APPLETON, Wis. --In the second longest game in tournament history, Matt Benchener doubled in the winning run in the bottom of the 14th inning to lift Johns Hopkins over Adrian, 3-2, in the first round of the NCAA Division III College World Series yesterday.
The Blue Jays (39-6) won their fifth straight game and advanced to face Chapman in the second round today at 5:30 p.m.
Tony Margve led off the inning with a single up the middle and scored Benchener's hit down the right-field line.
Adrian scored first with a single run in the top of the first as Alex Cowart drew a two-out walk and scored on Bobby Rickstad's single to right center.
The Bulldogs added to their lead in the fifth as Jake Cappelletty hit a solo homer.
Hopkins rallied in the sixth inning. Brian Youchak led off with a single before Rob Pietroforte doubled down the right-field line to put runners on second and third. Senior third baseman Todd Emr then singled to right field to score Youchak.
The hit was the 81st of the season for Emr, tying the school single-season record. He later broke the record in the 11th.
Jonas Fester followed with a sacrifice fly to to tie the score at 2.