Wednesday, May 26, 2010

UAlbany Baseball Travels to Binghamton for America East Conference Championship

Cambridge, Mass. - The University at Albany baseball team has qualified for the America East Conference Championship for the third time in four years, and will travel to Binghamton as the fourth seed in the 2010 conference postseason tournament. The America East champion receives an automatic NCAA berth.

Binghamton (30-18, AE 21-3) recently wrapped up its fourth straight America East regular-season baseball crown and will host this week's championship as the top seed. The tournament employs a four-team, double elimination format. Maine (34-20, AE 17-7) secured the second seed in its first tournament appearance since 2007, while third-seed Stony Brook (26-25, AE 15-9) rounds out the championship field.

The first game on Wednesday at 11 a.m. will feature the Black Bears and the Seawolves. UAlbany (11-38, AE 10-14) will take on Binghamton, the defending tournament champion, at 3 p.m. in the second game of the day. The Bearcats and Great Danes met to decide the title in last year's final, the second time it had happened over the past three seasons. Binghamton enters the tournament with the nation's longest active win streak of 14 games, and has won the last 18 against conference opponents.

The losers will meet at 11 a.m. the next day in an elimination game, while the winners of the first day's games will meet at 3 p.m. Another elimination game will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday morning for a bid to that afternoon's championship game, with Game 7 being played on Saturday, May 29 at 12 noon, if necessary.

Tickets to each day of the tournament are $7 for adults, $3 for youth 14 and under, and $2 for America East students with the proper ID. Tickets may be purchased day of game at the Frank Pollard Memorial Tennis Gazebo.


2010 America East Baseball Championship (Varsity Field, Binghamton University, Vestal, N.Y.)

Double Elimination

Wednesday, May 26

Game 1: #2 Maine vs. #3 Stony Brook, 11 a.m.
Game 2: #1 Binghamton vs. #4 UAlbany, 3 p.m.

Thursday, May 27

Game 3: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2, 11 a.m.
Game 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2, 3 p.m.

Friday, May 28

Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5

Saturday, May 29

Game 7 (if necessary): Winner of Game 6 vs. Loser of Game 6

Courtesy: UAlbany Sports Information

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