May 17, 2011

Four NE-10 Baseball Teams Selected to Participate in NCAA Tournament

 

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May 17, 2011

South Easton, Mass. – Four Northeast-10 Conference baseball teams were selected to participate in the upcoming Division II NCAA Baseball Tournament, which will begin this week. Adelphi University, Franklin Pierce University, Southern Connecticut State University, and the University of Massachusetts Lowell were all selected to participate in the 48-team event.

Adelphi, which recently claimed a rain-shortened Northeast-10 Championship and the automatic qualifier, was awarded the number one seed in the six team East Region, however, the Panthers did not put in a bid to host the regional tournament, so that honor falls to the second-seeded Ravens of Franklin Pierce. It's the sixth time in the past seven years that Rindge, N.H. will be the site of the East Regional Baseball Tournament.

So. Connecticut, which won the NE-10 regular season title, was awarded the fourth seed, while UMass Lowell will be the fifth seed when the tournament begins on Thursday.

The other two participating teams in the East Region are third-seeded Wilmington University representing the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference and sixth-seeded Dowling College out of the East Coast Conference.

The double-elimination tournament commences Thursday at 11am as the top-seeded Panthers take on Dowling. The winner of the East Regional will advance to the NCAA Championship National Finals, which are scheduled to take place from May 28 through June 4 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C. Franklin Pierce won the Regional Championship a year ago, and finished as a national semifinalist.

For the full East Regional NCAA Tournament schedule, see below.

The Northeast-10 is an association of 16 NCAA Division II colleges and universities located in New England and New York that are committed to supporting balanced academic and athletic opportunities for more than 6,500 student-athletes. Each year, 4,500 of those student-athletes compete in Conference championships in 23 sports, making the NE-10 the largest DII conference in the country. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the Northeast-10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.

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2011 NCAA East Region Baseball Tournament Schedule

Thursday, May 19
Game 1: (1) Adelphi vs. (6) Dowling - 11 a.m.
Game 2: (2) Franklin Pierce vs. (5) Massachusetts Lowell - 3 p.m.
Game 3: (3) Wilmington vs. (4) Southern Connecticut State - 7 p.m.

Friday, May 20
Game 4: Game 1 Loser vs. Game 2 Loser - 11 a.m.
Game 5: Game 1 Winner vs. Game 3 Loser - 3 p.m.
Game 6: Game 2 Winner vs. Game 3 Winner - 7 p.m.

If four teams remain after game 6, the following schedule will be used:

Saturday, May 21
Game 7: Game 5 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner - 11 a.m.
Game 8: Game 4 Winner vs. Game 6 Loser - 3 p.m.
Game 9: Game 8 Winner vs. Game 7 Loser - 7 p.m.

Sunday, May 22
Game 10: Game 7 Winner vs. Game 9 Winner - noon
Game 11: Game 10 rematch* - 4 p.m.

* Game 11 only necessary if Game 9 Winner wins Game 10.

If five teams remain after Game 6, the following schedule will be used:

Saturday, May 21
Game 7: Game 5 Loser vs. Game 6 Loser - 11 a.m.
Game 8: Game 4 Winner vs. Game 5 Winner - 3 p.m.
Game 9: Game 6 Winner vs. Game 7 Winner - 7 p.m.

If two teams remain after Game 9, the following schedule will be used:

Sunday, May 22
Game 10: Game 8 Winner vs. Game 9 Winner - noon
Game 11: Game 10 rematch* - 4 p.m.

* Game 11 only necessary if Game 8 Winner wins Game 10.

If three teams remain after Game 9, the following schedule will be used:

Sunday, May 22
Game 10: Game 8 Winner vs. Game 9 Loser - noon
Game 11: Game 9 Winner vs. Game 10 Winner - 4 p.m.

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