GORHAM, Maine -- The University of Southern Maine baseball team, champions of the Little East Conference, has received the top seed in the NCAA Division III New Regional Tournament that begins Wednesday at Whitehouse Field in Harwich, Mass. USM was one of the 56 teams to make the field announced this morning by the NCAA Division III Baseball Committee for the 2013 NCAA Division III Baseball Championship.
The eight regional tournaments will begin play on Wednesday. The winners of the eight regionals will advance to the double-elimination championship at Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton, Wisconsin, May 24-28.
Southern Maine is making its 20th overall appearance in the NCAA regional tournament. The Huskies advanced to their second straight NCAA regional after winning their second straight, and fourth overall, Little East Conference championship. USM has won the regional tournament six times, the last time coming in 2001, and captured the national championship in 1991 and 1997.
The Huskies, 37-7 overall, will play in Game Two (1:00 p.m.) against Daniel Webster College, 28-10 overall and champions of the New England Collegiate Conference. Fourth-seeded Western New England University, 31-11 overall, will play fifth-seeded M.I.T., 27-11 overall, in the opening game of the eight-team, double-elimination tournament (9:30 a.m.). Western New England and M.I.T. were among the 14 teams to receive an at-large berth into the tournament.
In the other half of the bracket, third-seeded Endicott College, 32-12 overall and champions of the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC), will play sixth-seeded Saint Joseph’s College (Me.), 30-12 overall and champions of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC), in Game Three (4:30 p.m.), and second-seeded Wheaton College, 30-10 overall and champions of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) plays seventh-seeded Salem State University, 25-13 overall and champions of the Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference, in Game Four (8:00 p.m.).
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2013 NCAA Division III Baseball Regional Tournament at Harwich, Mass.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2013
GAME 1 #4 Western New England vs. #5 M.I.T. 9:30 am
GAME 2 #1 Southern Maine vs. #8 Daniel Webster 1:00 pm
GAME 3 #3 Endicott vs. #6 Saint Joseph’s (Me.) 4:30 pm
GAME 4 #2 Wheaton vs. #7 Salem State 8:00 pm
THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013
GAME 5 Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 9:30 am
GAME 6 Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4 1:00 pm
GAME 7 Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 4:30 pm
GAME 8 Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4 8:00 pm
FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2013
GAME 9 Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 7 9:30 am
GAME 10 Loser Game 8 vs. Winner Game 5 1:00 pm
GAME 11 Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8 4:30 pm
GAME 12 Winner Game 10 vs. Winner Game 9 8:00 pm
SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2013
GAME 13 Winner Game 12 vs. Loser Game 11 12:00 pm
GAME 14 Winner Game 11 vs. Winner Game 13 4:00 pm
SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2013
GAME 15* Winner Game 14 vs. Loser Game 14 12:00 pm