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Wesleyan baseball still alive at GPAC tourney

LINCOLN, Neb. -- With their backs against the wall, the players on Dakota Wesleyan University's baseball team pulled through with a 3-0 win over Briar Cliff to stay alive in the Great Plains Athletic Conference tournament Thursday in Lincoln, Neb.

LINCOLN, Neb. -- With their backs against the wall, the players on Dakota Wesleyan University's baseball team pulled through with a 3-0 win over Briar Cliff to stay alive in the Great Plains Athletic Conference tournament Thursday in Lincoln, Neb.

After a 7-3 loss in the opening round Thursday to Northwestern, the Tigers needed a win over the Chargers in game two to stay alive in the double elimination tournament.

Nick Pecha was called upon to throw in the crucial game and pitched a three-hit shutout.

"It was just an awesome performance," head coach Steve Gust said of Pecha's outing. "He was better than their ace. This win showed what our team is all about."

Nick Tadlock, who homered in the first game, had an RBI double to help lead the offensive charge for DWU. Jon Holsworth also had an RBI double in the win.

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"It was a gutty performance," Gust said. "It was one of those performances that showed the character of our team."

The Tigers take on Nebraska Wesleyan University at 12:30 p.m. today in Lincoln, Neb., in another elimination game. If the team wins they will play again at 7:30 p.m.

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