Seahawks playing for baseball championship

Defending Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) baseball champion Salve Regina University (#20/23 national rankings) will host a best-of-three series with second-seeded Endicott College for the 2017 crown at Reynolds Field in Newport. (Photo by Jordin Bonacorsi)
Defending Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) baseball champion Salve Regina University (#20/23 national rankings) will host a best-of-three series with second-seeded Endicott College for the 2017 crown at Reynolds Field in Newport. (Photo by Jordin Bonacorsi)
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CCC Baseball Championships Summary: Defending Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) baseball champion and top seed Salve Regina University will host second seed Endicott College in a best-of-three series for the 2017 title and an automatic bid to NCAA Division III Championships.

Match-up: No. 1 Salve Regina Seahawks (32-10; 14-2 CCC) will face No. 2 Endicott Gulls (25-17; 11-5 CCC)

Game date, time and site: Best of three series begins at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 12, at Reynolds Field in Newport, Rhode Island.

GAME A (Fri., May 12 @ 1 p.m.)
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GAME B (Fri., May 12 @ 4 p.m.)
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GAME C, if necessary (Sat., May 13 @ 11 a.m.)
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Ticket Info: Free admission with parking available on campus

Game Program: Download a PDF version of the game program here

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Series edge: Salve Regina and Endicott have met 54 times in baseball and are deadlocked at 27-27 in the all-time series with the Seahawks winning the last four including twice in the championship match last year. Salve Regina swept the regular season doubleheader on April 8.

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SALVE REGINA IN THE CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • The Seahawks have won eight (7) Commonwealth Coast Conference baseball championships since entering as a charter member; titles in 1985, 1991-1994, 2001, 2005, and 2016.
  • Salve Regina's four-year string of titles from 1991 to 1994 was only matched (and surpassed) by five in a row from Western New England University (2008 to 2012).
  • Salve Regina has also reached the finals on five other occasions - 1996, 1999, 2002, 2003, and 2007.
  • These two teams met in the finals three other times - Salve Regina won the matchup in 2001 on Reynolds Field, two years later Endicott won 13-10 at Cardines Field (both in Newport), and last year at Beverly, Mass., the Seahawks needed to win two to win their latest championship (10-3 and 2-1).

HOW THEY GOT HERE
No. 2 seed Endicott defeated No. 3 seed Western New England University, 5-4, on Saturday. Advancing to the pod final needing just one victory, the Gulls were forced to an elimination game with Gordon College winning 5-4 in an earlier contest on Sunday. Endicott put the final game away early with a 15-0 score against the Scots.

No. 1 seed Salve Regina defeated No. 4 seed Curry College, 6-2, on Sunday. No. 5 Nichols College eliminated the Colonels later that afternoon to set up a pod final at Reynolds Field on Monday. The Bison took the first game, 8-6, but were eliminated by the Seahawks who scored a 10-0 victory in the pod final.

WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR ME LATELY (SEAHAWKS VS. GULLS)

  • Salve Regina swept the regular-season meetings with Endicott at Reynolds Field on April 8, 2017.
  • Christian Vargas went 3-for-3 in game two with three hits (a double, solo homer, and grand slam) for six RBI.
  • Jimmy Fitzgerald pitched 6.2 innings in game one, flirting with a no-hitter in the seventh, he finished with 10 strikeouts, allowing two runs on one hit.
  • Cory Poplawski pitched six shutout innings while allowing two hits and striking out five in game two.
  • Dylan Ketch produced a game-winning, walk-off basehit in the bottom of the seventh of game one after the Seahawks entered the frame trailing 2-1.

2017 SALVE REGINA WEEKLY AWARD WINNERS
Stephen Cirella - CCC Rookie of the Week - March 20
Jimmy Fitzgerald - CCC Pitcher of the Week - March 27, April 10
Riley Fusaro - CCC Player of the Week - April 3
Will Ginsberg - CCC Pitcher of the Week - April 3
Patrick Maybach - CCC Pitcher and/or Rookie of the Week - March 13, March 27, April 24, May 8
John Militano - CCC Player of the Week - April 24

SP Fitzgerald, SP Maybach, 2B Militano were joined on the all-conference team by 3B Colton Eremian, OF Dylan Ketch, 1B Alex Perry, SP Cory Poplawski, OF Brody Santilli, SS Hunter Sleeper, OF Zack Smith, C Christian Vargas. Maybach was named Rookie of the Year, and fourth-year head coach Eric Cirella was named Coach of the Year.

ALL-TIME CCC BASEBALL CHAMPIONS

YEAR CHAMPION YEAR CHAMPION YEAR CHAMPION YEAR CHAMPION
2016 Salve Regina 2008 Western New Eng. 2000 Endicott 1992 Salve Regina
2015 Curry 2007 Curry 1999 Colby Sawyer 1991 Salve Regina
2014 Endicott 2006 Endicott 1998 Colby Sawyer 1990 Wentworth
2013 Endicott 2005 Salve Regina 1997 Curry 1989 Wentworth
2012 Western New Eng. 2004 Endicott 1996 Wentworth 1988 Roger Williams
2011 Western New Eng. 2003 Endicott 1995 Curry 1987 unknown
2010 Western New Eng. 2002 Roger Williams 1994 Salve Regina 1986 unknown
2009 Western New Eng. 2001 Salve Regina 1993 Salve Regina 1985 Salve Regina

 

COACHES' CORNER

  • Seahawks have reached postseason in each of head coach Eric Cirella's four seasons.
  • Cirella has a 110-59-1 (.650) record in four seasons.
  • The fourth-year head coach is the fifth skipper in the history of the Salve Regina baseball program and the only former player to ever take the helm.
2017 Commonwealth Coast Conference Baseball Standings (through May 10)
SCHOOL CONF PCT. OVERALL PCT. STRK
Salve Regina
14-2 .813 32-10 .732 W1
Endicott
11-5 .688 25-17 .595 W1
Western New Eng. 10-6 .625 22-18 .550 L2
Curry
10-6 .625 15-20 .429 L2
Nichols 9-7 .563 23-19 .548 L1
Gordon 6-10 .375 13-22 .371 L1
Wentworth 5-11 .313 15-16 .484 L1
Roger Williams
5-11 .313 12-27 .308 L3
Eastern Nazarene
2-14 .125 11-22-2 .343 L6