By Karen Allen
Lakeland, Fla.--With the regular season complete, baseball shifts its focus to the NCCAA's South Region as it begins play tomorrow afternoon at 12pm in the South Region Tournament hosted by Southeastern University in Lakeland, Fla. The Hawks finished the season with a 15-32 record, and are eager to turn things around.
Giving a boost to the lineup is senior center fielder Willie Lewis, who is batting .329 in limited action this season. Senior first baseman Michael Miranda is batting .295 with 4 homeruns, while freshman Walker Borneman has made an immediate impact this season batting .292 while splitting time between catching and serving as designated hitter. Both, Miranda and Borneman, have driven in 21 runs.
Senior Stuart Charleston leads the pitching staff in ERA with a 3.46, wins with 4, and strikeouts with 55.
The tournament features the South Region's top five teams; Shorter, Point, Palm Beach Atlantic, Emmanuel, and host school Southeastern. The Hawks will square off against Point in the first game of the day tomorrow, May 7, at 12:00pm; with the winner playing again at 3:00pm against Palm Beach Atlantic.
The bracket for the tournament is as follows:
Tuesday, May 7th
Game 1 12:00pm Point University vs Shorter University
Game 2 3:00pm Palm Beach Atlantic vs Winner of Game 1
Game 3 6:00pm Emmanuel College vs Southeastern University
Wednesday, May 8th
Game 4 12:00pm Loser Game 1 vs Loser Game 2
Game 5 3:00pm Winner Game 2 vs Winner Game 3
Game 6 6:00pm Winner Game 4 vs Loser Game 3
Thursday, May 9th
Game 7 2:00pm Loser Game 5 vs Winner Game 6
Game 8 3:00pm Winner Game 5 vs Winner Game 7
Friday, May 10th
Game 9 12:00pm If Necessary
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