(UPDATED: 1 PM Monday with Championship Central Link) Baseball Selected as Eighth Seed in NCAA Championship East Regional

(UPDATED: 1 PM Monday with Championship Central Link) Baseball Selected as Eighth Seed in NCAA Championship East Regional

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INDIANAPOLIS (May 12, 2019) – After winning seven must-win games in a span of nine days, the Northeast-10 Conference champion Franklin Pierce University baseball team is headed back to the NCAA Championship for the second season in a row and the 15th time in program history. The Ravens have been selected as the eighth seed in the East Regional, as announced on Sunday night by the NCAA. Franklin Pierce will open play at its four-team, double-elimination sub-regional on Thursday, May 16, against top seed and host Adelphi. First pitch is set for noon at William J. Bonomo Field in Garden City, N.Y.

Championship Central for the Adelphi sub-regional can be found here: https://aupanthers.com/sports/2019/5/8/2018-ncaa-baseball-east-region-central.aspx

New in 2019, the NCAA has revamped the format of the Division II Baseball Championship. Each region is now split into a pair of sub-regionals, with each site conducting either a three- or four-team double-elimination tournament this coming week, Thursday through Saturday. The following week, the advancing teams from each sub-regional within a region will meet, at the higher seed, for a best-of-three Super Regional, on May 24-25. The Super Regional winners will claim the regional trophies and advance to the NCAA Championship National Finals, which are set for June 1-8 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.

In the East Region, the top two seeds will assume hosting duties in the coming week, as top seed Adelphi (34-7-1) and second seed Southern New Hampshire (36-12) will each welcome three other institutions. Both the Panthers and Penmen earned at-large seeds out of the Northeast-10 Conference.

At Adelphi, the top-seeded Panthers will be joined by fourth-seeded Wilmington (Del.) (38-16) and fifth-seeded NYIT (32-14), as well as eighth-seeded Franklin Pierce (28-22). Wilmington is the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference champion, while NYIT earned an at-large bid out of the East Coast Conference. Thursday's matchups will feature Adelphi against Franklin Pierce at noon, as well as Wilmington against NYIT at 3 p.m.

At SNHU, the second-seeded Penmen will play host to third-seeded LIU Post (36-14), sixth-seeded Felician (30-21) and seventh-seeded Assumption (26-18). LIU Post is the ECC champion, while Felician and Assumption secured the final two at-large bids, out of the CACC and the NE10, respectively. Thursday's matchups at Penmen Field will feature SNHU against Assumption at 3:30 p.m. and LIU Post against Felician at 7 p.m.

Tickets will be available for purchase on a daily basis at the entrance to Bonomo Field. Ticket prices are $8 for adults, $5 for children (12 and under) and seniors, and $3 for students (with valid student ID).

A full schedule for both sub-regional sites is below.

NCAA Baseball Championship East Regional 
Double Elimination
(Seeds in parentheses)

Adelphi Sub-Regional -- William J. Bonomo Field (Garden City, N.Y.)

Thursday, May 16
Game 1: (8) Franklin Pierce at (1) Adelphi -- Noon
Game 2: (4) Wilmington (Del.) vs. (5) NYIT -- 3 p.m.

Friday, May 17
Game 3: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 -- 9 a.m.
Game 4: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 -- Noon (loser eliminated)
Game 5: Loser Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4 -- 3 p.m. (loser eliminated)

Saturday, May 18
Game 6: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 5 -- Noon
*Game 7: Game 6 rematch -- 3 p.m.
* Game 7 only necessary if Game 5 winner wins Game 6.

Southern New Hampshire Sub-Regional -- Penmen Field (Manchester, N.H.)

Thursday, May 16
Game 1: (7) Assumption at (2) Southern New Hampshire -- 3:30 p.m.
Game 2: (3) LIU Post vs. (6) Felician -- 7 p.m.

Friday, May 17
Game 3: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 -- Noon
Game 4: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 -- 3:30 p.m. (loser eliminated)
Game 5: Loser Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4 -- 7 p.m. (loser eliminated)

Saturday, May 18
Game 6: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 5 -- Noon
*Game 7: Game 6 rematch -- 3:30 p.m.
* Game 7 only necessary if Game 5 winner wins Game 6.

For more information on Franklin Pierce Athletics, please visit the official website of Franklin Pierce Athletics (https://www.fpuravens.com). Also be sure to follow the Ravens through the Department of Athletics' official Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/FranklinPierceRavens), its YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/franklinpiercesports) and its Twitter feed (http://twitter.com/FPUathletics). Fans wishing to purchase Franklin Pierce baseball apparel can do so at the Department of Athletics' online store (https://www.fpuravens.com/store).