Baseball Selected to Lincoln Regional


Baseball Selected to Lincoln Regional


CONWAY , SC — The 2003 Big South Conference Champion Coastal Carolina baseball team will head to Lincoln, Neb. to face Southwest Missouri State (35-23) in the NCAA Baseball Championship Regional. Second-seeded Coastal Carolina will take on the third-seeded Bears at 7:05 p.m (CST).

The Chanticleers earned the Big South's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament by winning its Conference record third consecutive Big South tournament. No Big South team earned an at-large bid this season, marking the first time in three years the League has only had one team make the field of 64.

Southwest Missouri State made the field as an at-large selection.

The other game in Lincoln will be top-seeded host Nebraska (44-16) taking on fourth-seeded Eastern Michigan (35-23). Nebraska made the field as an at-large team, while Eastern Michigan earned it way in by capturing the Mid-American Conference automatic bid. Coastal Carolina has the best record in the double-elimination bracket.

Lincoln Regional Schedule-- ALL TIMES ARE CENTRAL

Friday, May 30
Game 1: #1 Nebraska vs. #4 Eastern Michigan, 12:05
Game 2: #2 Coastal Carolina vs. #3 SW Missouri State, 7:05

Saturday, May 31
Game 3: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2, 11:05
Game 4: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner game 2, 3:35
Game 5: Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4, 8:05

Sunday, June 1
Game 6: Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5, 1:05
Game 7: (If Necessary), 50 minutes after conclusion of game 6