Ewing, NJ … After completing the regular season with a flurry of victories this past weekend, The College of New Jersey will host New Jersey Athletic Conference playoff games in baseball, softball, and women’s lacrosse this week.
The baseball team swept Montclair State University this past Saturday in dramatic fashion to secure a second-place finish in the standings. Senior Garen Turner slammed a two-out, game-tying home run in the bottom of the ninth and classmate Patrick Roberts delivered the game-winning hit in the 10th to claim a 3-2 triumph. That win enabled the Lions (28-8) to host the Red Hawks in the opening round of the NJAC tournament this Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in George Ackerman Park.
Top-seeded Kean University will host #6 William Paterson University and #3 Ramapo College will welcome #4 Rowan University. The second round games will be played on Thursday with the higher seed hosting. The final rounds will be hosted at Kean University. The championship tournament uses a double elimination format. Baseball Tournament Bracket.
In a similar scenario, the Lions’ softball team swept Ramapo College on Saturday to earn the three-seed. The Roadrunners (21-13) will return to Dr. June Walker Field to play TCNJ (26-13) on Tuesday as the fourth seed in the tournament. Following the opening round, all games will be played at top-seeded Rowan University. The softball championship tournament is also a double elimination format. Softball Tournament Bracket
On Wednesday, May 4, TCNJ women’s lacrosse will host Stockton University in the tournament semi-final match at 7 p.m. in Lions Stadium. The top-seeded Lions (16-1) posted a perfect 6-0 record in league play, punctuated by a 16-7 triumph over Kean University on Saturday. TCNJ defeated the Ospreys 10-1 last Tuesday, April 26, and if they advance past Stockton, will host the NJAC championship game on Saturday, May 6 at 1 p.m. The Lions are seeking their sixth consecutive conference title. Women’s Lacrosse Tournament Bracket.
A reminder to fans that ticket prices for all rounds of the New Jersey Athletic Conference tournament games are $5.00 for adults; $2.00 for children, students, and senior citizens.