LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN -- The Covenant baseball team will head to Demorest, Ga., for the 2014 NCAA Division III South Regional Tournament beginning on Wednesday, May 14.
Covenant (26-13) will take on the regional's top-seed Shenandoah (31-9) in the opening round on Wednesday at 12:00 PM at Loudermilk Field on the campus of Piedmont College in Demorest, Ga.
Covenant received the six-seed in the South Regional of the NCAA Division III Baseball Tournament, announced early Monday morning by the NCAA. The Scots are making their first trip to the NCAA tournament.
Joining Covenant and Shenandoah in the six-team regional is second-seed Emory, third-seed Birmingham Southern, fourth-seed Bridgewater (Va.) and fifth-seed Rhodes. Covenant played Birmingham Southern twice this season, falling in both contests, and is 3-5 all-time against Emory. The Scots have never played Shenandoah, Bridgewater or Rhodes.
Ticket Prices (Purchased at the gate, CASH ONLY)
Reserved Seating (Chairback & Covered) = Adults - $10, Student/Child - $7
General Admission = Adults - $7, Student/Child - $5
*Children ages 6 & under are free
Follow the Scots:
No. 1 - Shenandoah Hornets (31-9) - Old Dominion Athletic Conference - Pool C qualifier
No. 2 - Emory Eagles (29-10) - University Athletic Association - Pool B qualifier
No. 3 - Birmingham Southern Panthers (35-10) - Southern Athletic Association - Pool C qualifier
No. 4 - Bridgewater Eagles (33-12) - Old Dominion Athletic Conference - Pool A qualifier
No. 5 - Rhodes Lynx (32-15) - Southern Athletic Association - Pool C qualifier
No. 6 - Covenant Scots (26-13) - USA South Athletic Conference - Pool A qualifier
Schedule (first two days - Full Bracket Here):
Wednesday, May 14th
12:00 PM - Game #1 - #1 Shenandoah College vs. #6 Covenant College - Live Stats | Live Video | Live Audio
3:30 PM - Game #2 - #2 Emory University vs. #5 Rhodes College - Live Stats | Live Video | Live Audio
7:00 PM - Game #3 - #3 Birmingham Southern College vs. #4 Bridgewater College - Live Stats | Live Video | Live Audio
Thursday, May 15th
12:00 PM - Game #4 - Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 - Live Stats | Live Video | Live Audio
3:30 PM - Game #5 - Winner of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 3 - Live Stats | Live Video | Live Audio
7:00 PM - Game #6 - Winner of Game 2 vs. Winner of Game 3 - Live Stats | Live Video | Live Audio
The Scots played Birmingham Southern twice this year, falling in both contests, and are 1-6 all-time vs. the Panthers. Covenant is 3-5 all-time against Emory, but the teams did not meet this season. The Scots have never played Shenandoah, Bridgewater or Rhodes.
Scots in Nationals:
This will mark the second time that Covenant has qualified for a national tournament. In 2013, the Scots were selected to the NCCAA World Series and went 0-4 in the pool play round.
How They Got Here:
Covenant qualified for the NCAA tournament by winning the USA South regular season title. With no conference tournament this season, the USA South's automatic berth went to the league's regular season champion. Covenant swept a three-game series from Averett in the final weekend of the regular season to claim the title. The Scots finished with a 19-8 league record and tied with Ferrum for the top spot, but earned the automatic bid by virtue of taking two-of-three from Ferrum earlier in the year.