BELTON, TX (FOX 44) — The Crusaders are heading to the Regional Championship after shutting out St. Thomas with an 8-0 run rule to advance to a rematch with Berry College on Saturday.

The Cru lost their first game of the day in a hard-fought contest with the Vikings, ending in a 2-1 loss to send them to the elimination bracket.

The Crusaders defense showed out when they need it most, even coming up with acrobatic plays in the outfield to hold off big innings from the Vikings.