MONDAY, MAY 28, 2007
Baseball sent to Chapel Hill Regional as No. 4 seed
May 28, 2007
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Dolphins were originally slated to head to Columbia, S.C., but a snafu in the original bracket forced the committee to shift JU from South Carolina to North Carolina, trading places with Wofford. The Dolphins join No. 2 seed East Carolina and No. 3 seed Western Carolina in the Chapel Hill regional.
"Anytime you get in the postseason, it's special," said JU head coach Terry Alexander. "Most of these guys went through this last year and they know what to expect. I'm proud of this team and I know we will give everything we have to keep this season going."
JU (34-26) is making its 12th appearance in the NCAA Tournament and its eighth under head coach Terry Alexander, who is in his 17th season at the helm of the Dolphins. This is JU's first trip to Chapel Hill, N.C., after winning a game last year in Athens, Ga.
The Dolphins finished the season on a hot streak - winning 10 of their last 12 games, including four in the A-Sun Tournament which was capped by a doubleheader sweep of Belmont for the title. Picked in the preseason to defend their A-Sun title, the Dolphins finished fourth in the A-Sun during the regular season with a 15-12 record.
The regular season featured several highs - a win at Florida, an upset of then-No. 1 Florida State, snapping its season opening 23-game winning streak and 10 series wins.
For ticket information to the regional site in Chapel Hill, call Carter Henderson at (904) 256-7407.