Canisius wins MAAC Championship, punches ticket to NCAA DI Baseball Tournament

Griffs beat Monmouth 11-0 to claim MAAC crown
Posted at 8:55 PM, May 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-26 20:55:08-04

Pop that champagne because the Canisius baseball team is headed to the NCAA D-I Tournament.

The Golden Griffins beat top seed Monmouth 11-0 in Saturday's Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship on Saturday. The game was played in Staten Island, New York.

The Griffs jumped out early in the top of the first and never looked back. The Griffins held Monmouth to just four hits all game in the MAAC's first ever shutout in the Conference Championship game.
Ryan Stekl, a Lancaster native, went 3-for-4 with a double and four RBIs. Mark McKenna added two hits and two RBIs.
J.P. Stevenson was named the tournament's MVP. McKenna, Stekl, Tyler Smith and John Conti were named to the All-Tournament team.

This is Canisius' third MAAC Championship and first since 2015. 

Canisius will learn all of the details of their postseason trip on Monday, May 28th when the selection show takes place at 12 p.m.

*The above video was given to WKBW for on-air use by the Canisius Athletic Department*


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