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Radford shoves off for NCAA baseball regional

HIghlanders into postseason for 2nd time in three seasons

RADFORD, Va. – The Radford Highlanders' improbable run from the 5 seed in the Big South tournament to the championship is paying dividends this week. Radford earns the automatic bid to the NCAA baseball tournament. Wednesday the Highlanders were greeted by a sendoff at the school as they headed out for the Louisville regional.

  "Our season was kind of on and off at times and we just really turned it on at the end, you know-? We really embrace that, so we figured why not go in and keep working hard and see if we can't do it," Anthony Miano, Radford outfielder,says.

 "We told the guys at the conference tournament it doesn't matter how we got here, we're here. So it's ours to go and get, and as long as we play our game we will be all right," says Danny Hrbek, Highlanders shortstop.

Radford is the No. 4 seed in the regional and will face the top-seeded host Cardinals on Friday at 6 p.m. The No. 2 seed, Oklahoma, faces the No. 3 seed, Xavier, in the regional opener at 2 p.m.