KIAC Baseball Tournament Central: Point Park the #1 seed April 29-May 2
April 28, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. ET
Photo by Sam Robinson.
KIAC Baseball Tournament -- April 29-May 2 (Hunter Wright Stadium -- Kingsport, Tenn. )
LIVE VIDEO / LIVE STATS / BRACKET / KIAC STANDINGS / KIAC STATS / NAIA TOP 25
April 30 -- No. 1 Point Park def. No. 4 Brescia (Ky.), 15-4 Box Score / Recap
May 1 -- No. 2 Rio Grande def. No. 1 Point Park, 6-3 Box Score / Recap
May 1 -- No. 3 IU Southeast def. No. 1 Point Park, 5-4 Box Score / Recap
KINGSPORT, Tenn. -- Point Park University baseball is once again the No. 1 seed for the KIAC Baseball Tournament April 29-May 2 in Kingsport, Tenn. There, the Pioneers will be looking for their third conference tournament title in a row.
Point Park (36-11, 16-4 KIAC), which remained at No. 24 in this week's NAIA Top 25 Poll released Tuesday, has a bye in the first round. The Pioneers' first tournament game will be April 30 at 10 a.m. versus the winner of No. 4 Brescia (Ky.) vs. No. 5 Alice Lloyd (Ky.), the opening game of the tourney on April 29 at 5 p.m.
The six-team, double-elimination tournament is being held at Hunter Wright Stadium, home of the Kingsport Mets, in Kingsport, Tenn. Tournament games continue through May 2 with the champion receiving the KIAC's automatic bid to the NAIA national tournament.
Point Park is the two-time defending KIAC Tournament champion and won the title last year in Kingsport. The Pioneers notched their third straight KIAC regular season title this season. The Pioneers claimed first place and the playoff No. 1 seed with a 16-4 KIAC record.
The Pioneers won the division by 1.0 game over No. 2 seed Rio Grande (29-20, 15-5 KIAC), a conference newcomer that also receives a bye in the first round. Rio Grande will play the winner of No. 3 IU Southeast (33-16, 13-7 KIAC) vs. No. 6 Asbury (Ky.), a matchup that is scheduled for April 29 at 8 p.m.
Live Video and Live Stats of KIAC Tournament games will be available online. Live video streaming courtesy of Rio Grande athletics can be found at Team1Sports.com/RedStorm. Live stats webcasts will be available via Dakstats.
For a complete KIAC Tournament Bracket, KIAC Standings, KIAC Statistics and this week's NAIA Top 25 Poll, click the links above.