*UPDATED 5/7/14 6:45 PM*
Hartford City, IN—The 2014 Crossroads League Baseball Tournament pairings and bracket have been released by the league office. The first round games will be played at the higher seed home sites. The remainder of the tournament will be held at Huntington University (Forest Glen Park) and Taylor University (Winterholter Field). The tournament format will be double elimination. Seed No. 1, No. 4, No. 5, and No. 8 will play at Huntington University in Bracket 1. Seed No. 2, No.3, No. 6, and No. 7 will play at Taylor University in Bracket 2. The winners of each bracket will play one game to determine the 2014 Crossroads League Baseball Tournament Champion at the highest remaining seed's bracket site.
Mount Vernon Nazarene (39-8) enters the tournament as the No. 1 seed. The Cougars won the Crossroads League regular season title with a 29-5 mark in league play. Taylor (32-20) will be the No. 2 seed as they finished 24-10 in league play. Spring Arbor (27-15) will serve as the No. 3 seed with a 19-8 league mar. Huntington (26-22) rounds at the top 4 as they will serve as the No. 4 seed with a 20-14 mark in league play. Seed No. 1 through No.4 will host the opening round games on Saturday, May 3rd.
Saint Francis (18-28, 14-14) will serve as the No. 5 seed, Indiana Wesleyan (18-32, 15-19) will be the No. 6 seed, Marian (17-25, 15-20) will be the No. 7 seed, and Grace (13-28, 12-21) will be the No. 8 seed.
No. 1 seed MVNU (Crossroads League Regular Season Champion) has clinched an automatic berth in the 2014 NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round to be held May 12-15th. Pairings will be announced on Friday, May 9th. The Crossroads League Baseball Tournament winner will receive the second automatic bid to the NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round.
To follow the Crossroads League Baseball Tournament, including box scores, live updates, bracket updates, and more click the Crossroads League Baseball Tournament Central link below.
MOUNT VERNON NAZARENE (Crossroads League Regular Season Champion) & SPRING ARBOR (Crossroads League Tournament Champion) have cliniched berths in the 2014 NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round. The Bracket Show will be shown on the NAIA website live this Friday, May 9th at 8:00 PM (EST). Click HERE to watch.