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Junior third baseman Christian Bourgea's sacrifice fly in the top of the seventh inning was the difference for Keene State in their 5-4 win over Southern Maine.
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With a runner standing on third base, junior Chris Fowler extended his hit-streak to 32-straight games in a big way as he plated the game-winning run to give 22nd ranked UMass-Boston a 4-3 win in the bottom of the 12th inning over Rhode Island College Wednesday afternoon at Ed Flaherty Field. The Beacons escaped the upset theme that started when sixth seeded Keene State defeated tounament host Southern Maine, 5-4. Junior third baseman Christian Bourgea's sacrifice fly in the top of the seventh inning was the difference for Keene State. In the late game, junior designated hitter Mac Curran connected for a grand slam home run in the fifth inning to highlight UMass Dartmouth’s 9-2 victory over Eastern Connecticut.

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Keystone opened its quest for a ninth consecutive CSAC title with a 12-5 victory over Gwynedd Mercy in a first round playoff game at Christy Mathewson Field. The top-seeded Giants, who have now won 25 straight CSAC playoff games, are now 29-12 on the season. The CSAC Championships now move to PNC Field in Moosic on Friday and Saturday with Keystone taking on Neumann, a 10-2 winner at Immaculata in a winner's bracket matchup while Immaculata will take on Gwynedd Mercy in an elimination game.

Senior Ian Mikowski went 4-for-4, breaking Alex Cowart's season hits record (71) with his 74th hit of the season, to pace an Adrian 12-hit attack as the host Bulldogs opened the 2017 MIAA Tournament with an 8-2 victory over Calvin. While the Bulldogs were in control of the game from the start, it was a rollercoaster affair for Kalamazoo and Hope. The Hornets ended the ride smiling. With runners on first and second in the bottom of the 10th, Ian Kobernick drove a ball to the right-center gap scoring Jordan Wiley and lifting Kalamazoo to an 8-7 walk-off win.