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NAIA Baseball World Series to remain in Lewiston through 2024

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 3:34 p.m.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Fans of the NAIA Baseball World Series can keep planning on a trip to Lewiston for the next few years after an extension to keep the tournament at Lewis-Clark State’s Harris Field was reached on Friday.

Lewiston, which has been the home of the spring classic for the last 18 years, will continue to host through 2024 after the new agreement.

With the new agreement comes a new format as Lewis-Clark State will add to its hosting responsibilities with the addition of a 10th NAIA National Championship Opening Round site.

In the old format, the host of the World Series would get an automatic bid directly to the championship final site. In the new agreement, however, Lewis-Clark State would need to win the NAIA National Championship Opening Round tournament, which it will host annually, in order to qualify for World Series play. The new format will begin in the spring of 2022.

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