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Franklin Pierce opens D-II World Series with win
The victory was the second time Franklin Pierce has opened the Division II World Series with a win in six trips. The other time came in 2003, when the Ravens reached the national semifinals in the program's first trip to the World Series.
"Trevor's been our MVP the whole season," King said. "He's been that guy that's taken the ball every time we've needed him to. He's gone late into games - just like he did today - pretty much the whole season.
Franklin Pierce improved its record to 37-17 and will continue play in the double-elimination tournament Monday (5 p.m.), when it will face Minnesota State-Mankato, a 2-0 winner oveer Grand Valley State on Saturday night.
Shippensburg starting pitcher Pat Kregeloh pitched into the eighth, but was removed from the mound after Brock's RBI single. He struck out four and walked four.
"(Kregeloh) was getting ahead in the count - a lot of first-pitch strikes - and his slider was pretty active," Brock said. "He pitched a great game."
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