Regis wins RMAC tourney crown
Regis University, the fourth-seeded team in the RMAC baseball tournament, won the title 9-2 over CSU-Pueblo on Saturday in Pueblo, claiming the conference’s automatic berth in the NCAA Division II Central Region tournament this week.
Top-seeded Colorado Mesa, which went 1-2, is ranked No. 2 in the region and will get a spot in the tournament when pairings are announced late this evening.
Minnesota State-Mankato defeated the top-ranked team in the region, St. Cloud State, 9-7 on Saturday to force a second title game, which it won 11-6 to win the Northern Sun conference title.
Mankato is ranked third in the region and could jump into the No. 1 spot and host the regional tournament. Regis, which was No. 8 in the region, will get one of the six spots, likely knocking out either No. 5 Wayne State, which went 0-2 in the NSIC tournament, or No. 6 Winona State, which went 1-2 but beat Wayne State.
New Mexico Highlands is fourth in the region.
Colorado Mesa outfielder Jeff Popick made the RMAC all-tournament team.