Area Scene: Eagles earn bid for NCAA Division II playoffs

2012-11-11T18:02:00Z 2012-11-11T19:44:10Z Area Scene: Eagles earn bid for NCAA Division II playoffs Rapid City Journal

The season isn't over for the Chadron State College football team.

The Eagles, who defeated Colorado School of Mines 20-14 in a snowstorm Saturday, are the third seed in Super Region 4 of the NCAA Division II Playoffs and will host sixth seed West Texas A&M this Saturday at Elliott Field.

Kickoff is set for noon.

The Eagles, 9-2 overall and 8-1 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, are making their eighth appearance in the D-II playoffs and their first since 2008. Chadron State is 4-10 all-time in playoff games.

West Texas A&M finished the regular season with a 9-2 record, including a 7-1 mark in the Lone Star Conference.

The two teams last met in the 2006 playoffs in Chadron. The Eagles won, 43-17.

No. 1 Colorado State University-Pueblo earned the top seed in Super Region 4, while Ashland is the second seed. The winner between Chadron State and West Texas A&M will play at Ashland on Saturday, Nov. 24.

CSU-Pueblo will play the winner of Indianapolis vs. Midwestern State on Nov. 24, as well.

Rushmore 70-over baseball team earns win

For the first time in its history, the South Dakota Over 70 Rushmore baseball team is playing in the Roy Hobbs Baseball Tournament in Ft. Myers, Fla.

The South Dakotans made their debut a good one as they defeated the Western Silver Foxes 12 - 2 score in a game which was shortened to seven innings by the 10-run rule.

Phil Clements pitched the entire game for the Rushmores. The Rushmore defense made some good plays, especially tough outfield catches by Doug Stormo and Bob Morris.

Howard Bich, manager John Larson, Phil Trooien and Stormo all hit safely.

The Rushmores play New England today.

-- Journal staff

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