Chapman set to host NCAA Regional

Regional bracket showing Chapman facing Whitman.

ORANGE, Calif. – The Chapman University baseball team is set to host the NCAA Division III Regional from March 17-19 at Hart Park in Orange, Calif. The Panthers will face off against Whitman College in a best-of-five series held over three days.

These two teams faced off earlier in the 2019 season with Chapman prevailing 8-5 at the Cactus Classic in Tucson, Ariz. Freshman Ben Ziv started on the mound for the Panthers, allowing three runs before injuring his elbow in the fourth inning. Junior Riley Glenn took over, allowing two more runs while striking out five to earn his first win of the season.

Chapman fought from down 5-3 to score five runs in the seventh and eighth innings to win their third game of the season. Five Panthers tallied multiple hits in the comeback effort.

The Blues also played Cal Lutheran and Redlands at the Cactus Classic, dropping both games. Later in the season, Whitman traveled to Southern California to face off against Caltech, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Occidental. The Blues dropped a doubleheader at CMS but beat both Caltech and Occidental to post a final 2-5 record against SCIAC teams this season.

The first game of the Regional is set for 2 p.m. on Friday, May 17 at Hart Park. The next game will be played 45 minutes after the first one ends. Game three will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 18. If necessary, game four will start 45 minutes after the completion of game three and game five will be held at 12 p.m. noon on Sunday, May 19.