Bucks to open TCCAA region action Sunday

Friday, May 6, 2016
The Motlow Bucks closed the 2016 baseball regular season when they hosted TCCAA rival Walters State late last week at the Driver Baseball Complex on the Moore County campus. The Bucks welcomed students from the Grow in Grace Preschool in Tullahoma as special guests, and featured Tullahoma High School student Katie Beth McGehee singing the national anthem. Motlow photo

LYNCHBURG, TN -- The Motlow Bucks will face Volunteer State on Sunday at noon in the first game of the 2016 TCCAA/Region VII Baseball Tournament at Columbia State Community College in Columbia.

The Bucks (18-35, 5-22) completed their regular season with a 7-6 loss to Walters State Friday afternoon in the final game of a three-game series. Walters won Thursday's opening game 16-4, then won the first game of Friday's doubleheader 9-5.

No. 10 seed

The Bucks are the No. 10 seed in the tournament, while Volunteer State is the No. 7 seed. The winner of Sunday's game will face No. 2 Dyersburg State at 10 a.m. Monday. Sunday's other contest features Roane State against Southwest Tennessee at 3 p.m., with the winner facing No. 1 Walters State Monday at 4 p.m.

Motlow hosted Volunteer State for a three-game series the first weekend in April. The Pioneers won the first two games 14-3, 10-2, before the Bucks took the series finale 6-5.

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