The school may close next week, but the Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) baseball team will still be playing after punching a ticket to the Division III World Series on Saturday.

On May 31, BSC will cease operations after legislation to give the financially distressed college a $30 million loan stalled in the Alabama House. That same day, the Division III World Series begins play.

The Panthers won the first two games of a three-game super regional series with Denison University on Saturday in Granville, Ohio, to advance to the World Series.

BSC has deemed itself "America's Team" for its made-for-Hollywood postseason run.

Eight teams advance to Eastlake, Ohio, and will be re-seeded before double-elimination games to determine the national champion.

The World Series opens on May 31 and runs through June 6.

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