River States Conf. Tournament Begins Thursday
Date: May 1, 2018
After winning its league-leading 18th North Coast baseball title with a 16-2 record in conference play this season, Wooster (16-2, 34-6) has earned the top seed in the 2018 NCAC Baseball Tournament, which will be played this weekend, May 10-13, at VA Memorial Stadium in Chillicothe, Ohio. Please note, if Wabash advances to the championship round (games 6 and 7), the Sunday rain date cannot be used due to Wabash College's commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 13th.
Wooster, which also leads the league with 13 NCAC baseball tournament titles, will open play in the tournament on Thursday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. against fourth-seeded Kenyon (10-8, 16-16). In the other opening round game on Thursday, second-seeded Denison (15-3, 31-8) will square off against third-seeded Wabash (10-8, 25-15) at 8:30 p.m. Both opening-round games will be rematches of the final weekend of the regular season that saw the Fighting Scots and Lords play to a 1-1 split and the Big Red earn a pair of wins at Wabash on May 5th.
The double elimination tournament continues on Friday afternoon with the winners of Thursday's first two contests squaring off at 12:00 p.m. with a slot in the championship round on the line, while the losers of Thursday's first two games will meet on Friday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. in an elimination game.
The final slot in the championship round will be determined on Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. with the winner of game four taking on the loser of game three. The first championship game will be played on Saturday or Sunday at 1:00 p.m. with game seven set for 30 minutes following the conclusion of game six.
While Wooster leads the league with 18 NCAC baseball titles, Ohio Wesleyan has captured 10 conference crowns, Allegheny owns four and the trio of DePauw, Oberlin and Wabash all have one title apiece. The only shared title came in 1985 when the Fighting Scots and Gators shared the crown in the NCAC's inaugural season.
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