Patriots roll into Series with a hot hand

Cumberlands coach Brad Shelton embraces two of his players after the Patriots won the Williamsburg Bracket in the Opening Round to advance to the Avista NAIA World Series for the first time in program history.

After 22 years and 1,000 coaching victories, Brad Shelton and his Cumberlands Patriots have finally reached the promised land.

Cumberlands (with an “s” and not to be mistaken for the perennial Series entrant from Tennessee) rolled through both the Mid-South Conference tournament and the NAIA Opening Round to earn its first trip to the Avista NAIA World Series in Lewiston.