PADUCAH, Ky. -- The Lindsey Wilson College baseball team begins play in the NAIA National Tournament Opening Round today as the Blue Raiders face Bellevue (Neb.) University at 2 p.m. CT at Brooks Stadium.
The Lindsey Wilson-Bellevue game is the second of three scheduled games today in the five-team Paducah Bracket.
Eight other opening round sites also begin today and run through potentially Monday, May 14.
In Paducah, fourth-seeded Peru State (35-16) and fifth-seeded Grand View (27-27) opens the tournament at 10 a.m. CT with the winner playing top-seeded LSU-Shreveport (48-4) at 6:30 p.m. CT in Thursday's finale.
Today marks the first-ever meeting between second-seeded Lindsey Wilson (41-14) and third-seeded Bellevue (39-19). Both Lindsey Wilson and Bellevue won its conference regular season crown before falling in their respective conference tournaments.
Lindsey Wilson is making the program's first-ever appearance in the national tournament while Bellevue is making its 15 overall appearance and its fourth opening round appearance. The Bruins won the 1995 national championship.