After securing their first conference championship in two years, OKWU baseball has earned a spot in the upcoming NAIA National Tournament. To advance to the tournament, the Eagles needed to win all four games in the KCAC Tournament and they did just that. They beat Friends University twice, Tabor, and conference leaders Kansas Wesleyan to take home the crown.

In the title game, Ashton Luerta had an outstanding performance on the mound for OKWU. Facing just 12 batters, Luerta struck out 11 of them, showcasing his dominance. Head coach Kirk Kelly praised Luerta’s performance during the game.

Looking ahead, OKWU eagerly awaits the announcement of its first-round opponent for the NAIA Tournament next Monday. Coach Kelly expressed confidence in the team’s ability to potentially win a national championship this season. More details regarding OKWU’s first-round opponent will be revealed later this week following Thursday’s announcement. Check back for updates on Wesleyan’s tournament journey.

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