May 20, 2012

NCAA Baseball East Regional: Day Four


For Immediate Release

May 20, 2012

TOURNAMENT CENTRAL

Southern New Hampshire claims 2012 East Regional Championship

Manchester, N.H. – Southern New Hampshire University won twice on Saturday to earn its spot in the NCAA Division II Baseball Championship East Regional championship game, which culminated in a 4-3 victory over second-seeded Le Moyne College.

The Penmen will now travel to Cary, N.C. for the Division II College World Series, which begins next Saturday.

Senior catcher Kevin Spatkowski was named Most Valuable Player of the tournament.

The Penmen first earned a 6-3 victory over fifth-seeded Wilmington (Del.) University on Saturday to eliminate the Wildcats from the regional before defeating Franklin Pierce, 5-1, to advance to Sunday’s title game.

Le Moyne also knocked off fourth-seeded Saint Anselm College, 7-4, on Saturday, eliminating the Hawks from NCAA play. The Dolphins then eliminated Franklin Pierce with a 6-2 victory on Sunday afternoon.

NCAA EAST REGIONAL SCHEDULE/RESULTS
Thursday, May 17
Game 1: #1 So. New Hampshire 3, #6 Dowling 0 - BOX
Game 2: #5 Wilmington (Del.) 1, #2 Le Moyne 0 (10 innings) - BOX
Game 3: #3 Franklin Pierce 3, #4 Saint Anselm 0 - BOX

Friday, May 18
Game 4: Le Moyne 17, Dowling 4 - BOX (Dowling eliminated)
Game 5: Saint Anselm 8, So. New Hampshire 4 - BOX
Game 6: Franklin Pierce 7, Wilmington 1 – BOX

Saturday, May 19
Game 7: So. New Hampshire 6, Wilmington 3 – BOX (Wilmington eliminated)
Game 8: Le Moyne 7, Saint Anselm 4 – BOX (Saint Anselm eliminated)
Game 9: So. New Hampshire 5, Franklin Pierce 1 – BOX

Sunday, May 20
Game 10: Le Moyne 6, Franklin Pierce 2 - BOX (Franklin Pierce eliminated)
Game 11: So. New Hampshire 4, Le Moyne 3 - BOX (Le Moyne eliminated)

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