LEBANON, Tenn. – With almost two weeks between the conference tournament and the NAIA Championship Opening Round, Cumberland has added a game this Friday at long-time rival Trevecca Nazarene at 6:30 p.m. The Bulldogs also dropped two spots in this week’s Coaches’ Top 25 to No. 13 in the nation.
Cumberland and TNU will play at Jackson Field on the TNU campus. Lights were installed at the facility for this season, with the Trojans posting a 21-8 record at home. The Bulldogs are 56-24 all-time against Trevecca Nazarene after TNU’s 7-4 win in Lebanon on April 17 and CU is 22-12 all-time at Jackson Field versus the Trojans.
Cumberland dropped two spots to No. 13 in this week’s NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 after going 1-2 in the Mid-South Conference Championships in Kingsport, Tenn. The Bulldogs defeated Shawnee State, 3-1, before dropping a 2-0 decision to Campbellsville University in 11 innings. Georgetown College eliminated CU from the tournament with a 7-2 victory.
The Bulldogs will learn where and whom it will play in the NAIA Championship Opening Round this Monday, May 6 by Noon Central Time. The five-team tournament runs May 9-13 at nine different sites around the nation, including Cleveland, Tenn., Kingsport, Tenn., Montgomery, Ala., Hattiesburg, Miss., Joliet, Ill., Daytona Beach, Calif., Oklahoma City, Okla., Claremore, Okla., and Santa Clarita, Calif.