Giants, Cougars head to NCAAs
Two local college basebell teams have earned the opportunity to compete in the 2014 NCAA Division III Baseball Championships.
Keystone College and Misericordia University will both play in the Mid-Atlantic bracket of the NCAA Regional Tournament, which begins today, May 14, at PNC Field in Moosic.
After winning its sixth straight Colonial States Athletic Conference championship, Keystone (27-12) is the No. 6 seed and will face No. 3 seed Susquehanna in the first round Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Susquehanna (28-12) won the Landmark Conference championship.
Meanwhile, Misericordia (29-13-1) captured its fourth straight MAC Freedom Conference crown and is the No. 5 seed. The Cougars will play No. 4 Baldwin Wallace University (25-18), runner-up in the Ohio Athletic Conference, in the tournament opener Wednesday at 10 a.m.
The list of teams in the tournament in order of seeding are: Moravian College, Rowan University, Susquehanna University, Baldwin Wallace University, Misericordia University (host), (Keystone), Wesleyan University (Conn.) and Haverford College.
Tickets for the Mid-Atlantic Regionals are $8 for adults, $4 for students, seniors and children under 12 and include access to all contests that day.
The winner of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament, along with the winners of the seven other regional tournaments, will qualify for the double-elimination, Division III College World Series to be played at Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton, Wisconsin, May 23-27.
Times-Shamrock writer Scott Walsh also contributed to the story.