Dowling Draws Top Seeded Southern New Hampshire in NCAA Baseball East Regional

Dowling Draws Top Seeded Southern New Hampshire in NCAA Baseball East Regional

Indianapolis - The ECC Champion Dowling College Golden Lions, received the No. 6 seed in the NCAA East Region Baseball Championship and will face top-seed and host, Southern New Hampshire.

Dowling will face the Penmen, who have set a program record with 38 wins on the season, on Thursday, May 17. Game time has yet to be announced.

The Golden Lions, who defeated Bridgeport 7-0 in the final of the ECC Baseball Championship for their second straight conference title, head back to the NCAA Tournament for the eighth time in 11 seasons. After missing out on the Northeast 10 conference tournament, Southern New Hampshire is making their first post-season appearance of any kind since 1997.

LeMoyne from the Northeast 10, and Wilmington from the CACC, join Dowling as squads that earned automatic bids into the tournament field with conference championships. Southern New Hampshire, Franklin Pierce, and St. Anselm grabbed the three at-large berths.

Dowling has faced only one team in the East Region bracket this season, splitting a double header with Franklin Pierce on March 4.

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2012 NCAA Baseball Championship East Regional
Hosted by Southern New Hampshire University
Penmen Field (Manchester, N.H.)

1. Southern New Hampshire (38-12)
2. LeMoyne (40-13-1)
3. Franklin Pierce (36-16-1)
4. St. Anselm (28-23-2)
5. Wilmington, Del. (32-16)
6. Dowling (31-17)