Sometimes you run into a good pitcher on his game. Sometimes you jut have a bad day. Both happened to Point Loma Nazarene on Thursday.
PLNU lost to Rollins College 12-4 in the semi-finals of the Division II College World Series, their first setback of the tournament after winning their first two games by a combined score of 19-4.
Dylan Miller got the start for the Sea Lions and just didn't have his good stuff. The sophomore right-hander gave up eight runs on eight hits, including three home runs, and walked four in just 4.0 innings of work. Point Loma fell behind 8-0 in the 3rd inning and the way Rollins lefty Jaylyn Whitehead was throwing they weren't coming back.
The senior All-American tossed a complete game, throwing an incredible 153 pitches to do it. His outing was huge because Rollins has been playing a lot of baseball lately. They lost their opener and have had to win three games in four days to get to this point so Whitehead giving the bullpen a day off could be huge because there's no rest in sight.
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On Friday the Sea Lions get Rollins again and this time there is no safety net. The loser is eliminated while the winner goes to the CWS Finals.