Baruch Ends Eagles Season In Rubber Game
It will be the Baruch College Bearcats, not the Husson University Eagles taking the North Atlantic Conference automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament next week.
The City University of New York Athletic Conference champ beat NAC champ Husson 7-3 in the winner-take-all game three Sunday afternoon. For Baruch, it will be their first trip to the NCAAs in school history.
The Eagles forced the winner-take-all game by winning the first game of the day 8-2 and tie the weekend series 1-1.
The series between the two conference champs was needed because neither conference has enough member schools with baseball programs.
The Bearcats jumped the Eagles for three runs in the 2nd inning, collecting five hits and stealing two bases in the inning.
Husson closed the gap with a RBI from Nick Guerrette to make it 3-1.
But Baruch scored two more in the 6th inning and two more in the 7th to seal the deal.
NAC Most Valuable Player Conor Maguire finished his brilliant Husson career with three hits and a RBI.
The Eagles finish the season at 27-16
Baruch awaits their NCAA selection tomorrow with a 17-18 record.
NOTE: Husson's win in game one Sunday afternoon made Jason Harvey the winningest coach in school baseball history with 284 wins. Harvey passes John Kolasinski who won 283 games as head coach between 1989-2003.