Northeast Conference Baseball Tournament to Begin on Friday at 12 Noon

The Northeast Conference baseball tournament will begin on Friday at 12 noon in Norwich, CT, as the fourth-seed Blue Devils face the top-seed Monmouth Hawks. The tournament was rescheduled and postponed one day due to inclement weather in the Norwich area. Fans can follow the action live on

Monmouth, Sacred Heart, Long Island, and Central Connecticut will compete for the 2011 NEC Tournament crown. Top-seeded Monmouth (34-17, 25-7) and defending tournament champion Central Connecticut (25-23-1, 17-14), which holds the No. 4 seed, will square off in Game 1. The other opening round matchup pits No. 2 Sacred Heart (31-21, 23-9), the NEC runner-up in both 2009 and 2010, against No. 3 Long Island (28-21, 19-11), which is making its first postseason appearance since 2000.

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