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Posted May 27, 2008

LEWISBURG, Pa. -- The 2008 Patriot League champion Bucknell baseball team is headed to the Tallahassee Regional and will open the NCAA Tournament against regional host Florida State, it was announced on Monday afternoon during the NCAA Selection Show on ESPN.

The Bison will take on the Seminoles, who were tabbed the No. 4 seed in 64-team NCAA field, on Friday, May 30, at 7 p.m. at Dick Howser Stadium.

Joining No. 4-Bucknell (29-22-2) and No. 1-Florida State (48-10) in the four-team, double-elimination regional are No. 2-Florida (34-22) and No. 3-Tulane (37-19-1). Winners of Friday's games will play on Saturday, May 31, at 7 p.m., while the losers of those contests will square off earlier that day at 1 p.m. Games five and six are slated for 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 1, while game seven will be played the following day at 7 p.m., if necessary.

League record
The Bison have secured a league-record fourth NCAA trip, with the other three coming in 1996, 2001 and 2003 when the squad won its previous three PL championships. Bucknell played in the NCAA Regionals in each of those seasons -- at Florida in 1996, at Miami in 2001 and at Texas in 2003.

All-Tournament Books for the Tallahassee Regional are currently on sale at, by phone at 888-FSU-Nole and at the Seminole Athletics Ticket Office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday.

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