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William Woods makes program history with first NAIA tourney invite

William Woods makes program history with first NAIA tourney invite

May 10th, 2011 in News

William Woods head baseball coach Darren Munns addresses his team at Arris' Pizza on Sunday after its selection to the NAIA National Tournament. The Owls are in the field of 45 teams for the first time in school history.

Photo by Josh Mosley

Coming off the first American Midwest Conference baseball tournament title in school history, the William Woods Owls now know their postseason fate. The NAIA announced the 45-team field for the 2011 NAIA National Tournament on Sunday and the Owls (34-16) made the cut for the first time in the program's 12-year history.

William Woods drew the No. 4 seed in the Montgomery, Ala. region and the No. 5 seed Huntington (Ind.) Forresters as an opponent. William Woods and Huntington - champions of the Mid-Central College Conference tournament - will square off Thursday at noon.

The bracket features nine five-team brackets and will be a double elimination format. The winner of the Owls/Forresters game will take on top seed Montgomery (Ala).