NAIA World Series

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NAIA World Series
NAIA logo.png
Sport Baseball
Founded 1957
Country United States
Venue(s) Harris Field
Lewiston, Idaho
Most recent champion(s) Cumberland
Most titles Lewis–Clark State (16)
Official website www.naiaworldseries.com

The NAIA World Series (officially branded as the Avista NAIA World Series for sponsorship purposes, beginning in 2013) is a double-elimination tournament, held since 1957, to determine the baseball champion of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Since 2000, the tournament has been held at Harris Field on the campus of Lewis–Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho, having previously hosted from 1984 to 1991.

History[edit]

A total of twelve cities have hosted the NAIA World Series. In 1957, the first edition of the series was held in Alpine, Texas, the home of inaugural champions Sul Ross State. From 1984 to 1991 and since 2000, the series has been held in Lewiston, Idaho, on the campus of Lewis–Clark State College, the winningest school in the competition. The other cities who have hosted the tournament are Sioux City, Iowa, St. Joseph, Missouri, Phoenix, Arizona, Nashville, Tennessee, Lubbock, Texas, Des Moines, Iowa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Jupiter, Florida.[1]

In the history of the tournament, a total of 182 schools have competed, as of 2013.[2]

Results[edit]

NAIA World Series results[3]
Year Champion Score Runner-up Site
1957 Sul Ross State 8-7 Rollins (Fla.) Kokernot FieldAlpine, Texas
1958 San Diego State 23-9 Southwestern Oklahoma Kokernot FieldAlpine, Texas
1959 Southern-Baton Rouge (La.) 10-2 Nebraska-Omaha Kokernot FieldAlpine, Texas
1960 Whitworth (Wash.) 4-0 Georgia Southern Soos ParkSioux City, Iowa
1961 East Carolina 13-7 Sacramento State Soos ParkSioux City, Iowa
1962 Georgia Southern 2-0 Portland State (Ore.) Phil Welch StadiumSt. Joseph, Missouri
1963 Sam Houston State 2-1 Grambling (La.) Phil Welch StadiumSt. Joseph, Missouri
1964 West Liberty State (W.Va.) 3-2 Grambling (La.) Phil Welch StadiumSt. Joseph, Missouri
1965 Carson–Newman (Tenn.) 3-2 Nebraska-Omaha Phil Welch StadiumSt. Joseph, Missouri
1966 Linfield (Ore.) 15-4 Lewis (Ill.) Phil Welch StadiumSt. Joseph, Missouri
1967 New Mexico Highlands 6-1 Glassboro State (N.J.) Phil Welch StadiumSt. Joseph, Missouri
1968 William Jewell (Mo.) 4-3 (13) Georgia Southern Phil Welch StadiumSt. Joseph, Missouri
1969 William Carey (Miss.) 5-3 La Verne (Calif.) Phil Welch StadiumSt. Joseph, Missouri
1970 Eastern Michigan 1-0 Northeastern Louisiana Municipal StadiumPhoenix, Arizona
1971 Linfield (Ore.) 9-8 (10) David Lipscomb (Tenn.) Municipal StadiumPhoenix, Arizona
1972 La Verne (Calif.) 4-1 David Lipscomb (Tenn.) Municipal StadiumPhoenix, Arizona
1973 U.S. International (Calif.) 7-2 Eastern Connecticut Municipal StadiumPhoenix, Arizona
1974 Lewis (Ill.) 3-2 Sam Houston State (Texas) Phil Welch StadiumSt. Joseph, Missouri
1975 Lewis (Ill.) 2-1 Sam Houston State (Texas) Phil Welch StadiumSt. Joseph, Missouri
1976 Lewis (Ill.) 16-8 Lewis–Clark State Phil Welch StadiumSt. Joseph, Missouri
1977 David Lipscomb (Tenn.) 2-1 Southeastern Oklahoma Phil Welch StadiumSt. Joseph, Missouri
1978 Emporia State (Kan.) 8-6 Missouri Southern Phil Welch StadiumSt. Joseph, Missouri
1979 David Lipscomb (Tenn.) 5-4 High Point (N.C.) Herschel Greer StadiumNashville, Tennessee
1980 Grand Canyon (Ariz.) 5-4 (10) Lewis (Ill.) Herschel Greer StadiumNashville, Tennessee
1981 Grand Canyon (Ariz.) 11-4 Winthrop (S.C.) Chaparral StadiumLubbock, Texas
1982 Grand Canyon (Ariz.) 10-6 Lewis–Clark State Chaparral StadiumLubbock, Texas
1983 Lubbock Christian 12-9 Lewis–Clark State Chaparral StadiumLubbock, Texas
1984 Lewis–Clark State 15-2 Azusa Pacific (Calif.) Harris FieldLewiston, Idaho
1985 Lewis–Clark State 10-6 Dallas Baptist (Texas) Harris FieldLewiston, Idaho
1986 Grand Canyon (Ariz.) 6-5 (10) Lewis–Clark State Harris FieldLewiston, Idaho
1987 Lewis–Clark State 11-4 Emporia State (Kan.) Harris FieldLewiston, Idaho
1988 Lewis–Clark State 9-3 Grand Canyon (Ariz.) Harris FieldLewiston, Idaho
1989 Lewis–Clark State 5-2 St. Francis (Ill.) Harris FieldLewiston, Idaho
1990 Lewis–Clark State 9-4 Auburn-Montgomery (Ala.) Harris FieldLewiston, Idaho
1991 Lewis–Clark State 7-0 Oral Roberts (Okla.) Harris FieldLewiston, Idaho
1992 Lewis–Clark State 14-4 Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas) Sec Taylor StadiumDes Moines, Iowa
1993 St. Francis (Ill.) 4-2 Southeastern Oklahoma Sec Taylor StadiumDes Moines, Iowa
1994 Kennesaw State (Ga.) 2-0 Southeastern Oklahoma Sec Taylor StadiumDes Moines, Iowa
1995 Bellevue (Neb.) 8-5 Cumberland (Tenn.) Lewis and Clark ParkSioux City, Iowa
1996 Lewis–Clark State 9-0 St. Ambrose (Iowa) Lewis and Clark ParkSioux City, Iowa
1997 Brewton-Parker (Ga.) 8-4 Bellevue (Neb.) Lewis and Clark ParkSioux City, Iowa
1998 College of Idaho 6-3 Indiana Tech Drillers StadiumTulsa, Oklahoma
1999 Lewis–Clark State 7-2 College of Idaho Roger Dean StadiumJupiter, Florida
2000 Lewis–Clark State 10-1 Dallas Baptist Harris FieldLewiston, Idaho
2001 Birmingham–Southern (Ala.) 8-3 Lewis–Clark State Harris FieldLewiston, Idaho
2002 Lewis–Clark State 12-8 Oklahoma City Harris FieldLewiston, Idaho
2003 Lewis–Clark State 7-5 Oklahoma City Harris FieldLewiston, Idaho
2004 Cumberland (Tenn.) 10-3 Oklahoma City Harris FieldLewiston, Idaho
2005 Oklahoma City 8-1 Embry–Riddle (Fla.) Harris FieldLewiston, Idaho
2006 Lewis–Clark State 5-4 (11) Cumberland (Tenn.) Harris FieldLewiston, Idaho
2007 Lewis–Clark State 9-2 Spring Arbor (Mich.) Harris FieldLewiston, Idaho
2008 Lewis–Clark State 8-3 Lee (Tenn.) Harris FieldLewiston, Idaho
2009 Lubbock Christian 11-8 Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.) Harris FieldLewiston, Idaho
2010 Cumberland (Tenn.) 4-3 Lee Harris FieldLewiston, Idaho
2011 Concordia University (Calif.) 9-3 Lubbock Christian Harris FieldLewiston, Idaho
2012 Tennessee Wesleyan 10-6 Rogers State Harris FieldLewiston, Idaho
2013 Faulkner 11-4 Lewis–Clark State Harris FieldLewiston, Idaho
2014 Cumberland (Tenn.) 3-0 Lewis–Clark State Harris FieldLewiston, Idaho

