Title on the line on Friday in Sioux City

The top two teams will square off in a winner-take-all battle for an NAIA World Series berth on Friday in Sioux City, Iowa.

Bellevue, Neb., and Fresno Pacific, Calif., will need a second title game in the NAIA national baseball tournament opening round bracket.

Fresno Pacific stayed alive with a pair of wins on Thursday, eliminating No. 3 seed Madonna, Mich., 6-2 before handing Bellevue its first loss of the double-elimination tournament in the late game, 8-5.

The Sunbirds and the Bruins will meet at noon with the winner advancing to Lewiston, Idaho.