LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN -- The Covenant baseball team will continue its season next week when they travel to Nashville, Tenn., to take part in the 2013 NCCAA Mid-East Region Baseball Tournament. The Scots have been seeded fifth and will face Victory University in round one at 5 p.m. EDT Wednesday afternoon.
The winner of the tournament will receive an automatic berth into the NCCAA World Series in Mason, Ohio on May 15-18.
The tournament is in a seven-team, double elimination format. Campbellsville (Ky.) is the No. 1 seed followed by host Trevecca Nazarene at No. 2. Union (Tenn.) is the third-seed, Victory is the fourth-seed, Tennessee Temple and Hiwassee are sixth and seventh respectively.
The tournament runs from Wednesday to Saturday. If Covenant wins its first game, they will face top-seed Campbellsville on Thursday at 2 p.m. in the winner's bracket. If the Scots fall in game one, they will have Thursday off before playing Friday at 11 a.m.
The Christian Service Project (CSP) for this year's tournament is a shoe drive in conjunction with Soles for Souls. Fans, players, and coaches are asked to bring at least one pair of gently used shoes to donate. Collection points will be set up at the two entrances to Jackson Field on Trevecca's campus and collection will be taken throughout the duration of the tournament.
#1 - Campbellsville (Ky.) Tigers (32-19)
#2 - Trevecca Nazarene Trojans (28-18)
#3 - Union (Tenn.) Bulldogs (11-32)
#4 - Victory (Tenn.) Eagles (30-19)
#5 - Covenant Scots (25-13)
#6 - Tennessee Temple Crusaders (16-20)
#7 - Hiwassee Tigers (19-25)