NAIA Baseball World Series
NAIA World Series
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics logo.svg
Sport Baseball
Founded 1957, 60 years ago
Country United States
Venue(s) Harris Field
Lewiston, Idaho
Most recent
champion(s)
Lewis-Clark State College[1]
Most titles Lewis-Clark State (19)
Official website naiaworldseries.com

The NAIA World Series (officially branded as the Avista NAIA World Series for sponsorship purposes from 2013) is a double-elimination tournament, held since 1957, to determine the baseball champion of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Since 2000, the tournament has been held at Harris Field on the campus of Lewis-Clark State College (LCSC) in Lewiston, Idaho, having previously hosted from 1984 to 1991.

History

A total of twelve cities have hosted the NAIA World Series. In 1957, the first edition of the series was held in Alpine, Texas, the home of inaugural champions, Sul Ross State. From 1984 to 1991 and since 2000, the series has been held in Lewiston on the campus of LCSC, the winningest school in the competition. The other cities who have hosted the tournament are Sioux City, Iowa; St. Joseph, Missouri; Phoenix, Arizona; Nashville, Tennessee; Lubbock, Texas; Des Moines, Iowa; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Jupiter, Florida.[2]

As of 2015, a total of 188 schools have competed in the tournament.[3]

Results

NAIA World Series results[4]
Year Champion Score Runner-up Site
1957 Sul Ross State 8-7 Rollins Kokernot Field o Alpine, Texas
1958 San Diego State 23-9 Southwestern Oklahoma Kokernot Field o Alpine, Texas
1959 Southern 10-2 Nebraska-Omaha Kokernot Field o Alpine, Texas
1960 Whitworth 4-0 Georgia Southern Soos Park o Sioux City, Iowa
1961 East Carolina 13-7 Sacramento State Soos Park o Sioux City, Iowa
1962 Georgia Southern 2-0 Portland State Phil Welch Stadium o St. Joseph, Missouri
1963 Sam Houston State 2-1 Grambling State Phil Welch Stadium o St. Joseph, Missouri
1964 West Liberty State 3-2 Grambling State Phil Welch Stadium o St. Joseph, Missouri
1965 Carson-Newman 3-2 Nebraska-Omaha Phil Welch Stadium o St. Joseph, Missouri
1966 Linfield 15-4 Lewis Phil Welch Stadium o St. Joseph, Missouri
1967 New Mexico Highlands 6-1 Glassboro State Phil Welch Stadium o St. Joseph, Missouri
1968 William Jewell 4-313 Georgia Southern Phil Welch Stadium o St. Joseph, Missouri
1969 William Carey 5-3 La Verne Phil Welch Stadium o St. Joseph, Missouri
1970 Eastern Michigan 1-0 Northeastern Louisiana Municipal Stadium o Phoenix, Arizona
1971 Linfield 9-810 David Lipscomb Municipal Stadium o Phoenix, Arizona
1972 La Verne 4-1 David Lipscomb Municipal Stadium o Phoenix, Arizona
1973 United States International 7-2 Eastern Connecticut State Municipal Stadium o Phoenix, Arizona
1974 Lewis 3-2 Sam Houston State Phil Welch Stadium o St. Joseph, Missouri
1975 Lewis 2-1 Sam Houston State Phil Welch Stadium o St. Joseph, Missouri
1976 Lewis 16-8 Lewis-Clark State Phil Welch Stadium o St. Joseph, Missouri
1977 David Lipscomb 2-1 Southeastern Oklahoma State Phil Welch Stadium o St. Joseph, Missouri
1978 Emporia State 8-6 Missouri Southern Phil Welch Stadium o St. Joseph, Missouri
1979 David Lipscomb 5-4 High Point Herschel Greer Stadium o Nashville, Tennessee
1980 Grand Canyon 5-410 Lewis Herschel Greer Stadium o Nashville, Tennessee
1981 Grand Canyon 11-4 Winthrop Chaparral Stadium o Lubbock, Texas
1982 Grand Canyon 10-6 Lewis-Clark State Chaparral Stadium o Lubbock, Texas
1983 Lubbock Christian 12-9 Lewis-Clark State Chaparral Stadium o Lubbock, Texas
1984 Lewis-Clark State 15-2 Azusa Pacific Harris Field o Lewiston, Idaho
1985 Lewis-Clark State 10-6 Dallas Baptist Harris Field o Lewiston, Idaho
1986 Grand Canyon 6-510 Lewis-Clark State Harris Field o Lewiston, Idaho
1987 Lewis-Clark State 11-4 Emporia State Harris Field o Lewiston, Idaho
1988 Lewis-Clark State 9-3 Grand Canyon Harris Field o Lewiston, Idaho
1989 Lewis-Clark State 5-2 St. Francis (IL) Harris Field o Lewiston, Idaho
1990 Lewis-Clark State 9-4 Auburn Montgomery Harris Field o Lewiston, Idaho
1991 Lewis-Clark State 7-0 Oral Roberts Harris Field o Lewiston, Idaho
1992 Lewis-Clark State 14-4 Mary Hardin-Baylor Sec Taylor Stadium o Des Moines, Iowa
1993 St. Francis (IL) 4-2 Southeastern Oklahoma State Sec Taylor Stadium o Des Moines, Iowa
1994 Kennesaw State 2-0 Southeastern Oklahoma State Sec Taylor Stadium o Des Moines, Iowa
1995 Bellevue (NE) 8-5 Cumberland (TN) Lewis and Clark Park o Sioux City, Iowa
1996 Lewis-Clark State 9-0 St. Ambrose Lewis and Clark Park o Sioux City, Iowa
1997 Brewton-Parker 8-4 Bellevue (NE) Lewis and Clark Park o Sioux City, Iowa
1998 College of Idaho 6-3 Indiana Tech Drillers Stadium o Tulsa, Oklahoma
1999 Lewis-Clark State 7-2 College of Idaho Roger Dean Stadium o Jupiter, Florida
2000 Lewis-Clark State 10-1 Dallas Baptist Harris Field o Lewiston, Idaho
2001 Birmingham-Southern 8-3 Lewis-Clark State Harris Field o Lewiston, Idaho
2002 Lewis-Clark State 12-8 Oklahoma City Harris Field o Lewiston, Idaho
2003 Lewis-Clark State 7-5 Oklahoma City Harris Field o Lewiston, Idaho
2004 Cumberland (TN) 10-3 Oklahoma City Harris Field o Lewiston, Idaho
2005 Oklahoma City 8-1 Embry-Riddle (FL) Harris Field o Lewiston, Idaho
2006 Lewis-Clark State 5-411 Cumberland (TN) Harris Field o Lewiston, Idaho
2007 Lewis-Clark State 9-2 Spring Arbor Harris Field o Lewiston, Idaho
2008 Lewis-Clark State 8-3 Lee (TN) Harris Field o Lewiston, Idaho
2009 Lubbock Christian 11-8 Point Loma Nazarene Harris Field o Lewiston, Idaho
2010 Cumberland (TN) 4-3 Lee (TN) Harris Field o Lewiston, Idaho
2011 Concordia University (CA) 9-3 Lubbock Christian Harris Field o Lewiston, Idaho
2012 Tennessee Wesleyan 10-6 Rogers State Harris Field o Lewiston, Idaho
2013 Faulkner 11-4 Lewis-Clark State Harris Field o Lewiston, Idaho
2014 Cumberland (TN) 3-0 Lewis-Clark State Harris Field o Lewiston, Idaho
2015 Lewis-Clark State 10-7 St. Thomas (FL) Harris Field o Lewiston, Idaho
2016 Lewis-Clark State 12-11 Faulkner Harris Field o Lewiston, Idaho
2017 Lewis-Clark State 6-4 Faulkner Harris Field o Lewiston, Idaho

