LSU-Shreveport 1 of 9 host sites for NAIA tournament

The 11th annual event takes place May 13 – 16

  • Joel Rodgers

After recently capturing the 2019 RRAC baseball tourney title, the LSUS Pilots are ready gearing up for the huge NAIA tournament, and Shreveport is a huge part of the tournament.

Nine locations features a five-team, double-elimination tournament is about to take place across the country, and Shreveport is one of those sites.

The NAIA has a total of 45 teams competing in nine Opening Round double-elimination tournaments around the country from Monday, May 13 through Thursday, May 16. The winners of each tournament advance to the NAIA World Series in Lewiston, Idaho, beginning May 24.

LSU Shreveport is back in the opening round for an 11th time, which leads the field. The Pilots have participated in every event since the format was established in 2009.

NAIA National Championship Opening Round- Louisiana State University Shreveport- Pilot Field

Here’s the schedule:


Game 1- No. 4 Columbia (Mo.) vs. No. 5 York (Neb.) 12pm

Game 2- N0. 2 LSU Shreveport vs. No. 3 Belleville (Neb.) 3:30pm

Game 3- No. 1 Oklahoma City vs. Winner Game 1 7pm



Game 4- Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2- 12pm

Game 5- Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3- 3:30pm

Game 6- Winner Game 4 vs. Loser Game 3- 7pm



Game 7- Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 5- 12pm

Game 8- Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 7- 3:30pm- Championship Game



Game 9- If Necessary Championship Game- 12pm

The NAIA  Opening Round baseball tournaments will determine the participants in this month’s Avista NAIA World Series at Lewiston.

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Joel Rodgers

Joel Rodgers joined RSHV News 1 in January 2018 as a reporter/journalist. Prior to joining our team, Joel spent the previous 5 years as a morning show reporter, entertainment reporter, and sports reporter for a local television station. At 6’5”, he's the tallest reporter in the history of Shreveport, but it’s more than just his height that makes this Shreveport native stand out. His editing skills combined with his love for storytelling makes for a creative and talented addition to the RSHV News 1 team. After attending and graduating from Evangel Christian Academy, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern State University. Joel is very active in the Shreveport community having won several competitions in recent years. In 2017, he danced his way to victory in the annual Susan G. Komen event, “Dancing for the Cure." He’s also won the “Mudbug Madness” Crawfish eating contest in back-to-back years and was named the top celebrity chef at the “Louisiana Food Prize” cooking competition. If you have a story idea, news tip, or just want to say "hey" - you can do so by emailing Joel Rodgers at jrodgers@realshreveport.com

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