Castleton Earns Second Seed in NEAC East Tournament

CASTLETON, Vt. - With a 12-4 conference mark, Husson enters the upcoming North EasternAthletic Conference East Division baseball tournament as the top seed and will host the three day, double-elimination tournament beginning Friday, April 29.

Husson (12-4 NEAC East, 24-15 overall) will take on fourth seed Maine-Farmington (4-12 NEAC East, 5-22 overall) in game 1. Second seed Castleton (12-4 NEAC East, 18-17 overall) and third seed Thomas (9-7 NEAC East, 12-22 overall) will meet in game 2.

The Eagles split the four game regular season series with second seed Castleton and earned the right to host the championship due to pre-determined tie-breaking procedures. The top four teams qualify for the NEAC East Division Championship with predetermined tie-breaking procedures used to seed the tournament field. Game times are subject to change.

Beginning with the 2010 season, North Atlantic Conference (NAC) members Castleton, Husson, Lyndon St., Maine-Farmington and Thomas began play in the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) as associate members in the East Division. Each division will hold a championship and the two divisional champions will meet for a three game series to determine the conference champion. The conference winner will earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Championship.

NEAC East Baseball Championship      
Friday, April 29 hosted by Husson    
GAME 1: (4) Farmington   vs. (1) Husson   2:00 PM
GAME 2: (3) Thomas   vs. (2) Castleton   6:00 PM
Saturday, April 30 hosted by Husson    
GAME 3: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2   10:00 AM
GAME 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2   2:00 PM
GAME 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4   6:00 PM
Sunday, May 1 hosted by Husson    
GAME 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5   12:00 PM
GAME 7 (If necessary):  Winner of Game 6 vs. Loser of Game 6   4:00 PM