Championships by team[edit]

Rank Team Championships Years
NAIA World Series Championships by team
1 Lewis–Clark State 16 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008
2 Grand Canyon 4 1980, 1981, 1982, 1986
3 Lewis (Ill.) 3 1974, 1975, 1976
Cumberland (Tenn.) 3 2004, 2010, 2014
4 Linfield (Ore.) 2 1966, 1971
David Lipscomb (Tenn.) 2 1977, 1979
Lubbock Christian 2 1983, 2009
8 Sul Ross State (Texas) 1 1957
San Diego State 1 1958
Southern-Baton Rouge (La.) 1 1959
Whitworth 1 1960
East Carolina (N.C.) 1 1961
Georgia Southern 1 1962
Sam Houston State (Texas) 1 1963
West Liberty State (W.Va.) 1 1964
Carson–Newman (Tenn.) 1 1965
New Mexico Highlands 1 1967
William Jewell (Mo.) 1 1968
William Carey (Miss.) 1 1969
Eastern Michigan 1 1970
La Verne (Calif.) 1 1972
U.S. International (Calif.) 1 1973
Emporia State (Kan.) 1 1978
St. Francis (Ill.) 1 1993
Kennesaw State (Ga.) 1 1994
Bellevue (Neb.) 1 1995
Brewton-Parker (Ga.) 1 1997
College of Idaho 1 1998
Birmingham–Southern 1 2001
Oklahoma City 1 2005
Concordia University 1 2011
Tennessee Wesleyan 1 2012
Faulkner 1 2013

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