FRANKLIN PIERCE CLAIMS TOP SEED IN
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
For Immediate Release
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South Easton, Mass. – The Ravens of Franklin Pierce College claimed their second-straight Northeast-10 Regular Season Title and will be the top seed in the Northeast-10 Baseball Championship, presented by Diamond Sports and UBS/The Ricciardi Group.
Franklin Pierce finished conference play with a 26-4 record and currently has an overall record of 41-8. The Ravens, along with second-seeded UMass Lowell (33-16, 25-5 NE-10) will receive a bye in the first round.
Bryant University (29-20, 21-9, NE-10) earned the third seed in the tournament, while Pace University (28-24, 18-12) claimed the fourth seed. Both the Bulldogs and Setters will host a first round tournament game.
Rounding out the rest of the field is Bentley College (21-28, 17-13 NE-10) as the fifth seed and Southern Connecticut State University (19-29, 15-15 NE-10) as the sixth seed.
The tournament kicks-off on Wednesday with two first round match-ups with #6 Southern Connecticut at #3 Bryant slated for a 3:30 p.m. start and #5 Bentley at #4 Pace at 3 p.m. The first-round contests are single elimination with the winners advancing to the double-elimination tournament at UMass Lowell.
The tournament continues on Friday, May 11 with the winner of Southern Connecticut/Bryant facing #2 UMass Lowell at 4 p.m., followed by the winner of the Bentley/Pace contest squaring off against #1 Franklin Pierce at 7 p.m.
Day two action of the double-elimination tournament consists of three games on Saturday, May 12, beginning at 11 a.m., followed by a 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. contest. The tournament concludes on Sunday, May 13 with a 12 p.m. contest and will be followed by a 3 p.m. match-up if necessary.
Sponsoring 23 championship sports and 15 full-time members, the Northeast-10 is the second largest NCAA Division II athletic conference in the nation and sponsors the most championships of any Division II conference.