Pulling an All-Nighter

CARY, N.C. — Well we’ve finally got our two teams for the Division II world series — and it only took 12 hours at the ball park.

Lynn (Fla.) University took out upstart Belmont Abbey (N.C.) 7-5 to advance to the final, winner-take-all game against Emporia State (Kan.) on Saturday. 

Daniel Flores had the go-ahead homer, a two-run shot just over the right center field wall.

The game was originally scheduled for 8:15 p.m., but rain delays pushed the start back to 11:15. Give some props out to Charlotte Observer stringer Rachel Ullrich, who stayed with me through the game (it finished up around 2:30 a.m.) Now that’s some serious dedication.