NEC Baseball Tournament Returns To Dodd Stadium

Will Award Its 2014 NCAA Baseball Birth In Norwich

By Connecticut Tigers | December 19, 2013 4:53 PM ET

The Northeast Conference will crown its 2014 baseball champion in Norwich, CT. For the third time in four years, the Home of the New York- Penn League's Connecticut Tigers will double as the Home of the NEC Baseball Tournament.

The Conference's four-team double-elimination postseason tournament will unfold from May 22-25, 2014 at Dodd Stadium. The 6,270-seat ballpark, which houses the Short-Season Class A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, also served as the backdrop for the 2011 and 2012 editions of the event. 

"Dodd Stadium is a reasonable drive from a majority of baseball playing NEC institutions," said NEC Commissioner Noreen Morris. "It's a first-class facility and its professional support staff has proven it can provide a fantastic experience for our student-athletes."

The 2014 Northeast Conference Baseball Championship field will feature the top four finishers in the league standings at the conclusion of the conference's regular season schedule. The tournament champion will receive the NEC's automatic berth into the NCAA Championship Field of 64.

In its first year of Division I postseason eligibility, Bryant, which entered as the No. 1 seed, won the 2013 NEC Tournament title. Steve Owens' Bulldogs proceeded to defeat SEC member Arkansas in NCAA Regional play.

The Connecticut Tigers are the New York-Penn League affiliate of the Detroit Tigers and play a 76 game schedule that runs from mid June through early September. 2014 season tickets, mini plans, and team merchandise are now on sale! The front office and ticket office is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and can be accessed in person or by calling 860-887-7962.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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