Three CAC baseball teams will compete in the NCAA Division III Baseball Championship as CAC Christopher Newport, Salisbury and Penn State Harrisburg will all represent the conference in NCAA Regional Tournaments beginning on Friday (May 17). This marks the first time since 2010 the CAC has put three programs into the NCAA Baseball Tournament.
Four teams will compete at thirteen regional sites and two teams will compete at three regional sites. The four-team regionals will use a double-elimination format and the two-team regionals will play a best-of-five series. Forty conference champions qualified automatically.
Winners of the sixteen regional tournaments will qualify for eight, best-of-three series at the super regionals, Friday-Saturday, May 24-25. The eight super regional winners will then qualify for the pool play double-elimination championship at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Friday-Tuesday/Wednesday, May 31-June 4/5, 2019.
Christopher Newport (35-7), which captured its first-ever CAC title vs. Penn State Harrisburg in last week's CAC Championship series, will host Misericordia (32-11) in a five-game series. The winner will face the survivor from the four-team regional site hosted by Salisbury.
The Sea Gulls (34-8-1) will open up against Washington & Jefferson (31-10) in Friday's opener. Salisbury will also play host to Rowan (30-10) and Penn State Abington (23-25).
Penn State Harrisburg (32-13-1), who fell in three games last week in the CAC Championship to CNU, will head to Auburn, N.Y. to battle Tufts (27-8) in the first round. Host SUNY Cortland (31-11-1) will face-off against Alvernia (28-14-2) in the other regional matchup.
For more information on all eight regional sites, visit NCAA.com.