BOSTON, Mass. – After securing the 2017 Little East Conference Tournament championship on Saturday, the 21st/22nd ranked Beacons have been selected as the top-seed in the NCAA New England Regional Tournament, which will be played at Whitehouse Field in Harwich, MA beginning on Thursday.
The Beacons will face Penn-State Berks, who are the eight-seed, at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 18. The meeting will mark the second-ever between the two programs, having met at the 2016 NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament.
UMass Boston has faced every team in this year's bracket with the exception of St. John Fisher College. The Beacons did face the Cardinals at last year's NCAA regional tournament. St. John Fisher won the Mid-Atlantic region in 2016.
Tickets for each game are $3.00, while an All-Tournament pass will be sold on the first day of the tournament for $30.00.
The seeding for this year's regional tournament is #1 UMass Boston, #2 Arcadia University, #3 St. John Fisher College, #4 Salve Regina University, #5 Babson College, #6 Suffolk University, #7 Worcester State University, and #8 Penn-State Berks.
The winner of the New England regional will advance to the College World Series which will be held in Appleton, Wisconsin next week.
GORHAM, Maine -- The University of Southern Maine baseball team received the word early this morning that it has received an at-large berth into the 2017 NCAA Division III National Championship tournament that begins this week at eight regional sites across the country.
Forty-one conference champions received automatic berths (Pool A) into the tournament, and two selections were reserved for Pool B. Thirteen teams, including Southern Maine, received at-large (Pool C) bids to the tournament.
USM is the second seed in the six-team, double-elimination New York Regional and will face Castleton University in Game Two on Thursday (2:30 p.m.). Oswego State is the top seed and will play Ithaca College in Game One. The third game has the number three seed, The College of New Jersey, taking on Tufts University. The New York Regional is being played at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, N.Y. The State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) is the regional host organization.
This will be the Huskies 23rd appearance in the NCAA tournament since 1987. USM has won a regional title on eight occasions, the last in 2014, to advance to the NCAA Division III College World Series. The Huskies won national titles in 1991 and 1997, and were runner-up in 2013.
The Huskies take a 30-11 overall record in the regional tournament. USM went 2-2 in last week’s Little East Conference Tournament.