2019 NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round ? Day 2 Recap
May 15, 2019
Day Two Highlights
- There were 30 games play on Day 2 of the 2019 Softball National Championship Opening Round at ten different locations.
- Baker (Kan.) defeated Marian (Ind.) 1-0 in a ten innings giving Marian their first loss of the season. Olivia Brees led the Wildcats on the mound pitching a no hitter.
- All No. 1 seeds advance to the championship game tomorrow.
- Rio Grande (Ohio) is the only No. 4 seed to advance for their chance to compete at the 2019 NAIA Softball World Series.
- Defending national champion, Science and Arts of Oklahoma lost to No. Houston-Victoria (Texas) and then beat Avila. USAO will face Houston-Victoria again in the championship tomorrow.
- Opening Round All-Time Records (by seeds from 2013 – 2019 (Day 1))
- No. 1 seed: 148-57 (10-3 today)
- No. 2 seeds: 119-98 (10-7 today)
- No. 3 seeds: 72-113 (5-10 today)
- No. 4 seeds: 41-113 (5-9 today)
- Opening Round All-Time Records (hosts from 2013 – 2019 (Day 1))
- 2013 Hosts: 24-12
- 2014 Hosts: 27-7
- 2015 Hosts: 27-9
- 2016 Hosts: 22-11
- 2017 Hosts: 18-13
- 2018 Hosts: 16-6
- 2019 Hosts: 8-4
- TOTAL: 140-58
- The seventh annual opening round event takes place from May 13 - 15 at nine different locations. The format is a double-elimination, four-team tournament.
- The champions from each of the 10 opening round tournaments advance to the 39th annual NAIA Softball World Series in Springfield, Mo., from May 23 – 29 for the double-elimination event.
- The World Series bracket will be announced late in the day on May 16 on NAIA.org.