INDIANAPOLIS – The University of Tampa baseball team has been awarded the 2013 NCAA Division II South Region Baseball Tournament, which will include a total of six teams. The double-elimination tourney will begin Thursday and end with Sunday’s regional title games.
The region will feature several national powers as four of the last seven NCAA II national champions will be among the field. Tampa won the 2006 and 2007 championships as fellow Sunshine State Conference opponent Lynn University won in 2009. West Florida won the 2011 crown as it represented South Region and Gulf South Conference.
The University of Tampa will enter postseason play with an overall record of 39-10 and winners of nine of its last 10 games. The Spartans also won their 15th SSC title (second consecutive) as they are looking for the program’s 15th South Region crown.
This marks the 14th straight NCAA tournament appearance for Tampa, as head coach Joe Ursohas advanced to the tourney in each of his 13 seasons at the helm. UT has hosted the regional a total of 11 times (including 2013) as the last time the regional was at the UT Baseball Field came in 2010.
Please visit TampaSpartans.com for complete information as an official tournament page will be unveiled. All fans are also encouraged to use #NCAASR on Twitter.
Tickets will be available at the gate for $10 (adults) and $5 (students and senior citizens).
Tampa will offer live stats and a video webcast for all South Regional games. A link will be available at the regional Web page, and may also be accessed through TampaSpartans.tv.
Following is the complete schedule for the 2013 NCAA II South Regional
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Game 1 - No. 1 Tampa vs. No. 6 Stillman, 11 a.m.
Game 2 - No. 2 Delta State vs. No. 5 Valdosta State, 3 p.m.
Game 3 - No. 3 Florida Tech vs. No. 4 West Florida, 7 p.m.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Game 4 - Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2, 11 a.m.
Game 5 - Winner of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 3, 3 p.m.
Game 6 - Winner of Game 2 vs. Winner of Game 3, 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Game 7 - Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6, 11 a.m.
Game 8 - Loser of Game 6 vs. Winner of Game 4, 3 p.m.
Game 9 - Loser of Game 7 vs. Winner of Game 8, 7 p.m.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Game 10 - Winner of Game 7 vs. Winner of Game 9, 12 p.m.
Game 11 - Winner of Game 7 vs. Winner of Game 9 (if necessary), 3:15 p.m.