An extra innings win, a rain delay that lasted for hours, and getting pushed to the brink of elimination. That describes Bridgewater's 2014 ODAC tournament.
But two wins over the top seeded team in the conference captured BC's first ODAC title for the bridgewater seniors and their 14th championship overall.
More importantly, Sunday's victory earned the Eagles an automatic bid into the NCAA tournament.
The brackets won't be released until may 12th, but Bridgewater will likely compete in the South Regional.
"It feels really good because it was our only way in probably, said Bridgewater baseball coach Curt Kendall. "We were stretching an at-large this year, but this is a automatic bid. We know we're going probably to Georgia, and we're excited."
"It was something that we tried to accomplish," said ODAC Tournament MVP Corey Armentrout. "And like I said the last few years, just hadn't quite been able to get it done here at the tournament. It's just going to be a lot of momentum going into the tournament."
"This is unbelievable, said senior catcher Tyler Hoffman. "Last three years, we were sitting there at the end of the year waiting to see if we were gonna get in and practicing, and we know where we're going. We're going to the NCAA Tournament, and this is what we all dream of. Hopefully, the young guys can build off of this and we can leave a mark on this program."