CASTLETON, Vt. - Castleton has claimed the top seed and hosting rights for the 2016 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Baseball Championship Tournament, which begins with opening-round games on Friday, May 6.
The Spartans (29-10 overall) captured the top seed in the conference tournament after posting a league-best 21-3 record in NAC play. Castleton dropped its first two conference games before winning 21 straight. However, the Spartans ended NAC action with a loss to Lyndon, snapping their streak.
The four-team double elimination tournament will begin with three games on Friday, May 6. Top-seeded Castleton will host fourth-seeded Thomas (19-18 overall, 13-11 NAC) at 9:30 a.m. and second-seeded Husson (20-19, 15-9) will take on third-seeded UMaine-Farmington (23-14, 15-9) at 12:30 p.m. Game 3 will see the losers of game 1 and game 2 fight to remain in the tournament at 3:30 p.m.
NAC predetermined tiebreaking procedures were used to seed teams with identical conference winning percentages.
Tournament action will continue throughout the weekend, as two games are slated for Saturday, May 7, culminating with the final day of the tournament scheduled for Sunday, May 8.
The NAC tournament champion will earn automatic qualification into the upcoming 2016 NCAA Division III Baseball Championship.
For the Printable Tournament Bracket - click HERE.
2016 NAC BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
All start times and dates are subject to change
Hosted by Castleton
Friday, May 6
Game 1: No. 4 Thomas (19-18, 13-11) at No. 1 Castleton (29-10, 21-3) - 9:30 a.m.
Game 2: No. 3 UMaine-Farmington (23-14, 15-9) vs. No. 2 Husson (20-19, 15-9) - 12:30 p.m.
Game 3: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 7
Game 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 - 1:30 p.m.
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 8
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 v Winner of Game 5 - 10:00 a.m.
Game 7: If necessary (30 minutes after completion of 6) - TBD