Club baseball team at SRU earns NCBA World Series berth


2016 National Club Baseball Association's Division II World Series logo

May 11, 2016

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The men's baseball club team at Slippery Rock University has advanced to the 2016 National Club Baseball Association's Division II World Series, May 20-24 in Pittsburg, Kansas.

Eight teams will compete in a double-elimination bracket. Sixth-seeded SRU will face third-seeded University of Tennessee-Chattanooga at 1 p.m., May 20.

Other teams in the tournament include: Penn State University, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, University of Windsor, University of Maryland, San Diego University and St. Louis University.

SRU earned the tournament berth with a 3-2 victory over Carnegie Mellon University to claim the District IV Central Club Baseball Championship May 8. In that game, Aaron Gardocki, a senior criminology and criminal justice major from Imperial, tossed a complete game, scattering seven hits as Dylan Stewart, a senior marketing major from Valencia drove in what proved to be the winning run.

The men's baseball club at SRU, which posted a 17-7 mark in the regular season, is one of 24 sport clubs at the University.

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