2010 Division III baseball playoffs

Titans stand tall on final day Illinois Wesleyan head coach Dennis Martel was looking just to bring home a trophy. The pitching of Jason Pankau and Jeff Grodecki's bat was enough to give Illinois Wesleyan a 17-5 win over Cortland State ... and the biggest trophy of the tournament.

Notebook: Finding a home in D-III Andersen Gardner was a Cortland State win away from being a slam-dunk choice for Most Outstanding Player of the 2010 Division III baseball championships. But a few years ago, he was seemingly destined for a different path.

Cortland earns trip to title game Off the diamond, Andersen Gardner has little to say but he was heard loud and clear today against Linfield. Gardner had two big hits, a run scoring triple and a two-run home run to lead the Red Dragons into the championship game.

Titans didn't monkey around It was April 29, heading into the stretch run of the Division III baseball season for most teams north of the Mason-Dixon line. Except for Illinois Wesleyan, that day ended with a loss to Concordia (Ill.), a 7-6 home defeat that left the Titans 14-17. At 8-7 in the CCIW, there was a chance that the Titans wouldn't even make the conference tournament.

Froelich tosses IWU into the title game Joe Froelich might not have saved Illinois Wesleyan's season, but he came pretty close.

Wildcats maul Red Dragons The Linfield Wildcats continued their hot hitting, crushing the beleaguered Cortland State pitching staff in a 25-11 win in the first of the winner bracket games played Saturday at Fox Cities Stadium.

Our projected Field of 55 We collected all of the results for 2010 Division III baseball we took a shot at predicting the 55 teams that will be selected to compete in the 2010 NCAA Division III Baseball Championship.

The 2010 Division III baseball playoffs The NCAA Division III Baseball Committee has announced the 55 teams that will compete in the 2010 NCAA Division III Baseball Championship.