In the nightcap, No. 1 seed Tennessee Wesleyan and No. 8 seed Truett-McConnell (Ga.) were locked in a pitcher's duel. Tennessee Wesleyan got on the board first, scoring on a wild pitch in the bottom of the first. Trailing 1-0, Truett-McConnell tied the game on a RBI single from Chris Stevens. The top of the fifth saw the Bears take a 2-1 lead as they scored on a Tennessee Wesleyan wild pitch. Tennessee Wesleyan answered back with a run in the bottom half of the inning on a Wardy Polanco RBI double.
Knotted at 2-2 in the bottom of the eighth, Tennessee Wesleyan broke the scoreless game with three runs on a Tyler Albert bunt and a Chase Edwards two-run single as they took a 5-2 lead into the ninth. With the bases loaded and two outs, pinch hitter Tate Gaines drove in two runs on a single to pull within 5-4 of the Bulldogs. Tennessee Wesleyan then closed the door, taking a 5-4 win.
Polanco led the Bulldogs with a game-high two hits and two runs scored. Jarrod Jameson picked up the win after tossing eight strong innings, allowing only three hits while striking out 11 batters. Jared Oliver took the hardluck loss for the Bears after only allowing four hits and collecting nine strikeouts.
Day two of the 2015 AAC Baseball Tournament will get started with two elimination games between Reinhardt and St. Andrews at 10 a.m. Point and Truett-McConnell will conclude the loser's bracket action with a 1 p.m. elimination game. The winner's bracket will get started as Union and Bryan will meet at 4 p.m. Tennessee Wesleyan and Milligan conclude day two action with a 7 p.m. start.