Championships by team

Rank Team Championships Years
NAIA World Series Championships by team
1 Lewis-Clark State 19 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1996,
1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2015, 2016, 2017
2 Grand Canyon 4 1980, 1981, 1982, 1986
3 Lewis (Ill.) 3 1974, 1975, 1976
Cumberland (Tenn.) 2004, 2010, 2014
5 Linfield (Ore.) 2 1966, 1971
David Lipscomb (Tenn.) 1977, 1979
Lubbock Christian 1983, 2009
8 Sul Ross State (Texas) 1 1957
San Diego State 1958
Southern-Baton Rouge (La.) 1959
Whitworth 1960
East Carolina (N.C.) 1961
Georgia Southern 1962
Sam Houston State (Texas) 1963
West Liberty State (W.Va.) 1964
Carson-Newman (Tenn.) 1965
New Mexico Highlands 1967
William Jewell (Mo.) 1968
William Carey (Miss.) 1969
Eastern Michigan 1970
La Verne (Calif.) 1972
U.S. International (Calif.) 1973
Emporia State (Kan.) 1978
St. Francis (Ill.) 1993
Kennesaw State (Ga.) 1994
Bellevue (Neb.) 1995
Brewton-Parker (Ga.) 1997
College of Idaho 1998
Birmingham-Southern 2001
Oklahoma City 2005
Concordia University 2011
Tennessee Wesleyan 2012
Faulkner 2013

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