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LEBANON, Tenn. - The 2008 NAIA Region XI Baseball Tournament is being held May 6-10 in Lebanon, Tenn. at Ernest L. Stockton Field on the campus of Cumberland University.
 
This website is your home for all the latest information from the tournament as it becomes available , including seedings, honors, results, stats, live media information. Please check back often for updated information.

The NAIA Region XI Post Season Awards will be released during the first day of play and will be available on this tournament page.

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TOURNAMENT BRACKET (Click for Printable PDF)

The 2008 NAIA Region XI Baseball Tournament will be hosted by Cumberland University at Ernest L. Stockton Field on the Cumberland campus in Lebanon, Tenn.. from May 6-10, 2008.


2008 NAIA Region XI Tournament Seeds

1. University of the Cumberlands (Ky.) - 43-14-1
2. Trevecca Nazarene (Tenn.) - 36-14
3. Cumberland University (Tenn.) - 41-19
4. Lambuth University (Tenn.) - 29-22
5. Campbellsville University (Ky.) - 26-18
6. Martin Methodist (Tenn.) - 31-22-1


AUTOMATIC BIDS:

TranSouth: Trevecca Nazarene (Regular SeasStyles & Formattingon Champion), Cumberland University (Tournament Champion), Lambuth University (Regular Season Runner-up)
Mid-South: University of the Cumberlands (Regular Season), Campbellsville University (Tournament Champion)
ATLARGE BID: Martin Methodist (highest remaining ranked team in final Region XI ranking not already in the tournament)


MEDIA COVERAGE:

Victory Sports Network: (news / message board) http://softball.victorysportsnetwork.com/
NAIA Website: http://www.naia.org/


PARTICIPATING LIVE AUDIO:Foreground Color

2008 NAIA REGION XI SCHEDULE/RESULTS

••All-Times Listed are Central Standard Time

Tuesday, May 6
Game 1:  1:00 p.m. - #6 Martin Methodist  Def  #1 Cumberlands (Ky.)   12-1 (7)
Game 2:  10:00 a.m. - #5 Campbellsville  Def  #2 Trevecca Nazarene   21-0 (7)
Game 3:  4:00 p.m. - #3 Cumberland (Tenn.)  Def  #4 Lambuth   13-1 (7)

Wednesday, May 7
Game 4:  10:00 a.m. - #2 Trevecca Nazarene  Def  #1 Cumberlands (Ky.)   14-5
University of the Cumberlands (0-2) eliminated
Game 5:  1:00 p.m. - # 5 Martin Methodist  Def  #4 Lambuth   18-7
Lambuth University (0-2) eliminated
Game 6:  4:00 p.m. - #3 Cumberland (Tenn.)  Def  #5 Campbellsville   8-6

Thursday, May 8
Game 7:  4:00 p.m. - #3 Cumberland (Tenn.)  Def  #5 Martin Methodist   9-4

Friday, May 9
Game 8:  11:00 a.m. - #5 Campbellsville   Def   #2 Trevecca Nazarene   9-8
Trevecca University (1-2) eliminated
Game 9:  2:30 p.m. - 
#5 Campbellsville  Def  Martin Methodist College  7-6
Martin Methodist eliminated

Saturday, May 10
Championship Round
Game 10:  12:00pm - #3 Cumberland (Tenn.)  Def  #5 Campbellsville University   5-4
Cumberland University 2008 Region XI Champions


2008 All-NAIA REGION XI TEAM

Pos

Name

Institution

Class

Hometown

1B

Cody Heggie Trevecca Nazarene

JR

Clarksville, Tenn.

2B

Andrew Denton Univ. of the Cumberlands

JR

Hendersonville, Tenn.

3B

Bobby Bratton Martin Methodist

SR

Columbia, Tenn.

SS Craig Massey Bethel College

FR

Bells, Tenn.

IF

Shaun Cozart Union University

SR

Nashville, Tenn.

OF

Josh Dorris Martin Methodist

SR

Greenbrier, Tenn.

OF

Chris Lowe Trevecca Nazarene

JR

Goodlettsville, Tenn.

OF

Trevor Urbanick Univ. of the Cumberlands

SR

Conneautville, Pa.

OF

Marty Parks Trevecca Nazarene

JR

Richmond, Ky.

C

Roberts Mills Univ. of the Cumberlands

JR

Las Vegas, Nev.

C

Michael Wheeler Cumberland University

JR

Lebanon, Tenn.

P Brent Ebinger Lambuth University

SO

Hendersonville, Tenn.

P Josh Hester Freed Hardeman University

SR

Huntsville, Ala.

