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Double-elimination (after No. 8 Western Carolina plays No. 9 The Citadel at 10 a.m. Tuesday in a play-in game).

About the Spartans

UNCG (14-10 Southern, 33-17 overall) is the No. 3 seed and will play No. 6 East Tennessee State (11-13, 27-23) at 4 p.m. Wednesday. UNCG would face No. 2 Wofford or No. 7 VMI on Thursday, at 12:30 if it's in the losers bracket or at 7:30 in the winners bracket. ... The final is at noon Sunday (ESPN+), with a second game, if necessary, to follow. ... All games can be seen on the SoCon Digital Network. ... Samford (19-5, 39-17) is the No. 1 seed.

UNCG players earn All-Southern

Reliever Chad Sykes is the league's pitcher of the year and first-team All-Southern Conference in voting by league coaches. The senior has the lowest ERA (0.87) among all NCAA Division I pitchers, and he finished the regular season with a 5-3 mark and 11 saves in 52 innings. He has surrendered 32 hits, six runs (five earned) and 20 walks and has converted 63 strikeouts in 25 appearances. ... Third baseman Caleb Webster and designated hitter Hogan Windish earned second-team honors. Shortstop Zack Budzik and pitcher Austin Koehn join Windish on the all-freshman team. ... Outfielder Greg Hardison was a second-team selection in voting by journalists who cover the league.


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