Baseball team advances to World Series Championship game for sixth time

For the secoond game in a row, the Richland College baseball team needed only five innings to win a game.

Only this time, the 17-2 thrashing over Montgomery on Monday evening advanced the T-Ducks to the NJCAA Division III World Series championship game at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20. Because it’s a double-elimination tournament, should Richland lose Wednesday’s contest, the T-Ducks can still win the championship with a victory at  7 p.m. on Thursday, May 21.

With Monday’s game tied at 2-2 following the first inning, Richland exploded for five runs in the second inning to take control of the game. Both Matt Williams and Trevor Burton finished with four RBI while Chad Kruse totaled three RBI. Steven Richardson pitched four innings and struck out four  batters to record the win.

Overall, in the three games that Richland has played in the World Series tournament, the T-Ducks have outscored their opponents by a  43-10 margin.

The T-Ducks, who finished with 14 hits against Montgomery, will be playing for their fourth World Series championship and first since 2004. This is the sixth time that Richland has advanced to the title game.