Thursday was Day 13 of competition at the 85th National Baseball Congress World Series, taking place at Eck Stadium on the Wichita State campus.
The four-game slate on Thursday comprised of the quarterfinals.
The afternoon games were decisive, with the Kansas Cannons defeating Lonestar Baseball Club (TX) 6-2, then the San Diego Stars eliminating the Fairbanks (AK) Goldpanners 6-1.
The closest game came in prime time, as the Cheney Diamond Dawgs knocked out the only team remaining from the First Week, the Derby Twins, with a 4-2 win in 10 innings. Cheney (4-0) is the lone unbeaten team in the World Series.
The late game was also rather one-sided, as the Seattle Studs knocked out the Santa Barbara Foresters 5-0; that game ended at 12:57 a.m. Friday.
The semifinals take place on Friday; the Cannons, Studs, and Stars were all rather underwhelming in Pool Play, but they have all secured major wins this week during bracketed play.
7:00 p.m. -- Cheney Diamond Dawgs vs. Kansas Cannons
9:30 p.m. -- Seattle Studs vs. San Diego Stars
The World Series championship game is set for Saturday at 7:00 p.m.; it will feature a team from south-central Kansas, vs. a team from the West Coast.