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Choctaws Ready for NCAA Baseball Regional Play
May 13, 2003

ASC baseball champion Mississippi College will call on postseason home-cooking magic for a second weekend when it opens NCAA Division III Baseball Championship regional play Thursday (May 15) against Fontbonne University.

The No. 12-ranked Choctaws (32-13) are the No. 2 seed and host for the six-team regional. Winners of the ASC East Division title, MC began its 2003 postseason run hosting the conference tournament and winning the league title with a 15-4 victory over UT Dallas in the championship game (May 3). Mississippi College faces fifth seed Fontbonne on Thursday (7 p.m.) in its tournament-opener. Fontbonne qualified out of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Association.

The automatic qualifier from the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin, Carthage College (33-6), is the top-seeded team in the regional. The six-team field includes third seed Wartburg College (32-10-1) from the Iowa Intercollegiate Conference; at-large entry and No. 4 seed Emory University (32-13), and No. 6 seed Millsaps College (27-15) of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.

The double-elimination tournament will be played over four days with three games scheduled Thursday, Friday and Saturday, followed by the championship on Sunday.

Results from the Clinton, Miss., regional can be accessed at www.mc.edu/athletics. Information from all eight regional sites can be accessed at www.ncaasports.com. The eight regional champions advance to the NCAA-III College World Series May 23-27 in Appleton, Wis.

NCAA-III Baseball Championship Regional
Clinton, Miss. / Frierson Field (Mississippi College)
Thursday, May 15
Gm. 1: #3 Wartburg College (32-10-1) vs. #4 Emory University (32-13), 11 a.m.
Gm. 2: #1 Carthage College (33-6) vs. #6 Millsaps College (27-15), 3 p.m.
Gm. 3: #2 Mississippi College (32-13) vs. #5 Fontbonne University (25-9), 7 p.m.
Friday, May 16
Gm. 4: Winner Game 2 vs. Loser Game 1, 11 a.m.
Gm. 5: Loser Game 2 vs. Loser Game 3, 3 p.m.
Gm. 6: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 3, 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 17
Gm. 7: Teams TBA, 11 a.m. Gm. 8: Teams TBA, 3 p.m.
Gm. 9: Teams TBA, 7 p.m.
Sunday, May 18
Gm. 10: Teams TBA, 1 p.m.
Gm. 11 (if necessary): Teams TBA, 4 p.m.


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