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UMass Boston and Southern Maine Selected to Host 2019 NCAA Division III Baseball Regional Championships

2019 NCAA baaseball selections

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INDIANAPOLIS – The UMass Boston and University of Southern Maine baseball teams were not only selected to compete in the 2019 NCAA Division III Championship tournament, but will both serve as on-campus regional hosts in the first year of the NCAA's new four-team regional format. The NCAA regionals will take place May 17-19 at UMass Boston's Monan Park and Southern Maine's Ed Flaherty Field.

UMass Boston was one of 40 teams in the tournament that received an automatic berth by winning their conference tournament. The Beacons (30-11) went a perfect 4-0 last week on their way to winning their conference record third consecutive league title, posting wins over UMass Dartmouth, Rhode Island College and Southern Maine to advance to the championship round where the defeated the Corsairs for a second time to hiost the trophy. UMass Boston was among the teams receiving votes in both national polls heading into the LEC tournament. 

Southern Maine (34-7) received one of the 16 at-large selections to the tournament after going 2-2 in the LEC tournament defeating Castleton and Rhode Island College, while falling to Eastern Connecticut and UMass Boston. The Huskies were ranked No. 2 in the national polls last week, and were ranked No. 1 in the New England Region. 

Live Coverage of all games at the two regional sites will be proveded through the LEC Network - LittleEast.tv.

Boston, Massachusetts Regional

Seeds
1. UMass Boston
2. Wheaton (Mass.)
3. Saint Joseph's (Maine)
4. Baruch

Schedule
Game 1 (May 17): 1. UMass Boston vs. 4 Baruch
Game 2 (May 17) :2. Wheaton (Mass.) vs. 3. Saint Joseph's (Maine)
Game 3 (May 18): Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner
Game 4 (May 18): Game 1 Loser vs. Game 2 Loser
Game 5 (May 18): Game 3 Loser vs. Game 4 Winner
Game 6 (May 19): Game 3 Winner vs. Game 5 Winner
Game 7 (May 19): If necesary, Game 6 teams

Gorham, Maine Regional

Seeds
1. Southern Maine
2. Oswego
3. MIT
4. New England College

Schedule
Game 1 (May 17): 1. Southern Maine vs. 4. New England College
Game 2 (May 17): 2. Oswego vs. 3. MIT
Game 3 (May 18): Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner
Game 4 (May 18): Game 1 Loser vs. Game 2 Loser
Game 5 (May 18): Game 3 Loser vs. Game 4 Winner
Game 6 (May 19): Game 3 Winner vs. Game 5 Winner
Game 7 (May 19): If necesary, Game 6 teams