Fresh bite: Cobras headed to first NCAA Regional

Fresh off of winning four elimination games en route to a Conference Carolinas title, the Coker Cobras (34-14) baseball squad will head to their first NCAA Division II postseason. Dave Schmotzer's team earned a four seed in the Southeast Regional and will face third-seeded Armstrong in the first round.

Mt. Olive (46-6) was selected as the host school, and top seed. Armstrong (31-15) finished the year second in the Peach Belt Conference.

The Cobras are enjoying their first 30-win season since 2002. The schools has made two postseason appearances before, but both at the NAIA level. Their first game of the double-elimination tournament will be Thursday, May 16th at 11:00 a.m.

Below is the schedule for the Southeast Regional:

Thursday, May 16
Game 3: No. 3 seed Armstrong vs. No. 4 seed Coker - 11 a.m.
Game 2: No. 2 seed USC Aiken vs. No. 5 seed Georgia College - 3 p.m.
Game 1: No. 1 seed Mount Olive vs. No. 6 seed Lincoln Memorial - 7 p.m.

Friday, May 17
Game 4: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 - 11 a.m.
Game 5: Winner Game 1 vs. Loser Game 3 - 3 p.m.
Game 6: Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3 - 7 p.m.

If four teams remain after Game 6:
Saturday, May 18
Game 7: Winner Game 5 vs Winner Game 6 - 11 a.m.
Game 8: Winner Game 4 vs Loser Game 6 - 3 p.m.
Game 9: Winner Game 8 vs Loser Game 7 - 7 p.m.

Sunday, May 19
Game 10: Championship Game - Winner Game 7 vs Winner Game 9 - 1 p.m.
Game 11: If Necessary (Same teams as in Game 10) - 5 p.m.

If five teams remain after Game 6:
Saturday, May 18
Game 7: Loser Game 5 vs Loser Game 6 - 11 a.m.
Game 8: Winner Game 4 vs Winner Game 5 - 3 p.m.
Game 9: Winner Game 6 vs Winner Game 7 - 7 p.m.

If two teams remain after Game 9:
Sunday, May 19
Game 10: Winner Game 8 vs Winner Game 9 - 1 p.m.
Game 11: If Necessary (Same teams as in Game 10) - 5 p.m.

If three teams remain after Game 9:
Sunday, May 19
Game 10: Winner Game 8 vs Loser Game 9 - 1 p.m.
Game 11: Winner Game 9 vs Winner Game 10 - 5 p.m.

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