MARIETTA, Ohio – The Penn State Behrend baseball team will travel to Marietta, Ohio for the 2021 NCAA Division III Regional hosted by Marietta College on May 27-30. The sixth-seeded Lions (25-11) will face top-seeded No. 8 Rowan (25-4) in the first round on Thursday at 11 a.m.
Six teams will compete at eight regional sites. All regionals will use a double-elimination format. Winners of the eight regional tournaments will qualify for the pool play double-elimination championship at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Friday-Tuesday/Wednesday, June 4-8/9, 2021.
The Lions will be making their fifth overall trip to the NCAA Tournament and first since 2013. Behrend, down a game in the AMCC Championship series, won two straight games against top-seed La Roche 6-4 and 7-5 to earn the conference's automatic bid. Behrend holds a 2-8 all-time record in the tournament with both wins coming in 2010 against Wooster and Thomas More.
Thursday, May 27
Game 1: #1 Rowan vs. #6 Penn State Behrend, 11 a.m.
Game 2: #2 Marietta vs. #5 Rochester NY, 2:30 p.m.
Game 3: #3 NC Wesleyan vs. #4 St. John Fisher, 6 p.m.
Friday, May 28
Game 4: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2, 11 a.m.
Game 5: Winner of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 3, 2:30 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 2 vs. Winner of Game 3, 6 p.m.
*Remainder of Tournament Determined After Game 6