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