Baseball: No. 1 Panthers headed to South Region for NCAA Division III national tournament

Photo by Dean Hartman/LaGrange College Communications and Marketing
Photo by Dean Hartman/LaGrange College Communications and Marketing

Top-ranked LaGrange is headed to the South Region for the Division III national tournament as announced by the NCAA. Salisbury, Rowan, Emory, Otterbein, Roanoke, and the Panthers make up the six-team regional in Danville, Virginia. This will be the Panthers' second NCAA appearance and first since 2010.

The Panthers (38-4), the USA South regular and tournament champion, will face Otterbein (31-12) on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Otterbein is the Ohio Athletic Conference champion. This will be the first meeting between the two schools.

LC defeated Emory 9-4 during the regular season. The Panthers have faced Salisbury three times, the last meeting at the 2010 South Region. They played Rowan during the 2012 season.

Thursday, May 18
11 a.m. Salisbury vs. Roanoke
2:30 p.m. LaGrange vs. Otterbein
6 p.m. Rowan vs. Emory

Friday, May 19
11:00 a.m. Loser Game 1 vs Loser Game 2
2:30 p.m. Winner Game 1 vs Loser Game 3
6 p.m. Winner Game 2 vs Winner Game 3

Saturday, May 20
11 a.m. TBD
2:30 p.m. TBD
6 p.m. TBD

Sunday, May 21
12 p.m. TBD
3:30 p.m. TBD (If necessary game)