Behrend Baseball Set to Host ECAC Division III Championships

Behrend Baseball Set to Host ECAC Division III Championships

ERIE, Pa. – The Penn State Behrend baseball team received their 10th overall bid to the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) DIII Championships, announced on Monday afternoon.

The Lions are the second seed and will host the semifinals and finals over the weekend. Behrend will battle No. 3 Grove City in the second semifinal, beginning at 4 p.m. The No. 1 seed Pfeiffer will face the winner of No. 4 Wilson and No. 5 Penn State Altoona at 12 p.m. on Saturday.

The two winners will battle for the ECAC Title on Sunday at 1 p.m. All games will be single-elimination and nine innings.

The Behrend Lions return to the ECAC Tournament for the first time since the 2015 season in search for their sixth title. Behrend earned the No. 2 seed in the AMCC Tournament, defeating Penn State Altoona in the second round and then fell to No. 1 La Roche and the Altoona Lions to be eliminated on Friday.  

Behrend (24-16) and Grove City (27-15) will square off for the 37th time in program history. The teams met in the ECAC Southwest Region Tournament back in 2015 in a best of three series. The Wolverines posted a 2-1 record, defeating the Lions in the championship game, 4-3.

First Round - Wednesday, May 15 at Wilson 
*Game 1: No. 5 Penn State Altoona (28-16) at No. 4 Wilson (20-12), TBD

Semifinals - Saturday, May 18 at Penn State Behrend
*Game 2: No. 1 Pfeiffer (28-8) vs. Winner Game 1, 12 p.m.

*Game 3: No. 2 Penn State Behrend (24-16) vs. No. 3 Grove City (27-15), 4 p.m.

Championship - Sunday, May 19 at Penn State Behrend
*Game 4: Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3, 1 p.m.