Governor Otter wishes Yotes well at NAIA World Series

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - College of Idaho baseball is off to the NAIA World Series for the fifth time in school history. That kind of season gets the attention baseball fans no matter where they work, including the Capitol.

Governor Butch Otter invited the Yotes to join him at the statehouse for a ceremony recognizing their successful season and making the World Series for the first time in a decade.

Lewis-Clark State fans know College of Idaho isn't the only team in the Gem State to make the biggest stage in NAIA baseball, but Governor Otter isn't above looking partisan when it comes to his alma mater, and the Yotes were more than happy to oblige.

"It's different. Surprised me, especially since we're all the way out in Caldwell. It's nice to come out here, and get all dressed up. I haven't got to dress up in a long time, so just always in baseball stuff. So it was nice coming out here, meeting the Governor, I've never met him before, so it was nice getting the pictures done," said senior infielder/pitcher Todd Griffiths.

The College of Idaho starts NAIA World Series play against Point Park (pa.) Friday. First pitch is scheduled for 10am Mountain.