Oklahoma Baptist spotted Central Methodist four first-inning runs but rallied for a 7-6 victory in the NAIA Opening Round Baseball Tournament in Hattiesburg, Miss., Friday.
Weather-permitting, the Bison play another elimination game at 7 p.m. against South Carolina-Beaufort.
The Eagles scored four runs on five hits and an error in the bottom of the first but Jordan Morales (7-2) allowed just three hits and no runs over the next five innings.
Almonte added an RBI double in the fourth to cut the lead to 4-3.
Two more scored for OBU in the sixth on an error and an RBI single by Hatch.
OBU improved to 42-18 with the win.