UNOH Baseball Punches Ticket to NAIA Nationals

Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2018

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UNOH Baseball Celebrates Bracket Win in NAIA Tournament

In day three of the 2018 NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round, No. 4 University of Northwestern Ohio was the first to punch an official ticket to the 2018 Avista-NAIA Baseball World Series, as the Racers downed No. 3 Point Park (Pa.), 10-1, in the Williamsburg Bracket final.

The opening round title is the first in program history for the University of Northwestern Ohio. The Racers are only the fifth team seeded lower than No. 3 in the format’s 10-year history to advance to the World Series.  Williamsburg Bracket play began on May 14th along with 8 other regional brackets.  The Racers first faced off against No.5 Marian (Ind.) winning by a score of 7-3.  Following that game, UNOH defeated No. 1 Bryan (Tenn.) 10-5 that evening.  The second day of play, the Racers beat No. 3 Point Park (Pa.) 13-5 setting them up for the bracket championship game on Wednesday, May 16, 2018.   Point Park and Bryan went head to head to see who would be facing the Racers in the championship game, an Point Park came out on top in a close scoring 8-7 win.

The Bracket Championship game was all Racers as they jumped to a 7-0 lead after only four innings en route to a 10-1 victory over Point Park in the finals of the Williamsburg Bracket.

UNOH (42-18) now heads to Lewiston, Idaho, for the Avista-NAIA World Series, hosted by Lewis-Clark State College May 25-June 1.  The date, time and opponent for UNOH's first game will be revealed in the coming days.  The Racers are only the fifth team seeded lower than #3 in the format's 10-year history to advance to the World Series.

For more details on the win, visit: http://www.unohracers.com/article/3028.php 

Game Highlights and Post Game interview with Coach Hartman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piu6PzvC2Zc&feature=youtu.be 

Category: Athletics

Keywords: Baseball, Racers, World Series

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Last updated: 05/17/2018