CSS Baseball Headed to Whitewater for Regionals

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CSS Baseball Headed to Whitewater for Regionals

May 14, 2012 Updated Aug 14, 2012 at 10:50 PM CDT

The St. Scholastica baseball team is headed to Whitewater, Wis. where they will open play against North Park University (Chicago) in the NCAA Regional Tournament.

The Saints are the No.6 seed while North Park, who received the automatic qualifier for winning the College Conference of Wisconsin and Illinois (CCIW) Tournament, is the No. 3 seed.

The top seed in the regional is the University of St. Thomas.

This will be the first-ever match between the Saints and the North Park University Vikings.

This is the Saints eighth straight NCAA Tournament appearance.

The 56-team tournament field was announced early Monday morning and the Saints were one of the 38 teams to receive an automatic bid.

There are eight regional tournaments. Four of the tournaments include eight teams and the remaining four includes six teams.

The Saints will be competing in an eight-team NCAA Regional for the first time, which will span five days.

All of the regionals are double-elimination and the winners of the regional tournaments advance to the national tournament in Appleton, Wis.

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is the No. 2 seed. The Eagles won both the regular season and WIAC tournament championships.

The host, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is the No.4 seed and Concordia University-Chicago is the No. 5 seed.

Aurora University (Ill.) is the No. 7 seed and the No.8 seed belongs to St. Norbert College.

CSS stands at a 33-9 record and have won 12 straight and 27 of its last 28 games.

The action will take place at Prucha Field at James B. Miller Stadium on the campus of UW-Whitewater.

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