2011 Division III baseball playoffs

Pioneers' program becomes all-time leader Marietta can start bragging. Considered one of the top programs in Division III baseball, the Pioneers now have the hardware that allows them to stand alone.

All-Tournament team Austin Blaski, the Most Outstanding Player, was named along with ten other players in the 2011 Division III Baseball Championship All-Tournament Team by the NCAA.

Marietta rolls Chapman to win national title The Pioneers won their record fifth Division III national championship, bouncing back from a first-game blowout to do the same to Chapman in the final.

D3baseball's All-Tournament Team At D3baseball.com we believe a team should actually be able to take the field and play a game. The official All-Tournament Team includes 11 players but ours unofficial list is presented here.

Chapman forces a winner-take-all with Marietta The Panthers brought out the sticks for Game 14, reaching Marietta for 15 runs and recalling memories of 2003 when they scored 15 runs in two games on the final day to steal the title from Christopher Newport.

Marietta turns tables in final A Marietta error opened the door for the Panthers in the first game, but Marietta rode the express train to the title. Follow along with live video, stats and live chat on our blog.

A look back at Monday at the championships Jim Dixon and Pat Coleman run down Monday's pair of games and get you ready for today's game, or games, between Marietta and Chapman.

Pioneers roll into rematch with Chapman Marietta rolled past Keystone on Monday afternoon, so Chapman will have to beat Marietta twice to win the 2011 Division III baseball national championship.

Chapman reaches the final day The Panthers got a complete game from their No. 4 starter and ended Buena Vista's Cinderella run with a 3-2 victory. They await the Keystone-Marietta winner on Tuesday.

Monday in Appleton Buena Vista is out and Chapman is waiting. Will Keystone survive the day? One of them will have to win twice tomorrow to bring home the trophy. Follow along with live video, stats and live chat on our blog.

Live from Appleton Pat Coleman and Jim Dixon break down the doings on Sunday from Appleton and get us ready for Memorial Day action in Division III baseball. Who will get the call for Marietta? Will Rauh return? Get our take.

Marietta secures spot in title game The No. 1-ranked Pioneers won their 21st consecutive game, defeating Buena Vista 5-1 and guaranteeing they will play for Walnut and Bronze on Tuesday.

Keystone finds bats late in beating Salisbury For the first time in the tournament, Keystone came up with the big hit it needed, and it was enough to keep the Giants alive and send Salisbury back to Maryland with a 7-2 defeat.

Chapman sends Whitewater packing Christian Maietta outdueled Riley Tincher with a 4-2 complete game win over UW-Whitewater. Troy Newman drove in three of Chapman's four runs as the Panthers' offensive star.

Unranked BVU makes winners bracket final The unsung Central Regional champion won its second game in Appleton. Sound familiar?

Blaski dominates Chapman Austin Blaski was dominant on the mound as Marietta defeated Chapman 9-4 in Day 2 of the Division III Baseball Championship. Blaski had eight strikeouts and overcame two errors of his own to advance Marietta to the winners bracket final.

Kean, WNEC sent home Two elimination games started the day in Appleton, while two teams ended the night 2-0.

UW-Whitewater bounces back to bounce WNEC The top half of the Warhawks lineup delivered and Jack Lambert shut Western New England down as UW-Whitewater survived with an 8-3 win.

Salisbury makes Kean's frustrations continue The Sea Gulls jumped on Kean early, sending the Cougars home with their sixth loss in their last seven games in Appleton.

Championship continues on Saturday Two elimination games start the day off as the NCAA Division III Baseball Championship moves into the second day of competition. Follow our live blog, plus live video and stats links.

Keystone edges Western New England The Giants got a complete-game victory from Jeff Frost and Brian Del Rosso started the winning rally in the program's Division III championships debut.

Beavers shine in walkoff win Buena Vista walked off a winner in its first appearance in the Division III Baseball Championship, as Michael Hoffman's single brought Dylan Case in with the winning run to give the Beavers a 5-4 win.

Marietta mows down Salisbury The D3baseball.com Pitcher of the Year looked the part, throwing six shutout innings as Salisbury managed just five hits in an 8-0 loss.

