After a grueling season, the Manhattan Jaspers took home the 2012 MAAC Baseball Championship on Sunday at Joe Bruno Stadium.
Manhattan was able to defend its MAAC crown by taking care of business against the Canisius Golden Griffins in 11 innings, 3-2.
Taylor Sewitt was the big story of the day. After relieving starter Matt Jordan with the bases loaded and nobody out in the first inning, Sewitt pitched a shutout after allowing a two-run single (the runs were charged to Jordan).
Kyle Murphy earned the clutch RBI in the top of the 11th on a single back up the box to put the Jaspers ahead for good.
Not surprisingly, Sewitt was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player in large part to his incredible effort on the MAAC's biggest stage. In the tourney, Sewitt pitched 22 innings, all in elimination games and never surrendered one run.
That's truly the stuff of legends, and it has Manhattan in the NCAA Tournament.
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