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Tabor loses opener at NAIA World Series

Tabor will have to tip its hat to Embry-Riddle (Fla.) pitcher Stetson Nelson.

Nelson held Tabor without a hit for 5 1/3 innings as Embry-Riddle defeated the Bluejays 9-1 on Friday in the NAIA World Series opener in Lewiston, Idaho.

Tabor will face Lindsay-Wilson on Saturday at 11 a.m. and a loss would eliminated the Bluejays.

Alex Couch broke up the no-hitter with a single in the bottom of the sixth.

Tabor scored in the seventh. Colton Flax walked and Tanner Bell singled. After a wild pitch advanced the runners to second and third, Michael Baca scored Flax with an infield groundout.

Embry-Riddle

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9 11 3

Tabor

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W — Nelson. L — Hurlbutt. HR — ER: Bruehl.

Tabor batting: Baca 0-3, Brown 0-1, Baez 0-3, Couch 1-4, Molbury 1-4, DeLeon 0-2, Sigg 0-3, McClure 0-1, Castillo 0-3, Acevedo 0-1, Flax 0-3, Bell 1-3, Lelich 0-1.

Tabor pitching: Hurlbutt 5-6, Renteria 2-2, Ebersole 2-0.

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