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

Seeds have 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 Rankings Committee, the president of the NAIA-Baseball Coaches Affiliation and three at-large members. The committee evaluated groups all year long on numerous 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 sequence for the primary time in 54 years whereas the Pioneers are again for a second straight yr and nonetheless searching for their first program win. The primary pitch of the day is slated for 8:35 a.m. PST.

The second recreation, 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 Collection. 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 recreation 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 Collection whereas Bellevue has reached it 16 whole occasions. Each groups have received Pink Banners beforehand.  

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

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

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 Might 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 Collection. The All-World Collection bundle may be bought for $34.95 or the day bundle for $9.95. Video games 16 – 19 can even be broadcast on ESPN3.

By Editor