Kansas City, Mo. -- Minnesota State-Mankato defeated Arkansas Tech 5-2 and eliminated they from the tournament and will be Emporia State's opponent for the NCAA Division II Central Regional Championship. The Hornets are coming off a 3-0 win that eliminated Augustana and have now won seven straight elimination games dating back to a 3-2 win over Washburn on May 3.
Game one of the potential two to be played tomorrow is scheduled for 1 p.m. from Tech Field in Russelville, Ark. The second game if it is necessary is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. with the regional champion advancing the Division II National Championship Tournament in Cary, N.C.
The winner of the Central Regional is scheduled to open the national tournament against the winner of the Atlantic Region, which has Millersville and Seton Hill facing off for the championship. That is game is scheduled to be played on May 25 at 1 p.m. from the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Caary, N.C.