Diego Ibarra pitched a gem on Day 2 of the NAIA tournament and Oklahoma Wesleyan continued its winning ways.

The Eagles took down the region’s host, Belhaven (Miss.), 4-2, and are one win away from advancing to the NAIA World Series.

Ibarra picked up his 11th win of the season, in just 13 starts, by scattering six hits through eight innings and giving up only one earned run.

OKWU used a two-out rally in the fifth to get back into the game.  Avery Flores singled and Jeff Butler reached base being hit by a pitch.  Then Jose Ruiz’s only hit of the game sent the two base runners home and the Eagles took a 2-1 lead.

Belhaven tied the game, 2-2, in the seventh, but the Eagles got RBIs from Trae Bobo and Giancarlo Sirani in the eighth to go up by two.

C.J. Gregory picked up his second save in as many nights, and 11th on the year.

Joey McWilliams lives in Durant. He founded and provides the bulk of the content for OklahomaSports.Net. He is a long-time sports journalist, having covered sports via radio, newspaper, television and the Internet since 2000. Joey was the color analyst for the Southeastern Savage Storm football and basketball teams from 2001-2011 and again for football in 2015. He also does play-by-play for Southeastern volleyball, basketball, softball and baseball on radio and streaming Internet video for Mix 96.1 in Durant. He can also be seen on the GAC Sports Network and as the play-by-play announcer on the Showcase Game of the Week high school football broadcast on KSBI in OKC. Joey is an alum of both Southeastern Oklahoma State University and Oklahoma State University. He completed his second bachelor's degree in 2012, a journalism/broadcasting degree at OSU in sports media. He earned first place in the television sports play-by-play category in the 2012 OAB/OBEA competition. Joey also broadcasts regularly on the NFHS Network and was on ESPN3 for the 2015 Live United Texarkana Bowl and on the call of the 2016 Great American Conference basketball tournaments. Additionally, he is a recurring guest on the Spano and Black Attack on the Sports Byline USA Network. He also coached high school girls' and boys' basketball for seven years and high school football for one season at Victory Life Academy.