NEW ALBANY, Ind. - The IU Southeast baseball team will learn if it receives an at-large bid to the 2017 NAIA Baseball National Championship on Thursday at 4 p.m. ET during the NAIA Selection Show.
IU Southeast (45-13) is currently ranked No. 21 in the NAIA Coaches' Poll. A new poll will be released later today.
The NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round is a 45-team event is scheduled for May 15 – 18 and features nine, five-team double-elimination tournaments. Opening Round qualifiers and brackets will be announced May 11.
This year's hosts include: Bellevue (Neb.), Faulkner (Ala.), Georgia Gwinnett, Kingsport (Tenn.) Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC), Northwestern Ohio, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Wesleyan, Tabor (Kan.), and William Carey (Miss.).
The Opening Round site selection process takes into account geography, facilities, student-athlete experience and host qualification. In the event that a selected bid is tied directly to an institution, that school is guaranteed at least an at-large host berth. The application deadline for bids was April 1.
Click here to watch the Selection Show.
2017 NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round Host Sites
|Host||Facility||Host City||Event Title|
|Bellevue (Neb.)||Don Roddy Field||Bellevue, Neb.||Bellevue Bracket|
|Faulkner (Ala.)||Harrison Field||Montgomery, Ala.||Montgomery Bracket|
|Georgia Gwinnett||Grizzly Baseball Field||Lawrenceville, Ga.||Lawrenceville Bracket|
|Kingsport CVB/Appalachian Athletic Conference||Hunter Wright Stadium||Kingsport, Tenn.||Kingsport Bracket|
|Northwestern Ohio||St. Rita's Sports Complex||Lima, Ohio||Lima Bracket|
|Oklahoma City||Jim Wade Stadium||Oklahoma City, Okla.||Oklahoma City Bracket|
|Oklahoma Wesleyan||Bill Doenges Memorial Stadium||Bartlesville, Okla.||Bartlesville Bracket|
|Tabor (Kan.)||Hobart-Detter Field/Rice Field||Hutchinson, Kan.||Hutchinson Bracket|
|William Carey (Miss.)||Milton Wheeler Field||Hattiesburg, Miss.||Hattiesburg Bracket|