(INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.) - The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III Baseball Committee has announced the 58-team tournament field and regional assignment for the 2018 Championship and Thomas More College was placed in the Central Regional hosted by the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) at GCS Credit Union Ballpark in Sauget, Illinois.
Thomas More, Pool A qualifier (automatic bid), will play Webster University, a Pool A qualifier, on Thursday (May 17) in a first round game of the double-elimination regional. First pitch time will be at 1:15 p.m. Central, 2:15 p.m. Eastern.
The Saints, the No. 8-seed in the regional, are making their eighth appearance in the NCAA Division III Baseball Championship and sixth in the last nine years. Thomas More finished second during the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) regular season and then went 3-1 in the PAC Championship Tournament to win the tournament and the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Championship.
The Gorlocks, ranked No. 7-nationally and the No. 1-seed in the regional, are making their 12th appearance in the NCAA Championship since 2005.