Saints Baseball to Illinois for NCAA Tourney

By KBJR News 1

May 12, 2014 Updated May 12, 2014 at 9:40 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The St. Scholastica baseball team is headed to Moline, Ill. for the NCAA Division III regional tournament, it was announced on Monday morning, breaking the Saints' streak of having played every one of the school's NCAA regionals in Wisconsin.

Joining St. Scholastica in the six-team regional tournament, which is being hosted by Augustana, are Buena Vista, Webster, St. Thomas, Rose Hulman of Technology, and Depauw.

"You're still going to see good teams," St. Scholastica head coach Corey Kemp said. "Webster College is the No. 1 ranked team in the country. They're in that regional. St. Thomas got sent down there with us as well. Buena Vista's ranked in the top 20. So we know what we're getting ourselves into."

The Saints are the No. 4 seed in the regional tournament and will open the double-elimination format with a game on at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday against Buena Vista.

"The regional in Whitewater has been fun, some of the best memories I've ever had playing baseball," Duluth, Minn. native and St. Scholastica senior infielder Parker Olson said. "The teams are really good down there, and in the Central there's a lot of good teams there too. We've played a couple of them already, so I'm looking forward to it."

This marks a 10th straight appearance in the NCAA Division III tournament for St. Scholastica, that after the team won its 18th straight Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) postseason championship over the weekend.

Posted by Zach Schneider
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