Seeding and pairings set for NAIA World Series

The pairings are set for Opening Day of next week’s Avista NAIA World Series at Lewiston’s Harris Field. 

Game 1 next Friday at 8:30 AM pits 8th-seeded Indiana Tech against 9th-seeded Bellevue of Nebraska. Game 2 has #4 seed Faulkner of Alabama playing 5th-seeded Georgia Gwinnett, followed by Game 3’s all-Florida match-up of 6th-seeded St. Thomas and 3rd-seeded, and defending national champion Southeastern. The 10th-seeded Lewis-Clark State Warriors open against 7th-seeded Freed-Hardeman of Tennessee in the prime time game at 7 PM, with live coverage of that game on AM 950 KOZE, and all World Series games online at

The tournament’s top two seeds, Tennessee Wesleyan and Science and Arts of Oklahoma, get first round byes and open play the next day.  (KOZE Sports)