(KLTV) - UT Tyler's softball is headed to the NCAA Div III tournament, that was known. What wasn't known however that the Patriots baseball season would be extended when Brent Porche's team learned late Sunday night they would be playing in Illinois as the 3rd seed. Coach Brent Porche says he's gone through this before, thinking the season is over, only to get an at large bid. Patriots are thrilled at the surprise and figure they've been given a new lease on their baseball life. This is the 4th straight trip to the NCAA and second time they've received an at large bid. Players say they won't squander this opportunity and will make the most of this very much unexpected trip.