LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. 2018 is arguably the best season in Indiana Wesleyan University baseball history and it came to an end on Wednesday in a 12-2 loss to No. 13-ranked Lyon (Ark.) in the NAIA National Championship Opening Round in Lawrenceville, Georgia. The season concludes with a national tournament appearance, a league championship, and a tie for most wins in program history.
- NAIA National Championship Opening Round Lawrenceville Bracket
- Score: Lyon def. Indiana Wesleyan, 12-2
- Records: Indiana Wesleyan 37-20| Lyon 37-16
- NAIA Top- 25 Rank: Indiana Wesleyan “ Receiving votes| Lyon No. 13
- Tournament Seed: Indiana Wesleyan No. 4 |Lyon No. 2
- Location: Grizzly Baseball Complex Georgia Gwinnett College | Lawrenceville, Georgia
- SP Jon Young: L (4-6), 2.2 IP, 9 H, 8 R
- 2B Judah Wollenburg: 2-for-5, RBI, SB
- DH Brady Horine: 1-for-4, R
- Hits: Indiana Wesleyan 6, Lyon 13
- Left on Base: Indiana Wesleyan 9, Lyon 13
COACH BENJAMIN SAYS
- I love this group. We have great men of character on this team that fought hard for each other.
- I am proud of how they went about the process from day one and the way they committed to our values and to each other. What they did in the classroom and on the field was a great reflection of their commitments. It takes a special person to commit to a vision before that vision has been fulfilled. These men did that and will continue to build on a strong foundation.
SEASON IN PERSPECTIVE
- 2018 was one of the most successful in program history as the Wildcats won their first Crossroads League regular season championship since 1985 and earned a bid to the NAIA National Championship for the second time in program history. The 37 wins on the season is tied for most in program history.