Jaguars advance to championship game with win
NAIA tournament championship
UHV Jaguars vs. Thomas or Lambuth
11 a.m. Saturday
JACKSON, Tenn. - The University of Houston-Victoria is one win away from repeating as champion of the Association of Independent Institutions baseball tournament.
The Jaguars moved into the championship game with an 11-inning 10-8 win over Thomas University of Georgia on Friday at Pringles Park.
David Baker hit a two-run home run in the 11th inning as UHV improved to 30-20 with its third straight win at the tournament.
Pete Ontiveros picked up the win for the Jaguars with 3 innings of relief.
Austin Kent and Anthony Phillips each had three hits, including a solo home run for UHV.
Ryan Gilbert had three hits and a RBI and John Longoria had two hits and two RBI.
The Jaguars will play again Saturday at 11 a.m. They would clinch the tournament championship and a bid in the NAIA World Series Tournament with a win.
If UHV loses, it would play another game 30 minutes after completion of the first game to determine the championship.