Trevecca Baseball Reaches NCAA Division II College World Series as Midwest Region Champions

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The Trevecca Nazarene University baseball team punched its ticket to the Division II College World Series for the first time ever in 2021, winning the Midwest Regional Championship on Sunday, May 31, in St. Charles, Mo.

It was the first appearance in the College World Series for any team from the Great Midwest Athletic Conference. As one of eight regional winners in the Division II tournament, the Trojans traveled to Cary, North Carolina, to play in the College World Series beginning Saturday, June 5.

Heading into the regional championship, the second-seeded Trojans, previously undefeated in the tournament, needed to win one of two potential games against Davenport to earn the World Series berth. It took a second game to claim the regional championship, as Davenport took the first game 6-2.

A rare offensive accomplishment by center fielder Braden Odom proved a crucial factor in the Trojans’ victory in the championship. Having already hit a single, a double and a homerun, Odom came to the plate in the eighth inning with the score tied and a runner on base. He drove a triple to the gap in right center field, driving in the go-ahead run and completing the cycle.

A full recap of the championship game can be found here. Trevecca’s overall record in the 2021 season was 36-11.

Media Contact: Brian Bennett