BOSTON -- With a win over Maine on the final day of the regular season, Binghamton claims its first-ever America East regular-season title in baseball. The top-seeded Bearcats wil take on No. 4 Maine, a rematch of this past weekend’s action, to kick off the America East Championship on Thursday at 12:05 p.m. at Farmingdale State College in Farmingdale, N.Y.

Stony Brook earns the second seed in the tournament and will serve as host to the four-team double-elimination tournament on May 24-27. The Seawolves will play No. 3 Albany in Thursday’s second game of the day at 7:35 p.m.

The winner of the double-elimination America East Championship is awarded the league’s automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. Binghamton and Albany are both in search of their first-ever conference crowns, while Maine (five titles) and Stony Brook (one title) are hoping to capture the league hardware once again.

America East Baseball Championship Tickets are $6 for adults and $2 for students with ID and children under 14. Tickets are available day of game at the stadium.

Be sure to follow all of the tournament action on the web at www.AmericaEast.com.

America East Baseball Championship
at Farmingdale State College (Farmingdale, N.Y.)
May 24-27, 2006

Thursday, May 24
Game 1: No. 4 Maine vs. No. 1 Binghamton, 12:05 p.m.
Game 2: No. 3 Albany vs. No. 2 Stony Brook, 7:35 p.m.

Friday, May 25
Game 3: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2, 3:05 p.m.
Game 4: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, 7:05 p.m.

Saturday, May 26
Game 5: Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4, 12:05 p.m.
Game 6: Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5, 3:35 p.m.

Sunday, May 27
Game 7: if necessary, 12:05 p.m.