Oregon Tech Pushes Georgia Gwinnett to Brink, Falls in Game 7

The Hustlin' Owls hit three home runs and rattled off a pair of wins before dropping a do-or-die game seven against the nation's top team.

Posted: May 15, 2018 5:13 PM
Updated: May 15, 2018 8:58 PM

LAWRENCEVILLE—No. 20 Oregon Tech nearly pulled off an improbable takedown of No. 1 overall seed Georgia Gwinnett and an improbable run to the NAIA World Series, but the Owls fell short in a do-or-die game seven against the Grizzlies.

Starting the day needing three wins to advance out of the Lawrenceville region, the Hustlin’ Owls rode a seven-inning, seven-strikeout performance from pitcher Kelly Scott and a three-run home run from Logan Nunes to defeat Northwestern Ohio 4-0, getting them out of the consolation bracket and into the title game.

Needing to beat Georgia Gwinnett twice—a team that had won 32 of its last 33—Tech then avenged yesterday’s demons and topped the Grizzlies 4-0 to force a game seven.

Its run fell just short, however, as Georgia Gwinnett scored two in the first and one in the fourth and sixth to secure a 4-1 win. The loss ends the Hustlin’ Owls season and advances the Grizzlies to the NAIA World Series.

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