ESU baseball team earns at-large bid for NCAA Tournament

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EMPORIA, Kan. (WIBW) -- The Emporia State Hornets baseball tam won 10 of its final 13 games and secured the eighth seed in the NCAA Central Regional Tournament.

ESU will face the top-seeded Southern Arkansas on May 17 in Arkansas. The Hornets are one of four MIAA teams in the regional; (2) Central Missouri, (3) Central Oklahoma, and (4) Pittsburg State are also in the regional.

The Hornets started 0-4 but boosted their resume by reaching the MIAA Tournament Championship Game.

This is the fifth straight year, and 14th time overall, the Hornets have reached the NCAA Tournament. They were the 2009 National Runners-up.

Game times will be announced later.

#1 Southern Arkansas vs. #8 Emporia State
#4 Pittsburg State vs. #5 Augustana (SD)
#2 Central Missouri vs. #7 Oklahoma Baptist
#3 Central Oklahoma vs. #6 St. Cloud State