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Follow the Trojan Baseball Team at NAIA Baseball Championship Opening Round
Follow the Dakota State baseball team as they travel to Kansas to compete in the NAIA Baseball Championship Opening Round. The Trojans qualified for the national tournament after earning runner-up honor at the Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) Baseball Postseason Tournament on May 2-5 in San Marcos, Calif.
Stay tuned for more updates on this page as Dakota State prepares for the national tournament in the Hutchinson (Kan.) bracket on May 10-14. You can also follow the Trojans on Twitter on www.twitter.com/GoDaSUAthletics.
The five-team double elimination tournament begins on Thursday (May 10) and runs through Saturday (May 12) with the second championship game, if necessary, on Monday (May 14). The winner of the Hutchinson bracket will advance to the Avista-World Series, which is held on May 25-June 1 in Lewiston, Idaho.
The tournament games will be streamed online via internet (http://www.taborbluejays.com/f1/Watch_Live.php). DakStats live scoring and statistics will also be available on http://www.dakstats.com/Websync/Pages/Tournament/TournamentPage.aspx?association=10&sg=MBA&tour=833.
UPDATE ON DSU BASEBALL TEAM:
Friday, May 11
Stay tuned for more updates with photos and video clips!
Thursday, May 10
Highlight #5 - DSU attempting a comeback in the top of the 7th inning
Announcing DSU's non-starters and starters prior to the first pitch of the game:
The Trojan baseball team takes the field for defense drills before the first pitch of the opening game of the Hutchinson (Kan.) bracket:
Wednesday, May 9
Video of the DSU Baseball team in the banquet kick-off prior to the NAIA National Baseball Championship Opening Round (former MLB baseball player Brian Holman was the keynote address speaker in the banquet):
Video Clips from Wednesday's DSU practice at Horbat-Detter Field:
One of the finest baseball turf in the state of Kansas - the Horbat-Derett Field in Hutchinson, Kan.
The Trojans just completed their day with practices and attending the banquet. Andy Lee was nominated for the NAIA National Champions of Character award. Congratulations Andy!
Tuesday, May 8
2:40 p.m. - TUNE IN on 1230 AM KWSN radio for an interview with DSU's baseball head coach Scott Hortness on their upcoming trip to NAIA national tournament on http://www.kwsn.com/.
11:55 p.m. - Arrived safely in Hutchinson, Kan. The Trojan baseball team will practice tomorrow afternoon at Hobart-Detter Field. There will be a banquet tomorrow night to welcome all five teams in the Hutchinson bracket of the NAIA Baseball National Championship opening round. A preview/quick facts of the five teams in the bracket will be posted tomorrow. Stay tuned for more updates with the DSU Baseball team in Hutchinson, Kan.!
Schedule for the Hutchinson (Kan.) bracket:
Thursday, May 10 - Bracket
Game 1: (4) Tabor (Kan.) 9, (5) Dakota State 7 - FINAL
Game 2: (3) Rogers State (Okla.) 9, (2) Judson (Ill.) 5 - FINAL
Game 3: (1) Oklahoma Baptist 10, (4) Tabor (Kan.) 6 - FINAL
Friday, May 11
Game 4: (2) Judson (Ill.) 9, (5) Dakota State 4 - FINAL (Dakota State eliminated)
Game 5: (3) Rogers State (Okla.) 5, (1) Oklahoma Baptist 4 - FINAL/11 innings
Game 6: (4) Tabor (Kan.) 6, (2) Judson (Ill.) 5 - FINAL (Judson eliminated)
Saturday, May 12
Game 7: (4) Tabor (Kan.) 8, (1) Oklahoma Baptist 7 - FINAL (Oklahoma Baptist eliminiated)
Game 8: (3) Rogers State (Okla.) 7, (4) Tabor (Kan.) 3 - FINAL (Rogers State advances to Avista-NAIA World Series)