Manchester Regional Title Run Stalled, Sunday Game Required

By Dean Pantazi

Manchester Regional Title Run Stalled, Sunday Game Required

May 20, 2012 Updated May 20, 2012 at 12:10 AM EDT

MARIETTA, OHIO (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Manchester suffered its first loss of the NCAA Division III Baseball Mideast Regional Saturday, falling to top-seeded Marietta 6-3.

Manchester held a 2-0 lead until Marietta scored two in the third and one in the fourth to go up 3-2, and added a run in the eighth and two in the ninth to pick up the 6-3 win.

Bryce Murphy took the loss for Manchester, going eight innings on the mound, striking out three and giving up six runs on 11 hits.

Trevor Kimm was 2-4 for MC, Robert Heritz went 1-3 with a pair of RBIs, while Murphy and Cody Schell went 1-3.

Seventh seeded Manchester (28-20) will face Marietta (42-7) in the final championship game on Sunday, starting at 1 p.m., with the winner advancing to the NCAA Division III World Series in Appleton, Wisconsin next week.

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