Waubansee Community College defeated Brookhaven College 2-0 in the closest game of the tournament so far. Both teams had a chance to score in the third inning but were held scoreless all the way up to the seventh inning.
Waubansee opened up the seventh inning with a bang. Eric Ray hit an infield single before Jake Jouris doubled to left field. With two ducks on a pond, Tevin Brown singled to right field bringing in Ray. Genu Cabral stepped in and laid down a bunt for the suicide squeeze. However, Jouris was thrown out at the plate.
With runners on the corners, Cabral took off for second base. Brookhaven catcher Josh May threw down to shortstop Logan Tucker who hesitated before going after Cabral who was tagged for the final out. But that hesitation allowed Brown to score and make it 2-0 heading to the bottom of the seventh inning.
That was the last run that would cross the plate. The Chiefs starting pitcher threw a complete game retiring the next nine Brookhaven batters that he faced.
Both team will play on Sunday, May 26th. Brookhaven will play at 12 p.m. tomorrow. Waubansee advances to the winner’s bracket and will play at 7 p.m.