Monday, May 16, 2016

Claflin baseball to play West Florida to start NCAA regional play

ORANGEBURG, South Carolina -- The Claflin University baseball team learned on Sunday night where it will continue postseason play.

The Panthers will enter the 2016 NCAA Division II Baseball Championship Regionals as the No. 7 seed and will face the No. 2 seed (West Florida) in the South Region in a game this Thursday, May 19 at 3 p.m.

It will be the opening game of the 2016 NCAA Division II Baseball Regionals. The regional rounds of the double-elimination tournament will run Thursday-Monday, May 19-23, 2016.

Claflin, who received the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) automatic bid after defeating Stillman College twice in the conference tournament, will enter the tournament with a 24-27 overall record.

The Panthers are a true underdog-type team in the field, carrying the only losing record out of the 56 teams in the tournament.

West Florida enters the tournament with a 33-15 overall record.


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