NEWMAC Spring Championships In Full Swing this Weekend

WELLESLEY, Mass. – The 2011 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) spring championship season continues this weekend, with baseball, softball, women’s lacrosse, men’s tennis and track & field all in action across New England. The softball and women’s lacrosse tournaments kicked off earlier in the week with opening round play and will continue on Saturday.

Multimedia options, including live stats, streaming video and audio will be available for many of the championship events throughout the weekend. Fans can also stay up to speed on championship results through the official Facebook page and Twitter account of the NEWMAC.

Baseball

Wheaton College (30-6, 16-2) earned the NEWMAC baseball regular season title and will serve as the host of this weekend’s games. The NEWMAC tournament format requires two sites for the first day of play and Babson College (20-16, 10-8), the tournament’s No. 3 seed, will also host a pair of games at Govoni Field. Wheaton will open up against fourth-seeded WPI (22-15, 9-9) while No. 2 Springfield (19-13, 11-7) takes on Babson. Live stats and audio will be available at the two games played at Wheaton and Babson will provide live stats and video for the games it hosts.

2012 NEWMAC Baseball Championship

(Double Elimination)

Day 1: Saturday, April 28 at highest seed (two sites)
          Game 1 - #4 WPI at #1 Wheaton - 11:00 a.m. (at Wheaton College) | Live Stats | Audio
          Game 2 - #3 Babson vs. #2 Springfield - 11:00 a.m. (at Babson College) | Live Stats | Video
          Game 3 - Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 - 2:30 p.m. (at Wheaton College) | Live Stats | Audio
          Game 4 - Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 - 2:30 p.m. (at Babson College) | Live Stats | Video

Day 2: Saturday, May 5 at highest remaining seed
          Game 5 - Winner Game 4 vs. Loser Game 3 - 12:00 p.m.
          Game 6 - Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 5 - 3:30 p.m.

Day 3: Sunday, May 6 at highest seed
          Game 7 - Winnner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 6 (if necessary) - 12:00 p.m.

For complete information on this year’s baseball tournament, please visit the championship homepage.

Softball

After Day One play, completed on Tuesday afternoon, the top two seeds in the NEWMAC softball championship, No. 1 Springfield (24-13-1, 12-4) and No. 2 Babson (24-16, 10-6), remain the only two teams without a loss in the double elimination tournament. Springfield will host four games on Saturday with the championship concluding the following weekend. The Pride and the Beavers will square off at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, with a berth in the championship on the line. Also on Saturday, loser’s bracket games between No. 4 WPI (24-15, 9-7) and No. 6 Coast Guard (21-17. 8-8) and No. 3 Wellesley (18-18-1, 10-6) against No. 5 Wheaton (19-21, 9-7) will be played at Springfield. Springfield will provide live stats for all four games on Saturday.

2012 NEWMAC Softball Championship:

(Double Elimination)  

Day One: Tuesday, April 24 at #1 and #2 seeds
          Game 1 - #5 Wheaton defeats #4 WPI, 6-0 | Box Score | Recap
          Game 2 - #6 Coast Guard defeats #3 Wellesley, 5-2 | Box Score | Recap
          Game 3 - #1 Springfield defeats #5 Wheaton, 12-0 | Box Score | Recap
          Game 4 - #2 Babson defeats #6 Coast Guard, 14-10 | Box Score | Recap

Day Two: Saturday, April 28 at Springfield:
          Game 5 - #2 Babson vs. #1 Springfield - 10:00 a.m. | Live Stats
          Game 6 - #6 Coast Guard vs. #4 WPI - 12:00 p.m. | Live Stats
          Game 7 - #5 Wheaton vs. #3 Wellesley - 2:00 p.m. | Live Stats
          Game 8 - Winner Game 6 vs. Winner Game 7 - 4:00 p.m. | Live Stats

Day Three: Saturday, May 5 at highest remaining seed:
          Game 9 - Winner Game 8 vs. Loser Game 5 - 12:00 p.m.
          Game 10 - Winner Game 9 vs. Winner Game 5 - 2:00 p.m.
          Game 11 - Winner Game 10 vs. Loser Game 10 (if necessary) - 4:00 p.m.

For complete information on this year’s softball tournament, please visit the championship homepage.

Women’s Lacrosse

Five-time defending champions, Babson (12-2, 6-0), will host the women’s lacrosse championship for the fourth time in the past five years. The top seed Beavers will take on No. 4 Wellesley (6-10, 3-3) in one semifinal, at 12:00 p.m. No. 2 Springfield (9-7, 5-1) and No. 3 Wheaton (12-5, 4-2) will square off in the second semifinal at 2:30 p.m. The championship game will be played Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Babson will provide live stats and live streaming video for all three games this weekend.

2012 NEWMAC Women's Lacrosse Championship:

Quarterfinals: Wednesday, April 25 at higher seed: 
          #4 Wellesley defeats #5 Smith, 19-14 | Box Score | Recap

Semifinals: Saturday, April 28 at Babson:
          #4 Wellesley at #1 Babson - 12:00 p.m. | Live Stats | Video
          #3 Wheaton vs. #2 Springfield - 2:30 p.m. | Live Stats | Video

Championship: Sunday, April 29 at Babson:
          Semifinal winners - 1:00 p.m. | Live Stats | Video

For complete information on this year’s women’s lacrosse tournament, please visit the championship homepage.

Men’s Tennis

The 2012 men’s tennis championship will be hosted by No. 1 seed MIT (13-4, 5-0) on Saturday and Sunday. The Engineers will face No. 4 Springfield (8-7, 2-3) in the first semifinal Saturday, followed by No. 2 Coast Guard (11-6, 4-1) versus No. 3 Clark (15-3, 3-2). The winners will meet in Sunday’s championship match at 1:00 p.m.

2012 NEWMAC Men's Tennis Championship

Semifinals: Saturday, April 28 at MIT:  
           #4 Springfield at #1 MIT - 12:00 p.m.
           #3 Clark vs. #2 Coast Guard - 3:00 p.m.

Championship: Sunday, April 29 at MIT:
           Semifinal winners - 1:00 p.m.

For complete information on this year’s men’s tennis tournament, please visit the championship homepage.

Track & Field

Smith College will host the final NEWMAC championship of the weekend, welcoming the conference’s men’s and women’s track & field teams for the championship meet on Saturday. The meet begins at 11:00 a.m. While live results will not be available, event results and team scores will be updated periodically on the NEWMAC twitter page @NEWMACsports.

2012 NEWMAC Men’s and Women's Track & Field Championship

Championship Meet: Saturday, April 28 | 11:00 a.m.
          Hosted by Smith College

Schedule of Events

For complete information on this year’s track and field championship, please visit the championship homepage.