NCAA baseball: Gronek, Miners shut out defending national champs

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On May 19, 2011

NORMAL, Ill. – Playing in its first NCAA Division II Tournament game in 39 years, Missouri S&T’s baseball team returned to the national stage in style — taking down defending national champion Southern Indiana 2-0 on a brilliant pitching performance by junior Zack Gronek.

Gronek blanked the Screaming Eagles on five hits to give S&T its first-ever NCAA Tournament victory; the Miners had appeared in just one previous national tournament and lost both games on that occasion in 1972. But on Thursday, Gronek allowed more than one USI baserunner in just one inning and the Eagles had only three runners in scoring position all day.


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