The York College Baseball team will be traveling to Oklahoma City next week for the NAIA Opening Round and a chance to advance to the 59th annual NAIA Baseball World Series in Lewiston, Idaho.
York finished the regular season at 39-15 and currently stands at 39-17 after losing two in last week’s tournament. The Panthers earned the #3 seed in the Opening Round bracket and will face #19 ranked Concordia University (Calif.) in the two teams first-ever matchup.
York College played one of the toughest schedules in the nation and it earned them their spot in the NAIA postseason.
Jared Stark, Director of York Athletics, said “We are very excited to again have our baseball team compete in the national championship. This coaching staff works extremely hard and this team shows a tremendous amount of resilience and character. They played one of the toughest schedules in the nation and were able to be ranked in the top 25. Baseball at York College is certainly on an upward trend and I think many have finally taken notice.”
The Peru State Bobcats were given a fourth seed and will be traveling to Grand Rapids, Mich., to face Grand View University, the fifth seed, in the opening round on Tuesday, May 12, at noon EST. The Bobcats topped the Vikings in a double header on March 19.
This is Peru State’s second trip to the NAIA Opening Round having last competed in 2012.
The 14th-ranked Bellevue University baseball team will host an NAIA National Tournament Opening Round Bracket from May 12-15 at Roddy Field on the campus of Bellevue East High School.
The Bruins will be joined by Tabor College, William Woods University, Madonna University, and Mayville State University. Festivities will kick off on Monday evening with the traditional banquet which will be held at the Margre H. Durham Student Center. The event is for participants and tournament officials only.
Bellevue is ranked 14th in the latest NAIA Coaches’ Top 25
Stories and photos courtesy of ycpanthers.com, pscbobcats.com and bubruins.com