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Harding receives first NCAA Division II Baseball tournament bid in school history

SEARCY (Harding) – At 9:25 p.m. on Sunday, the 2011 Harding baseball team officially became the first Bison Baseball squad ever to earn a berth in the NCAA II Tournament, as the 48-team bracket was announced on NCAA.com.

Harding is the No. 3 seed in the South Region and will meet No. 6 seed Tampa at 1:15 p.m., on Thursday in Pensacola, Fla.

Harding has a 41-12 overall record, won the Gulf South Conference West Division regular season title, and made it to the GSC Tournament championship game.

Tampa is 35-15 and finished tied for third with a 16-8 record in the Sunshine State Conference.

The winner of the Harding-Tampa game plays the winner of the Southern Arkansas-North Alabama game on Friday at 4:30 p.m. The losers of the two games play Friday at 10 a.m.

Below is the complete tournament schedule:

GAME TIMES – All times Central

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Game 1 #2 Southern Arkansas vs. #7 North Alabama, 10:00 a.m.

Game 2 #3 Harding vs. #6 Tampa, 1:15 p.m.

Game 3 #1 West Florida vs. #8 Stillman, 4:30 p.m.

Game 4 #4 Barry vs. #5 Nova Southeastern, 7:45 p.m.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Game 5 Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2, 10:00 a.m.

Game 6 Loser of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4, 1:15 p.m.

Game 7 Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2, 4:30 p.m.

Game 8 Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4, 7:45 p.m.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Game 9 Winner of Game 6 vs. Loser of Game 7, 1:00 p.m.

Game 10 Winner of Game 5 vs. Loser of Game 8, 4:30 p.m.

Game 11 Winner of Game 7 vs. Winner of Game 8, 7:45 p.m.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Game 12 Winner of Game 9 vs. Winner of Game 10, 1:00 p.m.

Game 13 Winner of Game 12 vs. Loser of Game 11, 4:30 p.m.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Game 14 Winner of Game 11 vs. Winner of Game 13, 1:00 p.m.

Game 15 same as Game 14 (if necessary), 4:30 p.m.

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