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Softball - Fri, May 26, 2017
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CLERMONT, Fla. - The Marian softball team will open up play in the NAIA World Series Friday night against Corban University at 8 p.m. in Clermont, Florida. The Knights enter as the third seed after winning the Costa Mesa Bracket in the opening round, while Corban is the sixth seed.

Marian is ranked fourth in the country with a record of 47-4 overall and won the regular season and postseason tournament championships in the Crossroads League. The Knights then went 3-0 in Costa Mesa, California, to advance to the NAIA World Series for the second-straight season and third time overall.

Corban enters the tournament with a record of 43-11 and won the Columbia, Kentucky, opening round bracket, which included a win over Taylor and two over Madonna. Corban is on a three-game winning streak after losing its conference tournament final to Southern Oregon.

First pitch is set for 8 p.m. in Clermont.

HOW TO FOLLOW ALONG

Fans can watch every game of the NAIA World Series on naianetwork.com. Stretch Internet, the NAIA's official video-streaming company of NAIA national championship events, will be broadcasting all 19 games of the 2017 NAIA Softball World Series on the NAIA Network. The All-World Series package can be purchased for $29.95 or the day package for $9.95. For more information, including how to register for an account, click here.

In addition, live stats are available here and fans can follow along on Twitter @MUKnights.

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