Late last night, the NCAA announced the regionals for the NCAA Division II Baseball Tournament, which included the teams of a trio of future RedWolves.
The Crusaders finished the regular season 44-8 and won the Conference Carolinas regular season and tournament championships. NGU was also ranked number one in the nation for the first time in school history.
Herlong and Love both contributed greatly to the Crusaders success this season. Love made two appearances on the mound for NGU, tossing two strikeouts and allowing an opponent batting average of just .167.
Herlong finished the regular season with a 1.09 ERA and a 3-0 record. The Lake View High School graduate also threw 26 strikeouts and allowed an opponent batting average of just .110
Meanwhile, Tyler Walton and the Delta State Statesmen will be headed to Lakeland, Florida and Florida Southern University as the three seed in the South Regional.
The Statesmen finished the regular season 40-9, winning the Gulf South Conference Regular Season Championship.
Walton had a fantastic season on the mound for Delta State, going 7-0 and tossing 34 strikeouts and just eight walks.
The double elimination regional tournaments will begin May 17 and go through May 21. North Greenville will host the Southeast Regional in Tigerville, South Carolina.
Delta State will travel to Florida Southern University in Lakeland, Florida for the South Regional. The Statesmen will play Mississippi College in the first round, a rematch of the 2018 Gulf South Conference Tournament Semifinal.
Regional champions will advance to the double-elimination championship finals May 26-June 2 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina. The finals will be hosted by the University of Mount Olive and the town of Cary, North Carolina.
Host Families Needed
Host families are an important and much-appreciated part of the RedWolves organization. Local families have opened their homes to our players each summer, and their generosity has helped us make the RedWolves a successful part of the Florence community.
Host families provide room and board to a RedWolves player for the entire season. All RedWolves players are college student-athletes and are not paid to play in the Coastal Plain League per NCAA rules.
Becoming a host family can be a rewarding experience. Often players and families share a friendship that last long after the season ends. Also, becoming a host family will earn you FREE SEASON TICKETS!
If you are interested in becoming a host family, please email RedWolves General Manager Barbara Osborne at [email protected] or call the RedWolves office at 843-629-0700.
RedWolves announce Summer Kids Baseball Camp dates
The RedWolves will hold their annual Summer Kids Baseball Camp on June 18th through June 21st, 2018. The camp allows kids ages 6 to 15 the unique opportunity to learn from their favorite RedWolves players and coaches on the same field as the RedWolves play.
Each day of camp will run from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Early drop off for working parents will be available starting at 7:30 am. The cost of the camp is $90 per camper.
Each camper will need to bring a glove, bat and cleats. Water will be present while camp is in session, and a trainer will be present at all times during camp.
To sign up for the Summer Kids Baseball Camp, please email Osborne at [email protected]or call the RedWolves office at 843-629-0700.