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

HostFacilityHost CityEvent Title
Bellevue (Neb.)Don Roddy FieldBellevue, Neb.Bellevue Bracket
Faulkner (Ala.)Harrison FieldMontgomery, Ala.Montgomery Bracket
Georgia GwinnettGrizzly Baseball FieldLawrenceville, Ga.Lawrenceville Bracket
Kingsport CVB/Appalachian Athletic ConferenceHunter Wright StadiumKingsport, Tenn.Kingsport Bracket
Northwestern OhioSt. Rita's Sports ComplexLima, OhioLima Bracket
Oklahoma CityJim Wade StadiumOklahoma City, Okla.Oklahoma City Bracket
Oklahoma WesleyanBill Doenges Memorial StadiumBartlesville, Okla.Bartlesville Bracket
Tabor (Kan.)Hobart-Detter Field/Rice FieldHutchinson, Kan.Hutchinson Bracket
William Carey (Miss.)Milton Wheeler FieldHattiesburg, Miss.Hattiesburg Bracket