No. 14 LaGrange travels to Birmingham, Ala. for the NCAA Regional set to start Friday. The two-team regional pits the Panthers in a best-of-five series against 15th-ranked Birmingham-Southern at Striplin Field.
The Panthers took two of three games from Birmingham-Southern to open the 2019 season. LC won 7-2 on Feb. 8 at Cleaveland Field, then split a doubleheader in Birmingham on Feb. 9. The Panthers won Game 1 5-2, while Birmingham-Southern won 4-1 in the second game.
Four teams will compete at thirteen regional sites and two teams will compete at three regional sites. The four-team regionals will use a double-elimination format and the two-team regionals will play a best-of-five series. Forty conference champions qualified automatically.
Winners of the sixteen regional tournaments will qualify for eight, best-of-three series at the super regionals, Friday-Saturday, May 24-25. The eight super regional winners will then qualify for the pool play double-elimination championship at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Friday-Tuesday/Wednesday, May 31-June 4/5, 2019.
Game 1 Friday, May 17 2 p.m. EDT
Game 2 Friday, May 17 6 p.m. EDT
Game 3 Saturday, May 18 2 p.m. EDT
Game 4 (If necessary) Saturday, May 18 6 p.m. EDT
Game 5 (If necessary) Sunday, May 19 3 p.m. EDT