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Crusaders make first World Series appearance since 1978

The Avista-NAIA World Series gets underway today, Friday, May 26, in Lewiston, Idaho. The Crusaders (#9) are making their first World Series appearance since 1978. They take to the field at 3 p.m. PDT (5 p.m. Central time) against the #8 seeded Hope International University Royals.
 
The 2017 Avista-NAIA Baseball World Series, hosted by Lewis-Clark State, takes place May 26 – June 2. The World Series is a 10-team, double-elimination tournament with the winner being crowned either June 1 or June 2 depending on if the eventual national champion drops one of its earlier round games. 
 
The Crusaders athletic teams have posted good records this spring, and it seems the destruction of the January 21 tornado has left them even more determined to excel and demonstrate their Carey Strong spirit. 
 
Below are links to some recent articles from our local media about the baseball team’s journey to the World Series:
 
World Series Schedule:
  • Day one: #7 Science & Arts (Okla.) against #10 The Master’s (Calif.) on May 26 at 8:30 a.m. PDT. The winner of that contest advances to play #2 Faulkner (Ala.) at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 27.
  • No. 6 Missouri Baptist battles #3 Oklahoma Wesleyan at 11:30 a.m. in the second game of day one.
  • No. 8 Hope International (Calif.) and #9 William Carey (Miss.) square off in game three. The victor between Hope International and William Carey will face No. 1 Oklahoma City at 6:30 p.m. on day two.
  • # 4 Keiser (Fla.) and # 5 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) will play following the event’s opening ceremonies at 7 p.m.
 
NAIANetwork.com, the NAIA’s official video-streaming platform of NAIA national championship events powered by Stretch Internet, will be broadcasting all 19 games of the 2017 NAIA Baseball World Series. The All-World Series package can be purchased for $29.95 or the day package for $9.95. Game 16 – 19 will also be delivered on ESPN3.
 
Carey Athletic Director DJ Pulley will be Tweeting from the game. Follow @CareyAthletics on Twitter to get the latest updates.
 
For more information on the 2017 Avista-NAIA Baseball World Series, click here.