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Bethune-Cookman holds off Columbia 6-5

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 31, 2014 at 9:39 pm •  Published: May 31, 2014
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CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Matt Noble was 2 for 3 with three RBIs and Bethune-Cookman withstood a late Columbia rally to beat the Lions 6-5 on Saturday in an elimination game at the Coral Gables regional.

Noble hit his 13th double of the season in the seventh inning to give the Wildcats a 6-0 lead. The Lions also committed two errors in the inning.

Keith Zuniga (8-4) scattered three hits over six innings while walking two.

Columbia's Kevin Roy (6-5) gave up a home run to John Johnson on the second pitch of the game.

Bethune-Cookman (27-32) advanced to play Miami, which lost to Texas Tech, in another elimination game.

Columbia finished the season 29-20.