Bellevue baseball coach Duane Monlux says there is no pressure on his team as they prepare to head to Lewiston, Idaho. The Bruins play Auburn-Montgomery of Alabama on Friday in the opening round of the NAIA World Series.
It is Bellevue’s 13th trip to the World Series but the first since 2008.
“We are going to enjoy the experience”, said Monlux. “It has been a fun year and we got the monkey off of our back in finally getting to Lewiston. It has been a few years in the making and we are going to enjoy it.”
One run games have been a key for Bellevue all season. The Bruins are 14-2 in games decided by one run, including 3-0 in last week’s tournament in Grand Rapids.
“Every game was intense and pretty much every game in that tournament was exciting.”
Bellevue (51-10) is seeded third in the 10 team, double elimination tournament.