Schedule for the first two days of the 57th NAIA
Baseball National Championship, Friday-Saturday, May 24-25, Harris
Field, Lewiston, ID (all times PDT):
9 AM: #8 seed Sterling (48-12) vs. #9 Missouri Baptist (35-12)
(Sterling, KS) is making their first appearance at the Baseball
#15 in coaches' poll, #31 in ISR. Strength of schedule: #105
wins: Oklahoma City, Science and Arts of Oklahoma, 1-1 vs.
Top position players: IF Joe Battaglia (.422, 10 HR,
63 RBI), IF Joe Williams (.395), OF Jared Forbush (.391)
pitchers: RHP Steven Cazares (9-1, 0.86 ERA), RHP Daniel
Cloteaux (10-3, 2.81 ERA, 70 K). Cazare's ERA is second-lowest in the
Coach: Adrian Dinkel, second season
Happy to be here.
Baptist (Saint Louis) is making their first appearance at the
Baseball National Championship.
#20 in coaches' poll, #23 in ISR. SoS: #56
2-1 vs. Tennessee Wesleyan, including a 19-inning win in the
final of the Kingsport bracket. 1-1 vs. Cumberland, 1-1 vs. Lindsey
Top position players: IF Patrick Johnson (.387), OF
Ryan Gunhouse (.373, 7 HR, 40 RBI), IF Pier Olivier-Dostaler (.322,
34 RBI), IF Joseph Taylor (.241, 9 HR, 43 RBI). Olivier-Dostaler is
one of six Canadians on the Spartans' roster, and they also have two
Top pitchers: RHP Ethan Gibbons (10-0, 2.09
ERA, 85 K), RHP Julien Soucy (5-2, 1.90 ERA)
Uschold, 14th season
Outlook: The Spartans will go home
with a win.