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Fordham Baseball Opens NCAA Regionals Friday Night

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Morgantown, W.Va. – (May 30, 2019) – After winning the Atlantic 10 Championship and the league's automatic bid into the NCAA Championship, the Fordham baseball team is in Morgantown, West Virginia for NCAA Regional action.  The Rams will take part in the Morgantown Regional with #15 national seed West Virginia, Texas A&M, and Duke.
 
Fordham (38-22) will face #15 West Virginia (37-20) at 8:00 PM Eastern on Friday, May 31st in the second game of the day, while Texas A&M (37-21-1) and Duke (31-25) will play in the 4:00 PM contest.  The Fordham game can be seen on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN App. 
 
PROBABLE STARTERS/GAME COVERAGE
Fordham – RHP John Stankiewicz (8-3, 1.21) vs. West  Virginia – LHP Nick Snyder (8-1, 2.71) // Live Video (ESPN3) | WFUV Audio | Live Stats | Twitter - @FordhamBaseball
 
NCAA HISTORY: Fordham has appeared in seven previous NCAA Regionals.  The Rams have a 4-12 record in those games.  The Rams last NCAA win came in 1993 at the Midwest Regional in Stillwater, Oklahoma, defeating Connecticut, 5-0.
 
SERIES HISTORY AGAINST REGIONAL OPPONENTS: This is the fifth all-time meeting between Fordham and West Virginia with games in 1918, 1920, and two in 2003.  The Mountaineers hold a 3-1 edge in the series.  In those most recent games in 2003, the contests were played in Wilmington, N.C., while the two early games were in the Bronx.
 
Fordham and Texas A&M met earlier this season on opening weekend down in College Station.  The Aggies swept the Rams in a three-game series by scores of 4-0, 19-6, and 3-1, and are the only meetings between the two schools.


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Fordham and Duke have met eight times with the Blue Devils holding a 5-3 series lead.  The teams played four times in the 1930s, once in 1941, and then a three-game series at Duke in 2010.  Duke swept that set in 2010 by scores of 5-4, 11-4, and 8-3.  Fordham won the 1941 meeting, 8-1, while the teams split the four games from 1931-35.

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