Philadelphia College Baseball
Several local D-III college programs are in a position to participate in their conference tournaments. Here's a look at some of those teams and their status for the postseason. 

The Centennial Conference tournament is set to kick off next week, showcasing the top 5 teams in the conference vying for a coveted spot. Currently, Haverford (9-6) stands as the No. 4 seed, positioning them well for the tournament, while Swarthmore (8-7) is just outside the qualification line, holding sixth place. The two clubs are scheduled for a pivotal contest on Friday at Swarthmore, promising significant postseason ramifications. A victory for Haverford would all but secure their tournament berth, putting them in a favorable position. On the other hand, Swarthmore faces a tougher route, needing to overcome Haverford first and then likely secure at least a split in a doubleheader against second-place Dickinson (11-4) on the road on Saturday. Haverford's Saturday schedule features a doubleheader against Gettysburg (4-11), setting the stage for an intense and decisive weekend in conference play. 

The top four seeds earn spots in the Atlantic East Conference tournament starting May 8. Immaculata (9-3) currently sits in second place while Cabrini (8-4) sits in third. The two clubs will face each other in a three game series to wrap up the regular season beginning May 3. 

Things are pretty wild in the MAC Commonwealth as both Widener (8-10) and Eastern (7-11) are still fighting to a top-four seed and a playoff berth. The Pride is a game behind York in fifth place, while the Eagles sit in sixth. Widener wraps up their regular season with a three game set against top-seeded Messiah, while Eastern plays three against last place Stevenson. Both local clubs will need a bit of help as York faces Alvernia this weekend and Shenandoah next week. 

Over in the MAC Freedom, Arcadia (14-4) is looking to secure the No. 2 seed this weekend with a series against Lebanon Valley. In the United East, Cairn (14-4), Penn State-Abington (8-7), and Rosemont (8-7) have already secured postseason berths. 

At the D-II level, Jefferson (14-6) sits at the top of the South Division in the Central Atlantic Athletic Conference while Holy Family (11-9) and Chestnut Hill (9-13) are on the outside looking in. 

West Chester (18-6) could potentially clinch a playoff spot with a win this weekend. The Golden Rams sit in third place in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference standings.

Post a Comment

Previous Post Next Post
Philadelphia Baseball Review - Phillies News, Rumors and Analysis