MSU, Mankato into World Series, former Panther named MVP 21 May 12

The Minnesota State University Mankato Maverick baseball team beat St.Cloud State 5-4 to win the Central Regional Tournament and earn a spot in the NCAA Division 2 World Series. The win gives the Mavs their 6th ever berth into the D2 World Series, but their second in the past 3 years. Former Glencoe Silver Lake Panther Matt Odegaard was named the Central Regional MVP. Odegaard hit .467 over the tournament, helping the Mavs go 4-0 in the Regional. MSU will face Southern New Hampshire in the first round of the World Series on May 26th.