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VCU Wins Atlantic 10 Baseball Regular Season, Will Be Championship Top Seed

By Atlantic 10 Conference

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A-10 Baseball Championship Begins Wednesday at Fordham

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. —VCU claimed its second Atlantic 10 baseball regular season title, and will be the top seed for the upcoming Atlantic 10 Baseball Championship. The Rams will be looking for their second A-10 crown, and their first since 2015, in the double-elimination tournament, which begins Wednesday at Fordham’s Houlihan Field.

Every game of the 2019 A-10 Baseball Championship will be streamed on ESPN+. The winner of the A-10 championship will earn the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Regionals.

VCU finished the regular season with a 19-5 (.792) mark in the A-10 and 39-17 (.696) overall. The Rams will get a first-round bye and will begin championship play Thursday at 1:30 pm.

Davidson finished second at 14-6 (.700) in league play and 26-19 (.578) overall. The Wildcats will face seventh-seeded Saint Louis at 1:30 pm Wednesday. The Billikens, the defending champions, were 13-11 (.542) in league play, 25-27 (.481) overall, and won a tiebreaker with Saint Joseph’s for the final spot based on winning percentage versus highest seeded common opponents (SLU was 2-1 versus Fordham, while Saint Joseph’s was 0-3).

Third-seeded Dayton had an overall record of 29-24-1 (.546) and a league record of 16-8 (.667) and will play sixth-seeded Rhode Island in the championship’s opening game, Wednesday at 10:00 am. Rhody was 14-9 (.609) in league play and 23-27 (.460) overall.

The host for the championship, No. 4 Fordham finished at 15-9 (.625) in the A-10 and 34-22 (.607) overall and will begin championship play Wednesday at 5:00 pm against No. 5 Richmond. The Spiders were 13-8 (.619) in league play and 27-23-1 (.539) overall this season. The Fordham/Richmond winner advances to face VCU Thursday at 1:30 pm.

There will be four games on Wednesday and Thursday, including at least one consolation bracket elimination game each day. Friday’s semifinal day has three games, two of which are elimination games. The championship final will be played Saturday at noon, and the if necessary game will take place immediately after the first final, if needed.

Tickets to the championship are $8.00 for adults, $4.00 for students, seniors and youth. An All-Session ticket book is available for $25.00 for adults and $12.00 for students, seniors and youth. Tickets may be purchased online or at the gate.

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