(Update) Start of CVCC's game delayed to 2 p.m.


OZARK, Ala. -- Chattahoochee Valley Community College's game against Alabama Southern on Wednesday has been pushed back to 2 p.m.

CVCC advanced to the finals of the ACCC (Region 22) tournament with a 14-4 rout of Faulkner State late Monday night.

The game was shortened to six innings due to the mercy rule.

The No. 1-ranked Pirates had Tuesday off. They will play Alabama Southern, which won a pair of elimination games on Tuesday. Alabama Southern must beat CVCC twice today, while CVCC needs just one win.

The winner of the tournament will advance to the National Junior College Athletic Association world series in Grand Junction, Col., May 24-31.

This is the first time since 2005 that CVCC advanced to the ACCC tournament finals.

"I am exhausted," CVCC coach Adam Thomas said. "I think I have gotten about 1½ hours of sleep all week.

"But I am proud of the boys. As I have said before, this is a players tournament. They have done this. There has been no genius on my end."

Hunter Mitchell (7-3) pitched all six innings for CVCC. He gave up three earned runs on seven hits.

Tyler Lynn went 3-for-3 with a homer, two doubles and four RBIs. Jeff Ronpirin went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Jared Martin went 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

The CVCC-Alabama Southern game will be a rematch of Monday's game in which CVCC rallied for four runs in the bottom of the ninth for an 8-7 win. Martin hit a three-run double to cap the rally.

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