BABSON PARK, Mass.—No. 7/9 Babson College secured its first trip to the NCAA Division III College World Series on Saturday, and found out that it is in Bracket B and will take on No. 22/21 Johns Hopkins University when play begins on Friday at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
The Beavers (38-8), which defeated No. 19/20 SUNY Cortland 7-6 on Friday and 2-1 on Saturday to sweep a best-of-three series in the Super Regionals, will play game three of the tournament starting at 5:30 p.m. ET in their College World Series debut. The Blue Jays (34-11), who are making their fourth College World Series appearance and third in the last 12 years, have not dropped a game in the NCAA Tournament and are coming off a sweep of Shenandoah University in the Super Regionals.
The winner of the four-team double-elimination bracket, which also features No. 15/17 Birmingham Southern College and Heidelberg University, will advance to the best-of-three championship series against the Bracket A winner, which includes No. 6/6 Chapman University, No. 18/18 Webster University, No. 23/22 UMass Boston and Washington & Jefferson College.
Led by 17th-year head coach Matt Noone, the Green and White is in the NCAA Tournament for the third year in a row and fifth time overall. Babson reached the championship round of the 2017 Harwich Regional and came within a game of reaching the College World Series last year before suffering a pair of losses to Misericordia University at the York (Pa.) Regional.
The Beavers have set a new school record for wins for the third consecutive season, and are just the second team in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) history to reached the College World Series.
An all-session ticket package can be purchased for $35 for adults and $22 for senior citizens and students. Fans also can buy daily general admission tickets, which go for $12 for adults and $8 for seniors and students. Click here to purchase tickets online.
A full College World Series preview will be published on Wednesday.