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Dash honors the WSSU Rams baseball team

The WSSU Rams were honored on May 10 by the Winston-Salem Dash for capturing the 2017 CIAA Baseball Championship.

Dash honors the WSSU Rams baseball team
May 18
05:35 2017

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The Winston-Salem State University Rams Baseball Team was the guest of honor at BB&T Ballpark, as the Rams were honored by the Winston-Salem Dash for capturing the 2017 CIAA Baseball Championship.

The W-S Dash brought the team and coaching staff onto the field between innings May 10 and introduced them to the crowd, which responded with a loud ovation.

The WSSU Rams play the majority of their home games at BB&T Ballpark, home of the Dash.

The Rams defeated the Chowan Hawks twice on Saturday to capture the 2017 CIAA Baseball Championship, their sixth CIAA Baseball Championship in seven years.

The WSSU Rams are currently ranked sixth in the Atlantic Region by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Poll and finished the season with a 35-17 record.

WSSU is also currently ranked #1 in the BlackCollegeNines.com Small College Division.

On May 14, WSSU made the 2017 Atlantic Regional. The NCAA Division II Baseball Selection show revealed Winston-Salem State (35-17) will be making its sixth appearance in the NCAA’s Atlantic Regional, as they garnered a #7 seed and will take on the Golden Rams of West Chester University (36-11), the #2 seed.

Mercyhurst University (37-6) is the Atlantic Region’s top seed, and they will have a first round bye.

Mercyhurst University is also the host, and the games will be played at Russell Diethrick Park in Jamestown, N.Y. Game times have yet to be announced.

The #3 seed in the Atlantic Region is PSAC Champion, Seton Hill (36-16).  The #4 seed is another PSAC school, Millersville University (33-17). Shippensburg University from the PSAC, is the #5 seed (30-22-1) and will face #4 Millersville in the first round. Shepherd University the champion of the Mountain East, is the #6 seed (31-21) and they will take on #3 Seton Hill.

The Atlantic Regional will begin on today, Thursday, with the regional championship game set for next Sunday. This year marks the 50th annual championship, and the first year that the finals will be held in Grand Prairie, Texas.

For more information on the NCAA Division II Baseball Championship Selections, click http://www.ncaa.com/news/baseball/article/2017-05-14/2017-ncaa-division-ii-baseball-championship-selec-tions-revealed.

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