Belhaven wins SSAC baseball title - - Jackson, MS

Belhaven wins SSAC baseball title

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Belhaven used a 10-run third-inning to beat William Carey 16-5 and win the Southern States Athletic Conference baseball tournament.

The Blazers (43-16) battered four William Carey pitchers for 16 hits and took a 12-2 lead after that third inning in the championship game of the eight-team tournament held Wednesday in Columbus, Ga.

Belhaven secured an automatic bid into the NAIA National Championship Tournament. The 45-team tournament field will be announced Sunday.

Belhaven could host 1 of the nine five-team NAIA regionals, set to be played May 12-16. The NAIA announced in April that Belhaven, for the second straight year, was 1 of 12 potential host sites.

Belhaven left the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference and joined the Southern States Athletic Conference last year.

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