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June 2, 2011

Tigers Take on Texas Friday to Open Austin Regional Action

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PRINCETON, N.J. -- Princeton makes its 11th all-time appearance in the NCAA Baseball Championship when it begins play int he Austin Regional Friday, June 3 against host and No. 7 national seed Texas. The Tigers and Longhorns face off at 7:30 p.m. ET. Preceding them is a 2 p.m. ET match-up between Texas State and Kent State.

This is the first appearance for the Tigers since 2006 when they went 0-2 in the Fayetteville Regional, falling to Oklahoma State, 4-1, and Arkansas, 6-2. Their last win in NCAA action came in 2004, when they claimed a 4-2 victory over host and top-seed Virginia in the Charlottesville Regional. Princeton is 7-19 all-time in NCAA play.

The Tigers completed the regular season with a 23-22 overall record and a 15-5 mark in Ivy League play. Winners of the Gehrig Division by virtue of the division's best record, they returned to the Ivy League Championship series for the first time since 2006, claiming the championship over Dartmouth by winning the bookend match-ups of the three-game series.

THIS WEEK
AUSTIN REGIONAL - UFCU Disch-Falk Field
1. Texas (43-15)
2. Texas State (40-21)
3. Kent State (43-15)
4. Princeton (23-22)

Game One - Friday, June 3, 2 p.m. ET
(2) Texas State vs. (3) Kent State

Game Two - Friday, June 3, 7:30 p.m. ET
(1) Texas vs. (4) Princeton

Game Three - Saturday, June 4, 2 p.m. ET
Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2
    Loser Eliminated

Game Four - Saturday, June 4, 7:30 p.m. ET
Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2

Game Five - Sunday, June 5, 2 p.m. ET
Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 5
    Loser Eliminated

Game Six - Sunday, June 5, 7:30 p.m. ET
    Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5

Game Seven - Monday, June 6, 2 p.m. ET
    If Necessary
    Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5

IVIES IN THE NCAA BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
• Since the inception of the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship in 1947, all eight Ivy programs have
    made at least one appearnace in the tournament field.
        Brown — 1 (2007)
        Columbia — 2 (1976, 2008)
        Cornell — 1 (1977)
        Dartmouth — 7 (1958, 67, 69, 70, 87, 2009, 10)
        Harvard —14 (1968, 71, 72, 73, 74, 78, 80, 83, 84, 97, 98, 99, 2002, 05)
        Penn — 5 (1975, 88, 89, 90, 95)
        Princeton — 11 (1951, 65, 85, 91, 96, 2000, 01, 03, 04, 06, 11)
        Yale — 5 (1947, 48, 81, 92, 93)

IVY LEAGUE RECORDS IN THE NCAA’S
• The Ivies have combined for an all-time NCAA Championship record of 23-77 (.230)
        Brown, 0-2
        Columbia, 0-4
        Cornell, 2-2
        Dartmouth, 6-12
        Harvard, 22-20
        Penn, 3-10
        Princeton, 3-19
        Yale, 7-10