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Oklahoma scene: OCU to host NAIA Opening Round

It will be the fifth consecutive year Oklahoma City University hosts the Opening Round Tournament. The winner will advance to the NAIA World Series.
From Staff Reports Published: April 15, 2013

The Oklahoma City University baseball team has been selected to host an NAIA Opening Round playoff tournament for the fifth consecutive year. The five-team, double-elimination tournament will be May 9-13 at Jim Wade Stadium. Each Opening Round champion will advance to the NAIA World Series. Brackets for the Opening Round tournaments will be announced May 5.



Oklahoma City Barons defenseman Brandon Davidson, who returned after undergoing cancer treatment during the season, has been named the 2012-13 winner of the Fred Hunt Memorial Award as the American Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of sportsmanship, determination and dedication to hockey.

Davidson was diagnosed with testicular cancer early in the season and returned to play three months after the initial diagnosis. In November, Davidson had the cancerous tissue removed and underwent one round of chemotherapy.

Following successful treatment, the 21-year-old Davidson returned to the Barons lineup in February.

*The Edmonton Oilers, NHL affiliate of the Triple-A Barons, fired general manager Steve Tambellini on Monday, announcing former coach Craig MacTavish will replace Tambellini.

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