The Blue Raiders earn the tournaments top seed due to the second tiebreaker after the two teams split four games this season. Head-to-head is the first tiebreaker.
Lindsey Wilson owned a better record than the Tigers against the conferences No. 3 team to earn the higher seed.
The Blue Raiders face No. 8-seed Pikeville (20-25, 9-19) at 9 a.m. CT on Saturday at one of the two fields at Domtar. The other 9 a.m. game features No. 4-seed Shawnee State (24-14, 18-8) against fifth-seeded UVa.-Wise (30-19, 18-10)
The remaining two opening round games begin at 12 Noon CT. Campbellsville meets No. 7-seed Rio Grande (22-17, 11-15) while third-seeded Georgetown (30-12, 20-8) plays No. 6-seed Cumberland (33-18, 15-13).
Following Saturdays play, the tournament continues on Sunday with the championship game slated for Monday, April 29.