Lions NCCAA baseball regional runners-up
May 11, 2007

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     The Bryan Lions baseball team ended their season May 11 as runner-up in the NCCAA Division I Mid-East Regional baseball tournament, falling 6-0 to Bluefield College.Teammates congratulate Jeremy Deal after his three-run home run in the first tournament game.
     The Lions, hosting the tournament for the first time since reviving their baseball program four years ago, defeated Oakland City, Ind., University 6-5 in the opening game of the tournament on May 10, before Bluefield, Va., College defeated Mid-Continent University of Mayfield, Ky., 15-2.
     In the first elimination game on Thursday, Oakland City defeated Mid-Continent 7-6.
     Game four pitted the unbeaten Bluefield Rams against Bryan, with Bluefield prevailing 8-3. The Lions’ loss set up a Friday morning rematch with Oakland City. Once again, Bryan defeated the Mighty Oaks 6-3.
     Bluefield advances to the NCCAA national tournament May 16, in Struthers, Ohio.