William and Mary wins twice Friday to reach CAA baseball championship game

William and Mary will meet UNC Wilmington 1 p.m. Saturday (weather permitting) in Charleston, S.C. for the Colonial Athletic Association baseball championship and an NCAA tourney berth on the line for the Tribe.

Second-seeded William and Mary (27-29) won twice Friday, 5-1 against Northeastern, and 10-3 over College of Charleston, to bounce back from a tourney-opening loss Thursday to the hosts.

Top-seeded UNC Wilmington (39-15) has two wins in the CAAs, 5-4 over James Madison Thursday, and 6-1 over Charleston Friday.

"When you try to beat a good team," William and Mary coach Brian Murphy told CAA.TV," the first order of business is to play well yourselves. We have to be the best version of ourselves."

Ryder Miconi led the Tribe at the plate against Charleston, going 3-for-4 with an RBI and two doubles while Charles Ameer had one hit and four RBIs - Three of them came on a double in the eighth inning in which William and Mary broke the game open.

The Tribe struck for three runs in second and led 4-3 heading into the seventh.

Freshman Bodie Sheehan got the win for William and Mary, tossing 5.1 innings before 2.2 innings from Robert White and an inning from Charlie Fletcher.

Dan Powers went the distance against Northeastern for the Tribe, scattering six hits and also striking out six.

Cullen Large and Josh Smith each had two hits in that one.

William and Mary's last NCAA tourney appearance was 2013.

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