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.
Trevecca Nazarene University is a Christian university in the heart of Nashville focused on preparing students for lives of leadership and service. Founded in 1901, Trevecca is committed to holistic education that encourages students to grow intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually. In addition to its historic main campus near downtown Nashville, Trevecca offers two other locations across Tennessee, and online classes worldwide. With students from 47 states and 25 countries, Trevecca offers 20 associate degrees, 73 undergraduate majors, 19 master’s programs and three doctoral programs as well as specialist and certificate programs.
Trevecca has been recognized recently with a national university listing in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Colleges; a doctoral university classification from the Carnegie Foundation; and a statewide top 10 listing by WalletHub’s 2021 College and University Ranking.
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