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Bethune-Cookman and Prairie View begin baseball championship quest Friday

May 30, 3006

The MEAC Champion Bethune-Cookman Wildcats and SWAC Champion Prairie View A&M Panthers begin their quest for an NCAA Baseball Championship Friday June 2.

B-CC will be traveling to Oxford, Mississippi competing in the Oxford (Miss.) Regional for the first two rounds while PVAM has a date against top ranked Rice University in Houston, Texas.

The Wildcats (30-25) will be taking on Ole Miss (40-20) at 7 p.m. (CST) on June 2. The ‘Cats will then either face-off against the winner or loser of the South Alabama (38-19) vs. Tulane (41-19) contest—depending on the outcome of their game against Ole Miss.

The Panthers (33-20), are ranked #4 in their Regional, and will face the #1 ranked Owls (50-10) at 4:00p, CT, Friday, June 2, 2006 . The regional also features an opening round game between the #3 ranked Baylor Bears (35-24) and the #2 ranked Arizona State Sun Devils (36-19) at 8:00p.

The NCAA Regional, a double-elimination tournament, will be played Friday through Monday, June 2-5, 2006. Games three (loser Gm 1 v loser Gm 2) and four (winner Gm 1 v winner Gm2) will be played on Saturday, June 3. Games 5 and 6 are scheduled for Sunday. The Regional Championship game is set for Monday, June 5th and 7:00p. The winner of the Regional will advance to Super Regional play before advancing to the 60th Annual College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska on June 16th.

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