The Emory University baseball team is headed back to Appleton, Wisconsin, and the NCAA D-III Championships for the second-straight season and the fifth time in the program’s history, after winning two games on Saturday to clinch the NCAA Division III South Regional Championship at Loudermilk Field on the campus of Piedmont College. The Eagles are one of the eight remaining teams vying for the national crown.
The Eagles (30-13) overcame an opening game loss in the regional on Wednesday, and bounced back to win four-straight games to claim the regional title. On Saturday, Emory defeated 18th-ranked Pacific Lutheran 7-6, and then claimed an 8-5 victory over 10th-ranked Birmingham-Southern College 8-5 in the Championship Game.
Emory sophomore Jackson Weeg was named the South Regional Most Valuable Player, after making two starts and striking out 19 batters, including the second on Saturday on just two days rest, throwing eight-and-two-thirds innings against Birmingham-Southern to earn his Division III leading 11th win of the season.
Emory will play Trinity University (TX), the winner of West Regional, when play opens at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton, Wisconsin on Friday, May 22nd.