Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) and Tennessee Wesleyan punch final two tickets in if-necessary games
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Day Four Highlights
- There were two games scheduled on day four of the 2019 Baseball National Championship Opening Round.
- The 2019 Avista-NAIA Baseball World Series bracket will be released on Friday, May 17, no later than 2:00 p.m. CST.
- Tennessee Wesleyan, the No. 1 seed in the Kingsport Bracket, trailed by two runs after two innings, but fired back with a pair of big innings. The Bulldogs’ Anthony Williams hit a three-run home run to open the scoring in the third to take the lead for good. Tyler Reicheborn homered in the leadoff position in the fourth inning, a part of a four-run frame, which helped to lead the team back to Lewiston, Idaho.
- Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) will make its second-consecutive trip back to the world series after a tightly-contested game in the Henderson Bracket against Oklahoma Wesleyan. The Lions recorded three doubles and a home run on Thursday. Landon Sewell tossed three innings to preserve the win and allowed just one hit with four strikeouts to his credit.
- Records by seeds through day one
- No. 1 seed: 23-6
- No. 2 seed: 19-15
- No. 3 seed: 15-16
- No. 4 seed: 8-18
- No. 5 seed: 8-18
- The 11th annual opening round event takes place from May 13 – 16 at nine host locations. The format is a five-team, double-elimination tournament.
- The nine opening round champions join Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) at the 63rd annual Avista-NAIA Baseball World Series in Lewiston, Idaho, May 24 – 31. For World Series fan and visitor information, click here.
World Series Qualifiers
|Institution||Qualification Method||2019 Record||Appearances||Last Time||WS Record||Titles|
|Bellevue (Neb.)||Shreveport Bracket Champion||46-14||14||2016||23-25||1|
|Faulkner (Ala.)||Montgomery Bracket Champion||49-10||8||2018||18-12||1|
|Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.)||Henderson Bracket Champion||47-15||2||2018||4-2||0|
|Georgia Gwinnett||Lawrenceville Bracket Champion||46-11||3||2018||3-5||0|
|Indiana Tech||Williamsburg Bracket Champion||41-14||7||2003||10-12||0|
|Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)||Host Berth||34-13||38||2018||144-48||19|
|Science & Arts (Okla.)||Santa Barbara Bracket Champion||46-10||3||2017||1-4||0|
|Southeastern (Fla.)||Macon Bracket Champion||51-10||2||2018||5-0||1|
|St. Thomas (Fla.)||Miami Gardens Bracket Champion||45-13||7||2018||7-12||0|
|Tennessee Wesleyan||Kingsport Bracket Champion||52-9||5||2016||7-7||1|