The Oklahoma Wesleyan University Eagles baseball team is celebrating a milestone in the program’s history–a first-ever national championship.

The Eagles earned a spot in the championship series by going 4-0 in their pool play round. During this round they managed to beat Southeastern (FL), Olivet Nazarene (IL), Cedarville (OH), and Malone (OH). In the championship series the Eagles were matched up against the defending champions North Greenville (SC). The Eagles were able to take the first and third games against the defending champions to earn the 2011 title.

OKWU Head Coach Kirk Kelley was named the 2011 NCCAA National Coach of the Year and junior, outfielder Cory Ford was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.