Miles Baseball Gets Tampa In NCAA DII South Region Opener

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The participants in the NCAA Division II Baseball Tournament were announced Sunday night and for the first time, Miles heard its name called .

The Golden Bears, champions of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, had earned an automatic bid by winning the league title and knew they were in but had to wait to find out the opponent and location. Those questions were answered as Miles, the No. 7 seed in the South Region Tournament, will open against No. 2 seed Tampa Thursday at 3 p.m. The game will be played in Cleveland, Miss. at Delta State, which is the top seed in the South Region.

Miles (31-21) will play again on Friday in the double elimination tournament, which will run through Monday. The winner will advance to the Division II Championship in Grand Prairie, Texas.

South Region Tournament participants

1. Delta State (41-11)
2. Tampa (37-12)
3. Nova Southeastern (33-16)
4. Florida Southern (34-14)
5. Valdosta State (33-20)
6. West Alabama (34-19)
7. Miles (31-21)

Opening round games – Thursday, May 18 at Delta State

No. 3 Nova Southeastern vs. No. 6 West Alabama, 11 a.m.
No. 2 Tampa vs. No. 7 Miles, 3 p.m.
No. 4 Florida Southern vs. No. 5 Valdosta State, 7 p.m.

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