Oswego Sports Information Department
OSWEGO, N.Y. – The Oswego State baseball team learned its NCAA Championship destination during Monday's selection show. Second-seeded Oswego will head north to the University of Southern Maine and will face the third-seeded Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Engineers at 3:30 p.m. on Friday. The Lakers and Engineers each earned berths by winning their conference tournaments, with Oswego winning the SUNYAC while MIT captured the New England Men's and Women's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC).
Top-seeded Southern Maine – ranked No. 2 in both national polls – is hosting the double-elimination, four-team pod and the Huskies will face New England College on Friday. The four-team regional format can be seen in the table below:
|Friday, May 17|
|Game 1||12 p.m.||No. 1 Southern Maine vs. No. 4 New England|
|Game 2||3:30 p.m.||No. 2 Oswego vs. No. 3 MIT|
|Saturday, May 18|
|Game 3||12 p.m.||Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2|
|Game 4||3:30 p.m.||Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2|
|Game 5||7 p.m.||Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4|
|Sunday, May 19|
|Game 6||12 p.m.||Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5|
|Game 7||3:30 p.m.||Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 6 (if necessary)|
For the first time, the NCAA Division III Championship has moved to a regional and super regional format before the eight-team World Series. The winner of the Southern Maine Regional will face the winner of the UMass-Boston Regional, which includes the host, Baruch College, Wheaton College (Mass.) and St. Joseph's College (Me.), in a super regional best-of-three series on May 24-25.
Super regional winners will play the familiar World Series format of double-elimination until two teams remain, with those two teams playing a best-of-three series. The World Series - for the first time in Cedar Rapids, Iowa - begins May 31 and will continue through either June 4 or 5.