Rauh injured, but Chapman advances Chapman used nine hits and eight free passes in walks and hit batters to defeat Kean 9-4 as the former champions led off the D-III Championship.

BVU walks off, Chapman, Marietta, Keystone advance Follow along with day one of the Division III baseball championships, with the scoreboard, our live blog and more.

Championship preview 2011 With the field down to eight teams, D3baseball.com takes a look at the upcoming Championship round.

WNEC, Kean in! WNEC had a five run first inning en route to defeating Bridgewater State 9-0 for a trip to Appleton. In the Mid-Atlantic, Kean forced a winner-take-all game with a 9-4 win over Alvernia in the Mid-Atlantic and followed up with a 7-0 win for the regional crown.

Two tickets left for Appleton Six tickets to the Championship were punched Saturday, leaving two available. In the New England regional, it is Bridgewater State taking on Western New England and in the Mid-Atlantic, Kean meets Alvernia.

Buena Vista, Keystone win first regional crowns Buena Vista needed an extra game to win the Central, losing to Carthage before posting a 7-6 win. The Beavers will join Keystone in making their first trip to the Championship round.

Chapman, Marietta, Salisbury, UWW back in finals UW-Whitewater was the first team to earn a spot in the Championship round and Chapman rallied in the ninth to join them. Marietta was dominant in the Mideast as Salisbury took two games today to advance.

Championships set for four regionals The South, Mideast, Central, Midwest and West regionals have title tilts on tap for Saturday. The others will have to wait until Sunday for a champion to earn one more double-elimination tournament.

Teams survive with day three wins UW-Stevens Point and Illinois Wesleyan survived elimination early before facing their regional's lone undefeated. Case had a few hours before a second elimination game with Franklin.

Sitting pretty After two days of play, some teams are gone, some are playing through the loser's bracket and some are 2-0. And those teams range from playoff rookies Misericordia to veteran Chapman.

Elimination day With five top seeds losing their openers on Wednesday, Thursday is a nail-biting day for many teams with hopes of reaching Appleton. Who survived and who was sent packing?

Wheaton, Trinity win with late slams Dan Gusovsky cleared the bases in the seventh to lead Wheaton (Mass.) against Husson, while Trinity (Texas) slugger Nick Pappas hit one in the ninth to lift the Tigers past Concordia (Texas).

Webster, Catholic deliver stunning upsets It was a tough day to be a top seed, especially in the South, where Webster blew out No. 2-ranked Christopher Newport, and the Mid-Atlantic, where 23-19 Catholic beat Kean. Day one wrapup.

Arms come through in Midwest Regional Two games went to extra innings and all three games were decided by a 3-2 score, with Hamline and St. Scholastica's aces going toe-to-toe for 12 innings.

UWW brings graduation to the field Senior Riley Tincher has hadn't had time to graduate from UW-Whitewater. That's not to say he hasn't put the time in to graduate, just that the left-hander has been busy.

Case reserve gets big pinch hit Junior backup catcher Peter Zak hit a pinch-hit grand slam in the ninth inning to lead Case Western Reserve to a 5-4 win against Adrian in the clutch performance of day one.

NCAA tournament selections released Well, it took about five hours longer than usual, but all eight regionals are finally posted. D3baseball.com was the first place to have all eight. Who's in?

D3baseball.com Regional Previews Will Illinois Wesleyan defend its title? We take a look at all eight regionals, picking our favorite, Cinderella and the team most likely to disappoint as 55 teams compete for Walnut and Bronze.

2011 Playoff Central Check here for all of the 2011 playoff information, including teams who have clinched and regional hosting sites. Hamline was one of the teams clinching a bid on Sunday.

2011 New England Regional Preview D3baseball.com looks at the New England regional and makes its predictions.

2011 New York Regional Preview D3baseball.com looks at the New York regional and makes its predictions.

2011 Mid-Atlantic Regional Preview D3baseball.com looks at the Mid-Atlantic regional and makes its predictions.

2011 South Regional Preview D3baseball.com looks at the South regional and makes its predictions.

2011 Mideast Regional Preview D3baseball.com looks at the Mideast regional and makes its predictions.

2011 Central Regional Preview D3baseball.com looks at the Central regional and makes its predictions.

2011 Midwest Regional Preview D3baseball.com looks at the Midwest regional and makes our predictions.

2011 West Regional Preview D3baseball.com looks at the West regional and makes its predictions.

Playoff projections coming tonight Alvernia swept two games from a regionally ranked opponent. Other teams have been sitting for a week or longer waiting. Did they do enough to get in? Our mock committee meets tonight.

