Big East Baseball Championship: Seton Hall Eliminates Top-Seeded Connecticut

Seton Hall Saturday advanced to the title game of the 2011 Big East Conference Baseball Championship.  The Pirates knocked off top-seeded Connecticut, 12-2, eliminating the top-seeded Huskies.

This was the second time in the tournament Seton Hall defeated UConn. In Thursday's second round the Pirates defeated the Huskies in 12 innings, 4-3.

Seton Hall will face the winner of Saturday night's elimination game between St. John's and Louisville on Sunday for the Big East championship. That game will begin at noon (ESPNU).

First-Round Results (Wednesday, May 25)

GAME 1 - NO. 3 PITTSBURGH 7, NO. 6 LOUISVILLE 2
GAME 2 - NO. 2 ST. JOHN'S 8, NO. 7 CINCINNATI 3
GAME 3 - NO. 5 SETON HALL 10, NO. 4 WEST VIRGINIA 4
GAME 4 - NO. 1 CONNECTICUT 4, NO. 8 NOTRE DAME 2

Second-Round Results (Thursday, May 26)

GAME 5 - NO. 6 LOUISVILLE 5, NO. 7 CINCINNATI  3
GAME 6 - NO. 2 ST. JOHN'S 6, NO. 3 PITTSBURGH 4
GAME 7 - NO. 8 NOTRE DAME 1, NO. 4 WEST VIRGINIA 0
GAME 8 - NO. 5 SETON HALL 4, NO. 1 CONNECTICUT 3 (12 innings)

Quarterfinals (Friday, May 27)

GAME 9 - NO. 6 LOUISVILLE 12, NO. 3 PITTSBURGH 2 (Pittsburgh eliminated)
GAME 10 - NO. 1 CONNECTICUT 9, NO. 8 NOTRE DAME 3 (Notre Dame eliminated)

Semifinals (Saturday, May 28)

GAME 11 - NO. 6 LOUISVILLE 7, No. 2 ST. JOHN'S 5
GAME 12 - NO. 5 SETON HALL 12, NO.1 CONNECTICUT 2 (UConn eliminated)
GAME 13 - NO. 2 ST. JOHN'S VS. NO. 6 LOUISVILLE, 5 p.m.
GAME 14* - GAME 12 LOSER VS. GAME 12 WINNER (IF NECESSARY), 6:30/8 p.m.

Championship (Sunday, May 29)

GROUP 1 WINNER VS. NO. 5 SETON HALL (ESPNU), Noon

-- Find more coverage at the Big East 2011 Baseball Championship website, or by locating the SB Nation team website for the school you are interested in.

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