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NAIA Baseball World Sequence Preview


May 26, 2023

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – [SCHEDULE | BRACKET] The Nationwide Affiliation of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) is simply at some point away from the primary pitch of the 66th Annual Baseball World Sequence on Harris Subject. The World Sequence is a 10-team, double-elimination event the place the winner will obtain the Purple Banner by June 2.

Seeds had been decided by the NAIA Baseball Nationwide Choice Committee (NSC). The NSC consists of 1 consultant from every geographic space, a consultant from the Nationwide Administrative Council (NAC) Postseason Choice and Scores Committee, the president of the NAIA-Baseball Coaches Affiliation and three at-large members. The committee evaluated groups all year long on varied standards.

Recreation one will sq. off Taylor (Ind.) because the seventh seed in opposition to MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) the tenth seed. The Trojans are into the collection for the primary time in 54 years whereas the Pioneers are again for a second straight yr and nonetheless in search of their first program win. The primary pitch of the day is slated for 8:35 a.m. PST.

The second sport, slated to start out at 11:35 a.m. PST, will spotlight two groups who’re on the hunt for his or her first victory on the World Sequence. Third seeded Westmont (Calif.) is again for its second consecutive journey whereas the Patriots of Cumberlands (Ky.) are in Lewiston for the primary time.

The afternoon sport is scheduled to start at 3:05 p.m. with the William Carey (Miss.) Crusaders battling the Bruins of Bellevue (Neb.). This yr marks the third time in 45 seasons that WCU is enjoying within the World Sequence whereas Bellevue has reached it 16 complete occasions. Each groups have gained Purple Banners beforehand.  

Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) will host Indiana Wesleyan within the nightcap sport at 7:05 p.m. following the Parade of Champions on the sector. The Warriors have gained 19 championships whereas the Wildcats are into the championship spherical for the primary time in program historical past.

Those who endure defeats on Friday, Could twenty sixth will play in elimination video games the subsequent morning, needing a victory to proceed their championship targets.

Second seeded Georgia Gwinnett will see the victor of Taylor and MNU at 3:05 p.m. PST on Saturday whereas No. 1 and reigning NAIA Nationwide Champions Southeastern (Fla.) will play the winner of Indiana Wesleyan and LC State at 6:35 p.m. PST on Could twenty seventh. 

NAIANetwork.com, the NAIA’s official video-streaming platform of NAIA nationwide championship occasions powered by Stretch Web, shall be broadcasting all 19 video games of the 2022 World Sequence. The All-World Sequence bundle will be bought for $34.95 or the day bundle for $9.95. Video games 16 – 19 will even be broadcast on ESPN3.

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