Saint Joseph's Earns Top Seed in GNAC Baseball Tournament

Saint Joseph's Earns Top Seed in GNAC Baseball Tournament

WINTHROP, Mass. – Saint Joseph's College and Suffolk University will be the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds, respectively, as the 2017 GNAC Baseball Tournament gets underway this week. Both teams avoid Tuesday's first-round, do-or-die games and advance into the double-elimination portion of the bracket.

#20/22 Saint Joseph's finished the regular season with a 13-1 conference record and goes into today's single game versus MIT 30-6 overall. The Monks, ranked fifth in the first NCAA New England Regional rankings, are the first team in New England to reach the 30-win plateau.

The Monks, who have won six GNAC Championships, have now clinched the top seed in the GNAC Tournament for the third-consecutive season and sixth time since joining the conference in 2008. 

For the complete schedule, please see below.

SJC and Suffolk will both host second-round games on Thursday, May 5. The remaining games of the four-team, double elimination will take place at Holman Stadium in Nashua, N.H., hosted by Rivier University.

In the first round on Tuesday, third-seeded Lasell College will host sixth-seeded Albertus Magnus after sweeping the Falcons in a doubleheader on Sunday. Elsewhere, fourth-seeded Johnson & Wales University will welcome fifth-seeded Norwich University on Tuesday at 6:00 PM.

The Albertus/Lasell winner will be at Suffolk on Thursday (7:00 PM), while top seed SJC hosts the Norwich/JWU winner (3:30 PM) before the tournament shifts to Holman.

First Round - Tuesday, May 2 (single elimination)

Game 1: #6 Albertus Magnus at #3 Lasell - 7:00 PM (at Campanelli Stadium, Brockton, Mass.)

Game 2: #5 Norwich at #4 JWU - 6:00 PM

Second Round - Thursday, May 4 (double-elimination begins)

Game 3: Game 1 winner at #2 Suffolk - 7:00 PM

Game 4: Game 2 winner at #1 Saint Joseph's of Maine - 3:30 PM

Semifinals - Saturday, May 6 (Hosted by Rivier at Holman Stadium)

Game 5: Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 loser (elimination game)

Game 6: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner

Game 7: Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 loser (elimination game)

Championship - Sunday, May 7 (Hosted by Rivier at Holman Stadium)

Game 8: Game 6 winner vs. Game 7 winner

Game 9: if necessary


Founded in 1995, the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) is an NCAA Division III association made up of 12 member institutions and over 3,000 student-athletes across the New England region. Each year, the GNAC sponsors and administers 17 championships, while balancing academic integrity, athletic opportunities, and community involvement.






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