May 14, 2013

PREVIEW: Mount Union and Illinois Wesleyan Meet Thursday at NCAA Baseball Mideast Regional in Terre Haute, Indiana

Mount Union and Illinois Wesleyan meet in an elimination game Thursday, May 16 at 10 am at the NCAA Division III Mideast Baseball Regional hosted by Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana.

A LIVE AUDIO broadcast with Lenny Reich on the call begins at 9:50 by clicking here.  A LIVE VIDEO and STATS feed will also be available.

The Purple Raiders (26-14), the No. 8 seed in their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance, fell 12-3 to top seed Manchester on Wednesday.  They earned the Ohio Athletic conference's automatic bid by winning the OAC Tournament for the second-time in school history and first time since 1970.   

No. 4 seed Illinois Wesleyan (32-13) lost its first game of the tournament to No. 5 seed Washington & Jefferson (Pa.), 5-3.  The Titans qualified as an at-large representative from the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin. Illinois Wesleyan has a 32-12 record and is making its 11th NCAA Tournament appearance, highlighted by the 2010 national championship.

The winner of this game plays Friday, May 17 at 1:15 pm against the loser of a matchup between No. 6 seed Thomas More (Ky.) -- a 20-4 winner over Wooster and No. 2 seed Marietta -- a 11-1 winner over No. 7 seed Penn State-Behrend.

The tournament consists of 56 teams playing at eight regional sites.  Four of the regionals have eight teams while the other four have six teams.  Thirty-eight conference champions earned automatic bids, four bids were reserved for independents while the final 14 slots were national at-large bids.  The eight regional winners play in the finals next week at Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Click the link above for complete pre-game notes

2013 NCAA MIDEAST REGIONAL SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY MAY 15 
Game 1 - #5 Washington & Jefferson 5, #4 Illinois Wesleyan 3 
Game 2 - #1 Manchester 12, #8 Mount Union 3 
Game 3 - #6 Thomas More 20, #3 Wooster 4 
Game 4 - #2 Marietta 11, #7 Penn St-Behrend 1  

THURSDAY MAY 16 
Game 5 - Illinois Wesleyan vs. Mount Union, 10 am - AUDIO (MTU) - VIDEO/STATS 
Game 6 - Wooster vs. Penn State-Behrend, 1:15 p.m.- AUDIO (WOO) - VIDEO/STATS 
Game 7 - Washington & Jefferson vs. Manchester, 4:30 p.m.- LIVE VIDEO / LIVE STATS 
Game 8 - Thomas More vs. Marietta, 7:45 p.m.- AUDIO (MAR) - VIDEO/STATS

FRIDAY MAY 17 
Game 9 - Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 7, 10 a.m.- LIVE VIDEO / LIVE STATS 
Game 10 - Winner Game 5 vs. Loser Game 8, 1:15 p.m.- LIVE VIDEO / LIVE STATS 
Game 11 - Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8, 4:30 p.m.- LIVE VIDEO / LIVE STATS 
Game 12 - Winner Game 9 vs. Winner Game 10, 7:45 p.m.- LIVE VIDEO / LIVE STATS

SATURDAY MAY 18 
Game 13 - Winner Game 12 vs. Loser Game 11, Noon- LIVE VIDEO / LIVE STATS 
Game 14 - Winner Game 11 vs. Winner Game 13, 3:30 p.m.- LIVE VIDEO / LIVE STATS

SUNDAY MAY 19 
Game 15 - Repeat of Game 14 (if needed), Noon- LIVE VIDEO / LIVE STATS        

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