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Four Top 25 Teams Remain in Championship Hunt After Day 2 of NFCA Leadoff DIII Leadoff Classic

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. – No. 2 Texas-Tyler, No. 3 Louisiana College, No. 4 East Texas Baptist and No. 16 Christopher Newport advanced to the semi-finals of the Gold Championship Bracket on Saturday during the second day of play at the 2010 NFCA Division III Leadoff Classic

Each of the four teams remaining in the gold bracket won its respective pool earlier in the day and stands at 4-0 with two games to play. 

Three of the four teams in the gold semifinals are from the American Southwest Conference, forcing Texas-Tyler and Louisiana to play each other in a non-conference contest on Sunday to determine who will advance to the title game later in the day. 

In the other semifinal, Christopher Newport will take on East Texas Baptist to determine the second half of the gold championship. 

The two semifinals will take place at 10:30 a.m., followed by the championship and consolation games at 12:30 p.m. 

In other play, Central, St. Thomas (MN), Cortland St., and Willamette advanced in the Silver Championship Bracket, while Ithaca, Lynchburg, Denison and Transylvania advanced in the Bronze Championship Bracket. 

Play at the 2010 NFCA Division III Leadoff Classic concludes on Sunday with games at 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.