NECC Knights Fall to Tyler, St. Cloud in World Series Double-Elimination Play

The NECC Knights conferred during Sunday's World Series game in Greeneville, Tenn. (Courtesy photograph)

The NECC Knights conferred during Sunday's World Series game in Greeneville, Tenn. (Courtesy photograph)

The Northern Essex Community College Knights baseball team’s dreams for a Junior College World Series title were dashed this weekend after they fell to Tyler, Texas in a double elimination game in Greeneville, Tenn.

Following a rain delay Saturday, the No. 6-seeded Knights faced off against No. 3-seeded Tyler in a late-night trip to the diamond at Greeneville’s Pioneer Park.

Starting strong with a 1-0 lead in the first inning, the Knights eventually dropped to Tyler, with the four-time defending champs scoring six runs in the sixth inning. Saturday’s game ended with a final score of 10-2.

The second half of the weekend brought a four-hour rain delay before the Knights faced off against Minnesota’s St. Cloud Technical and Community College. Sunday’s game knocked the Knights out of World Series contention following a 12-7 final.

The Haverhill-based team finishes the season as Region XXI and District F champions.