Cougars Begin Post Season Play Tomorrow
By Scott Miller
COLUMBUS - The Columbus State University baseball team begins post season play tomorrow as the Peach Belt Conference Tournament gets underway in St. Augustine, Fla.
The Cougars hope to recapture the magic from the 2018 post season, when they won 2 out of 3 games in the PBC Tournament, won the NCAA Southeast Regional, and advanced to the Championship Game of the D2 College World Series.
The Peach Belt Conference tournament format is the same as last season, with eight teams split into two pools. Each pool will consist of round robin play on Friday and Saturday, with the top team from each pool meeting on Sunday in the winner-take-all championship game.
Columbus State (30-18) is the sixth seed in this year's tournament and will open up Friday at 8:30 p.m. against third-seeded USC Aiken. The Cougars will play the seventh seed, Francis Marion on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and then they’ll play the host and number 2 seed Flagler at 5:00 p.m. All of Columbus State's games will be played at Drysdale Field at Flagler.
The Cougars have won a conference-best five PBC Tournament titles, winning in 1994, 1996, 2006, 2010 and 2016.
The winner of the conference tournament will receive the league's automatic bid into next week's NCAA Southeast Regional.
You can hear all of the CSU post season games on NewsRadio 540 WDAK and iHeart Radio. All of our broadcasts will begin 10 minutes before first pitch time. Grab a lucky spot, and cheer for the Cougars!