MADISON, S.D. - The Dakota State University Athletic Department will be recognizing the 2012 DSU baseball team during the halftime of the men's basketball game versus Valley City State (N.D.) on Thursday night. They will be recognized with an unveiling of the national tournament banner that will be hung up in the DSU Fieldhouse.
The Trojans were the last team to qualify for the Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) Baseball Conference Postseason held in San Marcos, Calif. last May. After upsetting the top-seed Cal State San Marcos in the opening round, Dakota State lost to Mayville State (N.D.) in the second round. From there, the Trojans won two straight elimination games on the same day to advance to the A.I.I. championship game.
DSU received runner-up honor in the A.I.I. Baseball Conference Championship game. As a result, the Trojans received an automatic bid to the NAIA Baseball National Tournament.
Dakota State was eliminated in the NAIA National Tournament Opening Round and ended the season with an overall record of 28-28.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director