SAN MARCOS, Calif. - Follow Dakota State baseball team as the play in the Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) Baseball Championship game THIS AFTERNOON. The Trojans await the winner of Arizona Christian-Mayville State, which is scheduled to play at 1 p.m. (Central Time)/11 a.m. (Pacific Time). The championship game will start in approximately 30 minutes after the completion of the first game today (4:30 p.m. (CT)/2:30 p.m. (PT).
Dakota State punched one of the two A.I.I. automatic bids to the NAIA Baseball National Championships Opening Round, which is slated to start next weekend. The winner of Arizona Christian-Mayville State game will received the other automatic bid to the national tournament.
Dakota State will be playing in their first-ever A.I.I. Conference Tournament Championship game in program history.
Fans can follow the A.I.I. Baseball Postseason Tournament through NAIA-DakStats live statistics and scoring on http://www.dakstats.com/WebSync/Pages/Tournament/TournamentPage.aspx?association=10&sg=MBA&tour=845. Click the letter 'W' to follow the live statistics and scoring of each game.
For more information on A.I.I. Baseball Postseason Tournament, the host school has created a website on http://www.csusmcougars.com/sports/2012/4/30/GEN_0430125057.aspx?id=59.
Wednesday, May 2 - Opening Round (seed in parenthesis)
Game 2: (5) Arizona Christian 8, (2) Jamestown 1 - FINAL
Game 1: (6) Dakota State 3, (1) Cal State San Marcos 2 - FINAL
Game 3: (4) Thomas (Ga.) 14, (3) Mayville State 4 - FINAL/8 INNINGS
Thursday, May 3 - Day 2 Tournament
Game 6: (2) Jamestown 9, (1) Cal State San Marcos 7 - FINAL (Cal State San Marcos eliminated)
Game 4: (3) Mayville State 13, (6) Dakota State 0 - FINAL
Game 5: (5) Arizona Christian 13, (4) Thomas (Ga.) 10 - FINAL
Friday, May 4 - Five teams remaining in the Tournament
Game 7: (6) Dakota State 8, (4) Thomas (Ga.) 6 - FINAL (Thomas eliminated)
Game 8: (3) Mayville State 6, (2) Jamestwon 5 - FINAL (Jamestown eliminated)
Game 9: (6) Dakota State 4, (5) Arizona Christian 1 - FINAL
Saturday, May 5 - Elimination game and Championship game
Game 10: (5) Arizona Christian 6, (3) Mayville State 4 - FINAL (Mayville State eliminated)
Game 11: (5) Arizona Christian 9, (6) Dakota State 2 - FINAL (Championship game) - BOTH TEAMS ADVANCE TO NAIA BASEBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP OPENING ROUND
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director