The Manhattan Jaspers took home their second consecutive MAAC Baseball Championship after they defeated the Canisius Golden Griffins, 3-2, on Sunday in Game 7 of the tournament.
Manhattan's Taylor Sewitt pitched 11 scoreless innings in the win after he replaced starter Matt Jordan. Jordan gave up two runs in the first inning and didn't get anyone out. Sewitt allowed only five hits, walked three and struck out five batters. Sewitt was 3-0 during the tournament (all three games were elimination games) and allowed zero runs and only 10 hits in 22 innings of work. The Jaspers got runs in the third and fourth innings before scoring the winning run in the eleventh inning.
Manhattan did not have an easy road to repeat as MAAC champs. The Jaspers lost to Rider, 6-4, on May 24. Manhattan got their revenge against Rider on May 26, 6-5, after defeating Fairfield 1-0 on May 25. The Jaspers beat the Golden Griffins in 5-4 in 10 innings on May 26 to force the championship if necessary game today. Sewitt was there to save the day for Manhattan, throwing a total of 296 pitches and striking out 20 batters during the tournament.
Manhattan will learn which regional they will go to on Monday at noon.
Stay tuned to this storystream for updates and results from the 2012 MAAC Baseball Championship Tournament.