For the first time since moving from NAIA to NCAA Division II, Trevecca is on his way to the college baseball World Series.
The World Series is June 5-12 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina.
Nr. 21 Trevecca (36-11), Great Midwest Athletic Conference regular season and tournament champion, advanced by defeating Daveport 11-9 Sunday in the Midwest Region Championship in St. Charles, Missouri.
“This is an incredible feeling; I have no words right now,” first-year Trevecca coach Chase Sain said. “All I can say is that this team here is amazing. I love these guys. They never give up, so much fighting, and we go baby. That’s all I know.”
The Trevecca Baseball Team is the second Trojan team to advance to the NCAA Division II National Championship. The golf teams for men 2019 went on and became number five nationally.
The baseball team is the only Trevecca team to win the region.
Individual Trojan athletes who have advanced to their respective national championships include Caroline Hampton Cole (cross country) Alexa Rippy (women’s golf) and Logan Rodgers (course / 5k).
Trevecca had to bounce back after losing the first match in the regional final to Davenport 6-2.
In the eighth round of the final game, Trevecca’s Braden Odom ended the cycle with an RBI triple to the right field, pushing the Trojans forward 10-9. Ethan Harrison bet in Odom to start an insurance race for Trevecca, who closed Davenport in order in the eighth.
The explorer Jay Bernard closed the door to Davenport in the ninth to pay tribute to the title game.
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This article originally appeared in Nashville Tennessean: Trevecca’s baseball team is on its way to the NCAA Division II World Series