@uttylebaseball to play regional in Spokane, Washington

Monday, May 16, 2016
by Wes Bloomquist | wbloomquist@uttyler.edu

TYLER – The UT Tyler baseball team will be playing in Spokane, Washington this week in the NCAA Division III Baseball Championship from Wednesday-Saturday at Avista Stadium. The Patriots will open the tournament against Cal Lutheran at 5:15 p.m. (CDT) on Wednesday and are also joined at the tournament by Trinity, Pacific Lutheran, Case Western Reserve and Whitworth. 

The Patriots (30-17), who are the fifth seed in the tournament, earned their sixth trip to the NCAA Division III postseason after making their way through the two-week American Southwest Conference Championship tournament after earning a 5-2 win over Hardin-Simmons in the title game on Saturday in Abilene.  

UT Tyler, which has won 10 of its last 13 games, has now recorded 30 wins or more in 10 of 13 seasons in program history and have advanced to the NCAA tournament in six of nine seasons of eligibility. The Patriots are 4-10 all-time in NCAA DIII postseason play. 

Avista Stadium is the home stadium for the Spokane Indians which is the Texas Rangers A Short-Season team. The tournament will be hosted by Whitworth University. The 2016 Division III Baseball Championship field is set with eight regionals and 56 teams. Six to eight teams will participate at each of the regional sites in double-elimination tournaments. Regional competition will be held May 18-22. Winners of the eight regional tournaments will qualify for the double-elimination championship at Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton, Wisconsin, May 27- June 2.

Spokane Regional Schedule

Wednesday, May 18
Game 1 (2):  Trinity (#1 seed) vs. Pacific Lutheran (#6 seed)
Game 2 (5:15 pm):  Cal Lutheran (#2 seed) vs. UT-Tyler (#5 seed)
Game 3 (8:30 pm):  Case Western Reserve (#3 seed) vs. Whitworth (#4 seed)
Thursday, May 19
Game 4 (2):  Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2
Game 5 (5:15 pm): Winner Game 1 vs. Loser Game 3
Game 6 (8:30 pm):  Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3
Friday, May 20
If four teams remain after game 6 - 
Game 7 (2):  Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6
Game 8 (5:15 pm):  Winner Game 4 vs. Loser Game 6
Game 9 (8:30 pm):  Loser Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8
If five teams remain after game 6 - 
Game 7 (2): Loser Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6
Game 8 (5:15 pm):  Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5
Game 9 (8:30 pm):  Winner Game 6 vs. Winner Game 7
Saturday, May 21
If two teams remain after game 9 - 
Game 10 (2):  Winner Game 8 vs. Winner Game 9
Game 11 (5:15 pm):  If necessary, same teams
If three teams remain after game 9 - 
Game 10 (2):  Winner Game 8 vs. Loser Game 9
Game 11 (5:15 pm):  Winner Game 9 vs. Winner Game 10