COSTA MESA, Calif. - The field has been set for the 2017 NAIA National Softball Tournament and the Costa Mesa Bracket features top seeded marian University of Indiana, second seeded Vanguard University, third seeded Oregon Institute of Technology and finally Avila University of Missouri. Below you will find all of the NIAA Opening Round information for the three day event held on Vanguard's softball field from May 15-17th.
|MARIAN UNIVERSITY||VANGUARD UNIVERSITY||OREGON INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY||AVILA UNIVERSITY|
|Seed: 1||Seed: 2||Seed: 3||Seed: 4|
|Record: 44-4||Record: 46-13||Record: 34-15||Record: 36-22|
|Indianapolis, IN||Costa Mesa, CA||Klamath Falls, OR||Kansas City, MO|
|2017 Schedule||2017 Schedule||2017 Schedule||2017 Schedule|
|Season Stats||Season Stats||Season Stats||Season Stats|
|NAIA Ranking: 4||NAIA Ranking: 15||NAIA Ranking: RV||NAIA Ranking: NR|
|Crossroads League Regular-Season Champion||Golden State Athletic Tournament Champion||At-Large No. 7||Heart of America Athletic Tournament Champion|
|Monday, May 15||Media Coverage||Game Result|
Game 1: Vanguard (home) vs. Oregon Tech (visitor)
|Live Stats & Video||OIT 2 - VU 1|
Game 2: Marian (home) vs. Avila (visitor)
|Live Stats & Video||Marian 6 - Avila 1|
|Tuesday, May 16|
|Game 3: #1 Marian (Visitor) vs. #3 Oregon Tech (Home)||Live Stats & Video||Marian 3 - OIT 1|
|Game 4: #2 Vanguard (Visitor) vs. #4 Avila (Home)||Live Stats & Video||Avila 5 - VU 3|
|Game 5: #3 Oregon Tech (Vistor) vs. #4 Avila (Home)||Live Stats & Video||OIT 7 - Avila 2|
|Wednesday, May 17|
|Game 6: #1 Marian (Visitor) vs. #3 Oregon Tech (Home) (Championship Game)||Live Stats & Video||Marian 7 - OIT 0|
|Marian University wins the Costa Mesa Bracket to advance to the World Series|
General Admission: $10
(Vanguard Athletics Passes will not be permitted for this NAIA postseason event)
Children under 5: Free
Snacks and beverages will be sold at both entrances throughout the tournament. Cash Only.
The Costa Mesa Bracket is pleased to offer NAIA Opening Round T-shirts for teams and fans for the four institutions playing in this weeks tournament. They may be purchased at the main gate entrance located behind the backstop.
NOTE: There is a select number of t-shirts in each size group and only 150 total.
$18.00 per t-shirt, CASH ONLY
Please be advised that parking near the Vanguard Softball Field is at your own risk.
We recommend you park in other parking locations on campus.
There have been parking spots blocked off for teams and umpires to use throughout the three days of the tournament.
They are located near the sand volleyball court in the parking located past the softball field and adjacent to the gym, baseball, and soccer fields.
Live Video and Stats
Live video and stats will be available for every game of the tournament at portal.stretchinternet.com/vanguard.
These are pay-per-view at $7.95 per game or $19.95 for the whole tournament.