winston-salem-750x400-1Indianapolis, Ind. – The five-time defending CIAA Champion, Winston-Salem State University Rams baseball team, was announced as the No. 4 seed in the Atlantic Regional during Sunday evening’s NCAA Selection Show, and will take on a tough #3 Seton Hill University in the opening round of the NCAA DII Atlantic Regional. The tournament will be hosted at Jerry Uht Park in Erie, Pa.

Winston-Salem State posted a 40-13 record, winning the CIAA Title for a fifth consecutive season, in earning the automatic berth into the NCAA Regionals . The Rams opponent, Seton Hill, went 42-11.

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WSSU split a two game set with Seton Hill earlier this season defeating the Griffins 4-3, before dropping a 1-0 decision.

The Rams were 3-2 against teams in the 2015 Atlantic regional during the regular season.

Mercyhurst University is the no.1 seed, followed by Millersville University (No.2), Seton Hill University (No. 3), the WSSU Rams (No. 4), West Chester University (No. 5) and West Virginia State (No. 6).

The opening game of the regional is Thursday, May 14. Game time and ticket prices will be released soon.

“We are looking forward to the opportunity to playing in that #3-#4 seed game. We split with them earlier in the season, so it is going to tell a lot about who is the better team. I think we match up well against them”, says Kevin Ritsche, WSSU head coach.

When asked if it’s time for the WSSU Baseball program to take the next step and advance through the regional, Ritsche replied, “Defintely! It’s got to happen at some time, so why not now.“

WSSU Media Relations