Zach Diewert is a Sun Conference all-academic player. His name was spelled wrong on this document. (Photo submitted)

Zach Diewert is a Sun Conference all-academic player. His name was spelled wrong on this document. (Photo submitted)

Diewert and teammates one win away from World Series title

Chemainus baseball product scores tying run in the bottom of the ninth

Chemainus baseball product Zach Diewert and his Southeastern University Fire teammates are now one win away from becoming National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics World Series champions.

The No. 1 Fire moved a step closer to the prestigious title with an 8-7 win over Tennessee Wesleyan in 10 innings Wednesday night in Lewiston, Idaho.

The Fire battled back from an early deficit, as it’s done in previous tournament games. Tennessee led 4-1 after four innings before Southeastern scored twice in each of the next two innings for a 5-4 lead. After extending it to 6-4, Tennessee rallied for three runs in the ninth to go ahead 7-6.

Diewert came into the game as a pinch runner in the bottom of the ninth and scored the tying run on an RBI single to right field by designated hitter Gary Lora, who went four-for-five in the game.

Southeastern then scored the winning run in bottom of the 10th.

Southeastern squares off against host Lewis-Clark State Thursday at 1 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, with a chance to capture the World Series crown. Should Lewis-Clark State win, another game will be played at 4 p.m. to determine the champion.

Southeastern beat Lewis-Clark State 9-5 earlier in the tournament.

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