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Baseball - Sun, May 14, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - The Friends University Baseball team is set for NAIA postseason action for the first time since 2014. The Falcons, an at-large selection to the Oklahoma City bracket, will take on the College of Idaho on Monday, May 15th at 11:00am in the No. 4-vs-No. 5 game. The Yotes earned an automatic bid by winning the NAIA West Group tournament.

Friends went 31-20 overall on the season with a 16-10 record in the KCAC to finish fourth in one of the strongest conferences in the NAIA. The Falcons earned their at-large bid on their season record, strength of schedule (No. 22) and their ranking in the Bo Chip Index (No. 28) to make the field of 45.

The College of Idaho went 24-28 and 14-18 in the Cal Pac/Cascade/Frontier conference.

Nine sites host a five-team double-elimination tournament from May 15th-17th, with each bracket winner advancing to the 2017 Avista-NAIA Baseball World Series that will take place in Lewiston, Idaho from May 26th-June 2nd.

The winner of the game will take on the No. 1 seed, NAIA No. 1 and host Oklahoma City on Monday evening at 6:00pm. The loser will play and elimination game against the loser of the No. 2-vs-No. 3 game of the bracket that features Mayville State and Campbellsville. That consolation bracket game will take place at 11:00am on Tuesday, May 16th.

You can follow all the action from Oklahoma City on DakStats and PPV video on Stretch Internet. Updates from the brackets around the country can be found here.

YotesStatFalcons
24-28Record31-20
14-18Conf. Record16-10
YotesTeam OffenseFalcons
.258Avg.295
4.7Runs/Gm5.2
8.6Hits/Gm9.2
73Doubles78
12Triples10
23Home Runs19
149Walks158
394Strikeouts237
YotesTeam PitchingFalcons
4.27ERA3.98
457.1Innings409.1
.251Opp. Avg..275
141Walks124
412Strikeouts323
YotesIndividual OffenseFalcons
Mansanarez - .316BattingIsaacson - .432
Mansanarez - 62HitsIsaacson - 82
Hanson - 36RunsIsaacson - 60
Wright - 13DoublesIsaacson - 21
Van horne - 4TriplesIsaacson - 4
Mansanarez - 9Home RunsGardner - 12
Mansanarez - 35RBIsGardner - 54
Hyland - 25WalksTwo Players - 23
Hyland - 7 Stolen BasesIsaacson - 31
YotesIndividual PitchingFalcons
Draper - 2.89ERABaca - 3.14
Martine - 7WinsBaca - 9
Draper - 90StrikeoutsBaca - 76
O'brien - 4SavesCruz - 5
 

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