May 15, 2006


RIC Baseball Selected To Participate in ECAC N.E. Tournament
Anchormen Earn First Berth in 19 years


Providence, RIóThe Rhode Island College baseball team has earned a berth in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) New England Div. III Baseball Tournament. This will be the first ECAC tourney appearance for the Anchormen in 19 years, who were last selected during the 1987 season.


The seedings are as follows: 1. Keene State; 2. Brandeis; 3. M.I.T.; 4. Rhode Island College; 5. UMass Boston; 6. Castleton State. The Anchormen will host fifth-seeded UMass Boston on Friday, May 19 at Anchorman Field at 3 p.m. Keene State and Brandeis each receive first-round byes. Keene State will host the remaining teams on Saturday, May 20.


Head Coach Jay Grenierís team is 20-20 on the season. The Anchormen were eliminated from the 2006 Little East Conference Baseball Tournament with losses to Eastern Connecticut (9-4) on May 10 and to Southern Maine (7-6) on May 11.