Baseball - Mon, May 22, 2006
CHICAGO - The No. 10 seeded Saint Xavier University baseball team will match up against No. 7 seed Bellevue University (Neb.) in the opening game of the 50th Annual Avista NAIA World Series Friday at Harris Field on the campus of Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho. The game is scheduled for a 10:30 a.m. start (central) on Friday morning. This is SXU's first trip to the NAIA World Series since 1988 when the Cougars finished third nationally.

The bracket for the 2006 NAIA World Series is listed below:

Reading from the top of the bracket down: (All times are Pacific)Friday, May 26G1 - #7 Bellevue (Neb.) (40-17) vs. #10 Saint Xavier (Ill.) (33-25), 8:30 a.m.G2 - #8 Concordia (Calif.) (33-15-1) vs. #9 Seton Hill (Pa.) (45-18), noonG3 - #4 Cumberland (Tenn.) (47-16) vs. #5 Auburn Montgomery (Ala.) (47-18), 3 p.m.G4 - #3 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) (42-6) vs. #6 Lubbock Christian (Texas) (47-15), 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 27G5 - Loser G2 vs. Loser G3, 8:30 a.m.G6 - Loser G1 vs. Loser G4, noonG7 - #2 British Columbia (47-12) vs. Winner G1, 3 p.m.G8 - Winner G2 vs. #1 Embry-Riddle (Fla.) (48-13), 7 p.m.

Monday, May 29G9 - Loser G7 vs. Winner G5, 8:30 a.m.G10 - Loser G8 vs. Winner G6, noonG11 - Winner G8 vs. Winner G3, 3 p.m.G12 - Winner G4 vs. Winner G7, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, May 30G13 - Loser G11 vs. Winner G9, 11 a.m.G14 - Loser G12 vs. Winner G10, 3 p.m.G15 - Winner G11 vs. Winner G12, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, May 31 - TBA

Saint Xavier brings a 33-25 overall record into Friday's game, while Bellevue comes into the match-up with a 40-17 mark. The two teams met earlier this season in Florida on March 16 in a doubleheader. SXU won game one, 14-4, with Bellevue taking the nightcap, 5-3.

Saint Xavier University baseball will be staying at the Red Lion Hotel in Lewiston, Idaho, during the World Series.