A-Sun Represented by Stetson, Jacksonville
Stetson's Shane Jordan is 7 hits shy of the all-time Atlantic Sun hits record.
Stetson's Shane Jordan is 7 hits shy of the all-time Atlantic Sun hits record.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Macon, Ga. - The Atlantic Sun Conference will be represented by two teams in the 2007 NCAA Baseball Championship. This marks the ninth year in a row that the conference has sent at least two representatives to NCAA Regional play. Each of the 16 regionals features four teams, playing a double-elimination format.

The regular season champions, the Stetson Hatters (41-19), were an at-large selection and will travel to Tallahassee as the No. 3 seed in the region. The Hatters will take on No. 2 seed Mississippi St. Florida St. the national No. 6 seed, will host the region and face No. 4 seed Bethune-Cookman. Stetson is 3-1 against Bethune-Cookman this season. They have not played Florida St. or Mississippi St. in 2007.

The Hatters will be making their third regional appearance in a row after winning the Atlantic Sun tournament in 2005 and 2006. Stetson is 7-5 against the 2007 tournament field. In 15 appearances, Stetson is 15-30 in NCAA Tournament play.

The A-Sun tournament champions, the Jacksonville Dolphins (34-26), won the conference's automatic bid and will play the national No. 3 seed North Carolina in the Chapel Hill, N.C. regional. JU received the No. 4 seed in their region. East Carolina is the No. 2 seed, and Western Carolina was named the No. 3 seed. The Dolphins have not faced any team in their region this season.

Jacksonville will be making their second appearance in a row in NCAA regional play. The Dolphins were an at-large selection in 2006. JU went 7-5, including a win over No. 1 ranked Florida St., against the 2007 tournament field. In 11 appearances, the Dolphins are 9-22 in NCAA Tournament play.