MIDLAND, MICH. – The Northwood University baseball team has been named the third seed for the upcoming 2018 NCAA Midwest Regional Tournament.
The brackets were announced Sunday night (May 13) by the NCAA. The Midwest Regional features eight teams in a double-elimination format. Games will begin Thursday (May 17) in Springfield, Illinois.
The Timberwolves (38-14) will open the tournament against sixth-seeded Ashland (32-20). The rest of the bracket features top-seeded Illinois-Springfield (45-7) versus No. 8 Hillsdale (26-28), No. 2 seed Bellarmine (37-17) versus seventh-seed Southern Indiana (32-21), and No. 4 Ohio Dominican (32-15) against No. 5 Quincy (39-16). Game times have yet to be announced.
Northwood won its second consecutive GLIAC Championship and GLIAC Tournament Championship this season. In their first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament a year ago, Northwood reached the regional final.