(ESUHornets.com) - The MIAA Champion Emporia State baseball team returns to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2011 and will travel to Russellville, Ark next weekend. The Hornets will take on Minnesota State-Mankato Thursday at noon.
This will be the tenth trip to the NCAA Tournament for Emporia State and the fourth time the Hornets have met the Mavericks in the postseason. Emporia State defeated Minnesota State 8-7 in 2007 in Warrensburg, Mo. and swept the Mavericks 4-0 and 9-6 in 2006 to earn the Hornets first trip to the NCAA Division II Championship Tournament.