Ryan Knutz was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the eighth inning and that was the difference in a 2-1 Bellevue win over College of the Ozarks in the MCAC Tournament Wednesday afternoon at Westgate Field.
The Bruins (38-17) advanced to the winner's bracket final against No. 2-seeded York College on Thursday at noon. York defeated Oklahoma Wesleyan 4-1 in the tournament's first game.
An RBI infield single by Brandon Thompson gave the Bruins a 1-0 lead in the third inning. The Bobcats tied the game in the fourth on an RBI single by Cody Pentecost.
Kody McFarland (9-2) went the distance, scattering five hits with eight strikeouts and three walks. Dustin Loggins (6-3) also threw a complete game in the losing effort, giving up 11 hits while fanning 11 and walking one.