Selection Sunday: Spartans Take #2 Seed into East Regional Title Defense; Open vs. #7 Wilmington on Thursday at 3:00 pm

Selection Sunday: Spartans Take #2 Seed into East Regional Title Defense; Open vs. #7 Wilmington on Thursday at 3:00 pm

2018 NCAA Division II Baseball Tournament

East Regional hosted by University of New Haven at Pace University

1  University of New Haven (37-10)

2  St. Thomas Aquinas (36-13) (ECC Champions)

3  LeMoyne College (33-15-1)

4  Southern New Hampshire University (35-15)

5  Franklin Pierce University (32-13-1)

6  Merrimack College (31-19) (NE-10 Champions)

7  Wilmington University (34-19) (CACC Champions)

The St. Thomas Aquinas College baseball team has earned the #2 seed in the East Regional of the NCAA Division II Baseball Tournament, which will be hosted by the University of New Haven at Pace University. The Spartans (36-13) will begin the defense of their regional championship of a year ago taking on Wilmington University in East Game 2 on Thursday, May 17 at 3:00 pm.

By winning their fourth East Coast Conference Tournament Championship on Saturday, STAC secured an appearance in its sixth consecutive NCAA Tournament. One year ago, the Spartans captured their second East Region title (the previous being in 2014), and were just one victory away from the National Championship final game, earning a national ranking as high as #3 this season.

Wilmington secured a slot in the regional by capturing the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Tournament by topping Felician University. This battle will be a rematch of the 2015 East Regional Championship game, which saw Wlmington outlast St. Thomas Aquinas to win the East title.

If the Spartans win Thursday's opener, they will play at 7:00 pm Friday against the winner of Game 1 between #3 LeMoyne and #6 Merrimack. Should STAC lose on Thursday, they will play an elimination game at 11:00 am Friday against the loser of Game 1.

2018 NCAA Division II East Region Championship
Thursday, May 17
Game 1: No 3 Le Moyne vs. No. 6 Merrimack - 11:00 am
Game 2: No. 2 St. Thomas Aquinas vs. No. 7 Wilmington - 3:00 pm
Game 3: No. 4 Southern New Hampshire vs. No. 5 Franklin Pierce - 7:00 pm
Friday, May 18
Game 4: Game 1 Loser vs. Game 2 Loser - 11:00 am (loser is eliminated)
Game 5: No. 1 New Haven vs. Game 3 Winner - 3:00 pm
Game 6: Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner - 7:00 pm
Saturday, May 20
Game 7: Game 4 Winner vs. Game 5 Loser - 11:00 am
Game 8: Game 6 Loser vs. Game 3 Loser - 3:00 pm (loser is eliminated)
Game 9: Game 5 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner - 7:00 pm
Sunday, May 21
Game 10: Game 8 Winner vs. Game 7 Winner - 12:00 pm (loser is eliminated) 
Game 11: Game 10 Winner vs. Game 9 Loser - 4:00 pm (loser is eliminated)
Monday, May 22
Game 12: Game 9 Winner vs. Game 11 Winner - 12:00 pm
Game 13: Game 12 Winner vs. Game 12 Loser - 4:00 pm (if necessary)
Additional information will be posted on as it becomes available. Stat and video links to watch all 13 games of the East Region Championship on the Charger Sports Network will be posted on the Championship Central Page, along with ticket information, the most up-to-date tournament schedule and box scores, visitor information and team information.