Lyon earns No. 4 seed in national tournament
The NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round field was released May 11 by the national office, and the Lyon College baseball team (34-22) earned a No. 4 seed in the Hattiesburg Bracket. The Scots are paired up with No. 1 seed Southeastern University (Fla.), No. 2 seed Texas Wesleyan University, No. 3 seed William Carey University (Miss.) and No. 5 seed Louisiana State University-Alexandria in the double-elimination bracket.
The Scots opened the tournament against the Generals of LSU-Alexandria May 15.
This marks the third overall national tournament opening round appearance for the Scots. Lyon holds a 3-4 overall record in the National Tournament Opening Round.
The Scots entered the tournament after breezing through the American Midwest Conference Tournament in Henderson, Tenn. The Scots opened the tournament with a 5-1 victory over Central Baptist, before making a big comeback over Lindenwood University-Belleville in the second round, winning 15-14. The Scots then defeated William Woods 10-4 in the semifinals, before pulling out a 5-2 win over Missouri Baptist in the AMC Tournament Championship.
LSU-Alexandria entered the tournament after winning the Red River Athletic Conference Tournament, and this is their third appearance.
Southeastern won the Sun Conference Tournament and will took their 48-9 overall record to Hattiesburg. This is the Fire’s third appearance in the opening round. Texas Wesleyan earned an At-Large berth and is 45-13 on the season, making their second appearance in the national tournament opening round. Host school William Carey is making their fifth all-time appearance in the national tournament opening round, and also earned an At-Large berth with a 38-17 overall record.
The winner of the bracket will advance to the Avista-NAIA Baseball World Series in Lewiston, Idaho on May 26 – June 2.