For a second consecutive year, the Delta State University baseball team will be
headed to Tampa, Fla., as the Statesmen (42-9-1) received the No. 2 overall seed
in the upcoming NCAA South Region Tournament May 16-19 at UT Baseball Field on
the campus of top-seed and tournament host University of Tampa.
Last season, DSU traveled to Tampa, Fla., and marched out of the loser's bracket to defeat Stillman College to advance to the College World Series, where the Statesmen finished as national runner-up to West Chester.
Delta State has eyes on rematch
The Statesmen will face Valdosta State University (33-16) in a rematch of last week's Gulf South Conference title game on Thursday, May 16 at 3 p.m.
The game will mark the sixth meeting this season between the two GSC foes and the first that DSU will serve as the designated home team. Delta State traveled to Valdosta, Ga. in the regular season and played the Blazers twice in the GSC Tournament, both times as the away team.