CHARLESTON, S.C. — A record three Southern Conference baseball teams earned bids to the NCAA Baseball Championship, it was announced on Monday. The Citadel, which claimed the league’s automatic bid by winning the SoCon Baseball Championship on Sunday, was joined by at-large bid recipients College of Charleston and Elon.
The Citadel (42-20, 24-6 SoCon) was awarded with the No. 3 seed in the Columbia Regional, where it will face No. 2 seed Virginia Tech on Friday. The Bulldogs will face either top-seeded South Carolina or Bucknell, the No. 4 seed, on Saturday in the double-elimination regional.
This marks The Citadel’s first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2004. The Bulldogs led the Southern Conference from start to finish in 2010, claiming the program’s 13th league regular season title to go along with its eighth tournament championship.
College of Charleston (42-17, 22-8), which finished second in the Southern Conference regular season standings, will be making its fourth NCAA tournament appearance in school history and first since reaching the 2006 Super Regionals. The Cougars are seeded second in the Myrtle Beach Regional and will take on No. 3 seed North Carolina State on Friday. Host Coastal Carolina, the No. 4 national seed, is seeded first in the regional along with No. 4 seed Stony Brook.
Elon (38-22, 19-11) was also rewarded for a strong regular season with an at-large bid to the Atlanta Regional where it is seeded third. The Phoenix, making its third consecutive regional appearance and fourth in the past five seasons, will face No. 2 seed Alabama on Friday at 3 p.m. ET. No. 1 seed Georgia Tech and No. 4 seed Mercer round out the field in this regional while the Yellow Jackets are the No. 8 national seed.
After sending two teams to the postseason in five of the last six seasons, 2010 marks the first time in conference history that three SoCon teams have been invited to the NCAA Tournament. The league’s three bids ties for the fourth-highest among conferences, trailing only the ACC, SEC, Pac-10 and Big XII.
SEB Athletics meeting today
BROOKLET — An organizational meeting for Southeast Bulloch athletic support will be held for anyone interested today at 6:30 p.m. in the SEB cafateria.
Lady Eagles Basketball camps
Georgia Southern women’s basketball coach Rusty Cram, along with his staff of Regina Days-Bryan, Mary Perry and Jessica Harris and a number of current and former Eagles will host a series of basketball camps beginning today at Hanner Fieldhouse.
Boys and girls kindergarten through sixth grade can participate in the Day Camp for boys and Girls running June 1-4 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost per camper is $100, which includes individual awards and a camp T-shirt.
A Team Camp will run June 7-10, and costs $200 per team.
A Girls Individual Camp will run from June 24-26. Cost for commuters is $125 and cost for overnight campers is $200.
For more information on any of the Lady Eagle basketball camps, contact Jessica Harris at (912) 478-1486.
Portal golf tournament
PORTAL — On Friday, June 4, Portal Middle/High school will be hosting a four-man scramble golf tournament at Willow Bend Golf Course in Metter.
The tournament will begin at noon with a shotgun start.
All proceeds from the event will go towards the Portal athletic department as it strives to complete the weight room for the new school opening this fall.
The entry fee for each team member is $60 and includes a lunch.
For individuals or businesses interested in advertising at the tournament, holes may be sponsored for $200 per hole.
For more information, please contact Portal football coach Cherard Freeman at (912) 536-1057.
SEB soccer/softball camps
BROOKLET — Southeast Bulloch will conduct boys and girls soccer camps and girls softball camp hosted by coach Aimee Civalier on June 2-4.
The camp features soccer coach Kristin Barnhill and SEB varsity soccer and softball players.
Cost for each individual camp is $40.
Those wishing to participate in both the soccer camp and the girls softball camp can do so for $75. A pair of siblings can participate in one camp for $75 or both for $140. Those registering by May 25 will receive a free T-shirt.
The soccer camp runs from 8:30 p.m.-11 a.m. and the softball camp begins at noon.
Campers will be provided with lunch.
For more information, contact coach Civalier at (912) 682-9385 or email@example.com.
BA basketball camp
Bulloch Academy head basketball coach Chandler Dennard invites all local and area boys and girls going into grades 2-5 to sign up for the 2010 Gator Basketball summer camp.
The annual camp, conducted by Coach Dennard and several present BA basketball players, runs from June 1-4 from 9 a.m.-noon in the school’s gymnasium. This instructional opportunity will provide campers with basic basketball fundamentals in a relaxed, fun-fill environment. Campers will receive a t-shirt and opportunities to win awards in various skill-level competitions.
The cost is $75 per camper if paid by June 1 and $85 after the deadline. For more information, contact Coach Dennard (536-9386) or the school’s athletic department at 764-0715.
SEB hoops camp
BROOKLET — Southeast Bulloch will host a Youth Boys and Girls basketball camp for rising 3rd-8th graders running Monday, June 7 through Wednesday, June 9 .
The camp begins daily at 8:30 a. m. and concludes at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $40and all campers will be provided with a T-shirt and a daily snacks.
For further information about registration call John Page at (912) 823-9378.
BA soccer camp
Bulloch Academy head soccer coach Will Avra invites local and area boys and girls going into grades 2-5 to sign up for the 2010 Gator Soccer Camp.
The annual camp, conducted by Coach Avra and several varsity players, runs from June 8-11 from 9 a.m.-noon at Gator Alley. This instructional opportunity will provide campers with basic soccer skills as well as scrimmages and a camp t-shirt.
The cost is $75 per camper until June 1 and $85 after the deadline date. For more information, contact Coach Avra (690-3098) or the school’s athletic department at 764-0715.