RPI Baseball Heads to NCAA Tournament
After winning the Liberty League title this weekend, the RPI baseball team is headed back to the Division III NCAA tournament for the second time in three years.
After losing its first game of the tournament, RPI bounced back to beat RIT twice. The Engineers won Game 1 13-9 and took Game 2 by a score of 10-5.
The Engineers are the first team in league history to win the tournament after losing the first game.
RPI is headed to the New York Regional, hosted by SUNY Cortland, with Cortland, Amherst, Baldwin Wallace, Keystone, Oberlin, Oswego State, and Old Westbury.
The Engineers boast a number of local products on the roster, including several key contributors.
On the mound, RPI is led by All-American and Shen graduate Sean Conroy. He went 6-1 with a 1.83 ERA this season. Another Shen grad, Aaron Kalish, also helps pace the Engineers on the mound. He went 3-2 on the year and earned the win against RIT in the first game on Saturday.
At the plate, RPI is helped by Tyler Listing (Averill Park) and Shane Matthews (Spa Catholic).
RPI has six Section II products on its roster.
Official NCAA tournament matchups will be announced later this week.