The St. Cloud State baseball team defeated Minnesota State-Mankato 3-2 Friday to advance to the NSIC championship.  SCSU scored 2 first inning runs and held on to win.  Mike Jurgella was 2-3 with 1 RBI and both Joey Benke and Brian Hansen had 2 hits apiece and 1 run scored.  Scott Leiser threw 7 innings with 6 hits and 1 earned run allowed to get the win.  MSU-Mankato defeated Augustana 10-1 to advance to the championship to play SCSU again.

St. Cloud State plays MSU-Mankato at noon today for the NSIC title.  If SCSU wins they win the title, if Mankato wins the two team play a 2nd game to decide the champion.