BRENHAM -- First baseman Matt Baca hit a solo home run to lead off the bottom of the 11th inning to give the Buccaneers a 4-3 victory over Angelina College in the opening game of the Region XIV Baseball Tournament on Saturday.
Baca finished the game 3-5, and his walk-off blast sent the Buccaneers to the winners' bracket on Sunday to face Navarro College, who defeated Laredo College 7-6 on Saturday.
In Sunday's action, the Buccaneers could only manage four hits off Navarro sophomore ace Austin Pruitt, as he went the distance leading the Bulldogs to a 4-0 shutout victory.
With a 1-1 record in the tournament, Blinn (38-16) now moves to the losers' bracket and will face Texarkana at 10:00 a.m. on Monday.
The Region XIV Baseball Tournament is hosted by Blinn College, with all games at Leroy Dreyer Field on the Blinn campus. For more information and tournament results, go to www.blinn.edu/Buccaneer/athletics/Baseball/njcaa2011.
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