MANCHESTER, N.H. - The first game of the Northeast-10 Conference baseball playoffs, beginning Tuesday, May 8 between the Hawks of Saint Anselm College and the Falcons of Bentley University, has been postponed due to inclement weather, announced Associate Director of Athletics for Internal Operations Tyler Fleming Tuesday morning.
The Hawks finished tied atop the division standings with Franklin Pierce University after both teams compiled a 14-6-1 record, but clinched the No. 1 seed Thursday because of their 2-0-1 record against the Ravens this season.
Saint Anselm went 3-2 against Bentley this year, including 2-1 during their three-game division play set that was played at Bentley on April 1-2. The Hawks posted 1-0 and 3-2 wins in doubleheader action before the Falcons came back and earned a 4-2 decision the following day.
The last time the Hawks made the Northeast-10 Championship tournament was in 2006 – the year before current head coach Barry Rosen took over the club. It is also the first time Saint Anselm captured the regular season title since the 2004 campaign.
The four winners of the first-round games will go into a double elimination tournament that will be played Thursday, May 10 through Saturday, May 12 at the home of the highest remaining seed from the Northeast Division. If they defeat Bentley in the rescheduled game, the Hawks, who have won eight of their last 10 games, including two straight, will host the tournament at Sullivan Park.