Ivy League Championship Series Set for May 22 and May 23 at Yale Field

Yale celebrates Tim DeGraw's game-winning hit May 11, which clinched the Ivy League Championship and home field advantage in the Ivy League Championship Series. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Yale celebrates Tim DeGraw's game-winning hit May 11, which clinched the Ivy League Championship and home field advantage in the Ivy League Championship Series. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- The Ivy League Championship Series between Yale and Columbia, which determines the recipient of the league's automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament, has been set for Tuesday, May 22 at 12:00 (games one and two) and Wednesday, May 23 at 1:00 (game three, if necessary) at Yale Field. Game two will take place 30 minutes after the conclusion of game one on Tuesday. The best-of-three series was initially scheduled for Saturday May 19 and Sunday May 20 but has been re-scheduled due to the rain forecasted for the New Haven area those days.

This is Yale's third straight appearance in the ILCS. The Bulldogs beat Penn 2-0 last season, then went on to win a pair of games in the NCAA Tournament.

Based on finishing in first place in the regular season with a 15-6 league record, Yale has already earned its second straight Ivy League Championship. If Columbia wins the ILCS, the Lions would be declared co-champions with Yale.

Selections for the NCAA Tournament will be announced on May 28, with NCAA Regionals taking place June 1-4.

Admission and parking for the ILCS are free. All games will be on the Ivy League Network; fans can purchase passes to watch at http://www.ivyleaguenetwork.com.

Per league rules, all games will be played at Yale Field, but Columbia will be considered the home team in game two and will bat last. Yale is the home team in games one and three.

A full preview of the series will be posted on yalebulldogs.com shortly.