05/29/08 — TROJANS IN THE FINALS!

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TROJANS IN THE FINALS!

By Rudy Coggins
Published in MOC Trojans Division II World Series on May 29, 2008 6:53 PM

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Mount Olive is playing for the Division II College World Series title!

The Trojans avoided a two-out jam in the ninth inning to defeat Central Missouri 5-3 in semifinal-round play Thursday afternoon. Rich Racobaldo recorded an unassisted, game-ending putout to catapult Mount Olive into Saturday's championship battle against either Sonoma State (Calif.) or Ouachita (Ark.) Baptist.

Mount Olive (57-6 overall) becomes the first-ever Conference Carolinas baseball team to play for a national championship.

See Friday's edition of the News-Argus for details on the game.