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Regional Preview: Third Seeded Wilmington Returns to Sixth Regional Looking for Final Step

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - New Castle, DE

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Junior Sam Goines leads the offense with 41 RBI on the season, hitting .309 coming into the East Regional Tournament. He also has nine doubles, two triples and a team high three home runs. Copyright 2014; Wilmington University. All rights reserved. Photo by Tim Shaffer



Junior Frank Samluk is a First Team All-CACC selection as a utility man, batting .354 with six doubles while also going 5-0 with a 1.77 earned run average on the mound this season. Copyright 2014; Wilmington University. All rights reserved. Photo by Frank Stallworth



Senior Josh Hampton is hitting .383 with a team high 18 doubles on the season, adding two triples, two home runs and 33 RBI. Copyright 2014; Wilmington University. All rights reserved.

The NCAA Division II East Regional Tournament kicks off on Thursday morning on the campus of Southern New Hampshire University at 11 a.m. The third seeded Wilmington University baseball team plays fourth seeded St. Thomas Aquinas at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

Southern New Hampshire won its first ever Notheast-10 Tournament Championship to claim the regions top seed in the tournament while fellow Northeast-10 member Franklin Pierce was selected as the second seed.

Wilmington earned an at-large bid after falling in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Tournament while St. Thomas Aquinas captured the East Coast Conference’s automatic qualifier after earning its second straight ECC Tournament Championship.

Fifth seeded Dowling earned the final at-large bid into the Regional Tournament out of the ECC while sixth seeded Felician defeated the Wildcats in the CACC Tournament to earn the conference’s automatic qualifier.

Follow All The Action of the 2014 East Regional Tournament:
NCAA Baseball East Regional Central
Live Stats
Live Video

Ticket Information:
Tickets for each day of the tournament will be as follows. Tickers will go on sale 90 minutes prior to the first scheduled game of the day:

$6.00 – Adults
$4.00 – Students with ID, Senior Citizens
$4.00 – Children 2-12

Children under the age of 2 shall be admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult.

Wilmington in the East Regional Tournament:
2007: #1 Franklin Pierce def. #6 Wilmington, 4-1; #5 Bryant def. #6 Wilmington, 5-1
2009: #6 Wilmington def. #1 Dominican, 10-1; #4 Dowling def. #6 Wilmington, 3-2; #6 Wilmington def. #5 Assumption, 10-1; #3 Adelphi def. #6 Wilmington, 9-6
2011: #4 Southern Connecticut State def. #3 Wilmington, 2-1; #1 Adelphi def. #3 Wilmington, 6-5
2012: #5 Wilmington def. #2 Le Moyne, 1-0 (10 inn.); #3 Franklin Pierce def. #5 Wilmington, 7-1; #1 Southern New Hampshire def. #5 Wilmington, 6-3.
2013: #6 Franklin Pierce def. #1 Wilmington, 7-0; #1 Wilmington def. #2 St. Thomas Aquinas, 8-1; #1 Wilmington def. #3 New Haven, 11-0; #1 Wilmington def. #4 Southern New Hampshire, 2-1 (10 inn.); #6 Franklin Pierce def. #1 Wilmington, 5-1

Overall: 6-10

Season and All-Time Series vs. East Region Tournament Participants:
#1 Southern New Hampshire University Penmen: 2014 – 0-1 (2-7); All-Time – 4-5
#2 Franklin Pierce University Ravens: - 2014 – 0-0; All-Time – 4-5
#3 Wilmington University Wildcats
#4 St. Thomas Aquinas Spartans: 2014 – 0-0; All-Time – 2-2
#5 Dowling College Golden Lions: 2014 – 0-0; All-Time – 3-2
#6 Felician College Golden Falcons: 2014 – 1-2 (0-2, 1-0, and 3-8); All-Time – 20-10

2014 NCAA Division II east Region Tournament Game Schedule:
Thursday, May 15
Game 1: (1) So. New Hampshire def. (6) Felician
Game 2: (5) Dowling def. (2) Franklin Pierce, 3-0
Game 3: (3) Wilmington (Del.) def. (4) St. Thomas Aquinas, 4-0

Friday, May 16
Game 4: (6) Felician def. (2) Franklin Pierce, 5-0 (Franklin Pierce Eliminated)
Game 5: (4) St. Thomas Aquinas def. (1) So. New Hampshire, 6-1 
Game 6: (5) Dowling def. (3) Wilmington, 6-1

If five teams remain after Game 6, the following schedule will be used
Saturday, May 17
Game 7: (1) Southern New Hampshire vs. (3) Wilmington - 11:00 am
Game 8: (6) Felician vs. (4) St. Thomas Aquinas - 3:00 pm
Game 9: (5) Dowling vs. Game 7 Winner - 7:00 pm

If two teams remain after Game 9, the following schedule will be used
Sunday, May 18

Game 10: Game 8 Winner vs. Game 9 Winner - 12:00 pm
Game 11: Game 10 rematch - 4:00 pm (if necessary)

If three teams remain after Game 9, the following schedule will be used
Sunday, May 18

Game 10: Game 8 Winner vs. Game 9 Loser - 12:00 pm
Game 11: Game 9 Winner vs. Game 10 Winner - 4:00 pm