TOMMY CREWS HITS FOR CYCLE
PADUCAH, KY -- No. 5-ranked Cumberland exploded for four runs in the top of the first and never looked back in Saturday's 14-7 victory over William Jewell in the NAIA Regional at Brooks Stadium.
The win upped CU's record to 45-15 overall and sends Coach Woody Hunt's team up against Tennessee Wesleyan Sunday at 11 a.m. needed two wins to advance to the NAIA World Series for a 12th time.
Pitcher Daniel Kern (6-0) went six strong innings, scattering six hits and striking out four. He allowed three runs -- all earned. Second baseman Tommy Crews was the offensive star, hitting for the cycle, and scoring four times.
"We were hot with the bat early in the game," Coach Hunt said. "We played well today, now we've made it to Sunday and we'll see what happens then."