P Lance McClain Cumberland University

JR

Knoxville, Tenn.

P Jeff Duda Campbellsville University

SR

Surrey, B.C., Canada

RP

Steven Brown Trevecca Nazarene

SR

Huntington Beach, Calif.

DH

Brian Dirheimer Trevecca Nazarene

JR

Hamilton, Ohio

Player of the Year: Trevor Urbanick - University of the Cumberlands
Coach of the Year: TBA
 

2008 NAIA Region XI Rawlings Gold Glove Team

Pos

Name

Institution

Class

Hometown

1B

Brian Bullard

Freed-Hardeman

FR

Joelton, Tenn.

2B

Andrew Denton

Univ. of the Cumberlands

JR

Hendersonville, Tenn.

3B

Dylan Lynch

Trevecca Nazarene

SR

Nashville, Tenn.

SS

Aaron Bree

Trevecca Nazarene

JR

San Diego, Calif.

LF

Temple Macdonald

Campbellsville University

SR

Charlottetown, PEI, Canada

CF

Judson Powers

Union University

SR

Humboldt, Tenn.

RF

Chris Siljendahl

Lambuth University

JR

Duluth, Minn.

C

Brett Thaler

Trevecca Nazarene

SR

Middletown, N.J.

P

Brandon Williams

Univ. of the Cumberlands

SO

Ashland, Ky.



HISTORY OF REGION XI/MIDSOUTH REGION CHAMPS  


 Year Region Tournament Champion
1997 Cumberland University
1998
Cumberland University
1999
Birmingham Southern
2000
Birmingham Southern
2001
Birmingham Southern*
2002
Lambuth University
2003
Lee University
2004
Cumberland University*
2005
Cumberland University
2006
Cumberland University**
2007
Cumberland University
2008
Cumberland University
*NAIA National Champion
**NAIA National Runner-Up


FAN INFORMATION

Tournament Pass $25.00
Daily: $7.00
Student Tickets: $5.00
Ages 6 and under free



TOURNAMENT CONTACT

Pat Lawson
Cumberland University Athletic Director
615.390.0884



REGION XI QUALIFICATION PLAN/POLICIES

The 2008 NAIA Region XI Baseball Tournament will be hosted by Cumberland University at Ernest L. Stockton Field on the Cumberland campus in Lebanon, Tenn.. from May 6-10, 2008. Six teams from the TranSouth Athletic Conference and Mid-South Conference are selected to participate by the following criteria.

    • TranSouth regular season champion
    • TranSouth regular season runner-up
    • TranSouth conference tournament champion or highest finishing team other than the regular season champion or runner-up.
    • The Mid-South regular season champion
    • The Mid-South tournament champion.  If the regular season and tournament champions are the same team the tournament runner-up will receive the automatic berth.
    • If a tie exists between two or more conference teams for the regular season championship it shall be the responsibility of that conference to determine the champion.
    • The remaining at-large berth will be awarded to the highest ranked team(s) in the region based on the last regional rankings prior to the region tournament.

    To be eligible for one of these spots teams must have completed all reporting to the region chair by 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 4, 2008. Any team not completing their required duties by that date will be deemed ineligible to receive an at-large berth. The Region XI Baseball sports chair (Beauford Sanders, Campbellsville University) will be responsible for checking accuracy.

    The six teams will be seeded based on the last regional ranking prior to the tournament he highest ranked team will receive the #1 seed and so on through the #6 seed. If a non-ranked team qualifies for the region tournament they would take the lowest remaining seed.

    Inclement Weather
    1. If the tournament can't be played at all, the region tournament winner will be the highest ranked team in the most recent NAIA poll participating in the Region tournament.
    2. If day one is started, but can't be completed and the tournament can't continue, then rule 1 still applies.  Day one includes games 1, 2 and 3 of the NAIA 6 team tournament bracket.
    3. If day one is completed, and the tournament can't resume, the winner will be the highest seeded team that is undefeated. (Games 1-2-3)
    4. If day two is completed, and the tournament can't resume, the winner will be the highest seeded team that is undefeated. (Games 4-5-6)
    5. If day three is completed, and the tournament does not resume, the tournament winner will be highest seeded team that is undefeated. (Games 7-8-9)
    6. If five teams remain after game 6 and three teams after game 9, then the highest seeded team will be the winner.
    7. If only one day is available to play the #1 seed and #2 seed will play one 9 inning game to determine the tournament champion.
    8. If the tournament has to be played on limited days, then the tournament will become a single elimination tournament. The winner of game 1 will receive a bye on the second day while the winners of games 2 and 3 play each other. The winner of this game will play the winner of game 1 to determine the tournament champion.