LEWISTON, Idaho – Fans may purchase access to live video streaming for all games during the first five days of the 58th annual Avista-NAIA World Series that begins Friday here at Harris Field on the Lewis-Clark State College campus.
Packages for the tournament are $9.95 per game or $29.95 for all of games on May 23-27. Contests on May 28, 29 and 30 are $9.95 per game as well. Sign-up for the video stream may be found at NAIA.org.
Cumberland will open the 10-team event tonight at 9 p.m. CDT against eighth-ranked San Diego Christian. CU came through the loser’s bracket to win the NAIA Championship Opening Round in Kingsport, defeating seventh-ranked Missouri Baptist twice after losing to the Spartans earlier in the tournament.
The Bulldogs will play in their 12th Avista-NAIA World Series and first since claiming the program’s second national title in 2010. CU also won a national title in 2004 and finished as the runner-up in 1995 and 2006. Besides the host school, Lewis-Clark State (32 appearances, 23 times as host school), Cumberland owns more World Series appearances than the other eight schools in the field combined.
Community service, youth clinic highlight Bulldogs’ Thursday
LEWISTON, Idaho – Cumberland concluded a busy Thursday here at the Avista-NAIA World Series with the team banquet at the Activities Center on the Lewis-Clark State College campus. The day also included community service at McSorley Elementary and Beacon Christian as well as practice at Harris Field and a youth clinic.
Five student-athletes went to Beacon Christian School and the remainder of the team made a trip to McSorley Elemantary School for community service that included sixth-grade students introducing players to other classes as well as the players eating lunch and signing autographs and playing a little kickball with the students on the playground.
Five other students took part in a Youth Clinic at Harris Field with players from the other nine teams and more than 200 youngsters. The annual team banquet at the LCSC Activities Center concluded the day before the action starts at the 58th Annual NAIA World Series.
The Bulldogs play at 9 p.m. Central Time on Friday against San Diego Christian College in the fourth and final game of the opening day of the tournament.