LOWELL, Mass. – The America East Conference will take
its 2013 baseball championship to LeLacheur Park in Lowell, Mass., home of
Boston Red Sox Single A affiliate Lowell Spinners.
The state of the art facility was tabbed to host the entire
championship, the first time it has been held at a predetermined minor-league
facility since 2001. The 2013 America East Championship will begin on Wednesday
May 22, and conclude on either May 24 or May 25.
“Holding our baseball championship at a first-class minor
league facility enhances our ability to put on the best possible tournament for
our student-athletes, coaches and fans,” said America East Commissioner Amy
Huchthausen. “LeLacheur Park is a beautiful stadium in a perfect location for
our fans and institutions, offering all the amenities, plus much more, for our
LeLacheur Park, the Lowell Spinner’s 4,767 seat stadium,
opened in 1998 and has been the home of the Spinners ever since.
The venue, which also acts as the home site for future
America East member UMass Lowell, was built between a partnership with the city
of Lowell and the University of Massachusetts Lowell and offers views of the
Aiken Street Bridge and Lawrence Mills.
The top four teams in the America East regular-season will
advance to the 2013 America East Baseball Championship. Reigning champion Stony
Brook became the first America East team to qualify for the College World
Series since the conference started sponsoring the sport in 1990 after
advancing through the regional round before moving on to the Super Regionals
where the Seawolves upset perennial power LSU.
The first three games and the if necessary game on Saturday
night of the America East Baseball Championship will be streamed live for free
on AmericaEast.com through Pack Network. Game four will be available on ESPN3 as well as WatchESPN.com, on smartphones
and tablets via the WatchESPN app and through ESPN on Xbox LIVE.