LA JOLLA, Calif. — Having already made program history with its first GNAC Tournament title, the Montana State Billings baseball team will be looking to add another chapter to a great season.
The Yellowjackets (33-18) will play No. 24-ranked Point Loma Nazarene (30-19) Thursday in the first round of the NCAA Division II West Region Championships.
The game will begin at 8 p.m. Mountain Time at Triton Baseball Field.
MSUB is the No. 6 seed, while the Sea Lions are the No. 3 seed. It is the first appearance in the NCAA postseason for the Yellowjackets. Point Loma Nazarene is from the PacWest Conference.
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UC San Diego is the No. 2 seed.
The West regional is divided into two three-team brackets. The other bracket has Azusa Pacific, Cal State Monterey Bay and Cal Poly Pomona.
The Yellowjackets have hit 82 home runs this season, a GNAC record and fourth-best in Division II. MSUB also ranks fifth nationally for doubles and slugging percentage.