Dominican University Takes Knight Championship
Dominican University secured the Knight Division Championship on Tuesday with a 10-3 victory over Hoy Landscaping. The game was knotted in the early frames, but Dominican jumped ahead midway through and tightened its defense behind a long start by lefty pitcher Pete O'Connell. DU steadily padded its lead, including Sharmore Clarke slapping a low-outside pitch for a homer over the right-field fence. DU middle relievers Clarke and Ben Ostler and then closer Peter Harlovic pitched their way past late Hoy comeback threats.
DU (#2 seed) went undefefeated in post-season play. After a setback in the first round of the playoffs, Hoy (#3 seed) advanced to the championship on the strength of three consecutive playoff wins, including two come-from-behind victories.
To reach the championship, both DU and Hoy had to overcome Mickey's (#1 seed) during the playoffs.