With a 1-0 victory over No. 2 Oklahoma City, No. 15 Sterling (Kan.) will make its first ever trip to the NAIA World Series. Sterling can now add the title NAIA Oklahoma City Opening Round Champion to the titles of Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) Co-Champion and KCAC Tournament Champion. The Warriors held Oklahoma City, who is 14th in the NAIA with 7.085 runs scored per game, scoreless on just three hits on the way to a victory.
The 57th Annual NAIA World Series will be held on the campus of Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho on May 24-31. The Warriors will make their first ever appearance in the event and will be the first representative from the KCAC in the event. For more information on the NAIA World Series, click here.
Head Coach Adrian Dinkel sent Steven Cazares (9-1, 0.86 ERA), the KCAC Tournament Championship game winning pitcher, to the mound. Cazares turned in a masterful performance, holding the Starts to just three hits while walking three and striking out two in the complete game shutout win.