Our 2011 playoff predictions All the automatic bids were awarded by midafternoon on Sunday. While we wait for the NCAA to make its selections and seedings, here's the D3baseball.com projections.

Kohawks win IIAC title, off to NCAA's Junior Sean Raisch. threw eight scoreless innings on the mound and drove in the game-winning run Sunday, as Coe beat Wartburg 2-1 in the IIAC Championship game.

Carthage wins CCIW tournament After a day's wait and a change of venue, Carthage won the CCIW on Sunday with an 11-1 win against North Central.

Knights mash their way to Liberty League title Clarkson was declared the Liberty League tournament champion when rain cause the rest of the tournament to be cancelled. The Golden Knights will gain the conference's automatic bid for the NCAA Tournament.

Rain gives Jumbos title Rain won out on the final day of the NESCAC Championship, forcing the cancellation of the title game between Bowdoin and Tufts. Tufts was awarded the championship and Pool A playoff bid.

Keystone three-peats in CSAC For the third consecutive year Keystone is the toast of the CSAC, as the Giants will once again be returning to the NCAA tournament following a 6-3 victory over second seed Gwynedd-Mercy.

Thomas More is PAC Champs again The 24th-ranked and No. 3 seeded Thomas More Saints No. 4 seeded Westminster, 9-1 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference Tournament championship game at Bob Cene Park in Struthers, Ohio.

Ripon wins 10th championship in 14 years Ripon dropped the first championship game to Beloit 17-7 in eight innings, but redeemed themselves in a second championship game with an 11-9 victory over the Buccaneers.

Altoona knocks off defending champ to win AMCC In a do-or-die scenario top-seeded Penn State-Altoona took an early lead and held on to defeat No. 3 seed Penn State-Behrend 8-7, winning its second AMCC baseball title.

Rhode Island knocks off ECSU for title Kyle Allaire plated the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in a two-run fifth inning as Rhode Island won the Little East Conference Baseball Tournament with a 7-5 win over top-seeded Eastern Connecticut.

Marietta seniors get elusive title No. 1 Marietta claimed the 2011 OAC championship and the league's automatic bid to the 2011 NCAA Division III Tournament with a 7-3 victory over Heidelberg.

Franklin claims HCAC title The Grizzlies took down top-seeded Manchester for the second time in two days to win the Heartland Conference tournament and automatic bid.

Stevens Point earns playoff bid with WIAC title UW-Stevens Point used a complete game shutout from Joel Delorit and belted out 16 hits against UW-Oshkosh as it cruised to a 10-0 win and the 2011 WIAC tournament championship.

St. Scholastica wins another UMAC title St. Scholastica walked away with its 15th straight UMAC Tournament title by defeating Bethany Lutheran 26-2. With the title comes the first ever Pool A bid for the UMAC champion.

Third and final regional rankings published The NCAA Division III Baseball Committee has released its third and final 2011 regional Rankings, through games of Sunday, May 8.

Mitchell earns first playoff bid with NECC title Top-seeded Mitchell scored two runs in the eighth inning to take a 3-2 lead and held on to defeat fourth-seeded Southern Vermont in the title game of the 2011 NECC Championship on Wednesday afternoon.

Misericordia to make first playoff appearance Misericordia is headed to the NCAA tournament for the first time after the Cougars defeated FDU-Florham 9-3, To claim the MACF title.

Offensive explosion gives Catholic title Catholic won its third Landmark championship in the last four years with a 14-9 victory over Scranton. The Cardinals pounded out 16 hits to earn their first NCAA Tournament bid since 1977.

Kean repeats - on to the regionals Ken Gregory was 3-for-5 with four RBI as Kean won their second straight NJAC Championship over Rowan, 8-1.

