YORK, Pa. (Baseball) – The 2017 NCAA Division III Baseball Mid-Atlantic Regional is coming to York. The Middle Atlantic Conferences (MAC), in partnership with the York Revolution and the York County Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Sport York program, will host this year’s NCAA Division III Mid-Atlantic Regional at PeoplesBank Park—home of the York Revolution—from May 17-21.
The MAC, along with the York Revolution and the York County Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Sport York Program, hosted the 2015 NCAA Division III Baseball Mid-Atlantic Regional.
“The MAC is delighted to have the opportunity to again host the Division III Mid-Atlantic baseball regional at PeoplesBank Park, and we look forward to working with many of our conference schools on providing a great experience for the baseball student-athletes,” said Ken Andrews, MAC Executive Director. “Having hosted several MAC Commonwealth baseball tournaments and the 2015 NCAA Division III Mid-Atlantic Regional at the home of the York Revolution, and our swimming championship at nearby Graham Aquatic Center, we know that York is a great location to experience championships for both teams and fans.”
The winner of the eight-team, double-elimination tournament will advance to the Division III Baseball Championship in Appleton, Wisconsin at Fox Cities Stadium from May 26-31.
“MAC staff and student-athletes are a great group of people to work with and we’re excited to have them back in York for some high-level NCAA baseball this May,” said Eric Menzer, President of York Revolution.
PeoplesBank Park, which opened for the 2007 season, will host its 11th season of York Revolution baseball this year. The Revolution are members of the Freedom Division of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. York won the Atlantic League Championship twice, in back-to-back years, in 2010 and 2011. The Revolution won their third Freedom Division title last season for their third all-time divisional title (also in 2010 and 2011).
“The return of NCAA postseason baseball to York reinforces the power of sports tourism and our facilities,” said Anne Druck, President of the York County Convention & Visitors Bureau. “York County’s sports visitors have the highest spending of any visitor type and generate the greatest economic return on investment for our community. This type of repeat business solidifies York’s reputation as Pennsylvania’s Premier Sports Destination and wouldn’t be possible without exceptional facilities such as PeoplesBank Park and the continued support of the Middle Atlantic Conference.”
MAC member Misericordia University hosted the 2013, 2014 and 2016 NCAA Division Mid-Atlantic Regionals. The Cougars, who are a member of the MAC Freedom in baseball, have won six-straight conference titles, and were recently picked atop the 2017 MAC Freedom Coaches’ Preseason Poll.
Widener University defeated Messiah College, 8-6, to capture the 2016 MAC Commonwealth title. The Pride and Alvernia University have combined for the last four conference titles, both winning two. Widener and Alvernia were both picked atop the 2017 MAC Commonwealth Coaches’ Preseason Poll.
The MAC is looking for its first Division III Baseball Championship qualifier since the 2003 season when DeSales University punched its ticket after winning the Mid-Atlantic Regional.
The NCAA Division III Baseball regional field will be announced late on Sunday, May 14 at NCAA.com after all conference championship events have concluded.
The Mid-Atlantic Region qualifiers will be available at the regional central page once announced. All regional information, including admission prices, directions, parking and hotels is also available on the regional central page.