Binghamton baseball hosts watch party as they prepare for NCAA Tournament

Published: May. 30, 2022 at 10:36 PM EDT
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VESTAL, N.Y. (WBNG) - The Binghamton baseball team won the America East on Saturday night to send them to the NCAA Baseball National Tournament for the first time since 2016.

On Monday, the regional matchups were announced and the team gathered at their new facility to see where they would be going and which teams they will be playing.

It was announced that the Bearcats are heading to the Stanford Regional hosted by #2 overall seed and the #1 seed in the regional, the Stanford Cardinal.

Joining the Bearcats will be the Texas State Bobcats and the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos.

“It’s all about those kids. I’ve had the opportunity to coach at a few other ones already and some of these kids it might be once in a lifetime opportunity. To see the excitement and know how they were anticipating things this morning and couldn’t wait to get in here and hear their name called. It’s just wonderful to see their genuine reaction and excitement is really beyond words,” said head coach Tim Sinicki.

Sinicki added, “When the third out came on a called third strike, I actually took a minute to stand back and watch the guys. It’s all about them it really is. To watch their excitement. They ran on the field, dog-piled, congratulate each other. And then you turn to your staff and congratulate each other because you know how hard we work and what this means to the kids in the program.”

“It’s awesome it’s a dream come true for all of us. I was just talking to a couple guys next to me and we were just sitting there nervous throughout the whole thing. Butterflies going through us. It was exhilarating when we saw our name pop up,” said senior shortstop Jake Evans.

The Bearcats first game in the double elmination regional will be against Stanford on Friday at 4 p.m. in California.

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