Baseball - Mon, May 15, 2006
CHICAGO - The Saint Xavier University Athletics Department has announced the start times for the 2006 NAIA Region VII-VIII Super Regional series between the host Cougars and Madonna University (Mich.), which begins on Thursday, May 18, at Richard R. Ferrell Memorial Field in Chicago. Game one of the best-of-three series will start at 3 p.m. Thursday with game two scheduled for an 11 a.m. start on Friday, May 19. Game three, if necessary, would take place immediately following game two. The winner of the series earns an automatic bid to participate in the 10-team NAIA World Series in Lewiston, Idaho, beginning on May 26.

The Cougars (31-24 overall, 16-2 CCAC) qualified for the Super Regional in 2005 for the first time since the new postseason format was instituted in 2000. SXU fell to Aquinas College (Mich.) in three games in 2005 falling just a few outs short of earning its first berth in the NAIA World Series since 1988.