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MOC not in South Atlantic regional

Published in Sports on May 10, 2004 1:55 PM

MOUNT OLIVE -- Despite winning its fifth Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference championship and posting wins over the top two teams in the region, Mount Olive came up short in its bid for a trip to the South Atlantic Regional in the 2004 NCAA Division II Baseball Championship.

Selections were announced early this morning.

Mount Olive (37-15) was ranked No. 4 in each of the first three regional polls, including the poll immediately following its CVAC Tournament championship. The Trojans defeated then-No. 1 Pfeiffer 10-6 in the title game. In the final regular season poll, Mount Olive dropped to No. 5 in the poll, despite not having played since winning the conference tournament.

Only the top four teams in the region advance to post-season play. Conference champions do not receive an automatic bid to the baseball championship.

North Florida is the No. 1 seed and will play host to the regional in Jacksonville, Fla. Pfeiffer is the No. 2 seed, followed by No. 3 Columbus State and No. 4 Augusta State. Columbus State jumped from No. 5 to No. 3 in the final regular season poll.

The South Atlantic Regional gets underway Thursday with winner advancing to the national finals May 22-29 at Montgomery, Ala.

Mount Olive split a two-game series with No. 1 North Florida in March and went 2-2 against No. 2 Pfeiffer during the season, including the win in the championship game of the conference tournament.

Division II

Baseball Championship


*Denotes host institution

Central Regional

at Warrensburg, Missouri

1. *Central Missouri State 51-6

2. Wayne State (Nebraska)


3. Emporia State 35-20

4. North Dakota 37-16

North Atlantic Regional

at Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

1. *Shippensburg 42-10

2. West Virginia State 38-14

3. Kutztown 34-14

4. West Chester 36-10-2

North Central Regional

at Ashland, Ohio

1. *Ashland 45-13

2. Grand Valley State 39-14

3. Wisconsin-Parkside 39-14

4. Northern Kentucky 36-23

Northeast Regional

at Smithfield,

Rhode Island

1. *Bryant 36-14

2. Caldwell 26-14

3. St. Anselm 30-20

4. Dowling 27-13

South Regional

at Winter Park, Florida

1. *Rollins 42-9

2. Tampa 40-14

3. Florida Southern 31-19-1

4. Catawba 40-15

South Atlantic Regional

at Jacksonville, Florida

1. *North Florida 38-15

2. Pfeiffer 40-12

3. Columbus State 36-19

4. Augusta State 38-16

South Central Regional

at Cleveland, Mississippi

1. *Delta State 46-10

2. St. Mary's (Texas) 40-13

3. Southern Arkansas 43-12

4. Incarnate Word 39-14

West Regional

at Pueblo, Colorado

1. *Colorado State-Pueblo


2. Cal State Chico 39-19-1

3. Mesa State 44-17

4. Sonoma State 37-26