The state of Missouri will have a two in 64 chance of harboring the 2006 NCAA Division-I Baseball Champion. Mizzou and St. Louis University have both been selected to participate in this year’s tourney.
The Tigers are making their fourth straight trip to the NCAA Regionals and the 11th trip overall. In order for Mizzou to advance to the Super Regional they’ll have to conquer some stiff competition on the west coast. MU is in the Malibu Regional where it will be joined by host Pepperdine, UCLA, and UC-Irvine. The first game for the Tigers will be Friday against Pepperdine.
Unlike Mizzou, SLU is the new kid on the block. They’ll be making their first appearance in the tournament since 1966. The Billikens received a bid to the regionals after winning the Atlantic-10 Tournament last weekend. SLU will also be playing its regional games on the west coast. They’ve been scheduled to play in the Cal-State Fullerton Regional along with the host Titans, San Diego, and Fresno State.
The Billikens will try to continue the hot play that helped them win four out of five games to win the conference tournament. They’ll open up Friday against Fullerton.