ON CAMPUS A look at the area college sports scene

Monday, May 9, 2011

NE-10 baseball and NCAA softball pairings announced; Busy Monday of action

The University of New Haven baseball team captured the fifth seed in the upcoming Northeast-10 Conference Tournament and will open on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 against the No. 4 seed, UMass Lowell.
The game will take place in Lowell, Mass. at Riverview Field, set to being at 5 p.m. The winner of the contest will advance to a four-team, double-elimination tournament on the weekend. The host site has yet to be determined.
Also on Wednesday, No.6 Stonehill College will head to No. 3 Franklin Pierce to determine the last team for the playoff. The Owls of Southern Connecticut State and Adelphi University claimed the top two seeds and earned byes for the first round.
The Chargers finished 6-4 against those five teams in the regular season. New Haven split two-game series with SCSU and Franklin Pierce, swept Adelphi and Stonehill and suffered a doubleheader-sweep to UMass Lowell. The Chargers do hold a respectable 12-8 record away from home this season.
UNH pitcher Henry Hirsch of the University of New Haven baseball team was rewarded for his dominant outing against No. 15 nationally ranked Franklin Pierce this past weekend, and named the Northeast-10 Conference Rookie of the Week.
Also, the No. 20 UConn baseball team shut out South Florida 2-0 in its Big East series’ finale on Monday afternoon. With the win, UConn completes the sweep of the Bulls as the Huskies improve to 34-13-1 on the year and 18-3 in conference play.
Freshman Brian Ward struck out a career-high 10 batters en route to his fourth straight win of the season. He also threw eight scoreless innings, another career-high for the Milford, Conn. native.

NE-10 Baseball Championship Tournament Seeds

#1 Southern Connecticut State University
#2 Adelphi University
#3 Franklin Pierce
#4 UMass Lowell
#5 New Haven
#6 Stonehill College
2011 Baseball Championship Tournament Schedule
Wednesday, May 3 (At higher seed)
Play in Game 1: # 6 Stonehill at # 3 Franklin Pierce
Play in Game 2: # 5 New Haven at # 4 UMass Lowell
Double-Elimination Tournament
Friday, May 6
Game 3: #2 Adelphi vs. Play in Game 1 winner
Game 4: #1 Merrimack vs. Play in Game 2 winner


New Haven was selected as the No. 7 seed in the upcoming NCAA Division II East Region Softball Championship Tournament.
The Chargers will kick off the double-elimination playoff on Friday, May 13 at the host site and No. 2 seed, C.W. Post. The game time against the Pioneers is set for 1 p.m. at the C.W. Post Softball Complex in Brookville, N.Y.
Also in the Chargers’ bracket will be No. 3 Molloy College and No. 6 Caldwell College. The Golden Lions of Dowling College captured the No. 1 seed and will host the other four teams in Oakdale, N.Y. Dowling opens up against No. 8 Merrimack, while No. 5 Dominican will take on No. 4 Southern Connecticut State University on Friday.
University of New Haven senior Chelsea Harold was named to the Capital One Academic All-District College Division Softball Second Team.
Quinnipiac’s Heather Schwartzburg was named the Akadema/Northeast Conference Co-Pitcher of the Week.
NCAA Division II Softball Championship Regional Bracket
East 2 Regional Site (Hosted by C.W. Post)
Friday, May 13, 2011
Game 1: #2 C.W. Post vs. #7 New Haven – 1:00 p.m.
Game 2: #3 Molloy vs. #6 Caldwell – 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Game 3: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 – 11:00 a.m.
Game 4: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 – 1:30 p.m.
Game 5: Winner Game 4 vs. Loser Game 3 – 4 p.m.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Game 6: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 5 – 1 p.m.
Game 7: (If necessary) – 3:30 p.m.

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