Press Release (ePRNews.com) - FULLERTON, Calif. - May 18, 2017 - [ SOURCE: hiuroyals.com ]
LIMA, OH :: In just their second season of the program, HIU’s Baseball team punched their ticket to the NAIA World Series by going undefeated in the Opening Round and defeating #10 Middle Georgia State in the Championship Game with a final score of 12-11. The Royals will travel to Lewiston, Idaho, for the 61st World Series that runs from May 26-June 2, 2017.
The Royals came from behind in all three of their games at the Lima Bracket hosted by UNOH and completed a perfect 3-0 run with a pair of wins against Middle Georgia and a win over their host UNOH. HIU improves to 35-16 overall in their second season and boasts a 9-4 record against teams in the NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 poll this season, including a 6-1 record against teams ranked in the Top 10 at the time of play.
When asked for his reaction to the World Series berth, Coach Erich Pfohl (http://www.hiuroyals.com/roster/15/16/2429.php) replied “To be able to give these guys the opportunity to go compete [at the World Series] after all they’ve given our coaches and me, I’m truly speechless and so happy for them.”
// Click here (http://www.hiuroyals.com/article/1750.php) to read about the Opening Round championship game that earned them a spot in the World Series.
// For details on the NAIA World Series, click here (http://naia.org/). Source :
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