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REGIONAL PREVIEW: No. 4 WilmU Baseball Hosts East Regional Tournament For First Time in Program History

REGIONAL PREVIEW: No. 4 WilmU Baseball Hosts East Regional Tournament For First Time in Program History

Press Release Written by Mitchell Coll

NEWARK, Del. - - The Wilmington University baseball team is back in the NCAA Division II East Regional Tournament after winning the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Tournament Saturday. It is the tenth regional appearance in the Wildcats' NCAA era.

The Wildcats make their first appearance in the East Region Tournament since 2019 and will host the East Regional # 1 Tournament the first time in program history.

The Wildcats (31-11) earned the fourth seed in the double-elimination tournament hosted by Wilmington University at Wilson Field. The Wildcats open the tournament against fifth seeded Southern Connecticut State (30-13-1) on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. The winner of Game No. 1 will have the rest of the day off and play Game No. 3 on Friday. The loser will play #1 Southern New Hampshire Penman at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday.

The winner of the East Regional 1 Bracket advances to take on the winner of the East Region 2 Bracket hosted by Molloy College in the East Super Regional best-of-three series. The winner of that advances to the NCAA Division II National Championships in Cary, N.C hosted by the University of Mount Olive.

The NCAA went to the two-regional and Super Regional format beginning in 2019. The Wildcats won the 2015 East Regional Tournament when it was seven teams held at one site, advancing to the NCAA Division II National Championships.

Follow The Action of the 2022 NCAA Division II East Regional Tournament:
NCAA Baseball East Regional Tournament Central
Live Stream for all tournament games

Ticket Information:
Tickets will be available at the game to Wilson Field each day.
Adults: $10.00
Children/Seniors: $5.00
College Students with ID: $5.00
Children under two-years-old will be admitted free of charge
            *CASH and CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED ON SITE

Wilmington in the East Regional Tournament:
2007 (0-2): #1 Franklin Pierce def. #6 Wilmington, 4-1; #5 Bryant def. #6 Wilmington, 5-1
2009 (2-2): #6 Wilmington def. #1 Dominican, 10-1; #4 Dowling def. #6 Wilmington, 3-2; #6 Wilmington def. #5 Assumption, 10-1; #3 Adelphi def. #6 Wilmington, 9-6
2011 (0-2): #4 Southern Connecticut State def. #3 Wilmington, 2-1; #1 Adelphi def. #3 Wilmington, 6-5
2012 (1-2): #5 Wilmington def. #2 Le Moyne, 1-0 (10 inn.); #3 Franklin Pierce def. #5 Wilmington, 7-1; #1 Southern New Hampshire def. #5 Wilmington, 6-3.
2013 (3-2): #6 Franklin Pierce def. #1 Wilmington, 7-0; #1 Wilmington def. #2 St. Thomas Aquinas, 8-1; #1 Wilmington def. #3 New Haven, 11-0; #1 Wilmington def. #4 Southern New Hampshire, 2-1 (10 inn.); #6 Franklin Pierce def. #1 Wilmington, 5-1
2014 (1-2): #3 Wilmington def. #4 St. Thomas Aquinas, 4-0; #5 Dowling def. #3 Wilmington, 6-1; #1 Southern New Hampshire def. #3 Wilmington, 4-3
2015 (4-1): #4 Wilmington def. #3 Southern New Hampshire, 3-2; #4 Wilmington def. #2 Stonehill, 4-3; #6 St. Thomas Aquinas def. #4 Wilmington, 7-3; #4 Wilmington def. #1 Franklin Pierce, 5-3; #4 Wilmington def. #6 St. Thomas Aquinas, 11-9
2018 (1-2): #2 St. Thomas Aquinas def. #7 Wilmington, 8-3, #7 Wilmington def. #6 Merrimack, 10-5, #8 New Haven def. #7 Wilmington, 1-0
2019 (2-2): #5 NYIT def. #4 Wilmington, 10-7, #4 Wilmington def. #1 Adelphi, 14-5, #4 Wilmington def. #8 Franklin Pierce, 12-10, #5 NYIT def. #4 Wilmington, 6-3

Overall: 14-17

Season and All-Time Series vs. East Region Tournament Participants:
#1 Southern New Hampshire University Penmen: 2022 – 0-0; All-Time – 6-8; Regionals – 1-5
#2 Molloy College Lions: 2022 – 0-1; All-Time – 8-5; Regionals – 0-0
#3 Adelphi University Panthers: 2022 – 0-0; All-Time – 8-5; Regionals – 2-1
#4 Wilmington University Wildcats
#5 Southern Connecticut State Owls : 2022 – 0-0; All-Time – 3-1-1; Regionals – 0-1
#6 Franklin Pierce University Ravens: 2022 – 0-0; All-Time – 6-8; Regionals – 2-4
#7 Le Moyne College Dolphins: 2022 – 0-0; All-Time – 1-1; Regionals – 1-0

2022 NCAA Division II East Region #1 Tournament Game Schedule:
Thursday, May 19 - at Wilson Field (New Castle, DE)
Game 1 :: No. 4 Wilmington (33-11) vs. No. 5 Southern Conn. St. (30-13-1) :: 11:00 a.m.
Game 2 :: No. 1 Southern N.H. (41-9) vs. Loser Game 1 :: 2:30 p.m.

Friday, May 20 - at Wilson Field (New Castle, DE)
Game 3 :: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 :: 11:00 a.m.
Game 4 :: Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 3 :: 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 21 - at Wilson Field (New Castle, DE) (if two teams remain after Game 3)
Game 5 :: 11:00 a.m. :: If Necessary Game

Saturday, May 21 - at Wilson Field (New Castle, DE) (if three teams remain after Game 3)
Game 6 :: Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3 :: 11:00 a.m. :: elimination game
Game 7 :: Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 3 :: 2:30 p.m. :: elimination game