“We’re ready to play” Looking ahead to SEMO baseball competing in the NCAA Tournament

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (KBSI) – The road to Omaha starts in Louisville, Ky.

For the second straight season, the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks have reached the NCAA Baseball Tournament. It all begins at Jim Patterson Stadium at 1 p.m. Friday when the Redhawks take on the 12th overall seed and regional host Louisville.

“We’re ready to play,” head coach Andy Sawyers said. “I think last year it was a really big deal at Ole Miss, you know, it’s an SEC stadium. I think this weekend right here is just business. Not saying we’re guaranteed to win, obviously, but if we don’t win, it’s not because we’re going to be intimidated of the environment.”

The other two teams in the Louisville regional are Oregon and Michigan. It is a double elimination tournament, and the last team standing will move on to the Super Regionals to face the winner of the College Station regional hosted by Texas A&M.

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