Owls baseball rally comes up short

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PORTLAND, Ore. – The Oregon Tech Owls baseball team rallied from a 3-0 deficit with three runs in the 8th inning to force extras, but the better-seeded Concordia Cavaliers escaped with a score in the 15th inning to win 4-3 and advance in the NAIA West Playoffs.

Concordia built its three-run lead with scores in the top of the third, sixth and eighth innings before Oregon Tech got going offensively in the bottom half of the eighth.

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Ethan Schlecht was the only Owls players with multiple hits, going 3 for 6 with two RBI. OIT starting pitcher Chase Meister pitched 9 1/3 innings and yielded only three runs on 12 hits, striking out four. Concorida’s Jordan Keeker had two RBI.

Concordia advances to play top-seed University of British Columbia tonight, while Oregon Tech faces elimination Thursday morning against either Menlo or Corban.