Monday, May 30, 2016

SWAC Champion Alabama State Hornets To Face Florida State In Tallahassee Regional

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- The 2016 SWAC Champion Alabama State baseball team will face Florida State in the Tallahassee Regional Friday at 5 p.m. CT.

The Hornets (38-15), the fourth-seed in the region, will face top-seeded Florida State (37-20) in one of two opening round games on Friday at Dick Howser Stadium/Mike Martin Field. #2-seed Southern Miss (40-18) will face #3-seed South Alabama (40-20) at 11 a.m. Friday in the double elimination tournament. Every Hornets game will be broadcast live on, with Friday's game also video streamed live on

This will be the second straight year the Hornets and Seminoles will play on the baseball diamond. FSU defeated Alabama State 8-7 on March 25 in Tallahassee.

"Going to a place that we are familiar with definitely gives us an advantage," said Alabama State head coach Mervyl Melendez, who makes his 12th NCAA Tournament appearance and sixth in the Tallahassee Regional. "We know the environment, as we played there last year. We played very well against Florida State. Traditionally, we have played very well against them, but we don't want to just play well. We want to win. South Alabama has a very good team. We're not familiar with Southern Miss, although we know they are a very good team. We're going down their thinking about ourselves, and the things we need to do to win."

Tickets for the 2016 NCAA Baseball Tallahassee Regional will go on sale to the public at 2 p.m. CT today at Phone and walk-up orders begin at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning by calling 888-378-6653 or visiting the main Seminole Ticket Office located at Doak Campbell Stadium, University Center C.

Regional tournament passes are available for $55 for reserved seats and $40 for general admission seats. Individual game tickets will go on-sale beginning Friday, June 3. Individual game prices are $18 for reserved (if available) and $12 for adult general admission and $8 for youth general admission (ages 5-18). Children aged 4 and under are free with a paying adult.


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