posted May 7, 2013

Hope to Host MIAA Baseball Tournament

The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) baseball tournament comes to Hope College beginning Wednesday, May 8,  at Boeve Baseball Stadium.

The top four teams from the regular season will compete in the double elimination tournament to determine the MIAA's qualifier to the NCAA Division III championship.

Hope and Adrian were co-champions while Trine and Calvin followed in third and fourth place. The Flying Dutchmen gained the tournament's top-seed by virtue of having won the regular season series against Adrian. Trine will be seeded third and Calvin is fourth.

Hope and Adrian will each host a single nine inning game on Wednesday. All of the action continues to Hope on Thursday and Friday.

Hope and Calvin will be playing for the fifth time in six days. The teams concluded the regular season with Hope clinching the league co-championship by defeating Calvin three times in the four game series.

Adrian won the inaugural MIAA tournament in 2012. Hope and Trine are making their second appearance while Calvin in it for the first time.

Adrian is bidding for its sixth consecutive NCAA appearance. Hope last appeared in the NCAA tournament in 2007 and Calvin back in 2002. Trine is seeking it first post-season opportunity.

Wednesday at two locations
Game 1: #4 Calvin (16-23) at #1 Hope (26-13), 4 p.m.
Game 2: #3 Trine (22-18) at #2 Adrian (28-12), 4 p.m.

Thursday at Hope's Boeve Stadium
Game 3: Wednesday winners, 10 a.m.
Game 4: Wednesday losers, 1 p.m.
Game 5: Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 winner, 4 p.m.

Friday at Hope's Boeve Stadium
Game 6: Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, noon
Game 7: Game 6 opponents, if necessary, 3 p.m.

TICKET INFORMATION
3-Day Tournament pass - $15
General Admission - $7 (Single Day)
Seniors and faculty/staff - $5 (Single Day) Non-MIAA Student/Senior