Star Staff Reports
Former Brighton Cardinals played a huge in the recent championship success of the Dyersburg State Eagles.
On Friday, the Eagles won the NJCAA Division I East Central District Championship with an 11-3 win over East Georgia State College in the tournament’s title game at Dyersburg.
In the fourth inning, former Cardinal standout LaDarius Williams crashed a solo home run to break up the scoreless tie.
Then it was time for Dyersburg to make school history when Hagen Severance followed Williams with a homer. The Eagles, the No. 2 team in the country, earned a spot in the NJCAA Division I World Series going on to win 11-3.
The Eagles open up World Series play on Saturday when they face San Jacinto at 7:30 p.m. The NJCAA World Series will be played in Grand Junction, Colorado.
|East Central||7, 17||Dyersburg State (TN)||48-7|
|Eastern||10, 15, 20||Florence Darlington Tech (SC)||42-17|
|Northern||4, 11, 24||Wabash Valley||48-13|
|South Central||2, 16, 23||Crowder (MO)||52-12|
|Southeastern||22||Wallace – Dothan (AL)||42-19|
|Southern||14||San Jacinto – North (TX)||42-16|
|Western||1, 9, 18||Southern Nevada||45-16|