For the first time in school history, Canisius will host the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Baseball Championship. The 2017 MAAC Tournament will take place from May 24-27 at Sal Maglie Stadium in Niagara Falls, New York. Canisius will serve as co-host for the event along with Niagara University.
“The opportunity to host another MAAC Championship event in Western New York demonstrates the strong partnership we have with Niagara University, and it shows the respect the conference membership has in the way in our community hosts and supports championship events.” Canisius Director of Athletics Bill Maher said. “With an NCAA Division I Baseball Championship tournament berth on the line, I think fans will be entertained with an exciting brand of college baseball."
Sal Maglie Stadium has seen revitalization, with numerous field and facility renovations having already taken place. The stadium is the current home of the Niagara Community College Thunderwolves and the former home of the Niagara Power, of the New York Collegiate Baseball League.
For the fourth-straight season, the MAAC Baseball Championship will feature a six-team double elimination tournament with three games scheduled for May 24-26 and either one or two games on May 27 to determine the champion. May 28 is set as a rain date.
2017 MAAC BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE:
Wednesday, May 2412:00 PM - Game 1: No. 3 seed vs. No. 6 seed
3:30 PM - Game 2: No. 4 seed vs. No. 5 seed
7:00 PM - Game 3: No. 1 seed vs. lower seed winner of Game No. 1 or No. 2
Thursday, May 2512:00 PM - Game 4: No. 2 seed vs. higher seed winner of Game 1 or 2
3:30 PM - Game 5: Loser Game No. 1 vs. Loser Game No. 2
7:00 PM - Game 6: Winner Game No. 5 vs. lower seed winner of Game No. 3 or No. 4
Friday, May 2612:00 PM - Game 7: Winner Game No. 3 vs. Winner Game No. 4
3:30 PM - Game 8: Winner Game No. 6 vs. higher seed loser of Game No. 3 or No. 4
7:00 PM - Game 9: Winner Game No. 8 vs. Loser Game No. 7
Saturday, May 2712:00 PM - Game 10: Winner Game No. 7 vs. Winner Game No. 9
TBA - Game 11 (if necessary): Winner Game No. 7 vs. Winner Game No. 9
Sunday, May 28Rain date
Tickets can be purchased through the Ticket Leap website listed below:
$10 – Adults
$5 – Student/Children/Seniors