December 19, 2014

Doane College set for NAIA baseball appearance

The Doane College baseball is the 5th seed and will travel to Marion, Indiana for bracket play in the NAIA baseball opening round tournament. The Great Plains Athletic Conference regular season champions, will take a 33-19 record into the tournament.

Doane will face Mount Vernon Nazarene University (OH) on Thursday, May 10. The winner of that contest would then play the top seed in the bracket, Concordia University (CA).

The Tigers enter the NAIA Opening Round Tournament with one of the top pitching staffs in the nation. Opponents are batting .235 against Doane pitching, 12th in the NAIA. The staff has the 18th-best earned run average (3.42) and has struck out 386 batters on the season, 15th in the NAIA.