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2013-05-13 ONU set to play in fifth straight NCCAA World Series; six Tigers named to all-American status
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ONU will play in their fifth consecutive NCCAA World Series this week

ONU set to play in fifth straight NCCAA World Series; six Tigers named to all-American status

Author: Nick Birkey
Posted: Monday, May 13, 2013 at 9:20 AM

MASON, Ohio — The Tigers and Head Coach Todd Reid leave tomorrow for Mason, Ohio, home of the 2013 NCCAA Division I World Series. The tournament is played over a span of four days, May 15 through May 18, with ten teams from across the nation. This is ONU's fifth consecutive trip to the World Series, and the Tigers were national champions last in 2000. In last year’s tournament, the Tigers lost in the semifinal round to California Baptist University 8-0.

Also while at the world series the NCCAA named its all-American teams. Senior Dan Schneider (West Salem, Wis.) was named to first team, seniors Ryan Kern (Bloomington, Ill.), Matt Davenport (Swayzee, Ind.), Justin Fahy (Fargo, N.D), and Kevin Lasowski (Schererville, Ind.) were selected to the second team, and seniors Ben Heller (Whitewater, Wis.) and Adrian Perez (Chicago, Ill.) were honorable mention. 

Taking their 32-19 record into the tournament, the Tigers have also won 12 of their last 16 games, despite losing the last two. Just as in the last two World Series, the first four games for each team will be played in a pool play format.

The sixth-seeded Tigers will play the first of four pool play games at 11 a.m. (EST) against third-seeded Arizona Christian University (29-25) at Prasco Park.

The Tigers play a second game on Wednesday against second-seeded Campbellsville University (Ky.) (35-19) at 8 p.m. (EST) at Legacy Field.

Thursday's opponent is seventh-seeded Emmanuel College (Ga.) (32-23) at 11 a.m. (EST) at Prasco Park. Emmanuel is a familiar opponent for the Tigers. In 2012, ONU fell to Emmanuel 15-6 in the last game of pool play.

ONU will finish pool play Friday against 10th-seeded Covenant College (Ga.) (28-15) at 1 p.m. (EST) at Legacy Field.

The four-day, 10-team tournament is played on two fields. If the Tigers win or place second in their pool, they will play in the semifinal round at either 5 p.m. or 8 p.m. (EST) on Friday evening. The Championship game is played on Saturday at 1 p.m. (EST) at Prasco Park.  

Each NCCAA World Series game will have live stats and updates of each game, for anyone who wants to keep up-to-date on the Tigers, available at: http://www.gamechanger.io/g/2013nccaaD1 

Also, fans can access the broadcast of every game at http://www.tourbeausportsgroup.com/p/2013-nccaa-baseball-world-series.html 

NCCAA Website: http://www.thenccaa.org 

NCCAA Division I Baseball Championships Information : http://www.thenccaa.org/mensbaseball.htm 

World Series General Information: http://www.prascopark.com/default.asp?contentid=90 

World Series Bracket: http://www.prascopark.com/downloads/0_2013WS_D1/2013%20WS%20bracket_5.12.13%20-%2012.15am.pdf