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Louisiana College Begins NCCAA Baseball Championship Run
May 14, 2002

Louisiana College opens its run for the 2002 National Christian College Athletic Association Division I Baseball Championship on Wednesday (May 15), facing Greenville College (Ohio) in the 11 a.m. EDT tournament-opening game in Celina, Ohio.

The Wildcats, 19-19 overall and a third-place finisher in the ASC East Division standings (12-12), are the No. 8 seed in the 10-team field. Defending NCCAA national champion Faulkner University (Ala.) is the No. 1 seed.

Louisiana College is led by pitchers Jeremy Johnson, who finished the season with a 2.06 ERA, and Lucas Ledbetter, who posted eight wins and two saves. Outfielder Scott Townsend, who smacked 13 doubles and led the ASC with a .532 on-base percentage, leads the Wildcat offense.

2002 NCCAA Division I National Baseball Tournament
Wednesday-Saturday, May 15-18 at Celina, Ohio
Jim Hoess Field (JHF) and Eastview Park (EP)
All times EDT
Wednesday, May 15
Game 1 (11:00/JHF): #8 Louisiana College vs. #9 Greenville College
Game 2 (11:00/EP): #7 Nyack College vs. #10 Hillsdale Free Will Baptist
Game 3 (1:30/JHF): #4 Oakland City University vs. #5 Indiana Wesleyan University
Game 4 (1:30/EP): #3 Bethel College vs. #6 Piedmont College
Game 5 (4:00/JHF): Loser Game 2 vs. Loser Game 4
Game 6 (4:00/EP): Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 1
Game 7 (8:30/JHF): Winner Game 1 vs. #1 Faulkner University
Game 8 (8:30/EP): Winner Game 2 vs. #2 Gardner-Webb University
Thursday, May 16
Game 9 (1:30/EP): Winner Game 5 vs. Loser Game 8
Game 10 (1:30/JHF): Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 7
Game 11 (4:00/EP): Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 3
Game 12 (4:00/JHF): Winner Game 8 vs. Winner Game 4
Game 13 (7:00/EP): Winner Game 9 vs. Loser Game 11
Game 14 (7:00/JHF): Winner Game 10 vs. Loser Game 12
Friday, May 17
Game 15 (1:30/JHF): Winner Game 11 vs. Winner Game 12 --
After Game 15, pairings for the four remaining teams will be determined by the Games Committee
Game 16 (4:00/JHF): TBA
Game 17 (7:00/JHF): TBA
Saturday, May 18 / two teams remaining
Game 18 (1:30/JHF): TBA
Game 19 (4:00/JHF): Same teams as Game 18, if necessary
Saturday, May 18 / three teams remining
Game 18 (1:30/JHF): Semifinal
Game 19 (4:00/JHF): Winner Game 18 vs. Team receiving bye

Information about the NCCAA National Baseball Tournament can be accessed at:

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