Sad Hatters

Heavy Atlantic Sun Conference favorite Stetson was pounded by Belmont 18-5 tonight, eliminating the Hatters from the tournament. The Hatters have a strong case for an at-large bid because of a good RPI (30) and quality nonconference series wins against Louisiana State, Southern Illinois, Louisville and Central Michigan, but their poor finish could submarine them. Stetson lost seven of its final 11 games. Still, with the SEC unlikely to get more than seven bids and maybe just six, Stetson is probably OK.