In their National Tournament debut, the Dukes fell short in extra innings to Hudson Valley Community College by score of 15-9. Cumberland and Hudson Valley entered the extra frames deadlocked at 9. After the two teams were scoreless in the eight innings, HVCC sprung for six runs in the ninth.
With the loss, the Dukes drop to the Elimination Bracket, where their next loss will eliminate them from the tournament. They will square off with Itasca Community College, who lost their opening game to Herkimer County Community College. Due to the weather delays, that game is scheduled to take place on Friday at 9:00 a.m. (CDT).