2020 NESCAC Baseball Championship Information

2020 NESCAC Baseball Championship Dates

Quarterfinal Games: Saturday-Sunday, May 2-3, 2020
Championship Games: Friday-Sunday, May 8-10, 2020 at Trinity College (Hartford, Conn.)

Format

The top four teams in each division shall qualify for the tournament. The first weekend will feature four, best-of-three quarterfinal series at the higher seed. The four quarterfinal winners will advance to the double-elimination championship round. The tournament champion will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Championship.

East Division: Bates, Bowdoin, Colby, Trinity, Tufts
West Division: Amherst, Hamilton, Middlebury, Wesleyan, Williams 

Selection

The top four teams in each division shall qualify for the tournament.  The top four teams will be selected on the basis of the following criteria:

  1. NESCAC divisional games won
  2. NESCAC divisional winning percentage
  3. Head-to-head results. When three or more teams are tied, the game record against the tied teams will be used. 
  4. Overall winning percentage
  5. Coin flip

Tournament Schedule

Quarterfinal Games: Saturday-Sunday, May 2-3, 2020
Championship Games: Friday-Sunday, May 8-10, 2020 at Trinity College (Hartford, Conn.)

Quarterfinal Games (best of three series)
West #4 at East #1
West #3 at East #2
East #4 at West #1
East #3 at West #2

Games will be plays on Saturday and Sunday, with Game 1 set for 12 p.m. and Game 2 played 30 minutes after Game 1. If necessary, Game 3 will be played at 12 p.m. on Sunday.

Championship Games (double-elimination)
Day 1 - Friday, May 8
Game 1 - 2:30 p.m. - Quarterfinal Winners
Game 2 - 6:00 p.m. - Quarterfinal Winners

Day 2 - Saturday, May 9
Game 3 - 10:30 a.m. - Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2
Game 4 - 2:00 p.m. - Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2
Game 5 - 45 minutes after Game 4 - Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4

Day 3 - Sunday, May 10
Game 6 - 10:30 a.m. - Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5
Game 7 - If necessary, will be played 30 minutes after Game 6 ends