SNHU and Portsmouth's Wes Tobin, shown in action earlier this season, will host the NCAA Division II East Region 1 tournament.

Southern New Hampshire University will host the NCAA Division II East Region 2 Championship, which begins on Thursday at Penmen Field in Hooksett.

Northeast-10 Conference champion Franklin Pierce University is in the East Region 1 Championship, which also begins Thursday at host Adelphi University.

The eighth-seeded Ravens (28-22) will open against top-seeded Adelphi (34-7-1) Thursday at noon. Fourth-seeded Wilmington (Del.) (38-16) will play fifth-seeded New York Institute of Technology (32-14) at 3 p.m.

The No. 13 ranked second-seeded Penmen (36-12) will play seventh-seeded Assumption College (26-18) Thursday at 3:30 p.m., followed by a 7 p.m. bout between sixth-seeded Felician (30-21) and third-seeded LIU Post (36-14).

The winners of both four-team brackets will face each other in a best-of-three Super Regional series on May 24 and 25.

The No. 20 Saint Anselm College softball team will host LIU Post in an NCAA Division II Super Regional series on Thursday and Friday.

Game 1 of the best-of-three series is scheduled for Thursday at 3 p.m. and Game 2 is scheduled for Friday at noon at South Athletic Fields.

The winner of the series will win the East Region title and advance to the Division II Softball National Championship tournament in Denver.

The Hawks (40-8) won the East Region 1 bracket on their home field last Saturday, when they defeated rival Southern New Hampshire University, 4-0.

Saint Anselm junior Morgan Perry, who pitched all 21 innings for the Hawks in the East Region 1 tournament, was named an All-East Region First Team selection for the second straight year by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.

The unanimous Northeast-10 Conference pitcher of the year allowed one earned run on 11 hits and six walks over her three East Region 1 appearances, striking out 19.

LIU Post won the East Region 2 title by defeating New Haven, 6-3, via a Hanna Finkelstein walk-off grand slam last Saturday.