Information Page for Unaffiliated Baseball Tournament -- May 1-4 in Kinston, N.C.
Updated at 9:45 p.m. on May 3, 2012
Grainger Stadium in Kinston, N.C., site of the Unaffiliated Tournament May 1-4. Photo by Ryan Streno.
KINSTON, N.C. -- The Point Park University baseball team arrived in Kinston, N.C., on Sunday night, and it will begin the Unaffiliated Group Tournament (AMC/GCAC/KIAC) there as the No. 1 seed in first-round action May 1.
The Pioneers (44-7, 11-0 AMC), ranked No. 10 in the NAIA, will play No. 6 seed Asbury University (Ky.) (14-36, 9-7 AMC) in the first round on May 1 at 10 a.m. With a victory on day one, Point Park would play at 2 p.m. May 2. with an opening loss, the Pioneers would draw a 10 a.m. start on day two.
Other first-round games May 1 include No. 2 seed Talladega (Ala.) (28-19, 9-2 GCAC) vs. No. 5 seed Fisher (Mass.) (21-27, 4-7 AMC) at 2 p.m. and No. 3 seed Indiana Southeast (25-27, 11-5 KIAC) vs. No. 4 seed Edward Waters (Fla.) (22-19, 2-4 GCAC) at 6 p.m.
All games in the six-team, double-elimination event are being played at Grainger Stadium in Kinston, N.C., the one-time minor league ballpark in the Cleveland Indians organization. The winner will receive and automatic bid to the NAIA Opening Round May 10-14 at campus sites around the country.
The Unaffiliated Tournament includes the top two teams from three conferences -- the American Mideast, Gulf Coast Athletic and Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic conferences. Each league falls short of the required six teams for an invite to the national tournament.The seedings for the Unaffiliated Group Tournament with links to team information is below. Download the tournament bracket at the link at the top of this page.
Unaffiliated Group Tournament (AMC/GCAC/KIAC) Team Information
|Schoool||Conference||Record (Conf.)||Web site||Schedule||Stats|
|#1 Point Park University||AMC||44-7 (11-0)||Web site||Schedule||Stats|
|#2 Talladega (Ala.)||GCAC||28-19 (9-2)||Web site||Schedule||Stats|
|#3 Indiana Southeast||KIAC||25-27 (11-5)||Web site||Schedule||Stats|
|#4 Edward Waters (Fla.)||GCAC||22-19 (2-4)||Web site||Schedule||Stats|
|#5 Fisher (Mass.)||AMC||21-27 (4-7)||Web site||Schedule||Stats|
|#6 Asbury (Ky.)||KIAC||14-36 (9-7)||Web site||Schedule||Stats|
Unaffiliated Group Tournament Schedule/Results:
|Tue., May 1||Matchup||Time||Result||Box Score|
|Game 1||#1 Point Park vs. #6 Asbury (Ky.)||10 a.m.||Asbury W, 5-4 (11 inn.)||Box Score|
|Game 2||#2 Talladega (Ala.) vs. #5 Fisher (Mass.)||2 p.m.||Talladega W, 11-9||Box Score|
|Game 3||#3 Indiana Southeast vs. #4 Edward Waters||6 p.m.||Indiana Southeast W, 8-3||Box Score|
|Wed., May 2||Matchup||Time||Result||Box Score|
|Game 4||#1 Point Park vs. #5 Fisher||10 a.m.||Point Park W, 18-4 ||Box Score|
|Game 5||#6 Asbury vs. #4 Edward Waters||2 p.m.||Asbury W, 6-2 ||Box Score|
|Game 6||#2 Talladega vs. #3 Indiana Southeast||6 p.m.||Ind. Southeast W, 21-3 |
|Thur, May 3||Matchup||Time||Result||Box Score|
|Game 7||#6 Asbury vs. #3 Indiana Southeast||10 a.m.||Asbury W, 10-1||Box Score|
|Game 8||#1 Point Park vs. #2 Talladega||2 p.m.||Point Park W, 2-0||Box Score |
|Game 9||#1 Point Park vs. #3 Indiana Southeast||6 p.m.||Point Park W, 6-2 ||Box Score|
|Fri., May 4||Matchup||Time||Result||Box Score|
|Game 10||#6 Asbury vs. #1 Point Park (Finals)||10 a.m.||Point Park W, 15-7 ||Box Score |
|Game 11||#6 Asbury vs. #1 Point Park (Finals, Gm 2)||2 p.m.||Asbury W, 7-3**||Box Score|
**Asbury wins Unaffiliated Tournament title and receives an automatic bid to the NAIA Opening Round.