Piedmont to host tournament


Contributing Writer

Piedmont College’s own Loudermilk Field has been selected to host the NCAA Division III National Tournament in May of 2015 for the second consecutive year. 

This marks the second time in Piedmont’s history as a member of Division III to host a NCAA post-season event with last year being the first. 

“We are very excited to host the 2015 South Regional,” said head baseball coach Jim Peeples.

Piedmont College received excellent reviews from the NCAA Division III baseball community after hosting the event last year. Coach Dzik the athletic director of Piedmont College oversees the tournament and manages it. 

The Lions did not come out in the top of their division, so they will be looking for a bid to participate in the post-season event. 

Last year, Emory University took the title as the 2014 South Regional Champions. The victory landed them a spot in College World Series held at the Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton, Wis.

“It’s an honor to be able to show off the field and facilities that we are fortunate enough to play on each day to everyone else,” said junior Dustin Fricks.

In 2014, Loudermilk Field hosted a field of six teams. The 2015 regional is still undecided as to whether there will be six or eight teams competing in the tournament. 

The event will take place between May 13 and 17 at Loudermilk field.  More information will be released concerning ticket sales, schedules and more as the regional date approaches.