Jimmies are in NAIA tournament: Jimmies get at-large bid into national tournamentThe Jimmies are in. The NAIA announced the Jamestown College baseball team will be among the 46-team field at the national tournament, which will be played May 18-21 at nine different sites. The Jimmies will find out who they play today when the seedings are announced.
The Jimmies are in.
The NAIA announced the Jamestown College baseball team will be among the 46-team field at the national tournament, which will be played May 18-21 at nine different sites.
The Jimmies will find out who they play today when the seedings are announced.
Jamestown College finished the year 39-11 and finished second at the Dakota Athletic Conference tournament, losing to Mayville State 12-4 in the championship.
The Jimmies have been to the NAIA Tournament four times and have a 1-6 overall record at the big dance.
Lewis-Clark State (47-3) earned the No. 1 overall seed and will be making its 29th trip to the national tournament, a NAIA record.
The nine sites where the national tournament will be played are: Cleveland, Tenn., Columbus, Ga., Daytona Beach, Fla., Fresno, Calif., Jackson, Miss., Joliet, Ill., Lubbock, Texas, Oklahoma City, Okla. and Riverside, Calif.
The winners of the nine national championship opening-round tournaments, in addition to host school Lewis-Clark State (Idaho), will meet for the Annual Avista-NAIA World Series from May 28-June 4.
This year’s NAIA Tournament field is comprised of 32 automatic qualifiers from NAIA affiliated conferences, Association of Independent Institutions and unaffiliated groupings and 14 at-large bids, which were determined using the final Top 25 rating released Wednesday where the Jimmies received the third-highest votes outside the top 25.
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