By The Associated Press
CLEVEL.AND — Delta State has earned a berth in the Division II College World Series.
The Statesmen beat Stillman College, 5-2 and 10-7 Monday, to escape the NCAA tournament’s losers’ bracket and win the NCAA South Regional in Tampa, Fla. With the victory, Delta State advanced to its 11th World Series and first since 2005.
Games begin Saturday in Cary, N.C. Delta State’s first game will be Sunday at 4 p.m. against St. Mary’s (Texas). Other regional winners were West Chester, Chico State, Minnesota State-Mankato, Southern New Hampshire, Catawba and Indianapolis.
The Vicksburg Post reports Delta State (46-13) won five elimination games in a 72-hour span to take the regional championship for a spot in the post-season tournament.