2019 NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round ? Day 2 Recap

2019 NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round ? Day 2 Recap

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. 

 

Championship Information

NAIA Softball Championship

40th ANNUAL NAIA SOFTBALL 
WORLD SERIES

May 11-13, 2020
National Championship Opening 
Round – Campus Sites

May 21-27, 2020