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B-CU and PVAMU learn opponents in College World Series

May 28, 2007

MEAC Champion Bethune-Cookman and SWAC titleist Prairie View A&M have learned their opponents for the 61st Division I Men's College Baseball World Series.

B-CU will be headed to Tallahassee, FL to face Florida State at 7 p.m. on Friday night at Dick Howser Stadium on the campus of FSU. The Seminoles come into the tournament ranked third nationally, as well as earning one of eight top overall seeds (sixth). The Seminoles were defeated by ACC runner-up Wake Forest over the weekend in Jacksonville during the ACC Tournament. Mississippi State and Stetson both earned at-large bids to the regional as well. Only B-CU is serving as an automatic bid via the MEAC Tournament crown.

This marks the third time in B-CU baseball history that the Wildcats will be taking the trip over to the state capital of Tallahassee. The ‘Cats faced Florida State back in 2004, 2001 and 2000 for the opening round of the Tallahassee Regional each of the aforementioned seasons. They lost all three contests.

PVAM will face Rice, Friday evening at 6:00pm in the first round of the Houston Regional.

The Panthers are making its second consecutive appearance in the NCAA tournament, thanks to winning the SWAC Tournament. The Owls are making their 13th consecutive appearance in the NCAA tournament and are hosting a regional for the sixth time in the last seven years. The Owls captured both the Conference USA regular season and post-season tournament titles. TCU (46-12), champions of the Mountain West and the second seed in the regional, takes on #3 seed Baylor (34-25) who was the runner-up in the Big XII Tournament in the other half of the regional bracket.

Thirty Division I conferences received an automatic berth in the field of 64, along with 34 at-large selections. The 61st Men’s College World Series begins play Friday, June 15, at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Nebraska.

 

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