BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The No. 5 Birmingham-Southern baseball team will travel to Mount Berry, Ga., for the NCAA South Regional beginning this Wednesday, May 18, and will face Huntingdon in the first round at 2:30 p.m. EDT.
The second-seeded Panthers, who are ranked fifth in the nation by D3baseball.com and sixth by Collegiate Baseball, are 37-11 heading into regional play after winning the Southern Athletic Association regular season title and tournament championship.
Huntingdon, the fifth seed in the regional, is 27-17 on the season and won the USA South title.
BSC is 1-1 against the Hawks this year, having won at home, 6-5, on March 8, and lost on the road, 11-9, on March 22.
The other teams in the regional, which is hosted by Berry College, are top-seeded Emory (32-10), ranked fifth by Collegiate Baseball and sixth by D3baseball.com, third-seeded Shenandoah (32-10), ranked ninth by D3baseball.com and 11th by Collegiate Baseball, fourth-seeded Marietta (28-15), unranked by receiving votes in both polls, and sixth-seeded Thomas More (32-10), ranked 24th by D3baseball.com.
The winners of the eight regional tournaments advance to the NCAA Championship Tournament in Appleton, Wis., May 27-June 2.
General admission for the South Regional is $10. Admission is $7 for students with valid ID, senior citizens, and children ages 2-12. Children under two will be admitted for free.