The final weeks of the college baseball season are packed with pressure as teams vie for postseason position, whether it's grabbing a national seed in the NCAA playoffs or the last spot in a conference tournament.

It's no different for College of Charleston, The Citadel and Charleston Southern as they prepare for the final two weeks of the regular season.

Cougars coach Monte Lee, whose team is trying to keep alive its hopes for an at-large bid to the 64-team NCAA tournament, wants his 32-17 squad to focus on fun.

"The game comes a little bit easier when you relax," said Lee, whose team hosts Appalachian State for three games starting today. "And that's hard to do when you've played like we have at times this year. You tense up and get outside of yourself, and in baseball you've got to stay within yourself.

"That's what I'm looking for from our guys from here on out. Stay within yourself, play the best baseball you can and have fun doing it together."

At 15-9 in the SoCon, the Cougars are in third place, 4 1/2 games behind first-place Elon (21-6) with six league games left. One Elon win will clinch the Phoenix's third regular-season title in four years.

But a 7-1 win over The Citadel on Tuesday might have kept alive Charleston's at-large hopes for the NCAA. The Cougars are No. 64 in the RPI and can climb into the top 45 by winning their final seven regular season games. Elon was No. 44 when it earned an at-large bid last year.

One problem -- the SoCon's league RPI is down to No. 14 this year after being as high as No. 7 a year ago. Baseball America's latest projection has the SoCon as a one-bid league, with only Elon safely in.

Defending SoCon champ The Citadel (20-29), meanwhile, is merely trying to squeeze into the eight-team SoCon tournament, May 25-29 at Riley Park. The Citadel has lost five straight and is tied for eighth in the SoCon with Wofford and Western Carolina, all at 8-16. If the season ended today, WCU would get that final spot in the tourney.

The Bulldogs' final six league games are on the road, with three games this weekend at UNC Greensboro (16-8) and the final series at Western Carolina. Wofford, which owns a tie-breaker edge over The Citadel, finishes up with Samford and UNCG, while Western Carolina is at Furman this weekend. UNCG, picked to finish ninth in the SoCon, has exceeded those expectations by bunting -- a lot. UNCG has 71 sacrifice bunts this season, third-most in Division I, and has the top fielding team in the SoCon.

Charleston Southern (25-24, 12-9) is in good shape to make the eight-team Big South tournament, tied for third in the league with Gardner-Webb behind Liberty and first-place Coastal Carolina. The Bucs host last-place Presbyterian this weekend before finishing out the regular season at Coastal Carolina.

Weekend Baseball

Today

Presbyterian at Charleston Southern, 2 p.m.

Clemson at Virginia Tech, 5:30 p.m.

Appalachian State at College of Charleston, 6 p.m.

The Citadel at North Carolina Greensboro, 6 p.m.

Arkansas at South Carolina, 8 p.m. (ESPNU)

Saturday

The Citadel at North Carolina Greensboro, 1 p.m.

Clemson at Virginia Tech, 2 p.m.

Presbyterian at Charleston Southern, 2 p.m.

Appalachian State at College of Charleston, 3 p.m.

Arkansas at South Carolina, 4:30 p.m. (SportSouth)

Sunday

Appalachian State at College of Charleston, 1 p.m.

The Citadel at North Carolina Greensboro, 1 p.m.

Clemson at Virginia Tech, 1 p.m.

Arkansas at South Carolina, 1:30 p.m.

Presbyterian at Charleston Southern, 2 p.m.