The Barry University baseball team forced a deciding, winner-take-all game for the NCAA Division II South Region championship. Unfortunately for the Bucs, their quest for their first-ever region title must wait another season, as the University of West Florida ended Barry's season, 7-4.
Barry (40-17) had won the first do-or-die game earlier in the day, 3-1, as junior right hander Manny Rodriguez scattered just nine hits and did not allow any earned runs, while pitching on three days' rest. He struck out eight and walked one to force the deciding game.
The Buccaneers put four players on the All-Tournament team, including senior catcher Chris Leon, senior first baseman Dean Green, Rodriguez and sophomore infielder/designated hitter James Young.