INDIANAPOLIS – Shenandoah University is headed to the York (Pa.) Regional for the 2017 NCAA Baseball Tournament in selections announced Monday morning by the NCAA.
Shenandoah, 36-8, is the No. 2 seed at the regional and opens play Thursday night at 7:45 p.m. versus seventh-seeded Maritime (N.Y.).
Shenandoah, making its eighth NCAA Tournament appearance in the past nine years, made the field as a Pool C (at-large) participant.
Top-seeded Johns Hopkins, No. 3 Wheaton (Mass.), No. 4 RIT, No. 5 Alvernia, No. 6 Elizabethtown and No. 8 Lesley (Mass.) round out the eight-team regional.
Shenandoah has an 8-1 record versus teams that received bids to the 2017 NCAA Tournament. Coach Kevin Anderson's club is 3-0 versus Roanoke, 2-0 versus both Misericordia and La Roche, 1-0 versus E-Town and 0-1 versus Salisbury.
In NCAA play, SU has played Johns Hopkins three times. In 2009, the Hornets defeated JHU 8-2 and 11-7 in the Salisbury Regional. In 2010, the 'Jays eliminated Shenandoah from the national championships in Appleton, Wisconsin with a 7-4 victory on day two of the tourney.
SUNY-Maritime comes into the tournament with a 26-11 record and qualified for the regional by winning the Skyline Conference championship.
The Hornets and Privateers have never met on the diamond but have two common opponents: Misericordia and CCNY, this season.
Shenandoah is 4-0 versus the Cougars and Beavers, sweeping doubleheaders on February 18 and March 5, respectively, while Maritime dropped a pair to Misercordia and defeated CCNY.