It’s a good news-bad news scenario for the William Penn baseball team. The Statesmen have locked up a top two finish in the Midwest Collegiate Conference race which means they automatically advanced to the NAIA region 7 tournament. The only problem is the tournament is still a week away.

Penn coach Mike Laird says they will have a straight shot for them into the regionals, but he says it will be next to impossible to pick up any games to stay sharp and focused. Laird says they will try to find ways to keep from getting rusty during the long layoff.

He says they will do some intersquad games to try and keep their timing by duplicating the game situations.