The Lancers, winners of Pool B on a tiebreaker, will play the runner-up from Pool A Olivet Nazarene in the second semifinal. Oklahoma Wesleyan and Emmanuel play in the first semifinal at 2 p.m. (Pacific).
CBU (41-13) clinched a spot in the semifinals last night with a 5-3 win over defending national champion Oklahoma Wesleyan, which is coached by former Lancer assistant coach Matt Parker. However, with Oklahoma Wesleyan's 8-2 win over Bluefield this morning, the Lancers clinched first place in the pool, winning both possible tiebreakers---head-to-head with OWU or in the case of a three-way tie, allowing the fewest runs per inning of anyone in the pool.
When the day started Mid-Continent was also 2-1 in the pool and had a shot at advancing but needed OWU to give up at least seven runs to have a shot.
Meanwhile, Olivet Nazarene was 3-0 heading into its final pool play game this morning where it got beat 15-6 by Evangel, which clinched a semifinal berth with the victory.
The winners of tonight's games advance to tomorrow's championship, which will be at 10 a.m. (Pacific).