Husson knocks off Berks for NEAC title Penn State Berks finished runner-up to Husson after a 10-3 setback in the 2011 NEAC Baseball Championship on Saturday afternoon at Castleton State. Husson won the first game 2-1

WNEC beats Endicott twice to capture TCCC title Top-seeded Western New England defeated Endicott by identical 5-4 scores to capture The Commonwealth Coast Conference Baseball Championship title for the fourth consecutive year.

Concordia (Texas) sweeps through ASC tourney Justin Beasley went 2-for-3 and drove in two runs to lead the Concordia (Texas) to a 6-4 victory over Texas-Dallas and its second ASC championship.

Bears are MASCAC champs Joshua Ferreira pitched a complete game and Ian Williams hit a grand slam to power Bridgewater State to a 20-6 victory over Westfield State in the MASCAC championship game.

Cortland escapes tourney with win Tim Panetta's RBI double broke a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the seventh and Cortland defeated Brockport, 2-1, in the championship game of the SUNYAC Tournament.

NCAA regionals coming soon On May 15, the final playoff spots will be awarded and 55 teams will to headed to one of eight regionals held on school sites May 18-22.

Messiah slugs its way to MACC title Messiah scored three runs in the fourth inning, three more in the fifth and three more in the eighth, taking the league title by virtue of a 11-5 win over rival Elizabethtown.

Second regional rankings announced The second regional rankings were released by the NCAA today. The rankings show the top 6-10 teams in each region. There are 55 playoff spots in the 2011 NCAA playoffs.

Blue Jays take fifth straight title Johns Hopkins overcame an early three-run deficit and held on for a thrilling 10-6 victory over Haverford to secure its fifth straight Centennial Conference title on Sunday afternoon.

Monks win GNAC, Sanborn wins 500th Saint Joseph's (Maine) negated a 6-2 deficit with six unanswered runs and defeated Suffolk , 8-6, in the GNAC Championship at Larry Mahaney Diamond on Sunday afternoon.

Rams are Skyline champs Farmingdale State won their fourth consecutive Skyline Conference Championship as they defeated Old Westbury 10-1 in Farmingdale, NY.

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Little Giants stand tall Wabash claimed its first-ever NCAC baseball title Saturday with a 5-2 victory over Ohio Wesleyan. Chris Widup was solid on the mound while the Little Giant offense scored five first-inning runs in the win.

Wheaton Lyons are NEWMAC champs For the 11th time in the NEWMAC 13-year history, Wheaton (Mass.) captured the league tournament championship, as the Lyons edged third seed MIT by a score of 4-3.

Adrian clinches third straight MIAA title Adrian clinched its third straight MIAA Championship on Friday afternoon with a pair of one-run wins at Albion. The Bulldogs have sealed up the hardware with six games still left in the regular season.

Regional rankings released The first regional rankings were released by the NCAA today. The rankings show the top 6-10 teams in each region with 56 teams in the rankings. There are 55 playoff spots in the 2011 NCAA playoffs.

Trinity Tigers are playoff bound Trinity (Texas) completed its sweep through the 2011 SCAC Baseball Tournament, concluded with Easter Sunday's 9-1 victory over Hendrix in the championship game at USA Stadium.

Wildcats clinch NWC title Zach Manley and Evan Hilberg combined to shut out George Fox and the fifth-ranked Linfield Wildcats made the most of four hits for a 3-0 victory, sewing up the NWC title and an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III National Tournament.

Randolph-Macon claims ODAC title For the second time in four years, Randolph-Macon captured the ODAC Championship with a 6-2 win over Bridgewater (Va.) Saturday afternoon in Lynchburg.

Redlands celebrate 100th season and SCIAC crown After striking out the game's final batter, Adam Byrd joined his teammates in a dog-pile celebration as Redlands clinched a share of the 2011 SCIAC championship.

Bobcats gets title, coach gets 100th win Frostburg State used everything it had to bring home the conference championship and automatic bid to the NCAA D-III tournament in its first year in the CAC.

Christopher Newport wins title The Christopher Newport Captains won the 2011 USA South Baseball Championship, with a 5-4 win against top-ranked Shenandoah, their second win in three days against the Hornets.