This afternoon the men won, 9-8 in 10 innings, the first of their games of the baseball national championship. They are playing the first round in Oklahoma City, and must win there to return to the World Series in Idaho.
The women are a top seed in the Belhaven national tournament which begins next week in Gulf Shores, AL We were ranked 6th in the final NAIA Top 25 Poll, earned an automatic bid to the tournament after winning the 2011 Southern States Athletic Conference Championship.
We drew one of eight number one seeds and will open pool play against Bellevue University (Neb) on Thursday May 29th at 5:00 PM. There are a total of eight pools with four teams in each pool. The winner of each pool will move on to an eight team double elimination bracket tournament. Joining Belhaven and Bellevue (31-17) in Pool F are Lindsey Wilson (KY) (45-7) and Minot State (N.D) (30-9).
The winner of Pool F will take on the winner of Pool C in the first game of bracket play which will take place on Monday May 23rd. Pool C is comprised of William Carey (MS), Olivet Nazarene (ILL), William Woods (MO), and Iowa Wesleyan.