Colorado Mesa University’s baseball team is very determined – so much that the team fought off elimination Friday and earned a spot in the NCAA Division II World Series championship game.

After being down 2-0 going into the bottom of the 7thinning, the Mavericks scored runs in the 7th, 8thand 9thinnings to beat University of Tampa 3-2 in Friday’s semifinal game.

CMU will now face the winner of the Southern Indiana/Minnesota State-Mankato game at 5:00 p.m. Saturday in Cary, N.C.