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Saint Francis opens playoffs at home

Saint Francis, ranked No. 6 in the final NAIA poll, will face No. 11 Baker, Kan. in the first round of the NAIA playoffs at noon Saturday at Bishop D'Arcy Stadium.

Both teams own 8-2 records, and both will be entering the game on four-game winning streaks.

Baker is a member of the Heart of America conference and is located in Baldwin City, Kan.

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