeler Field.

OBU got on the board in the first inning as the NAIA's leader in RBI's Matt Page rocketed a  one single to right field to score Greg Nelson and put the Bison in front 1-0. Later in the inning OBU added a second run on a balk by Sand Sharks starting pitcher Junior Delatorre.

In the top of the fourth SC-Beaufort got right back in the game as Erik Armstrong smashed a 2-run home run to tie the game at 2-2.

Things remained scoreless until the bottom of the tenth Rafael Villar worked a one out walk and set the stage for Roberts' game winner.

Fredrick was sensational on the mound scattering six hits and striking out eight on the evening to improve to 7-2 on the season.

Oklahoma Baptist returns to action tomorrow at 1:00 pm as they take on William Carey in an elimination game. South Carolina-Beaufort is eliminated from the championship and finish the season at 28-24.

 
 
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