NCAA Division II Baseball Tournament: 6th Seed Mavericks Earn 40th Bid in Program History

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.  – Minnesota State earned the sixth seed in the 2023 NCAA Division II Baseball Central Regional Tournament, as announced by the NCAA on Sunday night.

The Mavericks (39-15) will face Southern Arkansas (39-16).  The Muleriders won the automatic bid in the Great American Conference by virtue of their 7-6 win over Oklahoma Baptist Saturday. This will mark the Mavericks’ 40th appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The Mavericks hold a record of 78-82 in 39 appearances at the NCAA Tournament.

The double-elimination four-team sub-regional tournament, which will be hosted by second-seeded Missouri Southern (42-15) in Joplin, Mo., is scheduled for May 18. Missouri Southern hosts seventh-seeded Arkansas Tech (32-20) in the double-elimination tournament.

The other sub-regional tournament will be hosted by top-seeded Central Missouri (41-13) in Joplin, Mo.  The Mules host eighth-seeded St. Cloud State. Fourth-seeded Quachita Baptist and sixth-seeded Augustana round out the region.

The sub-regional champions will advance to a three-game super regional series at the highest remaining seed’s field the following week.

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