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NAIA Baseball Planet Series Preview


May 26, 2023

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – [SCHEDULE | BRACKET] The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) is just a single day away from the initially pitch of the 66th Annual Baseball Planet Series on Harris Field. The Planet Series is a ten-group, double-elimination tournament exactly where the winner will obtain the Red Banner by June two.

Seeds had been determined by the NAIA Baseball National Choice Committee (NSC). The NSC consists of a single representative from every geographic region, a representative from the National Administrative Council (NAC) Postseason Choice and Ratings Committee, the president of the NAIA-Baseball Coaches Association and 3 at-huge members. The committee evaluated teams all through the year on many criteria.

Game a single will square off Taylor (Ind.) as the seventh seed against MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) the 10th seed. The Trojans are into the series for the initially time in 54 years even though the Pioneers are back for a second straight year and nevertheless searching for their initially system win. The initially pitch of the day is slated for eight:35 a.m. PST.

The second game, slated to get started at 11:35 a.m. PST, will highlight two teams who are on the hunt for their initially victory at the Planet Series. Third seeded Westmont (Calif.) is back for its second consecutive trip even though the Patriots of Cumberlands (Ky.) are in Lewiston for the initially time.

The afternoon game is scheduled to commence at three:05 p.m. with the William Carey (Miss.) Crusaders battling the Bruins of Bellevue (Neb.). This year marks the third time in 45 seasons that WCU is playing in the Planet Series even though Bellevue has reached it 16 total occasions. Each teams have won Red Banners previously.  

Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) will host Indiana Wesleyan in the nightcap game at 7:05 p.m. following the Parade of Champions on the field. The Warriors have won 19 championships even though the Wildcats are into the championship round for the initially time in system history.

These that endure defeats on Friday, May perhaps 26th will play in elimination games the subsequent morning, needing a victory to continue their championship ambitions.

Second seeded Georgia Gwinnett will see the victor of Taylor and MNU at three:05 p.m. PST on Saturday even though No. 1 and reigning NAIA National Champions Southeastern (Fla.) will play the winner of Indiana Wesleyan and LC State at six:35 p.m. PST on May perhaps 27th. 

NAIANetwork.com, the NAIA’s official video-streaming platform of NAIA national championship events powered by Stretch Online, will be broadcasting all 19 games of the 2022 Planet Series. The All-Planet Series package can be bought for $34.95 or the day package for $9.95. Games 16 – 19 will also be broadcast on ESPN3.